Originally Posted by ferrari fan
Hi all. I'm trying to find Terminator 2 on HD in the DIRECTORS cut edition. I'm in the USA, so either region 1 or region free. Also, in english...no english sub titles. I've looked at several sites ( amazon UK for one ) but can't find it. I'd like to find a reputable vendor that will ship to the USA. Can anybody help ?UPDATE
on Amazon UK, it has the format as Pal..I know that's European, but it does not list a region. I've also heard that HD is region free ? True ? False ?
I see by the HD dvd users thread that this version looks pretty good...4.6 stars or above. And how long is the directors version ? On regular dvd, my copy is 156 minutes and on laserdisc, it's 152 minutes.
Anybody own the HD version in the DIRECTORS ( longer ) version ? If so, how do you like the audio and picture quality ? And what is the length of the directors edition ?
THANK YOU in advance.
PS...you can pm me or reply here.
Hi. Right, let's see about answering some of these questions
- Confirm that HD DVD has no region coding, so a UK HD DVD release will play in your US HD DVD player
- WRT a reputable vendor, Amazon is always a safe bet
- There is no such thing as PAL or NTSC in the HD world. All movie discs are 1080/24p i.e. 1920 vertical lines * 1080 horizontal lines with a refresh rate of 24 frames per second (a few releases are 1080i); not the 576/50i of PAL or 480/60i of NTSC anymore.
- If an online retailer or other site states PAL/NTSC or region x with HD DVD, then just ignore that. They either have no idea of the technology or are probably using their existing SD DVD template data for the HD DVD releases that they list.
- The Studio Canal HD DVD transfer of T2 is indeed pretty good; not stunning, but definitely worth getting.
- And finally, if you're only interested in the Director's Cut, then the UK release of the Studio Canal T2
transfer is the one to get.
This release is 152 mins long if I'm not mistaken.
IMDB lists the following times for T2:
USA Theatrical 137 min / USA:152 min (director's cut) / USA:154 min (extended special edition)