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Delivery Boy
« on: 01-16-2004 20:43 »

I'm just wondering, all the non-region 1 DVDs have been released, but the US hasn't even seen season 3 yet! So are the US ones better produced or just the same?

Space Pope
« Reply #1 on: 01-16-2004 20:48 »

As far as i know the packaging is all that's changed, but i've seen some mentioning of differences in the S3 DVDs somewhere, but nothing major.

« Reply #2 on: 01-16-2004 20:53 »

isnt the menus going to be cooler for r1?
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #3 on: 01-17-2004 06:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2004 06:28 »

I think some additional character dialogue on the menus will be included on the Region 1, Season 3 DVDís, which wasnít on the Region 2 release. So I guess that means the Region 1 set could well be better, but not by much...

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 01-17-2004 15:10 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2004 15:10 »

All the above is correct ... slightly altered box art and packaging from Region 2, extra dialogue clips on the menus for Region 1's Season 3, only 4x3 menus for all of Region 1 (Region 2 had 16x9 menus on the last 2 seasons) and a few missing special features (trailers) on Region 1 ... these are the only differences between Region 1 and 2 (well, besides the various language selection/subtitles differences, of course).

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #5 on: 01-17-2004 16:13 »

Of course the Region 1 discs are better! That's why they're taking longer to come out!
Or at least that's what we like to tell ourselves...

Seriously though, I think they're 99.8% the same.

Starship Captain
« Reply #6 on: 03-12-2004 21:09 »

bump, what is the verdict on the region 1 superiority now?

personaly it seems chalk full of extra crap, but i havent witnessed region 2 or however many regions there are to compare.
Dr. Morberg

« Reply #7 on: 03-12-2004 21:39 »

Did the region 2 DVDs have characters introducing the episodes? Because if the only changes are 8 new lines on the menu screens, region 2 doesn't miss much.

Starship Captain
« Reply #8 on: 03-15-2004 08:11 »

Characters introducing the episodes?
They have animated menus with some talking in the background...

I really hate this whole region system...

« Reply #9 on: 03-15-2004 19:13 »

i agree

« Reply #10 on: 03-16-2004 01:16 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2004 01:16 »

Buy all four seasons in Australia(region 4). Season 2 & 3 can be found for as low as $36 Aud, Season 4 still at about $80 Aud. ($1 Aud = $0.75 US, so it's about 3/4 i.e. $24 US). Postage is cheap from Australia. If you have an all region player that is(my sony plays all). If not, burning them to make a back up copy with DVD Shrink (it's free and fantastic) has an option to remove all coding so your copy will play in the States.
Oh, the series in Australia seems to have all the extras.

Bending Unit
« Reply #11 on: 03-16-2004 16:56 »

I was disappointed with the Season 3 menus. I was expecting them to be like the Season 4 menus which were really cool. Instead, all they added were some cheesy voiceovers for the episode menus. Oh well, the rest of the set is great!

Urban Legend
« Reply #12 on: 03-16-2004 19:14 »

From what I hear, non-Region 1 discs suffer from some problems synching audio commentary with what's happening onscreen. There can be discrepancies greater than a full ten seconds.
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