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DVD Comparison:

Columbia Tri-Star  Region 1 vs. Columbia Tri-Star  - Region 2

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Distribution Columbia Tri-Star  Region 1
Region 1 (North America)

Columbia Tri-Star  - Region 2 UK - PAL

Also R4 Compatible 
Region 2 (Europe, Middle East, Japan)

Runtime 1:29:12 min  1:25:45 min ( PAL 4% speedup )
Video 2.35:1.00 Letterboxed WideScreen / optional Pan and Scan (4:3)
Average Bitrate: 5.43 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
2.35:1.00 Letterboxed WideScreen 
Average Bitrate: 5.34 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
Bitrate: Columbia R1 

Bitrate: Columbia R2 

Audio Mandarin (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Mandarin (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Subtitles English, French and None English, French and None
Features Release Information:

Aspect Ratio(s):
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1

Discographic Information:
DVD Encoding: Region 1(US and Canada only)
Layers: Dual
Available Audio Tracks: Mandarin (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Available subtitles: English, French

Edition Details:
• Region 1 encoding 
• Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats

Release Information:

Edition Details:
• Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only)
• Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1, PAL

Discographic Information:
DVD Encoding: Region 2 (US and Canada only)
Layers: Dual
Available Audio Tracks: Mandarin (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Available subtitles: English, French

No Extras

Comments:
Discs look identical to me, except that the R2 is a bit darker with better black level but less shadow detail.  Both have too much edge
enhancement.  I've seen worse, but it's still too much to ignore.
 
Because PAL has 20% more resolution the R2 should look a lot more detailed.  Unfortunately it doesn't, which is a shame.  I own a lot of PAL discs, but I can count the ones that actually show the increased resolution on one hand.
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2001
Keep Case
Chapters: 28
DVD Release Date: 16 April, 2001
Keep Case
Chapters: 28


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Distribution Columbia Tri-Star  Region 1
Region 1 (North America)

Columbia Tri-Star  - Region 2 UK - PAL

Also R4 Compatible 
Region 2 (Europe, Middle East, Japan)

 

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Sound:

even

Extras: R1
Menu: R1




 

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