directed by Gus van Sant
USA 1989

Theatrical Release: September 9th, 1989 - Toronto Film Festival

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DVD Comparison:

Artisan Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC vs. MGM - Region 2 - PAL

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Distribution

Artisan Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

MGM
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:41:15 1:37:27 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.89 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.22 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Bitrate:

Artisan Entertainment

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

 

MGM

 

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)

English (Dolby Surround), DUBS: German (mono), French (mono), Spanish (mono)

Subtitles None English, German , French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Dutch, Portuguese or none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artisan Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed -

Edition Details:
• Commentary with Gus van Sant and Matt Dillon
• Making of Drugstore Cowboy (
27:42)
• Production Notes
• Cast & Crew Information
• Trailer

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2001
Keep case

Chapters 35

Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed -

Edition Details:
• Trailer

DVD Release Date: Sept 16th, 2002
Keep case

Chapters 16

Comments

NOTE: We have been informed (thanks Kevin Berry!) that there is a notable audio hiss in the Region 1 Artisan disc.

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The Artisan Region 1 is certainly the better issue to purchase... tighter picture quality, better color, and fabulous Extra Features with Van Sant's commentary and a 30 min "Making of...". The MGM version has some definite color issues (faded, dark and kind of greenish) and is cropped on top (while the Artisan is cropped less on the bottom). Easy choice - but the Artisan Region 1!

 Gary Tooze

 





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Artisan Region 1

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MGM

Extras:

Artisan Region 1

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