(aka "Henry" )

 

directed by John McNaughton
U.S. 1986

Theatrical Release: September 26th 1986

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DVD Comparison:

Optimum Releasing - Region 2 - PAL vs. MPI (Director's Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Jayson Kennedy for the Optimum Releasing Screen Caps!

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Region 2 - PAL

MPI
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:19:15 (4% PAL speedup) 1:22:06
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.39 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

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

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Optimum Releasing

 

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MPI (Director's Edition)

 

NOT AVAILABLE

Audio Dolby Digital 2.0

Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles None English, Spanish, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Optimum Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Interview with John McNaughton (30:32)
• John McNaughton in Conversation with Nigel Floyd (22:13)
• Audio Commentary with John McNaughton
• 3 U.K. Censored Sequences w/ McNaughton & Floyd Commentary
• U.K. Censorship History Text
• The True Story of Henry Text
• Theatrical Trailer (1:50)
• Animated Menus

DVD Release Date: May 26, 2003
Keepcase (Amaray)

Chapters 16
 

Release Information:
Studio: MPI

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Interview with John McNaughton (33:54)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:01)
• Henry 2 Trailer (1:54)
• Production Notes
• Cast & Crew Bios

 

DVD Release Date: November 3, 1998
Keepcase (Amaray)

Chapters 16

 

Comments The Optimum Releasing edition is a substantial step-up from the MPI in every way. It's image has a healthy amount of inherent grain and no contrast boosting. MPI's transfer, that's slightly zoomed, makes the film look as if it were shot-on-video with a blurry appearance and an overly reddish tint to flesh tones. Optimum's additional supplemental material is insightful and informative. It's nice to finally see the film uncut in the United Kingdom and given the treatment it deserves.

**Note: Beginning disclamier (Capture #7) is missing from MPI edition.

**Also appears that the bitrate viewer cannot detect the MPI DVD.

 - Jayson Kennedy

 

 





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