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(aka " Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous" or "Il Mio nome Remo Williams")

directed by Guy Hamilton
USA 1985

When a street-smart NYPD cop (Fred Ward) regains consciousness after a bizarre mugging, he has a new face and a new identity! Now he's Remo Williams, the #1 recruit of a top-secret organization, and he's toppling evil at every turn – even atop the Statue of Liberty – in this "spectacular and funny adventure film" (Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune)! Trained by a quirky Korean martial arts master (Joel Grey) to dodge bullets, brave terrifying heights and thwart attackers with his bare hands, Remo becomes the ultimate criminal exterminator. But when he faces off against a corrupt millionaire and his army of henchmen, the real adventure begins!

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Theatrical Release: October 11th, 1985 - USA

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DVD Comparison:

MGM - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Japanese - Region 2 - NTSC

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MGM

Region 1  - NTSC

MGM
Region 2 - NTSC
Runtime 2:01:12 2:01:00
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.57 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.75
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

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

Bitrate:

MGM

 

Bitrate: Japan

 

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)

Subtitles English, French, Spanish and none Japanese and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: M G M, Inc

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical trailer
• Full-screen format

DVD Release Date: July 15, 2003
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Chapters 16

Release Information:
Studio: M G M, Inc

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical trailer

• Text screen Cast Bios (in Japanese)

 

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 28

 

Comments: The Region 1 version is not totally 'Open Matte'. You are still losing a small amount of information on the sides of the picture as you can tell by the images below. BUT, as you can also plainly see you get more information in the Full-screen version that in the Region 2 widescreen (almost 20% more). The Region 1 is also sharper than the Region 2 DVD. For those that have widescreen TV's they can simply zoom in and miss a little more than when most studious anamorphisize a picture from 1.85->1.78 (approx 4%). Both these images show some good film grain and limited Extras (none really -  aside from a trailer).

NOTE: Rickard says: Well, there sure is stuff visible that should not be seen (in the Region 1)! At 40:55, Remo starts jumping on things in the apartment, there is a rig visible in the ceiling which helps him jump!

- Gary W. Tooze



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NOTE The massive amount of information shown above Chiun's head and below the mat in the Full screen.

 


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Region 1  - NTSC

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