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Old 31-12-2001, 10:01   #1
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Question Weird Science

Does anyone know if there are any plans to release this on R2?
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Old 31-12-2001, 12:54   #2
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If, like 70% (?) of us, you invested in a chipped or hackable player, you wouldn't need to wait. It's been available on R1 for some time. You could then, also, safely import PAL DVDs from Australia. After a few discs, you will have recouped the cost (if any) of modifying your player. And you would have immediate access to the massive catalogue of older films available in the US. You also would not have to suffer the dismal output from the likes of Universal (Europe) - 4x3 pan&scam, crappy soundtracks, no extras.
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Old 31-12-2001, 13:05   #3
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If you do go for the R1, then review here

I'd love to see a Special Edition of this film.
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Old 31-12-2001, 14:34   #4
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Thanks for that.

I do have a multi-region player, but I can't seem to find Weird science on R1. I must admit, I haven't done an extensive search yet, but it's definitely not on Play or Movietyme.

Plus I have heard that the region 1 is not anamorphic and only in stereo.
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DVD profiler shows the R1 to be Non anamorphic and DD 4.0 only
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I have found the R1 on Amazon, and they say its DD2.0.

Of course, they could be wrong
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Also the picture is supposed to be quite grainy
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It’s funny because on the Amazon site, they give it top marks for sound and picture.
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It's OOP too I think, as is Hughes' other film 'Sixteen Candles'.
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I have a copy and I can tell you that its 16 x 9 not anamorphic and the soundtrack is 2 channel stereo.

The picture quality is about the same as the video copy and the sound is ok as stereo goes.

I think it is OOP.

As far a getting a region 2 release I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Run it through www.********************* a few sites are showing it.
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Before you order be careful, places like dvdboxoffice don't hold many films in stock. You could place an order for a film and never get it!
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