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Old 01-05-2008, 20:39   #261
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So then guys anyone mind giving me an update which is best to get R1 or R2? Can you even get R1?

Is this, this and this the R2 versions of the special editions? Might be worth it as they are in 3 for £20 at hmv stores?

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**edit Play USA have it for 30quid do they charge customs though?
You are likely to get charged duty when ordering from PLAYUSA.
Try an Amazon Marketplace seller on the UK site for a better deal.

The US Bluray versions are available for just over a tenner each - bar EWS which appears to have been withdrawn
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Old 01-05-2008, 21:31   #262
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I have both the R1 and R2 versions and have just seen the shorter, R2, version. I used to think the US version was better and at the very end, when the hotel's ghosts come alive, I think it has the edge over the R2. However, overall, the shorter version comes across best in my view - sharper, less "look at me" and the absurdly long odyssey of Scatman Crothers back to the Overlook, simply to pick up an axe and deliver a working snowcat, is far better cut to the bone.

Interestingly, the excellent commentary by Brown and Baxter makes no mention of the different versions, though I have only listened to the R2 commentary as my R1 is the original DVD release. I'd be interested to learn if the R1 commentary mentions the cuts.
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John Schlesinger directs Clockwork Orange:

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The Stanley Kubrick Archives is being re-released and up for pre-order now on Amazon:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-Kubr...6547011&sr=8-1

Though I'm not sure if this is the version people have been going on about previously.
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I have both the R1 and R2 versions and have just seen the shorter, R2, version. I used to think the US version was better and at the very end, when the hotel's ghosts come alive, I think it has the edge over the R2. However, overall, the shorter version comes across best in my view - sharper, less "look at me" and the absurdly long odyssey of Scatman Crothers back to the Overlook, simply to pick up an axe and deliver a working snowcat, is far better cut to the bone.

Interestingly, the excellent commentary by Brown and Baxter makes no mention of the different versions, though I have only listened to the R2 commentary as my R1 is the original DVD release. I'd be interested to learn if the R1 commentary mentions the cuts.
Are the US and European Blu-ray releases different too?
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I bought the R2 edition of the Directors Series box set and found that the audio interview with Stanley Kubrick was missing from the 2001 extras disk, even though it was listed on the 2001 box. A replacement was the same. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
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With regards to the 10-disk Kubrick Boxset, can someone please tell me what the R1 and R2 packaging is like? I'm still undecided as to which set to go for.

Is the extras content the same in each? I'm not fussed about having the longer R1 version of 'The Shining' as, by all accounts, it adds nothing to the story.

If the content is the same, then I'm hoping some pretty packaging can help sway me into deciding which set.

PS. Shame the C4 prormo for the 'Stanley Kubrick Season' on More4 isn't an extra as it's fab and got me into watching 'The Shining' for the first time last week.
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Are the US and European Blu-ray releases different too?
Amazon.co.uk has the UK release listed as 114 minutes, and the US import as 144 minutes.
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I got the R1 directors series in the post yesterday i'l put some pics up.
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I love those covers! Why is EWS missing a code on the side? Looks kinda weird.

Marv, you are gonna love 2001 even more each time you watch it.
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Thanks for the pics Marv!

I can't say I'm impressed by the packaging as it's huge (I was hoping for something slim like the Alien Quad set). I take it the R2 boxset is the same?
I may just go for the individual releases for the films I like if that's the case.
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Thanks for the pics Marv!

I can't say I'm impressed by the packaging as it's huge (I was hoping for something slim like the Alien Quad set). I take it the R2 boxset is the same?
I may just go for the individual releases for the films I like if that's the case.
Some of the R1 dvd's are also coded for R2 - but all the US Bluray releases are region free
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The Stanley Kubrick Archives is being re-released and up for pre-order now on Amazon:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-Kubr...6547011&sr=8-1

Though I'm not sure if this is the version people have been going on about previously.
It was reported in the other thread that this re-release is a fraction of the size of the original and doesn't come boxed and with a film strip.
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What other thread?
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I think he means this one in the bargain forum - someone there emailed Taschen about the re-release.

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It was reported in the other thread that this re-release is a fraction of the size of the original and doesn't come boxed and with a film strip.
I just had a look at the Taschen site. The reprint is smaller, but is not a fraction of the size of the original. - The original is, 41.1cm by 30cm & the reprint is, 32.7cm by 24.5cm, & has the CD interview. No more film strips, but that always seemed to be a bit of a novelty to me. It's only £30 at Amazon.(UK). I didn't buy the first print. I thought I'd get it nice & cheap at a remainder bookshop!

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