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Old 01-04-2013, 19:40   #1
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US- UK Same transfers?

More often than not it's easier to find reviews of us discs than the same title in the UK. So, can someone tell me which studios release the same transfers worldwide, and which ones are likely to differ (Us/UK)?
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Old 01-04-2013, 19:47   #2
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More often than not it's easier to find reviews of us discs than the same title in the UK. So, can someone tell me which studios release the same transfers worldwide, and which ones are likely to differ (Us/UK)?
I think it might be more a case of different studios holding copyrights in the US and the UK, for example the two different studios who released the US and the UK versions of the Watchmen on Blu-Ray.
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Paramount tend to re-use the same video encodes, sometimes to the detriment of the product because they'll leave out extra features (like the Ricardo Montalban tribute on Wrath of Khan, or everything in the case of Chinatown!) and original audio to squeeze in more language tracks.

Disney will also use the same video at the expense of the audio, occasionally giving us DTS-HD High Res instead of lossless (see Pirates 4 & John Carter) so they can fit in more languages.

Warners generally produce one version for the whole wide world.

Fox are also going down the 'one size' route more often these days.

Universal use different disc encodes for the US and worldwide, the video is generally the same but audio can sometimes take a minor hit, e.g. the DTS stereo track on Jaws was downgraded from 768kbps to 448 (I think). And they tend to use player generated subtitles (for on-screen idents and whatnot) on their international discs, which I hate.
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