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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:06 pm 
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Gau dog - welcome to the forum!

I'm not sure about "official" R3 releases, or what their individual specs are (perhaps someone else on this forum knows?), but I'd just like to offer this piece of warning advice:

Be careful when buying some supposedly "R3" titles online (especially from eBay) unless it is a reputable dealer. Quite often the supposed r3 version of the film is nothing more than a bootleg. I know this is the case with many of the Mulan copies floating around on eBay.

But, hey, if you are cool with that.... :wink: :D

Anyways, not much of an answer, but just watch out for that.

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Don't worry, I'm quite aware of bootlegs and such. Why would any bootlegger region encode their dvd? There's lots of legit R3s sold at reputable hk online stores like layoyo.com, yesasia.com, dddhouse.com etc.. I actually tried to get that boot of Mulan from ebay since they're all region but when i confronted the seller to lower the price, telling him i knew it was a boot, he refused to even admit it was a boot. That ticked me off so much I just went and bought the official R3. IVL distributes all the Disney DVDs in HK. The whole appeal to these versions is listening to them in another language. It's fun to hear the songs in another language.

Hmm.. it seems yesasia.com gives some hint to specs, but it'd be nice to get some actual confirmation.


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I believe that there are 2 R3 Monsters, Inc. releases. One is a single disc FULLFRAME copy with no commentary. The other is a WIDESCREEN 2 DVD set which contains all the supplements from the R1 set, including the commentary and a DTS [Korean] soundtrack (both releases also feature the original English DD 5.1 soundtrack). The only thing it is missing from the R1 set is the FULLFRAME version of the movie (presumably removed to make room for the DTS track, like the UK 2 disc release).

However this information is for the Korean release of the film. I do not know if Hong Kong has only one of these releases, both of them, or a whole different release. DVD regions are large places (for example there are lots of different versions of Disney DVDs in Europe, even though the whole of Europe is assigned R2).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:17 pm 
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Here are some details for some R3 Disney releases. Note that not all countries have the same versions eventhough they are in R3 (this is for R3 Malaysia/Singapore)

Beauty & the Beast (Special Edition)
- Single disc Dual-layer NTSC only
- Special edition of movie inc. of new musical sequence "Human Again"
- 3 Languages (English DD5.1, Mandarin DD5.1, Cantonese DD5.1)
- 4 Subtitles (English, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Thai, Malay)
- Featuring all new music video from Jump 5
I'm not to sure of the rest though because I got the R2 PAL version instead from UK

Monsters, Inc (Collector's Edition)
- Double disc Dual-layer NTSC
- Widescreen 16×9 (1:1.85) presentation
- 4 audio tracks (English DD5.1, English DTS, Mandarin DD5.1, Cantonese DD5.1)
- 2 subtitles (English and Chinese)
- Non-animated multi-language menus (due to lack of space after DTS soundtrack - language selectable from menu)
- Disc 1 features "Mike's New Car", Sneak peek at "Finding Nemo", Sneak peek at "Lilo & Stitch", "For The Birds" animated short, "Peek-a-boo: Boo's Door game", "Disney Storytime", " Banished concepts", " Outtakes and Company Play"
- Disc 2 is similar to R1 versions

Snow White (Special Edition)
- Double disc Dual-layer NTSC
- Original FUll frame presentation
- 3 languages THX certified (English DD5.1, Mandarin DD5.1 and Cantonese DD5.1)
- Animated menus in multi language (English, Chinese ×2 selectable through menu)
- Disc 1 bonus material similar to R1 versions but with added audio tracks in Chinese
- Disc 2 material is similar to R1 and in English only.
- Package includes foldout DVD guide and Disney Premium DVD carry bag

Lilo & Stitch
- Single disc Dual-layer NTSC
- Widescreen presentation
- 3 languages as above with multi language menus
- Multi subtitles (English, Chinese, Malay, Thai)
- Bonus material similar to R1 version with addition of language tracks and bonus MTV by F4 (Can't Help Falling in Love)

Newly introduced are budget versions of Disney movies (not to sure about the legality of them though :roll: ) containing only the original presentation of the movie plus an occasional trailer or two. These discs include Tarzan, Toy Story 1 and 2, Dinosaur etc...


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