Why is Amazon displaying the same reviews for the region 1 and 2 version of this film. The region 1 version (blue cover) totally outclasses the region 2 version (white cover)!!
First let me say I absolutely love this film, and I'd give it an easy 5 star review. However this review is for the region 2 version (white cover).
I suppose this is the one for me to review, seeing as how I'm from the UK.
Sadly this version is truely awful!!
First off, the sound and picture quality is crap. There's no way this is 'digitally mastered'.
Secondly, the overall presentation is poor, no special features in sight. As if they couldn't be bothered to make an effort for this package. They didn't even add the original trailor, something which even the old VHS had!
The wide screen presentation is also false, all they've done is took the full frame version and squashed it down to look wide screen. As a result the faces of the actors look rugby ball shaped and their bodies look short 'n' fat!
If you want a decent version of this film go for the region 1 version as it has excellent picture and sound quality, great special features, a true wide screen presentation and even a production booklet.
I hope that in the future, the powers that be will re-release this classic film as a decent region 2 version. But for now, like I said go for region 1.
Overall = 2 stars (Region 2) but a definate 5 stars (Region 1).