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4.0 out of 5 stars From the eternal sea He rises, 20 May 2010
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This review is from: The Omen Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
First of all let me just say, these films are cult. The transfers are nice and eventhough the audio isn't that great on the sequals at times it's a must own for BD fans. And luckily the coaster, I mean remake is absent.
But I have a gripe with this release as with many blu-ray releases in the UK. They're not the UK versions like the DVD's, but the US ones. Whereas the BBFC may pass a film without sensoring it, the American MPAA might just cut it in their R-rated versions. Now we are stuck over here in Europe with ridiculous US sensoring. How can a foreign sensoring agency hold sway over domesticly released content? Is this even legal? Why are European governments not responding?
ANYWAYS, the Blu-ray of The Final Conflict is sensored. A scene is clearly cut that is present in the previous remaster DVD UK boxset. Whether the first two films are cut I couldn't tell at first glance and since I don't own the DVD's anymore I can't do a comparison.
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2012 17:36:18 BDT
R. PEMBERTON says:
I doubt if it's actually illegal, but it's certainly unfair and inappropriate, in my view. I really think that what should be compulsory is that it is made abundantly clear in the item description, and even if that can't be a legal requirement, then I would have hoped that Amazon would adopt that policy. Thanks for the heads up

Posted on 29 Aug 2012 09:15:24 BDT
Paul WJM says:
I suspect it's actually laziness - in the 'old days' they would have had to strike a new master for the European or UK market because we use a different format for DVD or video (which was PAL), unless they were doing an NTSC to PAL conversion which usually yielded inadequate results, whereas that is not an issue with Blu-ray (i.e. PAL and NTSC are no longer relevant terms) so they (talking about the bigger studios here) can just use exactly the same data that's been struck for the US disc (as long as that gets through the BBFC). Quite pitiful if this is what's happening, as Acierator is suggesting, and we're ending up with occasionally censored material that would get through our governing body.
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