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BUY THE REMASTERED US IMPORT - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT
on 20 October 2016
If you are a true fan of this film you should really be buying the US import version, it is region free and therefore compatible with all UK blu ray players. Unfortunately the UK version was a very early blu ray release, and though I have not seen it myself and so cannot attest to it, all the expert reviews tell a very poor tale as regards to the quality of the picture transfer. After the poor reception of the original release, the US got a new remastered re-release of the film, but unfortunately this version has still not been released in the uk so unless you get the import UK buyers are lumped with the original rubbish version. Try searching for Gangs of New York  [US Import] on amazon. You will likely have to pay a little extra but boy is it worth it. The picture transfer on the remaster is truly astounding, beautiful colours and great detail, amazing blacks, and no ugly compression artifacts or digital anomalies whatsoever (unlike the UK version). I was constantly blown away by the transfer, even compared to other blu rays. The sound on both versions is the same and fantastic. I cannot recommend the import enough, trust me and pay the extra, it is more than worth it.