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Old 06-23-2008, 11:57 PM
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Default RE imports better than Blu?

Specifically Japanese Biohazard, German RE Apocalypse and Extinction. Are they all superior to the Blu releases? The Blu trilogy can be had for MUCH cheaper, but I guess I'd pay for better audio/video if there was any.
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read the reviews.
http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/1324/...alypse_de.html
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according to the review,its basically identical to the BD discs.i do have all 3 on auction currently on ebay.here's another one.
http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/1323/...ntevil_de.html
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Thanks. I had read those and I think all of them on this forum, also HiDefDigest did not review the RE 1 from Japan or RE 3. I was hoping someone might have both versions to compare. Seems like 1 and 3 are better on HD and 2 is better on Blu.
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keep in mind that the second one ( Apocalypse ) on HD DVD is the extended version.it is 4 minutes longer than the BD disc that we have here domestically.
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I have all three sitting at home waiting to be watched . Just haven't had the time to do the Resident Evil marathon night, probs this week sometime though...Looking at the reviews, I'm not too worried about the "3 star" video quality, I have been impressed by quite a few on the same level so I'm stoked .
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I don't know about the Resident Evil trilogy - I have them on and very pleased with them, but have never seen the version.

But, I can vouch for Crank - the VC-1 PQ is noticeably superior to the mpeg2 , and the DTS-HD High Resolution audio matches the PCM BD audio on my system. I sold my version.
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+1 Another vote for Crank. I gave my blu copy to my dad and kept the HD DVD.
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Ok, looks like I'm going with Japanese RE:1, Blu RE:2, and German RE:3. Thanks guys.
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Finally ordered the Japanese RE:1 and German RE:3 from xploited. So far I'm very impressed with the Japanese RE:1 considering the so-so reviews of the German release. Another great Japanese import. PQ is pretty good, certainly nothing to complain about. I think the biggest issues is the PQ is inconsistant. One shot will be sharp with lots of detail and the very next will be soft.

AQ is very good, IMO. Bass is very strong, vocals are directional, LOTS of surround usage. I would definitely consider it demo audio. The only thing that could be better is more depth. This soundtrack will definitely make you jump!

I highly recommend this Japanese release, as I always do. Japanese releases always seem top notch. Since xploited will be closing up soon, get it while you can.
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