Well… the new release from France is definitely an improvement over the older Global Video release. The French disc is sharper, more detailed and has a more film like (grain) appearance, and is anamorphic which the Global Video release is not. I can’t see any differences in cropping so the aspect ratio differences (2.30:1 vs 2.18:1) seems to be the result of the Global Video disc being slightly squeezed horizontally? I don’t think the Global Video release is bad though.. in fact I remember being surprised how good it looked when I got it (although I guess it might have been partly because Global’s previous releases weren’t this good), but the French disc is clearly better.
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