At the time of writing, there are 4 different versions of this DVD available worldwide; a Region 1 version, a Region 2 U.K. version, a Region 2 German version and the disc we have here. We get some of the extras featured on the Region 2 German disc, but we also miss out on some things.
The Region 4 disc misses out on:
(Compared with the German disc):
(Compared with the Region 2 U.K. disc): (Compared with the Region 1 disc):
- German Dolby Digital 2.0 audio
- German subtitles
- RSDL formatting (to be confirmed)
The Region 1, Region 2 U.K. and Region 2 German discs miss out on:
- French and Spanish subtitles
The Region 1 and Region 2 U.K. discs miss out on:
- Umbrella Propaganda (trailers for Malcolm, Cinema Paradiso and Death of a Salesman)
Given the possibility of RSDL formatting on the Region 2 German, which might mean reduced MPEG artefacts which are visible on the Region 4 disc, I am inclined to recommend the German disc although I'd like to see the image on said disc before committing myself. If you are a real fan of this film, our disc in Region 4 will offer better availability and affordability, but it comes at the cost of a good video and audio transfer.
- Audio Commentary by Director Percy Adlon and Marianne Sägebrecht