|Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot)||R1|
The US Region 1 release comes from Criterion. In comparison to the Region 1, the Region 4 misses out on:
The Region 1 misses out on
There is also a UK Region 2 release from the British Film Institute. This release has a video introduction by Richard Lester, but does not have the short film or the English soundtrack. I have seen no reviews of this release as yet.
The French Region 2 release includes the short, but has only the French soundtrack and no subtitles.
My Italian is pretty bad, but their Region 2 disc appears to include Italian and French soundtracks, a 20 minute commentary (this may be a documentary), and three of Tati's short films. Which ones, I do not know, but I suspect the same as those on the Finnish release. Only Italian subtitles are provided.
There is a Finnish release which has three Tati shorts: Soigne Ton Gauche, L'Ecole des Facteurs and Cours du Soir, but the French soundtrack only has subtitles for the Scandinavian countries. I have seen screen caps of this release compared to screen caps of the Criterion, and to me the Region 4 looks more like the Finnish release, which appears to have greater detail and clarity, though not by much. More's the pity that the Region 4 has the audio sync glitch, otherwise I would recommend it above the rest. At this time I will have to go with the Region 1, pending a review of the BFI release.