Region 4 Winners and Losers

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Collateral: Special EditionR1

 

     The Region 4 version misses out on:

  • DTS 5.1 (768Kbs)
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0

     The Region 1 version misses out on:

  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Italian Dolby Digital 5.1

     I compared two scenes - the night club shoot-out and James Newton Howard's score in the movie's final moments - to determine what, if any, improvements Region 1's DTS track provided. I found the DTS packed a little more punch in the LFE channel and provided fuller reproduction of the music, but not hugely so. In any event, this is enough for me to declare Region 1 the winner. Other than the audio differences both versions are virtually identical with the only difference being the reverse order of the Dreamworks and Paramount logos at the start of the movie. In Region 1 Dreamworks is first, in Region 4 Paramount is first - this is because Paramount own the international rights.