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Red Dragon: 2 Disc Edition=

       There are three different versions of this title available in Region 1, but I'll only mention two since one of them is a pan & scan abomination. The other two are the one disc Collector's Edition and a two-Disc Director's Edition.  It should be noted that the actual length of the film on both versions is the same, it is merely the additional extras on the second disc that earn it the Director's Edition tag. From the information I can gather, the Region 4 version is almost the same as the Region 1 Director's Edition. Almost but not quite.

    The Region 4 version misses out on:

  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
  • Production notes
  • Lecter's FBI file and case history (text notes)
  • Cast and Crew Filmographies

    The Region 1 version misses out on:

  • English dts 5.1 Soundtrack.
  • Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack

    The Region 1 title does not include a dts soundtrack, which certainly swings the pendulum in favour of the Region 4 version, but those rotten location captions are still annoying me greatly. Get it wherever you can get it the cheapest would be the easiest recommendation.