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Title Best
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom=

    The Region 4 version of this disc misses out on:

  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 surround encoded audio track and subtitle track

    The Region 1 version of this disc misses out on:

  • Additional foreign language audio tracks and subtitle tracks

    The R1 and R4 discs appear to be identical except for PAL vs NTSC formatting, and foreign language content.

    The video transfers are virtually identical in quality, except the R1 seems slightly softer and grainier but has less Gibb's effect ringing and edge enhancement. Although the average bitrate of the transfer is about the same (7.64Mb/s vs 7.57Mb/s), the R1 bitrate is more variable, ranging from 6-9Mb/s.

    The audio transfers are also very similar, except the R1 has slightly better bass definition due to lack of 4% speedup. I would rate the R1 audio transfer as reference quality, and the R4 audio transfer as "near reference quality."