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Enemy of the State

Region 1 Special Extended Edition (USA) - Touchstone
vs. Region 2 Re-Mastered Edition (UK) - Touchstone

 

Details

 

 

DVD

R1 USA
 

 

DVD

R2 UK
 

Disc(s)

 

1x single-sided dual layer (DVD9)

 

1x single-sided dual layer (DVD9)

Running Time

 

Approx. 139 mins (NTSC) (packaging: 140 mins)

 

Approx. 127 mins (PAL)

Video

 

2.39:1 anamorphic
Average bit rate: 4.95 Mbps
NTSC 720x480 at 24 fps

 

2.39:1 anamorphic
Average bit rate: 5.96 Mbps
PAL 720x576 at 25 fps

Audio

 

English:
Dolby Digital 5.1, 448 Kbps

 

English, Spanish:
Dolby Digital 5.1, 384 Kbps

English audio descriptive:
Dolby Digital 2.0, 192 Kbps

Subtitles

 

English

 

English, English HoH, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish

Extras

 

- Deleted scenes (2)
- The Making of Enemy of the State
- All Acess: The Showdown
- Theatrical trailer
- Sneak peeks

 

- The Making of Enemy of the State
- All Access: The Showdown
- Deleted scenes (4)
- Theatrical trailer

 

Bit Rate

R1 USA

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R2 UK

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Screen Captures

Examples of new scenes in Extended Edition

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Comments

The old R2 UK release (labelled as "remastered" but actually featuring the same transfer as the earlier bare-bones release) has some of the worst edge enhancement I've ever seen. If you watch this DVD and don't get what EE is, then you must have the tolerance of a saint. In that respect, the new R1 disc is much better, although it's also incredibly soft - so soft, at times, that it starts to smudge. There are some differences in framing - generally, the UK release shows slightly more image at the top and sides - but they are fairly negligible.

Otherwise, there are no real differences. The R1 contains fewer deleted scenes, but this is because those that are absent have been integrated into the film itself. Regarding the two cuts, there's not a great deal of narrative difference between the two. It simply amounts to a few deleted scenes being thrown in to justify a re-release. Bottom line: pick the disc up for the slightly improved transfer, not for some sort of revelatory new cut of the film.

 

Summary

 

 

R1 USA

 

R2 UK

Video

 

6/10

 

5/10

Audio

 

8/10

 

8/10

Extras

 

4/10

 

4/10