Top positive review
October 24, 2017
The best edition. Included:
-New transfer / restoration of the Unrated version, with all the gore intact. The best transfer out there, this is the one you want.
-Restoration of the Integral version of the film. This is a weird cut. Basically, when censors edited down the "unrated" cut of the film to make an "r-rated" version, they put back in some cut scenes and alternate takes. The Integral version hybridizes these two, including all the gore alongside the extra scenes. Extends the runtime from 86min to 105min, so you actually get more movie, although this has never been the director's "approved" cut.
-Lovely audio all around. The audio was restored as well, and the excellent soundtrack has never sounded better.
-Ridiculously great packaging! The outer box is a gorgeous digipack. Looks great on any shelf. Inside are great extras. You get a Criterion-style booklet where a writer describes the making-of, and some lobby cards which are so beautiful I might frame them.
-Tons of features. Commentaries, interviews, making-of specials... it's all here. More than anyone needs. Love it.
Great transfer, great packaging, great movie. Get it.