But that IS the point... it'll be missing a lot of the extras and yet it's more expensive. Not getting my hopes up for good artwork either.You're missing the point. It mightn't have the extras of the Criterion pressing but it will most certainly be the Criterion Master that they will use. Same situation as "A Night to Remember" ITV studio own the rights and Criterion couldn't do a thing without their permission.
How can I when there is no UK Criterion release? That's my whole point lol.There is a lot of people out there more than happy with a top notch pressing and no extras or should I say the extras you want. If you really want the Criterion pressing just buy it. Nothing stopping you.
Just get the USA pressing.
Again, you're completely missing the point... and not everyone has a region free player.As I said early on just get the USA pressing if you are bothered. None is stopping you. I get discs from all over the planet and never have to worry about X coming out in Y only and not Z.
This is a solution, but it limits how much I can share movies with other friends. I like being able to recommend a great one and then loan it (not in the steelbook case!), but if it's another region, none of my friends is going to be able to watch it.Region free players are easy to get and are usually only 20 or 30 pounds more than the none region player. The days when you were charged silly money for that all region ability are long gone.