Originally Posted by Drinkinstein
The 1080i Black X-mas CAN release was from TVA films, not alliance. But yeah, alliance has buggered quite a few potentially good releases. Every now and then they do outdo the US though... Evil Dead 2 comes to mind!
How is Evil Dead 2 better than the 25th Ann. in the US? That is near perfect. Or was their first disc just better than Anchor Bay's first output?
I read somewhere that Alliance will use the same transfers and features from US discs when US disc comes out first or the same time. If Alliance comes out first, you get bare-bone theater cuts and often times wrong ratios (many early 2.35 discs were cropped to 1.78, like Blade).