I'm surprised too, I would of at least expected the US/NTSC regions to get PAL support before vice versa for PAL regions since they're usually ahead when it comes to new technology.
I didn't get that at first either. I did eventually find a site that contained Rapidshare links to the dual layer PAL image and they worked flawlessly.
Just burnt the PAL DVD-5 version and it is fantasic! I own the 2004 SE DVD also but this far exceeds it. Now I just have to track down the PAL DVD-9 version. I always noticed the layer break after that line, I thought it was just my DVD player but I guess it wasn't.