Originally posted by: RowMan
Originally posted by: Original Vision
So are the menus custom-made by whatever hack happens to be selling them, or are they largely constant among the different versions? Or are there just too many "other" versions out there to know what is what?
I have never seen those menus before. It's possible that someone did their own version from scratch or they just added their own menus to a previously done version found here.
On this site, the two versions most widely available right now are the TR47 and Dr. Gonzo versions, but some promising others are on the way. The original TR47 is barebones with no menus. This was originally done to dedicate all of the disc space to the audio and video only. It is standard 4:3 widescreen with the original PCM audio from the laserdiscs. The original Dr. Gonzo version has more bells and whistles like anamorphic 16:9 widescreen, full (and very professional looking) menus, an additional audio commentary track, and even an easter egg. But because of the extra stuff, video quality suffers slightly, and audio quality is a little degraded. It's a trade-off.
Still, other versions are coming down the pike that may improve on these two previous efforts, but the TR47 and Dr. Gonzo versions are generally the best ones to date.