A few minor technical differences are apparent between the two Lorber releases of Ken Loach's ('My Name Is Joe,' 'The Navigators') gut-wrenching 1993 social drama 'Raining Stones.' First, the 1999 Fox-Lorber/Winstar disc features a non-anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen picture without subtitles while the 2007 Koch-Lorber re-issue is anamorphic widescreen (similar aspect ratio) with subtitles. As often happens during reformatting for 16x9 consumption a small amount of information at the top and bottom of the screen is sacrificed. Other than that the prints look just about identical. The film was shot on fairly grainy 35mm stock (which enhances its documentary-like feel), so if the newer edition has been restored to any significant degree it isn't readily noticeable. As far as extras, the former contains a couple pages of production credits plus filmographies of three cast members and the director which don't appear on the latter, although the latter includes a theatrical trailer absent from the former. While none of these incidentals seems to be a deal-breaker, I imagine the most valuable overall contribution is the 2007 version's addition of subtitles. A quick note about the movie itself: I read several blurbs by critics (including the Amazon reviewer) hailing RS as a laugh riot. It is not. While there are some warm moments amidst the tears and pain, it is a grim and at times devastating depiction of life in a society where jobs-- by whatever mechanisms one chooses to blame-- are supplanted by handouts. Film and presentation each earn 3 1/2 stars.