ADV Films (frame 441)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 12:47:09 AM

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Label:  ADV Films (USA)

Region:  1
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  None

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.95 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:24:00.21

Video:  NTSC
Aspect ratio:  2.20:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.84 / 5.74 / 9.29 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: English**

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

Trailer for the "Daimajin" movies (2:04, music only)

Notes: 
In comparison with the Japanese release (below), the picture is quite dull, washed out, and heavily cropped. The calligraphic opening title sequence was replaced with a bleak white text on grey background:

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Only (un)available*** in "The Complete Daimajin" 3-disc set,
together with "Daimajin gyakushu" & "Daimajin ikaru."

*difference between channels is -69.25 dB (0.03 %)
**the subtitles are enabled by default,
but it's possible to turn them off using the RC
***this 3-disc set is OOP now


DAIEI Video (frame 443)

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Label:  DAIEI Video (Japan)

Region:  2
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.59 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:23:52.15

Video:  NTSC
Aspect ratio:  2.43:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.59 / 9.20 / 9.68 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: Japanese


Special features:
 

Staff & cast (14 pages, in Japanese)
Interview with Riki Hashimoto (32:12, in Japanese)
"Daimajin" & "Gamera tai Barugon" double feature trailer (1:12, in Japanese)
"Daimajin" trailer (2:32, in Japanese with optional English subtitles)
Photogallery (6 movie stills)
Lobby cards & poster art (10 pages)

Notes: This DVD is OOP now.

Also (un)available** in "Daimajin fuuinbako - Majin kourin" 3-disc set,
together with "Daimajin gyakushu," "Daimajin ikaru," a postcard
& 68-page booklet (in Japanese).

*difference between channels is -65.69 dB (0.05 %)
**unfortunately, this 3-disc set is OOP as well


Kadokawa Pictures / Blu-ray (frame 454)

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Label:  Kadokawa Pictures (Japan)

Region:  A, B & C
RCE protection:  n/a
Copyright protection system:  AACS

Disc type:  BD25 (the data occupy 23.19 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:23:54.23

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001
Aspect ratio:  2.36:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 27.91 / 39.26 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Japanese LPCM 2.0 mono* / 1,536 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: Japanese


Special features:
 

  • Interview with cinematographer Fujio Morita (28:14, MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i60/1.001)**
  • "Daimajin" & "Gamera tai Barugon" double feature trailer
    (1:11, MPEG-2, 480p24/1.001 (16:9), in Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 / 192 kbps)
  • "Daimajin" trailer (2:31)** / ***
  • Staff & cast (16 pages, in Japanese)***
  • Photogallery (15 movie stills)***
  • Lobby cards & poster art (12 pages)***

  • 2-page leaflet (in Japanese)

Notes: 
This won't blow your socks off, but it sure looks more detailed than the DVD incarnations. Compared to the Japanese one, it's cropped a bit on the sides, while showing more picture vertically, but perhaps it's Daiei that's too wide (2.43:1)...?

Pity Kadokawa didn't bother to include English subtitles... ;-(

Also available in "Daimajin Blu-ray BOX," together with "Daimajin gyakushu,"
"Daimajin ikaru" & a 3D lenticular picture of Daimajin.

To see the screenshots in glorious Full HD 1080, click here.

*difference between channels is -Inf. dB (0.00 %)
**in Japanese LPCM 2.0 / 1,536 kbps
***MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001

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