SPI Video (frame 603)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 12:58:10 AM

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Label:  SPI Video (Poland)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  None

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.71 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:58:58.00

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.59:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  7.68 / 8.50 / 9.45 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Polish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: Polish & English


Special features:
 

None

Notes: Only available in "Andrzej Żuławski" 3-disc set, together with:

  • "Na srebrnym globie" ("On the Silver Globe")
  • "Trzecia część nocy" ("The Third Part of the Night")

& 32-page booklet (in Polish).

"An interesting film on a less than satisfactory DVD," that's the gist of it. Although, based on the screenshots over @ DVDBeaver, it seems to look better than the only other English-friendly release by Facets' franchise PolArt (IMHO, to look worse than Facets would probably require more effort than what SPI put into this), it's far from being perfect. The picture is riddled with dirt, scratches & white speckles (much more than what our gallery reveals), and cue blips & the more exciting kind of print damage are also a plenty:

22701 | 61971 / 61972 / 61973 | 119954

SPI Video (frame 22701)



The aggressive soundtrack, which - BTW - I liked a lot, got its share of hiss & crackle as well. Still, I'm pretty sure this is currently the best English-friendly presentation of the film, and unless the likes of Mondo Vision come with a better one, I'll be glad to hold on to it for repeated viewing...

*difference between channels is -49.43 dB (0.34 %)

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