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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:04:49 AM

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Label:  film & kunst GmbH (Germany)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 & DVD5 (the data occupy 5.02 & 3.97 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:18:53.00

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.14:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.20 / 6.49 / 8.51 Mbps

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Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: German & English


Special features:
 

Disc 1
  • "Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star" documentary
    (1:24:38, in German & English**)
  • "Hollywood Hairdresser - Eric Root" (12:46, in English***)
  • Trailers (in English)
    • "Jean Seberg: American Actress" (4:34)
    • "Thomas Pynchon: A Journey Into the Mind of" (3:13)
    • "Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star" (1:03)
  • DVD-ROM features
    • Extensive texts, documents & archive materials (in German)
  • "Edition Filmmuseum" (6 pages, in German & English)

Disc 2
  • Lobby cards (34 pages)
  • DVD-ROM features
    • Extensive texts & documents about
      the different versions of the film (in German)
  • "Edition Filmmuseum" (6 pages, in German & English)

  • 4-page leaflet (in German & English)

Notes: 
First, let me tell you, this new version leaves no doubt about how horribly wrong the Image's framing is (hint: notice the tops of people's heads missing ;-)). As hinted at by a fellow member over @ CriterionForum.org, "Ekstase" seems to have been composed for an AR of 1.19:1, which is more-or-less the case here. Now, regarding the overall DVD package, "Ekstase" is actually an "ekstra" ;-) accompanying the (feature-length) "Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star" documentary. To tell you the truth, I haven't seen the docu yet, and I don't plan to in the near future - I was only interested in Machatý's film, so for an exhaustive review of this package, you have to search elsewhere...

*difference between channels is -86.68 dB (0.00 %)
**subtitled in German & English
***subtitled in German


Image Entertainment, Inc. (frame 1076)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:04:50 AM

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Label:  Image Entertainment, Inc. (USA)

Region:  1
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.04 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:28:51.12

Video:  Interlaced NTSC
Aspect ratio:  1.30:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  3.80 / 6.14 / 7.41 Mbps

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Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 1.0 / 192 kbps

Subtitles: English*

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

None

*the subtitles are enabled by default,
but it's possible to turn them off using the RC


Vella Vision (frame 1085)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:04:50 AM

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Label:  Vella Vision (Spain)

Region:  2
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  None

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.73 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:28:53.21

Video:  Interlaced PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.34:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  4.12 / 4.50 / 5.45 Mbps

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Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
German Dolby Digital 5.1 / 448 kbps

Subtitles: Spanish & English (burnt-in)

Menus available in: Spanish


Special features:
 

  • "Hollywood Remembers: Hedy Lamarr" documentary
    (25:11, in English with forced Spanish subtitles)
  • Bio & filmographies (in Spanish)
    • Hedy Lamarr (2 pages)
    • Zvonimir Rogoz (1 page)
    • Aribert Mog (1 page)
  • Cast & crew (1 page, in Spanish)
  • Synopsis (1 page, in Spanish)
  • Photogallery (0:42, 7 movie stills)
  • Other films available (1 page each, in Spanish)
    • "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans"
    • "I Was a Male War Bride"
    • "Two for the Road"

  • 4 lobby cards
  • 4-page leaflet (in Spanish)

Notes: 
A couple of bucks down the drain - what else can I say? According to the info on the cover:



the material compiled on this DVD has been newly restored & digitally remastered, however, in comparison with the older Image release, Vella Vision's effort is nothing short of utter repugnance! Blurry, severely cropped, with the Spanish subtitles burnt in an extensive grey bar superimposed over the burnt-in English subtitles (the film's stored on the disc in two video title sets, identical but for the subtitles - mouse over the sample image to switch between the two sets):


What kind of collectors is this loathsome "Edición del Coleccionista" meant for remains a mystery to me...

*difference between channels is -42.20 dB (0.78 %)

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