Cinefil-Imagica / SPO Entertainment (frame 11334)

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Last modified on Monday 23rd March 2015, 10:52:33 PM

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Label:  Cinefil-Imagica / SPO Entertainment (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.75 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:45:12.20

Video:  NTSC
Aspect ratio:  1.65:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.00 / 3.90 / 8.31 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Japanese based on the Italian audio
Japanese based on the English audio
Japanese based on the Japanese audio

Menus available in: Japanese & English


Special features:
 

  • Italian opening credits (2:21, silent)
  • Italian ending credits (1:41, silent)
  • Happy ending (1:55, silent & 1 page, in Japanese)
  • Trailer (3:43, in English)
  • "Cinefil Pamphlet" (in Japanese)
    • Production notes (4 pages)
    • Staff
      • Sergio Corbucci (3 pages)
      • Mario Amendola (2 pages)
      • Bruno Corbucci (3 pages)
      • Silvano Ippoliti (2 pages)
      • Ennio Morricone (3 pages)
    • Cast
      • Jean-Louis Trintignant (4 pages)
      • Klaus Kinski (4 pages)
      • Vonetta McGee (2 pages)
      • Frank Wolff (3 pages)
      • Luigi Pistilli (3 pages)
      • Mario Brega (2 pages)

Notes: To compare with the releases by Fantoma (R0 / NTSC)
& Kinowelt Home Entertainment (R2), click here.

'G't m' 'tato,' he said proudly. ''m all right, okay?'

Terry Pratchett: The Truth

Cinefil-Imagica / SPO Entertainment (frame 91652)

*difference between channels is -84.56 dB (0.01 %),
-82.91 dB (0.01 %), resp. -84.61 dB (0.01 %)


Digital Classics (frame 9061)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 23rd March 2015, 10:52:33 PM

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Label:  Digital Classics (UK)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 6.04 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:40:59.14

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.76:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  5.68 / 7.00 / 8.23 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

  • Interview with Alex Cox (5:29, in English)
  • Alternate happy ending (1:53)
    • with original mute audio
    • with commentary by Alex Cox (in English)
  • Trailer (3:37, in English)

*difference between channels is -65.36 dB (0.05 %),
resp. -75.73 dB (0.02 %)


Impulso Records / StudioCanal Vidéo (frame 9098)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:35:27 AM

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Label:  Impulso Records (Spain)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.10 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:42:04.11

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.84:1* anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.08 / 4.97 / 6.86 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono** / 192 kbps
Italian Dolby Surround / 384 kbps

Subtitles: Spanish

Menus available in: Spanish


Special features:
 

  • Synopsis (1 page, in Spanish)
  • Cast & crew (2 pages, in Spanish)
  • Photogallery (10 pages)

Notes: 
The M2V stream (& the Italian audio track) is a direct port off StudioCanal's disc, thus one set of screenshots represents both DVDs in the gallery at the bottom...

*it says "2.35:1" on the cover, but it's a mistake
**difference between channels is -39.77 dB (1.03 %)


Impulso Records / StudioCanal Vidéo (frame 9098)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:35:28 AM

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Label:  StudioCanal Vidéo (France)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.87 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:42:04.11

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.84:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.08 / 4.97 / 6.86 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

French Dolby Surround / 384 kbps
Italian Dolby Surround / 384 kbps

Subtitles: French

Menus available in: French


Special features:
 

  • Introduction by Jean-Pierre Dionnet (4:13, in French)*
  • Filmographies (in French)
    • Sergio Corbucci (3 pages)
    • Jean-Louis Trintignant (4 pages)
    • Klaus Kinski (5 pages)
    • Vonetta McGee (2 pages)
  • French opening & ending credits (3:55)
  • Happy ending (1:56, silent with optional commentary by Jean-François Giré
    & 1 page, in French)
  • "Italian Western Style" featurette
    (36:26, in English with optional French subtitles)
  • The beginning of the film commented by Olivier Père (21:00, in French)
  • The end of the film commented by Jean-François Giré (29:09, in French)
  • Trailers (3:00, in French & 3:36, in English)
  • Posters (4 pages)
  • Production notes (12 pages, in French)
  • DVD credits (1 page, in French)**

Notes: To compare with the releases by Fantoma (R0 / NTSC)
& Kinowelt Home Entertainment (R2), click here.

Despite knowing this edition didn't respect the film's intended AR, I was quite curious about it, because of this French page saying that the transfer created from an Italian interpositive struck directly from the original negative easily eclipses the (almost indistinguishable from the Japanese one) Fantoma (R0 / NTSC) release. Well, in some instances, the transfer does look better - more detailed for one thing (see e.g. the trees in the background in frame 17258), in others, however, the restoration process (I guess) seems to have obliterated some detail instead (see e.g. the splinters/snowflakes in frames 124764/141743), and the result is made even worse by poor compression (see e.g. the ugly macro-blocking in frame 106719). A chance lost, if I'm any judge...

*played automatically upon starting the DVD,
but it's possible to skip it
**appearing at the end of the film

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