ICESTORM / NTSC (frame 7541)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:48:21 AM

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Label:  ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 6.39 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:35:18.28

Video:  NTSC (fieldblended from PAL source)
Aspect ratio:  1.74:1 non-anamorphic*


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.67 / 6.02 / 8.74 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono** / 192 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English & German


Special features:
 

  • Essay "East German Science Fiction Literature"
    (11, resp. 12 pages, in English & German)
  • Biography & filmography (in English & German)
    • Gottfried Kolditz (4, resp. 3 pages)
    • Jana Brejchová (6, resp. 5 pages)
  • East German sci-fi trailers (in German)
    • "Eolomea" (2:33)
    • "Im Staub der Sterne" (2:55)
    • "Der schweigende Stern" (3:07)
  • Photogallery (33 film stills)
  • "Dusting Off After 30 Years," cameraman Peter Süring remembers
    (16:00, resp. 15:52, in German***)

Notes: Only available in "Science Fiction Special-Edition" 4-disc set,
together with "Eolomea," "Der schweigende Stern,"
CD: "Im Staub der Sterne, Eolomea - die Filmmusik"
& 8-page booklet (in German).

I won't bother to comment on the horrid fieldblended transfer,
see my review of "Der schweigende Stern" for a few remarks...

*it says "16:9" on the cover, but it's a mistake
**difference between channels is -59.91 dB (0.10 %)
***there are 2 versions of this documentary on the disc,
occupying 0.8 GB each, one features burnt-in
English subtitles, the other's got none


ICESTORM / PAL (frame 6245)

Reviewed by standa.e

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:48:21 AM

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Label:  ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.96 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:33.05

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.79:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.65 / 4.63 / 6.74 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

  • Trailers
    • "Famous DEFA Movies" (11:27, in German)
    • "Westerns from the East" (2:07, in English)
  • Gottfried Kolditz's biography (3 pages)
    & filmography (2 pages, in German)

Notes: 
Getting back from the submenu to the main menu can present a problem - the navigation buttons are missing, so the only way to get back is using the MENU button on the RC, or eject & insert the disc again.

*difference between channels is -53.76 dB (0.20 %)


Noshame Films (frame 6293)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 10:48:23 PM

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Label:  Noshame Films (Italy)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.37 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:37.06

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.79:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.37 / 7.00 / 8.78 Mbps

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Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Italian & English

Menus available in: Italian


Special features:
 

  • "Dusting Off After 30 Years," cameraman Peter Süring remembers (15:58**)
  • Trailer (2:57**)
  • DVD credits (1 page, in Italian)
  • Other DVDs (11:12)

Notes: Only available in "Stelle rosse: La fantascienza della Germania dell'Est" 3-disc set,
together with "Eolomea," "Der schweigende Stern"
& 16-page booklet (in Italian).

When I stumbled upon this set a few days ago, I thought: "Finally, somebody released these science-fiction flicks in anamorphic widescreen!" Sadly, "anamorphic" does not necessarily mean "better quality." It seems that Noshame just took ICESTORM's non-anamorphic master, and converted (upscaled) it to anamorphic, resulting in very poor definition, and visible lack of sharpness, as you can see in the gallery below. What a shame, Noshame!

*difference between channels is -57.96 dB (0.13 %)
**in German with optional Italian & English subtitles


Popron music & publishing (frame 6290)

Reviewed by standa.e

Last modified on Wednesday 21st April 2010, 11:21:46 PM

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Label:  Popron music & publishing s.r.o. (Česká republika)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 a 8
RCE protection:  není
Copyright protection system:  žádný

Disc type:  DVD5 (data zabírají 4,05 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:35.15

Video:  PAL (prokládaný)
Aspect ratio:  1,74:1 (neanamorfní)


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0,51 / 5,50 / 9,29 Mb/s

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Audio:
 

česky (Dolby Digital, 2.0, 320 kb/s)*

Subtitles: žádné

Menus available in: česky


Special features:
 

žádné

Notes: 
Recenzovaný disk vyšel na stáncích dne 6.3.2010 jako reedice staršího popronského vydání. Jeho authoring a encoding má na svědomí firma ADK-Prague.

* S největší pravděpodobností původní dabing (podle údajů na obalu v režii Pavla Blumenfelda, autorkou českých dialogů Věra Barešová).

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