Slovak Film Institute (frame 867)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 01:53:55 AM

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Label:  Slovak Film Institute (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.85 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:18:09.21 + 1:27:53.10

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  2.44:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.57 / 5.00 / 6.78 Mbps (part 1)

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

1.53 / 4.99 / 6.23 Mbps (part 2)

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak, English, Polish, German,
Spanish, French, Hungarian & Russian

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • "Three Times Jánošík" (8:38, in Slovak**)
  • "With M. Remeň & M. Ťapák about Jánošík & P. Bielik" (4:06, in Slovak**)
  • "Jánošík - Story, Legend, Tradition" (27:45, in Slovak**)
  • Biographies & filmographies (in Slovak & English)
    • Paľo Bielik (12, resp. 13 pages)
    • František Kuchta (2 pages)
  • "Awards & Interesting Facts" (2 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Press reviews (4 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Posters (3 pages)

  • 4-page booklet (in Slovak & English)

Notes: 
This could have been an excellent DVD, unfortunately, the presentation of the main feature is quite poor. Although it's obvious the film was shot through an anamorphic lens (see e.g. the elliptical cue blip in frame 78139), the transfer is not anamorphically enhanced. Another problem is that (at least) 2 different prints were used to put the film together for this DVD release, and the transitions between these are everything but seamless, as seen in the examples below:

39819 / 39820 | 39900 / 39901

Jánošík I (frame 39819)



Only available in a 2-disc set,
together with the 1921 silent version of "Jánošík."

To see the screenshots from the 1st part of the film, click here.

*difference between channels is -55.40 dB (0.17 %),
resp. -53.54 dB (0.21 %)
**subtitled in Slovak & English


SFI & The Daily SME (frame 867)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 21st January 2016, 10:08:36 PM

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Label:  SFI & The Daily SME (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.54 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:18:09.21 + 1:27:53.10

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  2.44:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.55 / 5.48 / 7.25 Mbps (part 1)

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

0.51 / 5.49 / 7.25 Mbps (part 2)

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps
Slovak audio descriptive in Dolby Digital 2.0 / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak & English

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • Newsreel (10:15, in Czech & Slovak**)
  • About the movie (3 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Press coverage (2 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Biographies (in Slovak & English)
    • Paľo Bielik (2 pages)
    • Vladimír Ješina (2 pages)
    • Tibor Andrašovan (2 pages)
    • Maximilián Remeň (2 pages)
    • František Kuchta (1 page)
    • Ctibor Filčík (2 pages)
  • Photogallery (8 movie stills)

  • 16-page booklet (in Slovak)

Notes: This film is a part of the "Slovak Cinema of the 60's" DVD edition
(released by SFI & The Daily SME), which also includes:


What can I say? Will SFI never learn to take advantage of 16:9 enhancement? I was expecting that + an overall improvement on par with last year's "Wild Lilies" re-release, but what we get is virtually the same 2003 transfer, the only difference being a tad higher bitrate... SFI, this film cries for 16:9!

To see the screenshots from the 1st part of the film, click here.

*difference between channels is -56.49 dB (0.15 %),
resp. -54.48 dB (0.19 %)
**subtitled in Slovak & English

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