Broadway (frame 45)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd February 2014, 11:10:41 PM

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Label:  Broadway, Inc. (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.02 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:15:58.15

Video:  NTSC (the print occasionally displays severe damage)
Aspect ratio:  1.79:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.65 / 6.01 / 8.82 Mbps

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Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Japanese

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

Karel Zeman's introduction (1 page, in Japanese)
Introduction to the film (1 page, in Japanese)
Short film "The Christmas Dream" (10:48, in Czech)
Karel Zeman's profile (2 pages) & filmography (1 page, in Japanese)
"Karel Zeman DVD Collector's Box" trailer (2:26, in Japanese)
"Karel Zeman dětem" documentary (17:37, in Czech
with optional Japanese subtitles)**
56-page booklet (hardcover, in Japanese)**
14 postcards**
Badge**

Notes: Also available in "Karel Zeman DVD Collector's Box,"
together with "The Jester's Tale," "Journey to Prehistory," "On the Comet,"
"The Tale of John and Marie," "A Thousand and One Nights"
& "The Treasure of Bird Island."

*difference between channels is -70.41 dB (0.03 %)
**only available in "Collector's Box"


CSFilm DVB (frame 279)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:11:03 AM

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Label:  CSFilm (Czech Republic)

Region:  n/a
RCE protection:  n/a
Copyright protection system:  n/a

Disc type:  n/a

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:12:54.04

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.30:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.82 / 2.28 / 4.16 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech MPEG-1 Layer 2 1.0 / 96 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

Notes: This is a recording from CSFilm's digital satellite broadcast.
Its purpose here is to provide a kind of reference for
the Japanese DVD release reviewed above.


ČT1 HD DVB (frame 248)

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Last modified on Friday 17th June 2011, 11:58:19 PM

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Label:  ČT1 HD DVB (Czech Republic)

Region:  n/a
RCE protection:  n/a
Copyright protection system:  n/a

Disc type:  n/a

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:12:42.44

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i50
Aspect ratio:  1.30:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  3.29 / 10.14 / 22.78 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 448 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

Notes: 
This is a recording from ČT1 HD's digital satellite broadcast. Its purpose here is to provide a kind of reference for the DVD releases reviewed above & below.

Note this wasn't a native HD broadcast, but rather an upscaled version of ČT1's standard definition programme. AFAIK, from the good old Czechoslovak stuff, only the 1968/69 "CSI prequel" ;-) "Hříšní lidé města pražského" (the series, made for TV, but shot on 35 mm) had an HD transfer made (made, but not restored in any way - see here)...

*difference between channels is -102.75 dB (0.00 %)


Karel Zeman Museum (frame 283)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd February 2014, 11:30:52 PM

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Label:  Karel Zeman Museum (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 4.97 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:12:59.08

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.37:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.39 / 5.00 / 8.35 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech & English

Menus available in: Czech & English


Special features:
 

  • "Zrození filmové legendy" ("The Birth of a Film Legend," 4:57**)
  • "Legenda pokračuje" ("The Legend Continues," 3:17**)
  • "Životní příběh" ("His Life Story," 7 pages, in Czech & English)
  • Filmography (2 pages, in Czech & English)
  • "Karel Zeman Museum" (1:13)
  • "The Land of Moonlight (Clarinet Factory)" (4:42)
  • "Karel Zeman Museum (Clarinet Factory 5.1)" (8:08)

Notes: 
Where to start... Firstly, let's take only the three DVDs into consideration; then we can dismiss the Japanese edition outright for not respecting the OAR, and also the previous Czech release as I find it kind of... oversaturated. KZM appears to be the best of the bunch, doesn't it? If the Japanese DVD was not cropped however, I think I'd go with that instead - the Museum's new transfer, colour-corrected though it may be [or so I assume], looks rather dull...
     The extras are, similarly to "Karel Zeman Film Club" title #4, just a compilation of clips / text from the first 3 DVDs - it's a pity nothing pertaining to this particular film could be found.

*difference between channels is -78.20 dB (0.01 %)
**in Czech with optional Czech & English subtitles


Země pohádek (frame 262)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:11:03 AM

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Label:  Země pohádek (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.22 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:12:50.10

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.32:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.59 / 5.50 / 9.41 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • "Země pohádek" magazine promo (0:30, in Czech)
  • "Země pohádek" presents (3:05, in Czech)
  • DVD credits (7 pages, in Czech)

*difference between channels is -76.53 dB (0.01 %)

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