Les Films du Paradoxe (frame 2386)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:15:25 AM

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Label:  Les Films du Paradoxe (France)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 2.90 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  52:50.07

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.31:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  6.78 / 7.44 / 8.19 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: French (burnt-in)

Menus available in: French


Special features:
 

"Jiri Barta" (text notes, 2 pages, in French)

12-page booklet (in French)

Notes: 
In this version, at the beginning of the film, there's a short narration (in German with burnt-in French subtitles), introducing the story. Characters in the film, however, speak in a made-up nonsense language.

*difference between channels is -70.18 dB (0.03 %)


Image Forum Video (frame 3117)

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Label:  Image Forum Video (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.22 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  55:07.29

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.59 / 4.59 / 10.00 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: Japanese


Special features:
 

None

Notes: Only available on "Jiří Barta: The Labyrinth of Darkness & Light" DVD,
together with:

  • "Autoportrét" ("Self-portrait")
  • "Klub odložených" ("The Club of the Laid Off")
  • "Poslední lup" ("The Last Theft")
  • "Zaniklý svět rukavic" ("The Vanished World of Gloves")

*difference between channels is -59.94 dB (0.10 %)


Kino International (frame 2860)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:15:26 AM

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Label:  Kino International (USA)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.45 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  52:45.29

Video:  NTSC
Aspect ratio:  1.29:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  3.80 / 5.01 / 8.39 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

None

Notes: 
Now this is a nice surprise indeed! After all those ugly fieldblended transfers of Jan Švankmajer's short films (reviewed here, and here), Kino finally made a transfer that's not a pain to watch. Albeit it runs with PAL speed-up (compare the playback time with the French version), it uses a complex combination of different pull-down patterns to get from 25 to 29.97 fps.

"OK, so the transfer is progressive," you say, "but what about the quality?" Well, you decide! ;-) And remember:

ALWAYS PAY OFF YOUR LOCAL FRIENDLY** RAT-CATCHER!


Only available on "Jiri Barta: Labyrinth of Darkness" DVD,
together with:

  • "Balada o zeleném dřevu" ("A Ballad About Green Wood")
  • "Diskjockey" ("Disc Jockey")
  • "Hádanky za bonbón" ("Riddles for a Candy")
  • "Klub odložených" ("The Club of the Laid Off")
  • "Poslední lup" ("The Last Theft")
  • "Projekt" ("The Design")
  • "Zaniklý svět rukavic" ("The Vanished World of Gloves")

*difference between channels is -50.85 dB (0.29 %)
**if you want him to stay that way ;-)


Levné knihy KMa (frame 2390)

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Label:  Levné knihy KMa (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.31 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  52:49.12

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.98 / 5.50 / 8.31 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

Interview with Jiří Barta (0:54, in Czech)

Notes: Only available on "3x Jiří Barta" DVD, together with:

  • "Diskjockey" ("Disc Jockey")
  • "Zaniklý svět rukavic" ("The Vanished World of Gloves")

*difference between channels is -77.15 dB (0.01 %)

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