Slovak Film Institute (frame 1992)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:18:26 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 5.08 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:17:07.07

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.08 / 4.29 / 7.13 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak, English, German & French

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • Short films
    • "Svatá Jana" ("Saint Jane," 7:17, in Czech**)
    • "Vierunddreissig Tage absoluter Ruhe"
      ("34 Days of Absolute Peace," 17:19, music only***)
    • "Předpověď: Nula" ("Forecast: Zero," 48:22, in Czech**)
  • About "Wild Lilies" (5 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Press reviews (3 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Profiles (in Slovak & English)
    • Elo Havetta (3 pages)
    • Vincent Šikula (2, resp. 3 pages)
    • Dodo Šimončič (2 pages)
    • Zdeněk Liška (2, resp. 3 pages)
    • Alfréd Benčič (2 pages)
  • Before & after restoration (0:56)
  • Photogallery (24 pages)

Notes: Only available in SFI's "Elo Havetta Collection" 2-disc set,
together with "Celebration in the Botanical Garden."

I'd like to point out a strange thing I found while watching the film. Take a look at the examples below, and note that the face, and the hands of the monk in the picture in the left, the hands of one of the men in the picture in the middle, and the boy's hand in the last picture seem to be transparent! This might have been caused by the colour filters used in the film, but I suspect it could be a side-effect of the restoration process. If anyone knows the real cause of this phenomenon, I'd be grateful for his / her ;-) help in clarifying this issue.

Slovak Film Institute (frame 48328 | 65000 | 98183)
SFI & The Daily SME (frame 48375 | 65047 | 98232)
STV 2 DVB (frame 48233 | 64836 | 98011)

Slovak Film Institute (frame 48328)





*difference between channels is -62.75 dB (0.07 %)
**with optional Czech & English subtitles
***with optional Slovak & English subtitles
for on-screen text in German


SFI & The Daily SME (frame 2035)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:18:29 AM

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Label:  SFI & The Daily SME (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.32 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:17:10.01

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.35:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.16 / 5.50 / 7.33 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak & English

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • About the movie (2 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Biographies (2 pages each, in Slovak & English)
    • Elo Havetta
    • Vincent Šikula
    • Jozef [Dodo] Šimončič
  • Press coverage (3 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Photogallery (8 movie stills)

  • 16-page booklet (in Slovak)

Notes: This film is a part of the "Slovak Cinema of the 70's" DVD edition
(released by SFI & The Daily SME), which also includes:


WOW! This really caught me unawares - I was expecting the transfer to be identical with SFI's 2006 release (reviewed above), but whoa - this seems like a completely different film! The sharpness - previously non-existent - is simply magnificent here, and we see a good deal more picture on all four sides, however - and I'm afraid this might count against the new disc - the colouring is all but gone! As I've never seen "Wild Lilies" theatrically, I cannot vouch for one version or the other, but considering that even the crappy TV broadcast below shows some kind of colour tinting, I'd say the old one is more truthful to the original.

Extras-wise, there's no need to engage my brain, and the Freaxcar ;-) goes to SFI's 2006 release for Havetta's short films...

*difference between channels is -40.98 dB (0.89 %)


STV 2 DVB (frame 1928)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:18:29 AM

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Label:  STV 2 DVB (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  n/a

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:16:58.11

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  3.33 / 3.90 / 5.80 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak MPEG-1 Layer 2 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

Notes: This is a recording from STV 2's digital satellite broadcast.
Its purpose here is to provide a kind of reference for
the two SFI's DVD releases reviewed above.

*difference between channels is -47.53 dB (0.42 %)

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