ČT1 HD DVB (frame 276)

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Last modified on Monday 13th June 2011, 10:43:06 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):  1:35:15.34

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i50
Aspect ratio:  2.35:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  3.57 / 10.13 / 16.75 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 release reviewed below.

To see the screenshots in glorious Full HD 1080, click here.

*difference between channels is -97.49 dB (0.00 %)


Filmexport Home Video (frame 258)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 13th June 2011, 11:04:38 PM

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Label:  Filmexport Home Video (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 6.84 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:35:21.24

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  Varies from 2.473 to 2.456:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  4.19 / 6.50 / 8.47 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
English** Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech for the deaf and hard of hearing
English

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Introduction by a film historian (4:20, in Czech)
  • Photogallery (4:25, 53 film stills)
  • Biographies & filmographies (in Czech)
    • Cast
      • Karel Fiala (4 pages)
      • Květa Fialová (8 pages)
      • Miloš Kopecký (16 pages)
      • Rudolf Deyl ml. (12 pages)
      • Olga Schoberová (4 pages)
      • Josef Hlinomaz (14 pages)
      • Bohouš Záhorský (12 pages)
      • Waldemar Matuška (5 pages)
      • Karel Effa (8 pages)
    • Staff
      • Oldřich Lipský - director, screenwriter (16 pages)
      • Jiří Brdečka - screenwriter (11 pages)
      • Vladimír Novotný - cinematographer (15 pages)
      • Jan Rychlík - composer (6 pages)
      • Vlastimil Hála - composer (5 pages)
  • Interviews (in Czech)
    • Karel Fiala (5:41)
    • Květa Fialová (4:34)
    • Tereza Brdečková (3:46)
    • Dalibor Lipský (3:39)
    • Waldemar Matuška (3:32)
    • Jaroslav Tomsa (1:59)
    • Zdeněk Srstka (3:13)
  • Festivals & awards (4 pages, in Czech)
  • Songs from the film (in Czech)
    • "Sou fár tu jú aj mej" ("So Far To You I May," 0:52)
    • "Když v baru houstne dým" ("As the Smoke Thickens in the Bar," 1:26)
    • "Arizona" (1:19)
    • "Whisky, to je moje gusto" ("Whisky, That's the Stuff, I Say," 3:05)
    • "Můj bóže, můj bóže" ("Oh, Ye Gods," 1:35)
    • "Horácova polka" ("Horác's Polka," 1:18)
    • "Horácův pohřební blues" ("Horác's Funeral Blues," 3:11)
    • "Balada Mexico Kida" ("Mexico Kid's Ballad," 2:28)
  • The songs' musical notations (in Czech)
    • "Sou fár tu jú aj mej" (3 pages)
    • "Když v baru houstne dým" (4 pages)
    • "Arizona" (1 pages)
    • "Whisky, to je moje gusto" (7 pages)
    • "Můj bóže, můj bóže" (8 pages)
    • "Horácův pohřební blues" (6 pages)
    • "Balada Mexico Kida" (5 pages)
  • Trailer (2:13, in Czech)
  • Promotional material (2:05)
  • About the DVD (in Czech)
    • Filmexport Home Video (1 page)
    • Euro Digital Center (3 pages)
    • GZ Digital Media (1 page)
    • ACE (4 pages, in Czech & English)
    • DVD production credits (1 page)
  • "Zlatý fond" on DVD (8 pages, in Czech)

Notes: 
Hehe, found a bunch of these in VIDEO_TS.VOB:


Didn't "investigate" though if they're accessible via some hidden button from the menus - like an Easter egg, I mean... ;-)

Anyway, RE the HD broadcast version - not considering the poor, bit-starved encode, nor the heavy cropping, the one thing I find interesting is the (at times significant) difference in colour timing; I can't possibly tell if the newer HD "scan" preserves the intended look and the who-knows-how-old master used for the 2002 DVD release is simply oversaturated, or if it's the complete opposite. However, being familiar with the DVD (can't honestly recall how this looked on the telly before the DVD appeared - never seen it on the big screen), I can't really say I like the "new" look...

*difference between channels is -46.08 dB (0.50 %),
resp. -50.51 dB (0.30 %)
**the scenes that were never dubbed into English
have been left in Czech with optional English subtitles


FEX / Blu-ray (frame 277)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Friday 08th April 2016, 11:29:21 PM

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Label:  Filmexport Home Video (Czech Republic)

Region:  A, B & C (?)
RCE protection:  n/a
Copyright protection system:  AACS

Disc type:  BD25 (the data occupy 21.63 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:39:16.17

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001
Aspect ratio:  2.50:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 22.99 / 43.65 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono* / 2,039 kbps

Subtitles: Czech for the deaf and hard of hearing
English

Menus available in: Czech & English


Special features:
 

  • International version of the film with the original English dubbing (1:21:53.04, in English**)
  • US opening title sequence (2:05, in English)


  • Scenes cut from the version for English-speaking territories (16:32, in Czech)***
  • About
    • Filmexport Home Video (1 page, in Czech & English)
    • National Film Archive (1 page, in Czech & English)
    • "Zlatý fond" (6 pages, in Czech)***

(All extras are MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001, DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0.)

Notes: 
The English menus / choosing the English dubbing default to the international version of the film.

Unlike Czech Television's broadcast, the Blu-ray resembles the older DVD quite closely - if it wasn't for the slight difference in geometry (observe the vertical lines in the shot of Tornado Lou on the stairs), I'd assume they both came from the same master.
     On the other hand, identical print damage (see e.g. the glowing spot in capture #4, or the horizontal scratch in #7 - not present in the broadcast version) points to at least the source film element being the same.

The 2 versions of the film are presented via seamless branching, the shorter one having the horrid VHS quality US opening title sequence tacked on at the beginning & similarly dismal looking end credits (0:14) at the... end. ;-)

To see the screenshots in glorious Full HD 1080, click here.

*difference between channels is -125.55 dB (0.00 %)
**with the same subtitle tracks as the main feature
***only accessible from the Czech menus

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