CV / Bonton (frame 2460)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Sunday 23rd January 2011, 08:59:32 PM

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Label:  CV / Bonton (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.05 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:37:15.04

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.33:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.82 / 2.83 / 4.04 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech for the hearing impaired

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Filmographies (in Czech)
    • Iva Janžurov (4 pages)
    • Josef Abrahm (3 pages)
    • Nina Divškov (2 pages)
    • Petr epek (3 pages)
    • Josef Somr (6 pages)
    • Ji Kodet (5 pages)
    • Juraj Herz (2 pages)
  • Photogallery (1:00, 20 movie stills)
  • Interviews (in Czech)
    • Iva Janžurov (3:50)
    • Nina Divškov (3:22)
    • Juraj Herz (3:52)
  • Other films available
    • For kids (8 pages)
    • Films & comedies (11 pages)
    • "Zlat kolekce eskch film" (12 pages, in Czech)
  • Trailers (in Czech)
    • "astnci zjezdu" (2:11)
    • "Doblba!" (2:00)
    • "Ješt žiji s vškem, plcakou a epic" (3:16)
    • "Indin a sestika" (1:00)
    • "Všechno nejlepš" (2:25)
    • "Maharal" (1:52)
  • DVD credits (8 pages, in Czech)

Notes: 
Not much improvement here, I'm afraid. In comparison with the Japanese release, the colours might be more lively, and the ugliest print damage gone (see e.g. frame 60898), but the transfer is overly dark (see e.g. frame 136406), and the inadequate bitrate - which I feel is the biggest problem - causes visible compression artefacts (see e.g. frame 13523). I see absolutely no reason for the data occupying only some 2/3 of the available space; the video stream itself being barely 2 GB! In the light of these facts, I think the - slightly faded - Japanese edition is the winner...

*difference between channels is -68.03 dB (0.04 %)


Second Run (frame 2388)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Sunday 23rd January 2011, 09:05:45 PM

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Label:  Second Run Ltd. (UK)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 6.65 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:37:17.00

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.33:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.16 / 7.99 / 9.13 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

  • Interview with director Juraj Herz
    (15:28, in Czech with - what seem to be forced - English subtitles)

  • 12-page booklet (in English)

Notes: 
Second Run sure let the bits loose on this one - the video stream here is like 5.5 GB as opposed to the measly 2 GB on the Czech release (they obviously come from the same source). The extra bits do really help the overall quality (see e.g. frame 13451); however, I still think the picture is too dark (frame 136334)...

*difference between channels is -54.81 dB (0.18 %)


Trash Mountain Video (frame 3065)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Sunday 23rd January 2011, 08:59:32 PM

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Label:  Trash Mountain Video (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.25 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:41:22.00

Video:  NTSC
Aspect ratio:  1.33:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.65 / 5.11 / 9.60 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Japanese

Menus available in: English & Japanese


Special features:
 

Photogallery (11 movie stills & VHS cover)
Trailers for "Harem" (2:36, in English), "The Shout" (2:54, in English),
"What Have You Done to Solange?" (3:03, in English),
"Vampyros lesbos" (2:25, in German) & "Carnal Violence" (3:05, in English)
4-page booklet (in Japanese)

Notes: The print occasionally displays severe damage.

Also available in "Cheko kaiki kottou gensou hako Vol.1 GOTH-BOX,"
together with "The Ninth Heart" & "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders."

*difference between channels is -44.93 dB (0.57 %)

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