SFI & The Daily SME (frame 325)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:57:26 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 3.59 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:24:58.16

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.16 / 5.50 / 7.10 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)
    • Martin Ťapák
    • Jozef Kroner
    • Milan Lasica
    • Július Satinský
    • Milan Čorba
  • Press coverage (2 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:


"Pacho..." was already released by SFI a few years ago, meaning this is the 2nd DVD edition of the film. I've read comments on the Internet saying that the transfer had been improved significantly, however, as I'm still waiting for the older disc to arrive, I cannot confirm that at this point (update: got it! Now, you can compare the two editions yourself). Nevertheless, improved or not, it seems something went amiss in the course of the production, as you can see in the following example (observe the sword in the catchpole's hand):

SFI & The Daily SME (frame 12837 / 12838 / 12839 / 12840 / 12841 / 12842)
Slovak Film Institute (frame 12842 / 12843 / 12844 / 12845 / 12846 / 12847)

SFI & The Daily SME (frame 12837)




And in these other two, where, for a brief period of time, the transfer becomes interlaced:

SFI & The Daily SME (frame 16565 / 16566 | 126743 / 126744)
Slovak Film Institute (frame 16566 / 16567 | 126686 / 126687)

SFI & The Daily SME (frame 16565)




*difference between channels is -41.89 dB (0.80 %)


Slovak Film Institute (frame 329)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 02:57:28 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 4.54 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:24:58.09

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.43 / 5.00 / 7.13 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak, English, Polish, Russian, German,
Hungarian, French & Spanish

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • "Trate života Jozefa Kronera," a documentary by Fero Fenič
    ("Routes in the Life of Jozef Kroner," 28:50**)
  • "Martin Ťapák & Karol Čálik about Pacho" (3:55**)
  • Profiles (in Slovak & English)
    • Martin Ťapák (15, resp. 16 pages)
    • Jozef Kroner (13 pages)
  • Awards & interesting facts (2 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Reviews in the press (3 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Poster from the film (1 page)

  • 4-page booklet (in Slovak & English)

Notes: 
The picture may be zoomed in, colours washed out, shadows fused together (see e.g. frame 85383), edge enhancement abundant, and there may not be any sharpness to speak of, but on the other hand... Sorry, I can't think of anything... (c:

(Well, there ARE the extras; I'd say if you've already got this edition, do not throw it away, but ensure you get the re-release as well - it's worth the double-dip!)

*it's actually mono, but phase-shifted by approx. 1.25 ms
**in Slovak with optional Slovak & English subtitles

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