Kinowelt / German version (frame 9426)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 03:21:49 AM

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Label:  Kinowelt Home Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

Region:  2 & 8
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.69 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:25:27.10

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.34:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.74 / 5.64 / 8.47 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

  • The English version of the film in colour (see below)
  • Trailers (in German)
    • "Das Rštsel des silbernen Dreieck" (3:10)
    • "Der Ršcher" (2:44)
  • Photogallery (2:22, 34 movie stills & 3 posters)
  • Biographies (in German)
    • Klaus Kinski (7 pages)
    • Heinz Drache (2 pages)
  • DVD-ROM feature
    • Production notes (PDF, 3 pages, in German)

Notes: 
This is a case similar to Kinowelt's "Der Ršcher," where the main feature is also presented in more-or-less full-frame ratio, while the trailer is widescreen. Moreover, here we're given the English version of the film (in colour AND widescreen) as an extra, and its framing actually matches that of the trailer:

German version (frame 32212 | 45129 | 69326 | 98575 | 106289 | 116906 | 122345)
Trailer (frame 1879 | 3929 | 4374 | 1 | 2636 | 942 | 3171)
English version (frame 35879 | 50172 | 73956 | 94894 | 102752 | 112509 | 117491)

German version (frame 32212)





My conclusion - the German version's framing is not correct. On top of that, it's got encoding problems too (mind you, the English version is even worse off):

German version (frame 8334 / 8335 | 106046)
English version (frame 9351 / 9352 | 102499)

German version (frame 8334)




What else is there to be said? It'd have been a great package, if at least the English version had a proper PAL transfer. That + having the (longer - see the examples of additional footage below) German version in widescreen would have been superb! Unfortunately, Kinowelt fails to deliver either...

59085 | 96725

Kinowelt / German version (frame 59085)



*difference between channels is -75.56 dB (0.02 %)


Kinowelt / English version (frame 10487)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 03:21:49 AM

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Label:  Kinowelt Home Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

Region:  2 & 8
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.69 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:22:23.10

Video:  PAL (fieldblended from NTSC source)
Aspect ratio:  1.64:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.74 / 5.66 / 8.98 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: German

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

None

*difference between channels is -60.48 dB (0.09 %)

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