Filmexport Home Video (frame 1075)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 03:22:41 AM

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Label:  Filmexport Home Video (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.30 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:24:41.01

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.28:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.24 / 5.67 / 8.35 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Czech for the deaf and hard of hearing
English

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Introduction by a film historian (14:14, in Czech)
  • Photogallery (2:04, 29 film stills)
  • Biographies & filmographies (in Czech)
    • Staff
      • Rovenský Josef - screenwriter, director (9 pages)
      • Snížek Jindřich - story (2 pages)
      • Reiter Jan - screenwriter (4 pages)
      • Stallich Jan - cinematographer (11 pages)
      • Dobeš Josef - composer (5 pages)
    • Cast
      • Beránková Jarmila (5 pages)
      • Deyl Rudolf, St. (7 pages)
      • Jalovec Václav (1 page)
      • Speerger Jan W. (18 pages)
      • Vojta Jaroslav (9 pages)
      • Vojtová Hermína (9 pages)
    + bibliography (2 pages, in Czech)
  • Contemporary documentation (1:43, in Czech)
  • Contemporary documentation on DVD-ROM
  • Festivals & awards (1 page, in Czech)
  • ČRo 1 - Radiožurnál ad (0:27, in Czech)
  • About the DVD
    • Filmexport Home Video (3 pages, in Czech)
    • National Film Archive (2 pages, in Czech & English)
  • "Zlatý fond" on DVD (132 pages, in Czech)
  • Other films available (22 pages, in Czech)

Notes: 
I don't have the Czech Feature Film "Bible" covering the period when this was shot (Vol. II, 1930 - 1945), so I cannot check what kind of sources exist for the film, but the one used here is in a pretty poor shape. While showing considerably less damage than e.g. the Finnish "Häidenvietto Karjalan runomailla" I reviewed recently, the overall picture quality (resolution) is much worse, <here be wild guesses>as if the source was some kind of a reduction print (16 mm?).</here be wild guesses>

To describe the audio, let me quote (with a slight adjustment) a line well known from the Criterion booklets: ...audio restoration tools were NOT used to reduce clicks, pops, hiss, and crackle. (c:

Overall - probably the weakest effort from FEX I've seen so far...

*difference between channels is -87.05 dB (0.00 %)

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