ICESTORM / NTSC (snímek 390)

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Naposled změněno dne 11.3.2010, 03:40:23

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Vydavatel:  ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
RCE ochrana:  No
Systém ochrany dat:  CSS / CPPM

Typ disku:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.79 GB)

Délka (hh:mm:ss.snímky):  1:29:42.01

Video:  NTSC (fieldblended from PAL source)
Formát obrazu:  2.34:1 non-anamorphic*


Datový tok (min / průměr / max):  0.39 / 5.00 / 9.06 Mbps

Datový tok (min / průměr / max)

Zvuk:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono** / 192 kbps

Titulky: English

Jazyky menu: English & German


Bonusy:
 

  • Essay "Socialists in Outer Space" (6 pages***)
  • Biography & filmography
    • Kurt Maetzig (5 pages***)
    • Set designer Alfred Hirschmeier (4 pages***)
    • Special effects artist Ernst Kunstmann (4 pages***)
  • Gallery of set design (8 pages)
  • Newsreels (in German****)
    • "British Filmmakers Visit DEFA" (1:26)
    • "A Rocket in the Soviet Zone" (0:37)
  • East German sci-fi trailers (in German****)
    • "Der schweigende Stern" (3:15)
    • "Eolomea" (2:34)
    • "Im Staub der Sterne" (2:57)
  • DVD credits
    • First Run Features (1 page, in English)
    • ICESTORM Entertainment (2 pages, in German)
    • PROGRESS Film-Verleih (2 pages, in German)
    • Filmmuseum Potsdam (2 pages***)
    • DEFA-Stiftung (1, resp. 2 pages***)

Poznámky: Only available in "Science Fiction Special-Edition" 4-disc set,
together with "Eolomea," "Im Staub der Sterne,"
CD: "Im Staub der Sterne, Eolomea - die Filmmusik"
& 8-page booklet (in German).

This was probably converted from an older PAL release. I picked screenshots with no or very little movement in order to minimise quality loss, just to show what the film might have looked like if treated properly. However, most of the time it looks like this:

ICESTORM / NTSC (frame 30279)

For comparison, here's the corresponding frame from the original PAL edition (reviewed below):

ICESTORM / PAL (frame 25250)

People keep asking me to include some personal comments in the reviews, but I've got my reasons for not doing so. In this case, however, I'll make an exception - here's what I think about this DVD (set), and what I've sent to ICESTORM in an e-mail:

Hello!
I had ordered "Science Fiction Special-Edition" from Amazon.de, and it arrived yesterday, but when I saw the contents, it really pissed me off! I ordered this SE only because it was supposed to have 16:9 transfer, but all 3 films are definitely NON-anamorphic, and what's more, the PAL/NTSC conversion is a mess! Why is a German (PAL country) DVD encoded in NTSC format at all? And it looks like the people at EUROTAPE Media Services Berlin or Cine Magnetics Digital and Video Laboratories NY are a bunch of idiots - don't they know how to do a proper PAL/NTSC conversion (also known as 3:2 pull-down)? Do you have any idea how this field-blended sh*t looks like on a progressive flat screen? Sorry for the harsh words, but I just can't believe that in 2006, when the HD-DVD is only a few weeks away, somebody dares to release widescreen films with non-anamorphic, and not properly converted video. :-(
Some Special-Edition...
Yours sincerely,
Peter

*it says "16:9" on the cover, but it's a mistake
**difference between channels is -43.46 dB (0.67 %)
***in English & German
****with optional English subtitles


ICESTORM / PAL (snímek 326)

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Naposled změněno dne 11.3.2010, 03:40:26

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Vydavatel:  ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH (Německo)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 a 8
RCE ochrana:  není
Systém ochrany dat:  žádný

Typ disku:  DVD5 (data zabírají 3,79 GB)

Délka (hh:mm:ss.snímky):  1:29:46.02

Video:  PAL
Formát obrazu:  2,39:1 (neanamorfní)


Datový tok (min / průměr / max):  1,57 / 4,63 / 5,61 Mb/s

Datový tok (min / průměr / max)

Zvuk:
 

německy (Dolby Digital, 2.0 mono, 192 kb/s)

Titulky: žádné

Jazyky menu: německy


Bonusy:
 

Upoutávka na filmy z nabídky DEFA (11:27, německy)
Upoutávka na východoněmecké westerny (2:07, anglicky)
Životopis Kurta Maetziga (3 strany)
Filmografie Kurta Maetziga (3 strany)

Poznámky: 
Pokud se dostanete do podmenu, může být návrat do hlavního menu jinak, než novým načtením celého disku, velmi problematický.


Noshame Films (snímek 362)

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Naposled změněno dne 11.3.2010, 03:40:26

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Vydavatel:  Noshame Films (Italy)

Region:  2
RCE ochrana:  No
Systém ochrany dat:  CSS / CPPM

Typ disku:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.06 GB)

Délka (hh:mm:ss.snímky):  1:29:50.15

Video:  PAL
Formát obrazu:  2.39:1 anamorphic


Datový tok (min / průměr / max):  1.22 / 7.03 / 8.70 Mbps

Datový tok (min / průměr / max)

Zvuk:
 

Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps
German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Titulky: Italian & English

Jazyky menu: Italian


Bonusy:
 

  • Original trailer (3:09**)
  • US trailer (1:37, in English with optional Italian subtitles)
  • Newsreels
    • "British Filmmakers Visit DEFA" (1:27**)
    • "A Rocket in the Soviet Zone" (0:38**)
  • Alternative ending of the Italian version (2:05, in Italian)
  • Italian opening credits
    • Edition "Sojux 111 - Terrore su Venere" (2:16)
    • Edition "Il pianeta morto" (0:29)
  • "Segnali di vita dal pianeta morto," an interview with Luigi Cozzi (13:45, in Italian)
  • Gallery
    • Books (1:56)
    • Posters (1:20)
    • Artwork (0:50)
    • Photos (1:00)
    • DVD & VHS (1:25)
    • Merchandising (0:42)
    • "Eolomea" (0:24)
    • "Im Staub der Sterne" (0:24)
  • DVD credits (1 page, in Italian)

Poznámky: Only available in "Stelle rosse: La fantascienza della Germania dell'Est" 3-disc set,
together with "Eolomea," "Im Staub der Sterne"
& 16-page booklet (in Italian).

When I stumbled upon this set a few days ago, I thought: "Finally, somebody released these science-fiction flicks in anamorphic widescreen!" Sadly, "anamorphic" does not necessarily mean "better quality." It might not be apparent in the comparison at the bottom of this page, but it seems that Noshame just took the ICESTORM's non-anamorphic master, and converted (upscaled) it to anamorphic, resulting in very poor definition, and visible lack of sharpness, as you can see in the direct comparison below. What a shame, Noshame!

ICESTORM / Noshame Films
26097 / 26136 | 31801 / 31840 | 40121 / 40160 | 41866 / 41905 | 51690 / 51729 | 77571 / 77610
81992 / 82031 | 98273 / 98312 | 110000 / 110039 | 111198 / 111237 | 127833 / 127872

ICESTORM / PAL (frame 26097)





*difference between channels is -74.04 dB (0.02 %),
resp. -40.46 dB (0.95 %)
**in German with optional Italian & English subtitles

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