Bildstörung / Blu-ray (frame 474)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd December 2012, 11:28:44 PM

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Label:  Bildstörung (Germany)

Region:  A, B & C (?)
RCE protection:  n/a
Copyright protection system:  AACS

Disc type:  BD25 (the data occupy 23.22 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:16:01.00

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001
Aspect ratio:  1.33:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 32.99 / 57.65 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

German DTS-HD Master Audio* 1.0 / 895 kbps
Czech DTS-HD Master Audio* 1.0 / 912 kbps

Subtitles: German

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

Disc 1
  • Commentary by Peter Hames & Daniel Bird (in English**)
  • "Naughty Young People: Chytilova, Kucera, Krumbachova,"
    a documentary about the collaboration of director Věra Chytilová,
    cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera and writer, art director and costume designer Ester Krumbachová;
    featuring interviews with Věra Chytilová, Šárka Hejnová, Jan Klusák, Jaromír Šofr and Andy Votel
    (26:38, MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001, in English & Czech** LPCM 2.0 / 1,536 kbps)

Disc 2 (Audio CD), exclusive to the Limited Edition (300 copies)
  • Soundtrack (34:36, 19 tracks)

  • 24-page booklet (in German)

Notes: 
Not much of a contest here - the HD master (colour-corrected and encoded for Blu-ray by none other than David Mackenzie - if you saw any of Mondo Vision's stellar Żuławski releases, you know what I'm talking about) Bildstörung acquired for their take on "Daisies" is simply a pleasure to behold. Extras-wise, the highly informative docu (incorporating clips from the film in a very creative / playful way) and the commentary track + the fairly thick booklet (with essays by Martin Gobbin and Daniel Bird) blow the combined effort of the competitors out of the water! The only downside is that you need to understand German to get the most out of this excellent package (or at least ;-) Czech and English, losing the booklet).

To see the screenshots in glorious Full HD 1080, click here.

*it says "LPCM" on the cover, but it's a mistake
**subtitled in German


CČV / Bonton (frame 311)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 13th January 2014, 10:24:37 PM

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Label:  CČV / Bonton (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 4.78 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:12:52.11

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.39 / 7.30 / 9.29 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Photogallery (2:12, 25 movie stills)
  • Filmographies (in Czech)
    • Věra Chytilová (2 pages)
    • Jitka Cerhová (1 page)
    • Ivana Karbanová (1 page)
    • Julius Albert (1 page)
    • Jan Klusák (2 pages)
  • Interviews (in Czech)
    • Věra Chytilová (8:54)
    • Jan Klusák (3:05)
  • "On Location" (4:02, silent)
  • DVD credits (7 pages, in Czech)

Notes: 
Although showing a smidgen less picture at the top & at the bottom of the frame, this seems to come from the same master as the Spanish edition. However, Bonton obviously tried to improve on the PQ by running the master through a dirt, debris & scratches removal tool, which would have been a good thing, if it had been done properly. Now, some scenes were "fixed" alright (see e.g. frames 19960 & 43598), in others though, new artifacts were created (see e.g. the apples at the bottom of the frame 7543). Given the above, I still think Intermedio is the winner here with the less-processed look...

*difference between channels is -82.36 dB (0.01 %)


Eclipse / Criterion Collection (frame 768)

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Last modified on Tuesday 17th May 2016, 09:04:30 PM

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Label:  Eclipse / Criterion Collection (USA)

Region:  1
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.71 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:16:16.05

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.20 / 6.79 / 9.68 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 1.0 / 384 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

4-page booklet (in English)

Notes: "Daisies" share the disc with "A Report on the Party and Guests;"
only available in "Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave" 4-disc set,
together with:



Facets Video (frame 367)

Reviewed by standa.e

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 03:28:01 AM

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Label:  Facets Video (USA)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.99 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:12:49.10

Video:  NTSC (fieldblended from PAL source)
Aspect ratio:  1.32:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  6.35 / 7.51 / 8.58 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 / 192 kbps

Subtitles: English (burnt-in)

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

Chytilová's bio (15 pages) & filmography (4 pages, in English)
"Speech to the Czech National Assembly Condemning Daisies" (4 pages, in English)
"Chytilová's Letter to Czech President Gustáv Husák" (15 pages, in English)


Image Forum Video (frame 613)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 03:28:01 AM

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Label:  Image Forum Video (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.16 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:16:02.00

Video:  NTSC
Aspect ratio:  1.30:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.29 / 7.50 / 10.00 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Japanese (burnt-in)

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

*difference between channels is -36.62 dB (1.47 %)


Intermedio (frame 562)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd December 2012, 11:22:08 PM

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Label:  Intermedio (Spain)

Region:  2
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  None

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 6.85 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:13:07.14

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  4.39 / 6.01 / 9.45 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Spanish

Menus available in: Spanish


Special features:
 

  • "Speech to the Czech National Assembly Condemning Daisies"
    (4 pages, in Spanish)
  • "Chytilová's Letter to Czech President Gustáv Husák"
    (11 pages, in Spanish)
  • Cast & crew (3 pages, in Spanish)
  • Chytilová's bio & filmography (12 pages, in Spanish)
  • Bibliography (16 pages, in Spanish)
  • Other films & collections available
    • "Colección La Primavera de Praga" (2 pages)
      • "Konkurs" (2:53**)
      • "Obchod na korze" (3:30, in Slovak with burnt-in Spanish subtitles)
      • "Intimní osvětlení" (3:13**)
      • "Skřivánci na niti" (2:48**)
      • "Vesničko má středisková" (3:24**)
    • "Colección Jacques Rivette" (2 pages)
    • "Colección Theo Angelopoulos" (1 page)
    • "Colección Aleksandr Sokurov" (1 page)
    • Other films (1 page)
    • DVD credits (0:23, in Spanish)

  • 6-page booklet (in Spanish)

Notes: 
At this point, the Spanish "Daisies" are the best looking... um, "Daisies" ;-) in existence - it's as simple as that. In comparison with the other 2 versions available, the sharpness is a good deal better, and the colours more saturated (in some cases, however, it's the other way around - see e.g. the very first triplet of frames below; the Japanese one is practically black & white, the Spanish one sort of brownish, while Facets are... sort of blueish ;-)). Framing differs a little, showing more-or-less picture here & there... (c: I'd say if you're able to follow spoken Czech / written Spanish, this is the way to go!

*difference between channels is -33.67 dB (2.07 %)
**in Czech with burnt-in Spanish subtitles

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