Neo Publishing (frame 468)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd March 2014, 09:53:50 PM

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Label:  Neo Publishing (France)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (however, the data occupy only 4.47 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:28:18.15

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  2.32:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.24 / 5.93 / 9.09 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

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

Subtitles: French (forced on the Italian soundtrack)

Menus available in: French


Special features:
 

  • Staff & cast (2 pages)
  • Biographies & filmographies (in French)
    • Umberto Lenzi (13 pages)
    • Antonio Sabato (5 pages)
    • Uschi Glass (10 pages)
    • Pier Paolo Capponi (7 pages)
    • Rossella Falk (3 pages)
  • Photogallery (20 pages)

*difference between channels is -85.05 dB (0.01 %),
resp. -45.34 dB (0.54 %)


Universum Film / German version (frame 7977)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd March 2014, 10:56:06 PM

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Label:  Universum Film GmbH (Germany)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.80 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:24:19.02

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  2.33:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.20 / 5.30 / 9.53 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: German for the hearing impaired

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

  • The English version of the film (see below)
  • Trailers (17:43, in German)

  • 4-page leaflet (in German)

Notes: Also available in "Edgar Wallace Edition 8," together with:

  • "Der Mann mit dem Glasauge,"
  • "Das Gesicht im Dunkeln,"
  • "Die Tote aus der Themse,"
  • "Das Geheimnis der grŁnen Stecknadel,"

28-page booklet (in German) & A4-sized poster.

Arrggh, ain't it bloody typical - the only version** that does NOT look like crap is this heavily cut "deutsche Fassung;" knowing how strict German censorship was (is), I'm not at all surprised that stuff like the following simply had to go:

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Universum Film / English version (frame 6718 | 106621)

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And I'd even understand the excision of incomprehensible (to a German viewer) "spinning newspaper" shots:

Neo Publishing | Universum Film / English version

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But getting rid of perfectly good scenes with the "knusprige" Uschi Glass...

That's. Just. Sick! :-D

Neo Publishing | Universum Film / English version

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*difference between channels is -95.47 dB (0.00 %)
**of the ones I've got - there are at least 2 more available


Universum Film / English version (frame 487)

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Last modified on Monday 03rd March 2014, 09:53:50 PM

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Label:  Universum Film GmbH (Germany)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.80 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:32:22.15

Video:  PAL (fieldblended from NTSC source)
Aspect ratio:  2.27:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.78 / 5.34 / 10.00 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: German for the hearing impaired
English

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

None

*difference between channels is -97.89 dB (0.00 %)

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