CÈV / Bonton (frame 809)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 03:43:20 AM

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Label:  CÈV / Bonton (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.20 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:30:25.11

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.51:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.16 / 5.00 / 9.13 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
Czech Dolby Digital 5.1 / 448 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Filmographies (in Czech)
    • Rudolf Hrušínský (5 pages)
    • Vlastimil Brodský (5 pages)
    • Václav Neckáø (2 pages)
    • Jitka Zelenohorská (4 pages)
    • Jaroslav Satoranský (3 pages)
    • Jiøí Menzel (4 pages)
  • Photogallery (1:24, 21 movie stills)
  • Interviews (in Czech)
    • Jiøí Menzel (5:39)
    • František Øehák (2:42)
    • Naïa Urbánková (3:06)
    • Zdenìk Svìrák (1:00)
  • Other films available (in Czech)
    • Animated (28 pages)
    • For kids (7 pages)
    • Films & comedies (32 pages)
    • "Zlatá kolekce èeských filmù" (37 pages)
  • DVD credits (7 pages, in Czech)

Notes: 
GREAT FILM! Banned & locked up for 30 years, the print is nothing to write home about (see the examples that follow), but it's the film itself that matters here. Not sure its "message" will be apparent to everybody though. The "tension" - as one of the interviewees says - has gone, and the whole thing seems to be amusingly harmless after all those years. "So why was it banned?" you may ask. Well, it showed the truth...

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CÈV / Bonton (frame 53444)



Still, there's one more issue I'd like to point out - it seems an encoding problem appears between frames 18537 - 18558 (the following is a JavaScript animation):


*difference between channels is -74.56 dB (0.02 %)


Second Run (frame 835)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Friday 25th March 2011, 10:12:49 PM

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Label:  Second Run Ltd. (UK)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  CSS / CPPM

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 5.34 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:30:28.00

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.77:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  4.47 / 6.84 / 9.17 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

  • "Jiøí Menzel: 7 Questions" (9:33, in Czech with optional English subtitles)

  • 16-page booklet (in English)

Notes: 
Similarly to Dark Sky Films' "The Cremator" DVD (and for all I know Second Run's too), this seems to have been "reformatted" to 16:9 from the same master Bonton used years ago for their non-anamorphic release (identical print damage, etc.). Fortunately, the end result here is at least no worse than the original (unlike the aforementioned "The Cremator"). [In the gallery below, Second Run screencaps are at their native 576i (to use the "modern" terminology) resolution, while Bonton's were "upscaled" (x 1.368) to match the horizontal size of the former.] I won't dig into the heavy cropping complained about by some on the Internet, as the film's director and cinematographer, Jiøí Menzel and Jaromír Šofr, were involved in all this, and who am I to question their decisions? (c: Speaking of Mr Menzel, his self-made featurette commissioned specifically for this release is very entertaining, and might be THE reason for double-dipping on this title for those who already own the older Czech edition. (That and the booklet, which I found quite an interesting read.) The choice is yours...

*difference between channels is -45.13 dB (0.55 %)

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