SFI & The Daily SME (frame 576)

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Last modified on Thursday 21st January 2016, 10:10:36 PM

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Label:  SFI & The Daily SME (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 3.74 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:29:58.00

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.36:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.24 / 5.01 / 7.06 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak & English

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • Newsreel (8:21, in Czech & Slovak**)
  • About the movie (3 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Press coverage (3 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Biographies (2 pages each, in Slovak & English)
    • Štefan Uher
    • Alfonz Bednár
    • Stanislav Szomolányi
    • Ilja Zeljenka
  • Photogallery (8 movie stills)

  • 16-page booklet (in Slovak)

Notes: This film is a part of the "Slovak Cinema of the 60's" DVD edition
(released by SFI & The Daily SME), which also includes:


Finally, "The Sun in a Net" on DVD! All the incoherent memories from my childhood, when I first saw the film on the telly, coming together (no, I'm not nearly old enough to have seen it in a cinema all those years ago). They say this film started the Czechoslovak New Wave. True or not, one can tell right from the opening title sequence it's different. Certainly not the average piece of cinema, not even in the terms of the 60's cinema. The images... wonderful! The score... I just wish I could show you some "shots" of the music & sounds used in the film... Anyway, do not take my word for it - you gotta see this for yourself. The DVD is just 3 EUR something, so not buying it is a crime. And crime's bad, m'kay? (c:

*difference between channels is -75.07 dB (0.02 %)
**subtitled in Slovak & English


Slovak Film Institute / Blu-ray (frame 626)

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Last modified on Wednesday 17th August 2016, 10:35:54 PM

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Label:  Slovak Film Institute (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  BD25 (the data occupy 20.71 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:33:50.00

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 27.99 / 50.24 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Slovak DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono* / 1,638 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish & Russian

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • Photogallery (8 movie stills)

  • 16-page booklet (in Slovak & English)

Notes: Only available in the "Slovak Film 01" 5-disc set,
together with:



Unlike "The Boxer and Death," which didn't seem like such a revelation to me, this is a significant upgrade from the DVD - the improved clarity / detail is readily apparent even in the downscaled screenshots. (The DVD now looks contrast-boosted a little too.)

A minor quibble, but - doing QC for a living - it always pains me to see this; there's an obvious encoding error in the 44-second menu loop:


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

*difference between channels is -Inf. dB (0.00 %)

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