CÈV / Bonton (frame 364)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 04:01:05 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 4.32 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:20.02

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  4.19 / 5.00 / 5.49 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps
Czech Dolby Digital 5.1 / 448 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

Filmographies: Michal Doèolomanský (1 page),
     Evelyna Steimarová (2 pages), Miloš Kopecký (5 pages),
     Rudolf Hrušínský (5 pages), Jan Hartl (3 pages),
     Vlastimil Brodský (6 pages), Jiøí Brdeèka (2 pages)
     & Oldøich Lipský (3 pages, in Czech)
Photogallery (1:28, music only)
Interviews: Michal Doèolomanský (5:51, in Slovak)
     & Viktor Rùžièka (4:02, in Czech)
Other films available: animated (23 pages),
     for kids (4 pages), films & comedies (20 pages)
     & "Zlatý fond èeské kinematografie" (7 pages, in Czech)
Production & distribution (6 pages, in Czech)

Notes: The quality of the transfer is nothing Bonton can be proud of.
Judging from the flat bitrate graph, I'd say it comes from
a Digital Beta tape. On the other hand, the amount of print damage,
white speckles (much more than our gallery reveals),
and chroma noise (note e.g. Mr Brodský's coat in frame 41140),
suggest the film was transferred from an analogue source,
most probably a wax cylinder:

CÈV / Bonton (frame 136857)

I've only listened to the 5.1 track, which seemed to be quite clear,
however, besides a couple of "booms" that shook the furniture,
the subwoofer was mostly left unused, and I didn't notice
anything coming from the rear speakers.

Nevertheless, the film itself was very entertaining,
and I definitely recommend having a look at it.

*difference between channels is -48.63 dB (0.37 %)


Trash Mountain Video (frame 432)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Saturday 16th August 2008, 11:46:20 AM

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Label:  Trash Mountain Video (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.31 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:14.01

Video:  NTSC (fieldblended from PAL source)
Aspect ratio:  1.29:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.12 / 5.61 / 9.45 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Japanese

Menus available in: English & Japanese


Special features:
 

Photogallery (5 movie stills, DVD cover & 2 VHS covers)
Trailers:
  • "Ars amandi: L'arte d'amare" (2:22, music only)
  • "Knife of Ice" (2:56, music only)
  • "X312 - Flight to Hell" (4:13, in English)
  • "The Other Hell" (3:23, in English)
  • "Eyewitness" (3:08, in English)
4-page booklet (in Japanese)

Notes: 
Shoot! Thought this is going to be the same case as "Nick Carter in Prague," where the Russian DVD - supposedly coming from a Japanese source - looks the best. Here, it's the other way around - the Czech disc seems to be the superior one, as you can easily see in the gallery below...

*difference between channels is -58.34 dB (0.12 %)


Bohemia Motion Pictures (frame 368)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 07th March 2016, 11:31:26 PM

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Label:  Bohemia Motion Pictures (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.02 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:20.15

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.37:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.39 / 5.60 / 8.78 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech for the deaf and hard of hearing & English

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

None

Notes: 
This DVD is a part of Bohemia Motion Pictures' "Klenoty èeského filmu" ("The Jewels of Czech Cinema") collection - conceived to take advantage of the availability of new high-definition masters created primarily for HDTV broadcast.
     In this case, I'm not sure what to make of the new master - this is the first colour film in the collection that I'm reviewing (after Who Wants to Kill Jessie?, The Cremator & The Murderer Hides His Face, shot in B & W), and compared to the "vintage" CÈV release the palette just seems too dull / cool to me.
     That's purely subjective, of course - the only objective piece of criticism [besides the usual "Why aren't they releasing these on Blu-ray?!"] I've got to offer is "Why do they release an Academy ratio film 16:9 enhanced?!"

*difference between channels is -74.99 dB (0.02 %)


ÈT1 HD DVB (frame 367)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 07th March 2016, 11:34:57 PM

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Label:  ÈT1 HD DVB (Czech Republic)

Region:  n/a
RCE protection:  n/a
Copyright protection system:  n/a

Disc type:  n/a

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:34:19.09

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i50
Aspect ratio:  1.37:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.27 / 3.30 / 9.33 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 448 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

Notes: This is a recording from ÈT1 HD's digital satellite broadcast. Its purpose here is to provide
a kind of reference for the DVD releases reviewed above.

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

*difference between channels is -102.39 dB (0.00 %)

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CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 17303)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 23855)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 31823)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 39331)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 41140)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 47645)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 56757)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 77561)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 83304)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 89790)

CÈV / Bonton | Trash Mountain Video | Bohemia Motion Pictures | ÈT1 HD DVB

CÈV / Bonton (frame 131300)

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