Bohemia Motion Pictures / Blu-ray (frame 1944)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 08th January 2018, 11:19:12 PM

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Label:  Bohemia Motion Pictures (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  BD50 (the data occupy 37.76 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:27:50.12

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001
Aspect ratio:  1.37:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 31.75 / 61.77 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono* / 2,009 kbps

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

Menus available in: Czech & English


Special features:
 

  • New trailer (1:33, with optional English subtitles)
  • Vintage trailer (2:37)
  • Before & after restoration (1:26)
  • 1929 silent version of the "Popelka" fairy tale ("Cinderella," 51:08, Czech intertitles)
  • "Střevíček" ("The Slipper," 5:13, with optional Czech subtitles)
  • "Pohádka o Popelce" ("The Fairy Tale of Cinderella," 5:35)

(Unless noted otherwise, all extras are MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24/1.001, in Czech DTS-HD MA 2.0.)

  • 16-page booklet (in Czech & English)

Notes: 
The Christmas favourite "Three Wishes for Cinderella" gets a 1080p facelift courtesy of the National Film Archive / Magyar Filmlabor & Bohemia Motion Pictures, but the results are a mixed bag; I personally am quite happy with the visual side of things (I don't really mind the NFA's insistence on keeping such features that originated from the shooting and laboratory processing, to wit cue blips, intact), but aurally it's a mess.
     The sound sync is all over the place, the 3rd reel faring the worst - the picture lags behind the sound by a good half a second, which is more than enough for even the regular viewers [i.e. not only the anal-retentive reviewers :-P] to find it distracting ==> notice for instance the alignment of the crossbow twang compared to the unrestored TV broadcast version (FYI, those are not consecutive frames - they're approx. 625 ms apart):


Overall, I would still recommend the package, but the above just goes to show that there must be something to all those controversies surrounding the NFA restorations produced for them by the Magyar Filmlabor - more on which in one of my upcoming comparisons...

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

*difference between channels is -111.07 dB (0.00 %)


ČT1 HD DVB (frame 464)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 08th January 2018, 10:25:22 PM

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Label:  ČT1 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):  1:23:15.18

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i50
Aspect ratio:  1.34:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.27 / 9.66 / 15.10 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 ČT1 HD's digital satellite broadcast. Its purpose here is to provide
a kind of reference for the Blu-ray release reviewed above.

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

*difference between channels is -104.84 dB (0.00 %)

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