Bildstörung (frame 308)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 31st January 2011, 10:38:34 PM

Česká verze / Return to index

  
Label:  Bildstörung (Germany)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.16 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:13:22.07

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.31:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  6.70 / 8.00 / 9.33 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps
Alternate soundtrack by The Valerie Project in Dolby Digital 2.0 / 192 kbps

Subtitles: German

Menus available in: German


Special features:
 

Disc 1
  • Commentary by Peter Hames & Daniel Bird (in English**)
  • "Waking Valerie," a documentary about the inception ;-) of the film
    (25:04, in English & Czech**)
  • "Valerieholics," interviews with Andy Votel (Finders Keepers Records),
    Trish Keenan (Broadcast), Gregory Weeks (Espers, The Valerie Project)
    & Joseph A. Gervasi (Unearthed Films, Diabolik DVD) (16:13, in English**)
  • "'Valerie' by Broadcast," music video (4:14, in English)

Disc 2 (Audio CD)
  • Soundtrack by Luboš Fišer (45:53, 23 tracks)

  • 64-page booklet (in German)

Notes: 
A very nice package, this one, veeery nice! Bildstörung appear to have had a new transfer made, or at least acquired a master not as brightness / contrast boosted as Bonton's [used by Second Run too] (see e.g. the curtains in frame 8602). Extras-wise, we get a pretty interesting commentary (greetings to Mr. Bird, if he still remembers me ;-)), an alternate soundtrack PLUS the original one on the second - CD-DA - disc, two featurettes and a music video, and a hefty booklet... Bildstörung must love Valerie a lot! (c: And I would be only happy if more Czechoslovak New Wave films received the same kind of attention.

*difference between channels is -56.32 dB (0.15 %)
**subtitled in German


CČV / Bonton (frame 275)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 04:26:10 AM

Česká verze / Return to index

  
Label:  CČV / Bonton (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.19 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:13:22.23

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.34:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.39 / 6.00 / 8.43 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Photogallery (1:52, music only)
  • Interviews (in Czech)
    • Jaroslava Schallerová (5:47)
    • Jan Klusák (5:47)
    • Pavel Taussig (7:10)
  • Filmographies (in Czech)
    • Jaromil Jireš (2 pages)
    • Ester Krumbachová (2 pages)
    • Jaroslava Schallerová (2 pages)
    • Helena Anýžová (1 page)
    • Petr Kopřiva (1 page)
    • Jiří Prýmek (1 page)
    • Jan Klusák (2 pages)
    • Karel Engel (1 page)
  • Production & distribution notes (7 pages, in Czech)

Notes: 
What can I say? So far, this is the only release WITH progressive transfer and WITHOUT hardcoded subtitles (unfortunately, the only subtitles provided are Czech). In comparison with the Japanese release, the colours are more saturated, but the brightness (or contrast) is too high, causing a loss of detail - check e.g. the curtains on the shot of Valerie's bedroom. Overall, however, the transfer is much cleaner, and it simply does look better.

To compare with the release by Redemption (R2 / UK), click here.

*difference between channels is -81.98 dB (0.01 %)


Facets Video (frame 450)

Reviewed by standa.e

Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 04:26:11 AM

Česká verze / Return to index

  
Label:  Facets Video (USA)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 a 8
RCE protection:  není
Copyright protection system:  žádný

Disc type:  DVD5 (data zabírají 3,66 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:13:22.27

Video:  NTSC (zkonvertováno z PAL zdroje)
Aspect ratio:  1,31:1 (neanamorfní)


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0,51 / 6,46 / 6,55 Mb/s

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

česky (Dolby Digital, 2.0, 192 kb/s)

Subtitles: anglické (vypálené do obrazu)

Menus available in: anglicky


Special features:
 

"(DE)FLOWER POWER!", jednostránkový komiks
Ricka Tremblese (z knihy "Motion Picture Purgatory"),
shrnující obsah filmu (2:02, anglicky)

Notes: Více informací o komiksu můžete najít tady a tady.

Pravděpodobně se jedná o konverzi z magnetické pásky. Nasvědčuje tomu i klasický drop-out v podobě pruhu napříč obrazem jako u VHS:

Facets Video (snímek 10331)

Srovnat s vydáním od Redemption (R2 / UK) můžete zde.


Second Run (frame 300)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 31st January 2011, 09:51:17 PM

Česká verze / Return to index

  
Label:  Second Run Ltd. (UK)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 4.89 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:13:21.24

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.34:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  4.78 / 7.00 / 8.15 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

  • Trailer (2:28, with on-screen text in English)
  • Interview with Jaroslava Schallerová
    (5:47, in Czech with optional English subtitles)
  • Introduction by Michael Brooke (20:07, in English)

  • 20-page booklet (in English)

Notes: 
For English audiences, this is a no-brainer - Second Run is the way to go. Czech speakers have to decide what's more important for them - the extra extras ;-) on Bonton's release, or Second Run's a teeny bit better encode, preserving more film grain, or texture, or whatever else you want to call it...

*difference between channels is -64.93 dB (0.06 %)


Trash Mountain Video (frame 344)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Sunday 23rd January 2011, 08:59:50 PM

Česká verze / Return to index

  
Label:  Trash Mountain Video (Japan)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.28 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:13:15.03

Video:  Interlaced NTSC
Aspect ratio:  1.29:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  2.20 / 7.21 / 9.80 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps

Subtitles: Japanese

Menus available in: English & Japanese


Special features:
 

  • Photogallery (4 movie stills & VHS cover)
  • Trailers
    • "Harem" (2:36, in English)
    • "The Shout" (2:54, in English)
    • "What Have You Done to Solange?" (3:03, in English)
    • "Vampyros lesbos" (2:25, in German)
    • "Carnal Violence" (3:05, in English)

  • 4-page booklet (in Japanese)

Notes: This was probably converted from a PAL VHS release,
and the print occasionally displays severe damage.

Also available in "Cheko kaiki kottou gensou hako Vol.1 GOTH-BOX,"
together with "The Ninth Heart" & "Morgiana."

To compare with the release by Redemption (R2 / UK), click here.

*difference between channels is -53.27 dB (0.22 %)

Česká verze / Return to index

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 1523)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 8602)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 14498)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 19412)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 24142)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 29088)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 42709)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 64319)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 90876)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 101611)

Bildstörung | CČV / Bonton | Facets Video | Second Run | Trash Mountain Video

Bildstörung (frame 104334)

Back to top / Return to index

Valid HTML 4.01 Strict