C╚V / Bonton / Jakubisko Film (frame 2379)

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Last modified on Thursday 11th March 2010, 04:37:02 AM

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Label:  C╚V / Bonton / Jakubisko Film (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.40 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:17:47.10

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.77:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  3.45 / 4.20 / 4.94 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Surround / 192 kbps
Slovak Dolby Digital 5.1 / 448 kbps

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

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

  • Photogallery (1:49, music only)
  • Biographies (in Czech, Slovak & English)
    • Juraj Jakubisko (10, 11, resp. 13 pages)
    • Igor Luther (4 pages)
    • Zdenýk Liška (6, 6, resp. 3 pages)
    • Phillipe Avron (5 pages)
    • Ji°Ý Sřkora (3 pages)
    • Magda Vašßryovß (3, 3, resp. 4 pages)
  • Awards (1 page, in Czech, Slovak & English)
    Jakubisko Film presents (9:33)
  • About

Notes: Only available on "Lepšie byť bohatř a zdravř ako chudobnř a chorř" DVD.


SFI & The Daily SME (frame 2390)

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Label:  SFI & The Daily SME (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  DVD5 (the data occupy 4.02 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:17:55.06

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.66:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.24 / 6.01 / 7.49 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 256 kbps

Subtitles: Slovak & English

Menus available in: Slovak & English


Special features:
 

  • Newsreel (10:20, in Czech & Slovak**)
  • About the movie (2 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Press coverage (2 pages, in Slovak & English)
  • Biographies (in Slovak & English)
    • Juraj Jakubisko (2 pages)
    • Karol Sidon (2 pages)
    • Igor Luther (2 pages)
    • Zdenýk Liška (2 pages)
    • Magda Vßšßryovß (2 pages)
    • Ji°Ý Sřkora (1 page)
  • Photogallery (8 movie stills)

  • 16-page booklet (in Slovak)

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


Also available in "3x Juraj Jakubisko" 3-disc set, together with:


The disc starts with the SFI logo, followed by ads for Klapka.sk & The Daily SME. The former is actually a short interview with VladimÝr [Ady] Hajdu & Roman Luknßr (1:00, in Slovak), who speak about their roles in Miloslav Luther's "ChodnÝk cez Dunaj" ("A Path Across the Danube").

Here we have a sight as yet unseen - two different Czech-o-Slovak ;-) releases of the same Czechoslovak film. So, is the Czech one better, or did SFI do their homework right? We shall see in the next breathtaking, awe-inspiring paragraph:

The first readily apparent difference is the fact that Bonton is anamorphic, while SFI - again :-P - isn't. The framing & colour timing differ significantly too. I cannot pass judgement here though, as even if SFI respects the OAR, and colour-wise I found it more pleasing to the eye, the Czech edition has been produced by Jakubisko Film (Jakubisko himself?), and thus the differences might represent director's intent. However, for what it's worth, Bonton's DVD misses a few brief snippets of footage (mouse over the images to see the number of frames missing @ the given time):

SFI & The Daily SME (frame 24539 | 49379 | 74451 | 74464)
TV MarkÝza DVB (frame 24526 | 49363 | 74432 | 74441)

30 frames @ 16:20




In the extras department, the "metterforical" Oscar goes to SFI for including the contemporary newsreel - a valuable supplement indeed...

*difference between channels is -72.52 dB (0.02 %)
**subtitled in Slovak & English


Second Run (frame 2385)

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Last modified on Monday 25th April 2016, 09:55:03 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 4.96 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:18:01.11

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.69:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.20 / 8.50 / 9.60 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps

Subtitles: English

Menus available in: English


Special features:
 

20-page booklet (in English)

Notes: 
Aargh, does nobody do QC these days?! A glaringly obvious encoding error right at the beginning of the film - things like that just should NOT happen!

Second Run (frame 1771)

Also, I don't see the point of re-formatting a non-anamorphic master (which is what - I assume - Second Run received from SFI) to 16:9, when it actually looks worse than the original (the SR capture is at its native resolution of 1024×576 [sans black bars]; SFI has been [properly] re-formatted to match):

SFI & The Daily SME | Second Run

Second Run (frame 13214)



*difference between channels is -79.41 dB (0.01 %)


SFI / Blu-ray (frame 2384)

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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 21.61 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:21:10.00

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p24
Aspect ratio:  1.69:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 33.98 / 56.27 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono* / 1,696 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:



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

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


TV MarkÝza DVB (frame 2377)

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Last modified on Monday 25th April 2016, 09:55:40 PM

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Label:  TV MarkÝza DVB (Slovakia)

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

Disc type:  n/a

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:17:55.17

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.59:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  5.96 / 6.42 / 6.98 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Slovak MPEG-1 Layer 2 2.0 / 256 kbps

Subtitles: None

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

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

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