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Last updated 12 December 2010

1995 - Roadshow Entertainment
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey and Kevin Spacey

Movie: Picture: TBA Sound: TBA Extras:

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Running time: 127 minutes
Picture: 2.35:1, 1080p24, VC1 @ 25.44Mbps
Sound: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 24/48 3/4.1 @ 5447kbps (core: DTS 24/48 3/2.1 @ 1509kbps); 3 x Commentary: Dolby Digital 2/0.0 @ 192kbps; Commentary: Dolby Digital 3/2.1 @ 640kbps
Subtitles: English, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
Extras: 10 Deleted or Extended Scenes with optional commentary: Play All (480i60 - 32 mins); 6 Still Photographs Featurettes (480i60 - 51 mins); Exploration of Title Sequence (3 Angles, 480i60, VC1, 6 Audio tracks - 3 mins); Electronic Press Kit (480i60 - 7 mins); Featurette: 'Mastering for Home Theatre' (480i60 - 23 mins); 3 Video and Audio comparisons (2 Angles, 480i60, VC1, 2 Audio tracks - 4 mins); Theatrical Trailer (480i60 - 2 mins)
Restrictions: Rated (Australian rating); Region free

The following video bitrate graph was generated by BDInfo 0.5.6:

Comparison: Blu-ray vs PAL DVD

Here are some comparisons between the Australian PAL DVD and the Australia Blu-ray version of this movie. The Blu-ray was supplied to me by Roadshow Entertainment. The PAL DVD was the Roadshow Entertainment 2 Disc special edition purchased by me in 2002. Note: there was an earlier pan and scan version. This one was not that.

At the top of each is the full frame (suitably shrunk down) used in the comparison, with a 250 pixel wide detail from the frame underneath. The left side is from the PAL DVD. The image was captured digitally from the disc, scaled up from its native 720 by 576 pixel resolution to 1,024 by 576 (to present in the correct aspect ratio) by the application. I then scaled it, in order for it to be comparable to the Blu-ray version, to 1,920 by 1,080 pixels.

The detail is from that last scaled version, and has not been rescaled again. The right side is from the Australian Blu-ray. This has not been scaled at all. Different applications were used to capture the two frames, so some caution should be exercised in judging colour and brightness.

For visitors from NTSC lands, generally the PAL DVD is just a touch sharper than the NTSC DVD.

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