National Film Archive / Blu-ray (frame 2166)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 04th February 2019, 09:43:42 PM

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Label:  National Film Archive (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  BD50 & BD25 (the data occupy 42.83 & 20.32 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:50:10.00

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 26.00 / 48.59 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono* / 2,029 kbps

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

Menus available in: Czech & English


Special features:
 

Disc 1
  • None

Disc 2
  • Trailer 'The Good Soldier Švejk' & 'Beg to Report' 2016
    (1:07, in Czech with optional English subtitles)
  • "Digitální restaurování nejčastějších poškození filmového materiálu"
    ("The Digital Restoration of the Most Common Types of Damage to Film Material," 2:58)
  • "Prosťáček" ("Simpleton," 17:00, in Czech**)
  • "V pátek ráno" ("Friday Morning," 34:33, in Czech**)
  • "Československý filmový týdeník, č. 28, 1957"
    ("The Czechoslovak Newsreel, No. 28, 1957," 10:01, in Czech**)
  • "Kulturní přehled, č. 6, 1953" ("Cultural Review, No. 6, 1953," 11:15, in Czech**)
  • "Hovoříme o filmu" ("Film Talk," 4:59, in Czech**)
  • "Monstrekoncert" ("Monster Concert," 6:37, silent with German intertitles**)
  • "Zásobování Prahy za světové války"
    ("Supplying Prague During the World War," 5:55, silent)
  • Shots from newsreels (silent)
    • "Mobilizace" ("Mobilization," 4:58)
    • "Vojenská nemocnice" ("Military Hospital," 9:00)
    • "Zkouška výbušnin" ("Explosives Test," 4:39)
    • "Vojenský lazaret za války" ("A Military Hospital During the War," 1:48)
  • "Info" ("About," 1:01, silent)

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

  • 24-page booklet (in Czech & English)

Notes: 
"The Good Soldier Švejk" shares the disc with "Poslušně hlásím" ("Beg to Report").

Special thanks to Nikoloki, a regular @ the Zóna discussion board, for making this here comparison possible! (c:

Another eco-friendly - or "green" - release from the National Film Archive, and by that I mean the greenish tinge in the picture which the NFA refuses to admit is a problem of their own making... Interestingly enough, when the Czech TV acquired the freshly restored new master, they had to "perform - with the NFA's approval - additional remastering in order for the visual presentation of the film to comply with their own internal broadcast standards:"

ČT1 HD DVB (frame 1048)

Well, I'm sure you won't be surprised when you see the screenshots in our gallery that after the "additional remastering" the green tinge is mysteriously... gone!

Anyway, the below is kind of redundant at this point, but just to reiterate - an example of the NFA's stubborn belief that the cue blips are an inseparable part of the work of art that is film:

National Film Archive / Blu-ray (frame 29233)

And maybe the only instance of print damage that - for whatever reason - wasn't / couldn't have been restored ... turns out it's a perfectly normal "proto" wipe transition (the following is a JavaScript animation):


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

*difference between channels is -Inf. dB (0.00 %)
**with optional Czech for the hearing impaired & English subtitles


ČT1 HD DVB (frame 2179)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Monday 21st January 2019, 10:56:43 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):  1:45:44.00

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 5.41 / 12.08 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech MPEG-1 Layer 2 2.0 mono* / 192 kbps
Czech MPEG-1 Layer 2 1.0 / 64 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 -72.13 dB (0.02 %)

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