CČV/Bonton (frame 263)

CČV/Bonton

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Wednesday 20th May 2020, 09:13:59 PM

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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 4.32 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:15:53.24

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  2.29:1 anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  1.84 / 5.50 / 8.15 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 224 kbps, mostly in German

Subtitles: Czech (for the non-Czech parts)** & Czech for the hearing impaired

Menus available in: Czech


Special features:
 

  • Interviews (in Czech***)
    • Iva Janžurová (Krista, the widow; 11:19)
    • Jaromír Hanzlík (Austrian soldier Hans; 5:59)
    • Pavel Taussig (film historian; 8:49)
  • Photogallery (1:58, 27 film stills, music only)
  • Filmographies (in Czech)
    • Karel Kachyňa (4 pages)
    • Iva Janžurová (5 pages)
    • Jaromír Hanzlík (4 pages)
    • Luděk Munzar (5 pages)
    • Vladimír Ptáček (3 pages)
    • Ivo Niederle (2 pages)
    • Jiří Žák (1 page)
    • Zdeněk Jarolímek (1 page)

*difference between channels is -83.24 dB (0.01 %)
**the subtitles are enabled by default, but it's possible to turn them off using the remote
***subtitled in Czech


ČT art HD DVB (frame 259)

ČT art HD DVB

Reviewed by dvdfreak & standa.e

Last modified on Wednesday 20th May 2020, 09:25:31 PM

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Label:  ČT art 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):  1:15:40.12

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i50
Aspect ratio:  2.36:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 3.66 / 9.88 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Dolby Digital 2.0 mono* / 448 kbps, mostly in German

Subtitles: Czech (burnt-in for the non-Czech parts)

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

Notes: 
This is a recording from ČT art HD's digital satellite broadcast. Its purpose here is to provide a kind of reference for the DVD release reviewed above. And while it doesn't really make sense to point out deficiencies in something that's not an actual product one could buy, we're gonna do just that. ;-)

The thing is that although the level of detail here, on what we presume is a modern HD scan, easily (and understandably) surpasses that of the 2008 DVD, the source element used must've been in a MUCH worse shape, as the amount of spectacular print damage on display is... just... INCREDIBLE! :-O

Firstly, snippets of footage are missing - from a couple of frames' worth at a scene change here (unnoticeable) or mid-scene there (relatively easy to spot):

CČV/Bonton (frame 12092 / 12093 / 12094 / 12095 / 12096 12097 | 20282 / 20283 / 20284 / 20285 / 20286 20287)
ČT art HD DVB (frame 12075 /12076 | 20261 /20262)

CČV/Bonton (frame 12092)

to tens of frames (very noticeable), the longest dropout clocking at 1.56s (39 frames):

CČV/Bonton (frame 36845 / … / 36853 / … / 36861 / … / 36869 / … / 36877 / … 36885)
ČT art HD DVB (frame 36729 /36730)

CČV/Bonton (frame 36845)

Overall, 12.52s (313 frames) of footage is gone...

"Missing footage is all well and good, but not exactly... SPECTACULAR," we hear you say; well, if that's what you want, look no further than right here:

CČV/Bonton (frame 48581 / 48582 / 48583 / 48584 | 99898 / 99899 / 99900 / 99901 / 99902 / 99903)
ČT art HD DVB (frame 48426 / 48427 / 48428 / 48429 | 99628 / 99629 / 99630 / 99631 / 99632 / 99633)

CČV/Bonton (frame 48581)

And here's one more particularly exciting sequence in its entirety, just because standa.e liked it sooo much (the following is a JavaScript animation):

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The animation encapsulates a representative collection of the types of print damage, whether accidental (dirt, scratches & whatnot) or intentional (the rather distinctive-looking set of "cue blips"), that's liberally peppered throughout the film; and - however strange this may sound - it looks great! I can't but agree with standa.e that these... "wounded" images give the film... a lot greater sense of immediacy... a nearly palpable atmosphere...

It's a pity that when the NFA eventually get around to restoring "Coach to Vienna," they will make it all nice and clean... so clean... and sterile...

Anyhoo, something... odd, for lack of a better word, happens near the end of the film, but as it could be reckoned a spoiler, proceed at your own risk:

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There's an awkward fadeout (on the DVD too) just as the two protagonists at last fall for each other, so we don't get to see what - if anything at all - has in fact... transpired between them; "intimacy" is implied in the scenes that follow, but...

Interestingly enough, the photogallery on the DVD contains two stills (one of which some wise guy at Bonton used as a menu screen - spoilers ahoy! :-P) that indicate the possibility of a more... erm, "revealing" footage having been shot, but ultimately not used in the final cut of the film:

 

Sadly, none of the people interviewed for the DVD even mentions this...

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

*difference between channels is -109.56 dB (0.00 %)


ČT2 / Streaming Media (frame 259)

ČT2 / Streaming Media

Reviewed by standa.e

Last modified on Wednesday 20th May 2020, 09:14:00 PM

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Label:  ČT2 (Czech Republic)

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

Disc type:  MPEG transport stream (the data occupy 3.32 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:15:40.14

Video:  MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p25
Aspect ratio:  2.36:1


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 6.00 / 12.35 Mbps

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Audio:
 

AAC 2.0 mono / 128 kbps, mostly in German

Subtitles: Czech (burnt-in for the non-Czech parts)

Menus available in: None

Special features:
 

None

Notes: 
This version of "Coach to Vienna" was for a time available to stream on the Czech Television's website. As in the case of "Distant Journey," the pale green tinge the satellite recording exhibits is completely absent here.

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

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