National Film Archive / Blu-ray (frame 1739)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Thursday 11th April 2019, 09:51:38 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):  1:36:04.06

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 26.01 / 46.12 Mbps

Bitrate (min / avg / max)

Audio:
 

Czech DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono* / 2,028 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: 
"Beg to Report" shares the disc with "Dobrý voják Švejk" ("The Good Soldier Švejk"), whose review I'd point you to for a general description of the picture quality applicable to both films.

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

Just one additional note regarding this particular film - as per the below title card, two shots damaged in the original negative were supplemented with the duplicate negative:

National Film Archive / Blu-ray (frame 648)

But I found 3 instances [of 3, 196 & 3 frames in length, respectively] where the PQ visibly degrades:

65796 / 65797 / 65798 / 65799 / 65800 | 80004 / 80005 / ... | 135996 / 135997 / 135998 / 135999 / 136000

National Film Archive / Blu-ray (frame 65796)

Update: Thanks to our reader Martin J. for pointing out another instance where a bunch of frames were dropped in from an inferior source:

28957 / 28958 / 28959 / 28960 / 28961 / 28962

National Film Archive / Blu-ray (frame 28957)

Update #2: According to XYZ, another Zóna patron, "the film's opening sequence, comprising white titles on black background, and - quite illogically - accompanied by a dialogue between Švejk and Lukáš, suggests the titles should've been printed over the picture. Unfortunately, this sequence has not been preserved in the Czech version, but it still exists in the original prints of the Russian version." And thanks to Martin J. again, we now have a sample therefrom:



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

*difference between channels is -110.45 dB (0.00 %)
**with optional Czech for the hearing impaired & English subtitles


ČT1 HD DVB (frame 1734)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Wednesday 30th January 2019, 08:55:10 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):  1:35:59.12

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


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.00 / 4.90 / 10.98 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 -74.41 dB (0.02 %)

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