National Film Archive (frame 2)

Reviewed by dvdfreak

Last modified on Wednesday 05th June 2019, 11:09:37 PM

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Label:  National Film Archive (Czech Republic)

Region:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
RCE protection:  No
Copyright protection system:  None

Disc type:  DVD9 (the data occupy 7.68 GB)

Playback time (hh:mm:ss.frames):  1:01:40.05

Video:  PAL
Aspect ratio:  1.30:1 non-anamorphic


Bitrate (min / avg / max):  0.39 / 4.99 / 8.82 Mbps

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Audio:
 

Musical score by Neuvěřitelno in Dolby Digital 2.0 / 224 kbps

Subtitles: Czech (intertitles)
English

Menus available in: Czech & English


Special features:
 

  • Bonus films
    • "Příchozí z temnot - nepoužité záběry"
      ("The Arrival from the Darkness - Unused Shots," 11:47, silent)
    • "Jak se u nás kdysi filmovalo"
      ("How We Used to Make Movies," 1954, 22:52, silent with Czech intertitles*)
    • "Arzenál: Příchozí z temnot"
      ("Arsenal: The Arrival from the Darkness," 2016, 30:45, in Czech*)
  • Analytical bonuses
    • "Kinematografie potencialit" ("Cinema of Potentialities," 2016, in Czech*)
      • "Počátky české kinematografie" ("Beginnings of Czech Cinema," 17:02)
      • "Rané filmy Jana S. Kolára" ("Early Films of Jan S. Kolár," 18:08)
      • "Příchozí z temnot a Otrávené světlo"
        ("The Arrival from the Darkness and The Poisoned Light," 23:29)
      • "Hudební doprovody" ("Musical Accompaniments," 19:08)

  • 44-page booklet (in Czech & English)

Notes: Only available in a 2-disc set, together with "Otrávené světlo" ("The Poisoned Light").

The print used here is battered something wicked, but - interestingly enough - a handful of shots look nearly pristine (see below); according to the notes about restoration in the booklet, they come from the [incomplete] OCN, while the majority of the footage has been sourced from the [inferior] dupe negative.

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Neuvěřitelno's music fits the movie like a glove, or at least it did when "The Arrival" was shown on Czech TV in 2016; for some reason, the opening title card / shot on the DVD is 250 frames (= 10 seconds) shorter, but nobody bothered to resync the soundtrack! So for instance the "explosion" of drums that accompanied the exploding tower in the broadcast version explodes in the middle of an unconnected scene  a whole 10 seconds later  on the DVD:


*with optional English subtitles

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