(aka 'Safar e Ghandehar' or 'Kandahar' or 'The Sun Behind the Moon')

 

directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran / France 2001


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Theatrical Release: May 11th, 2001 - Cannes Film Festival

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DVD Comparison:

Seville - Region 1 - NTSC vs. New Yorker - Region 1 - NTSC

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Seville Pictures

Region 1  - NTSC

New Yorker 
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:21:42 1:21:12
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio 16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 9.9? mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio 16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate:9.11 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Seville

 

Bitrate:

New Yorker

 

Audio Farsi and English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

Farsi and English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

Subtitles English, French and none English, French and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Seville Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1



Edition Details:
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• Color, Widescreen
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Commentary Track by Nelofer Pazira
• "Lifting the Veil" a documentary about the film
• Widescreen anamorphic format

 

DVD Release Date:
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Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio: NEW YORKER FILMS VIDEO

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1



Edition Details:
• 
• Color, Widescreen
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Commentary Track by Nelofer Pazira
• "Lifting the Veil" a documentary about the film
• Widescreen anamorphic format

DVD Release Date: May 13, 2003
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Chapters 12

Comments:

The New Yorker appears to be the exact same print ported from the Seville Pictures Canadian DVD, as well as the same Extras/Chapters/Subtitles font etc. with only a few minor variances. I looked closely, but didn't notice any differences in the picture quality. This is a strong disc with good extras and a fine anamorphic picture.

The only differences I noticed were in the Extras section the Seville lists "DVD Credits" where the New Yorker lists "French Subtitles". The Seville comes with a English/French insert discussing the film (about 4 pages). The Seville DVD Main menu asks for a language preference for your Menu selections ; French or English. The New Yorker does not. My recommendation is to buy the cheapest version. 

 - Gary W. Tooze





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Report Card:

Image:

tie

Sound:

tie

Extras: tie
Menu: tie
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Seville Pictures

Region 1  - NTSC

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Region 1 - NTSC

 

 

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