Season 1 - 1989/1990.

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DVD Comparison:

20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC vs.  Region 2/4 - PAL

Big thanks to Ole Kofoed and Gregory Meshman for the Screen Caps!

(20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs.  - Region 2/4 - PAL - RIGHT)

DVD Box Covers

Distribution

20th Century Fox

Region 1  - NTSC

20th Century Fox
Region 2/4 - PAL
Runtime Episode 1: 23:12, Eps. 6: 23,08, Eps. 11: 23:12 22:16, 22:13, 22:16 (PAL speed-up).
Video

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio

Average Bitrate: Episode 1 - 7.16, Ep. 6 - 7.10, Ep. 11 - 7.76 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio

Average Bitrate: 5.82, 5.82, 5.82 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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

Bitrate - Episode 1:

R 1

 

Bitrate:

R 2/4

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0

English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles English, Spanish or none. English for the Hearing Impaired, Finnish ,Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or none.
Features

Release Information:
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Aspect Ratio:
FullScreen- 1.33:1

 

Edition Details:
• Commentary for each episode.
• Scripts for 4 episodes.
• Outtakes from un-aired version of Some Enchanted Evening.
• Animatic from "Bart the General".
• The Making of The Simpsons "America's First Family"
• Tracy Ullman Short "Goodnight Simpsons".
• Foreign Language Clips.
• Albert Brooks Outtakes from "Life in the Fast Lane".
• Early Sketches by Matt Groening.

3-DVD Slipcase fold out

Chapters: 6 for each episode.

Release Information:
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Aspect Ratio:
FullScreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary for each episode.
• Scripts for 4 episodes.
• Outtakes from un-aired version of Some Enchanted Evening.
• Animatic from "Bart the General".
• The Making of The Simpsons "America's First Family"
• Tracy Ullman Short "Goodnight Simpsons".
• Foreign Language Clips.
• Albert Brooks Outtakes from "Life in the Fast Lane".
• Early Sketches by Matt Groening.

3-DVD Slipcase fold out

Chapters: 6 for each episode.

Comments:

Images from 3 episodes of season 1 are compared below. Both releases suffer with ghosting and digital artifacts, but the R2/4 has a lot more of them and the picture is a little washed out. The Region 2/4 has slight cropping on the top and bottom. The Region 1 includes the original stereo soundtrack which the R2/4 has omitted. The only reason to choose the R2/4 must be if you really want the Nordic subtitles otherwise the Region 1 is the way to go.  

 - Ole Kofoed.

 





DVD Menus

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Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs.  - Region 2/4 - PAL - RIGHT)


 


 

Screen Captures

(Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2/4 - PAL - BOTTOM)


 

 


(Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2/4 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


 

(Moaning Lisa - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs.  - Region 2/4 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 

 


(Moaning Lisa - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2/4 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


 

(The Crepes of Wrath - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2/4 - NTSC - BOTTOM)

 

 

 

 


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Report Card:

Image:

Region 1

Sound:

Tie for the DD5.1, but R1 wins for have the original stereo track.

Extras: tie
Menu: tie
DVD Box Covers

Distribution

20th Century Fox

Region 1  - NTSC

20th Century Fox
Region 2/4 - PAL

 

 

 

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