(aka 'Anazahevun" or "Another Heaven")

directed by Jji Iida
Japan 2000

 

Theatrical Release: April 12, 2000 - Australia (TV Premiere)

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DVD Comparison:

Universe - Region 3 - NTSC vs. MTI - Region 0 - NTSC

All screen caps courtesy of Kevin Yip ... Thanks Kevin !

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Distribution

Universe Laser

Region 3  - NTSC

MTI
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 2:11:24 2:10:56
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 3.98 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.57 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:

Universe

 

Bitrate:

 

MTI

 

Audio Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)

Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)

Subtitles Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, and none English (non-removable)
Features Release Information:
Studio: Universe laser Company

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1



Edition Details:
• Theatrical trailer with Chinese subtitles

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Chapters 8

Release Information:
Studio: MTI

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical trailer with English subtitles
• Fangora article - "Another Heaven: A Different Kind of Hell", by Norman England

Keep Case
Chapters: 28

Comments:

The Hong Kong-made Region-3 DVD from Universe has an anamorphic display that looks sharper, cleaner, brighter, and shows more picture on all four sides of the screen than the non-anamorphic display of the MTI all-region disc. Both discs exhibit ghosting effects as shown in one of the screenshots below.

The Universe disc has removable subtitles but only stereo audio. The MTI disc has white non-removable subtitles, and an okay surround track.

The MTI disc also has a nice Fangora article about the film, with many interesting quotes from director Jji Iida. 

 - Kevin Yip





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