(aka "The Man Without a Past" or "Der Mann ohne Vergangenheit" or "L'homme sans passé")

 

directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Finland / Germany / France 2002

 

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Theatrical Release: March 1, 2002

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DVD Comparison:

Optimum Releasing (UK) - Region 2 - PAL vs. EuroVideo (Germany) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Pavel Borodin for all the Screen Caps!

(Optimum Releasing (UK) - Region 2 - PAL - LEFT vs. EuroVideo (Germany) - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Optimum Releasing (UK)

Region 2 - PAL

EuroVideo (Germany)
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:33:06 (4% PAL speedup) 1:32:42 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.80:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.69 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.49 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:

Optimum Releasing (UK)

 

Bitrate:

 

EuroVideo (Germany)

 

Audio Finnish (Dolby Digital 2.0)

Finnish (Dolby Digital 2.0), German (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Subtitles English (non-removable) German, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Optimum Releasing (UK)

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.80:1

Edition Details:
• Biographies
• Trailers for other releases

DVD Release Date: August 25, 2003
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Chapters 16
 

Release Information:
Studio: EuroVideo (Germany)

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Trailer
• Trailers for other releases

 

DVD Release Date: September 13, 2003
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Chapters 17

Comments Both DVDs have very good image quality, but EuroVideo is slightly sharper. Optimum Releasing is slightly cropped both on the left and on the right. Both have Finnish stereo sound, EuroVideo also has German 5.1. None of these DVDs has any extras worth mentioning.

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Optimum Releasing DVD.

 - Pavel Borodin

 





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Report Card:

Image:

EuroVideo

Sound:

tie

Extras: tie
Menu: EuroVideo
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Distribution

Optimum Releasing (UK)

Region 2 - PAL

EuroVideo (Germany)
Region 2 - PAL

 

 

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