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(aka "Blow-Up" )

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UK / Italy 1966

Taking photographs of a couple making love proves deadly when the photographer enlarges the image and discovers murder. The film and pictures are stolen from his studio and the body vanishes. In this elegant balance of deceit and trickery, the photographer must question the reality of what he has actually seen.

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Theatrical Release: 18 December 1966 (USA)

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DVD Comparison:

Warner Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Warner Home Video - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman and Pavel Borodin for the Screen Caps!

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DVD Box Covers

Distribution

Warner Home Video

Region 1 - NTSC

Warner Home Video
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:51:04 1:46:36 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.9 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.27 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:

Warner Home Video - NTSC

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Bitrate:

 

Warner Home Video - PAL

 

Audio Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono (English, French)

Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono (English, French), 2.0 Stereo (Italian)

Subtitles English, French, Spanish, English for the hearing impaired, None Arabic, Dutch, English, English for the hearing impaired, French, German, Italian, Italian for the hearing impaired, Romanian, Spanish, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary by author/historian Peter Brunette
• Music-only track
• 2 Theatrical Trailers

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2004
Snapper

Chapters 26

Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary by author/historian Peter Brunette
• Music-only track
• 2 Theatrical Trailers

DVD Release Date: April 12th, 2004
Keepcase

Chapters 26

Comments The Region 2 version is brighter and colors appear more vibrant. I suspected edge-enhancement on the PAL edition, but I zoomed in quite extensively on a number of captures and could not categorically identify it (see below). If it is there it is truly miniscule. The Extras are exact as are the menus and covers. The Region 1 has been cropped (noticeably on top). The Region 2 offers a larger selection of subtitles and an additional audio DUB (Italian). DVDBeaver recommends the Region 2.

NOTE: We can confirm that both of these DVDs are in the incorrect aspect ratio. This film was definitely shot at 1.66, so both Warner's are cropped (or opened).

Blow-up Censorship on DVDs issue HERE.

 - Gary W. Tooze




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Report Card:

 

Image:

Warner - Region 2- PAL

Sound:

Warner - Region 2- PAL (for Italian track)

Extras: tie
Menu: tie

 


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Distribution

Warner Home Video

Region 1 - NTSC

Warner Home Video
Region 2 - PAL



 

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