(aka "Heart of Glass" )

 

directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany 1976

Theatrical Release: December 17, 1976

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DVD Comparison:

Anchor Bay US - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Anchor Bay UK - Region 0 - PAL

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Distribution

Anchor Bay US

Region 0 - NTSC

Anchor Bay UK
Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:34:12 1:30:24 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.94 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.30 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:

 

Anchor Bay US

 

Bitrate:

 

Anchor Bay UK

 

Audio German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles English, none English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay US

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary by Werner Herzog and Horman Hill
• Trailer
• Production Notes
• Werner Herzog Bio

DVD Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Chapters 24

Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay UK

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary by Werner Herzog and Horman Hill
• Trailer
• Production Notes
• Werner Herzog Bio
• Photo Gallery

 

DVD Release Date: September 2, 2002
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Chapters 13

 

 

 

 

Comments Colors don't seem terribly different, but the biggest issue is the sharpness. There is a slight haze over the PAL edition. Extras and audio are the same and the Region 2 menus are animated. We go for the Region 1 in this case.

 - Gary W. Tooze

As with all Anchor Bay releases of Werner Herzog movies compared here, the US edition is sharper.

 - Pavel Borodin

 

 





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Report Card:

Image:

Anchor Bay US

Sound:

same

Extras: same
Menu: Anchor Bay UK (animated)
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Region 0 - NTSC

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Region 0 - PAL

 

 

 

 

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