directed by Henry Selick
USA 1993

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Theatrical Release: 1993 October 29th

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DVD Comparison:

Touchstone (Denmark) 16X9 - Region 2- PAL vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Michael Mackenzie and Guillaume Mareri for all the Screen Caps!

(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL LEFT vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution Touchstone Video
Region 2 Denmark - PAL

Touchstone Video

Region 1 - NTSC

Touchstone Video
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:13:00 (4% PAL speedup) 1:16:04 1:13:00 (4% PAL speedup)
Video 1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
16x9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.75 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio 
Average Bitrate: 6.93 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.89 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:

 

Touchstone Video (Denmark)

 

Bitrate:

 

Touchstone Video (Special Edition US)

 

Bitrate:

 

Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian)

 

Audio English DD 5.1 English DTS, English DD 5.1, French DD 2.0

French DTS, French DD 5.1, English DD 5.1

Subtitles English, English for the Hearing Impaired, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, none Spanish, English CC English, French, Dutch, Hungarian
Features Release Information:
Studio: Touchstone Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66:1


Edition Details:
- Audio commentary by Henry Selick and Pete Kozachik
- Behind the Scenes - Making Of
- Storyboard to Film comparison
- Deleted Scenes and Animated Sequences
- Still frame gallery (450 images)
- Posters
- Trailers
- Short film "Vincent" (6 mins)
- Short film "Frankenweenie" (30 mins)

DVD Release Date: ?? ?? 2003
Amaray case
Chapters 21

Release Information:
Studio: Touchstone Video

Aspect Ratio: - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Deleted Scenes and Animated Sequences
• Behind the Scenes - Making Of
• Storyboard to Film comparison
• Still frame gallery (450 images)
• Audio commentary by Henry Selick
• Trailers
• Posters

DVD Release Date: 2000 October 03
Amaray Case

Chapters 21
 

Release Information:
Studio: Touchstone Video

Aspect Ratio: - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Deleted Scenes and Animated Sequences
• Behind the Scenes - Making Of
• Storyboard to Film comparison
• Audio commentary by Henry Selick
• Trailers
• Posters
• Still frame gallery (450 images)

 

DVD Release Date: 2003 January 21
Amaray Case

Chapters 22

 

 

 

 

Comments ADDITION October - 04 (Danish anamorphic Region 2- PAL)-

Michael Mackenzie says:

This Danish release benefits greatly from anamorphic enhancement when compared to the R1, and also unlike the UK and Australian release is in its correct aspect ratio (they are both overmatted to 1.85:1). Improved definition is immediately noticeable, although I am a little cautious as to the accuracy of the colors, which seem oversaturated in comparison with the US and UK discs. These look similar to those on the Belgian disc, suggesting the same original source.

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Comparing these two editions was interesting to demonstrate the good work done on the R1 Special Edition released two years before the R2 Belgian one.

VIDEO

R1 is sharper and has neutral colors while the R2 has an awkward blue shade and too much contrast on a few scenes (capture #2). Indeed the Belgian ed. presents hazy pictures and sharp detail.

One trouble with the R1 - a slightly cropped picture on both sides.

SOUND

The DTS original English version appears only on the R1 SE. Dolby Digital 5.1 versions are correct on both discs.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Menus and bonus are the same.

 - Guillaume Mareri

 

 




DVD Menus
(
same on both US and Belgian editions)

(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL LEFT vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - +. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)
 

 


 

Screen Captures

(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL TOP vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL TOP vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL TOP vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL TOP vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Touchstone (Dk) - Region 2- PAL TOP vs. Touchstone Video (Special Edition US) - Region 1 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Touchstone Video (Edition Spéciale Belgian) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


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Touchstone Danish Release

Sound:

R1 se

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Distribution Touchstone Video
Region 2 Denmark - PAL

Touchstone Video

Region 1 - NTSC

Touchstone Video
Region 2 - PAL

 

 

 

 

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