(aka "Phantom Menace, The" or "Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace" or "Star Wars: Episode I" or "Star Wars: Episode I - Die Dunkle Bedrohung" )

 

directed by George Lucas
USA 1999

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Theatrical Release: May 19, 1999

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DVD Comparison:

Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to EnricoE and trailergod for the Screen Caps!

(Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Fox Home Video

Region 1 - NTSC

Fox Home Video
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 2:16:04 2:10:40 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.87 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.51 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:

 

Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition)

 

Bitrate:

 

Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition)

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 surround

English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, German Dolby Digital 5.1 EX

Subtitles English, None English, German for the hard of hearing
Features Release Information:
Studio: Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Scott Squires, John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Rob Coleman
• Seven Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes With Full Visual Effects Completed Just For The DVD
• Multi-Angle Storyboard To Animatic To Finished Film Feature
• Twelve-part web documentary
• Five Behind-The Scenes Featurettes
• Galleries Of Theatrical Posters, Print Campaign And Never-Before-Seen Production Photos
• Teaser, Trailer
• 7 TV Spots
• THX

DVD Release Date: October 16, 2001
2-Disc Amaray (Keep) Case

Chapters 50

Release Information:
Studio: Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Scott Squires, John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Rob Coleman
• Seven Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes With Full Visual Effects Completed Just For The DVD
• Multi-Angle Storyboard To Animatic To Finished Film Feature
• Twelve-part web documentary
• Five Behind-The Scenes Featurettes
• Galleries Of Theatrical Posters, Print Campaign And Never-Before-Seen Production Photos
• Teaser, Trailer
• 7 TV Spots
• THX

 

DVD Release Date:
2-Disc Amaray (Keep) Case

Chapters 50

 

 

 

 

Comments Both releases are taken from the same source master but on the region 1 DVD was a heavy electronically sharpness applied which result in some bad edge enhancements. The region 2 DVD has the same problem but not as excessive as the region 1.

The opening titles including the text roll are shown via multi-angle in English, Spanish or German language depending which DVD you have and what language option you choose. The same goes for the alien language subtitles.

All menu have multiple story's. The menu screen shots show 2 variation of them. On the German release you can see them with English or German depending what language you choose in the DVD player setup.

Both DVD are discontinued and Episode 1 will be re-released with some minor fixes by George Lucas to match up with Episode 2 - 6.

 - EnricoE

 

 





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(Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


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(Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Fox Home Video (Widescreen Edition) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


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Report Card:

Image:

Region 2

Sound:

Region 1

Extras: Both
Menu: Both

 

 

 

 

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