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directed by Peter Weir
Australia 1975

Twenty years after it swept Australia into the international film spotlight, Peter Weir's stunning 1975 masterpiece remains as ineffable as the unanswerable mystery at its core. A Valentine's Day picnic at an ancient volcanic outcropping turns to disaster for the residents of Mrs. Appleyard's school when a few young girls inexplicably vanish on Hanging Rock. A lyrical, meditative film charged with suppressed longings.

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Theatrical Release: February 1975 - Australia

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Comparison:

Umbrella Entertainment (2 disc) - Region 0 - PAL vs. Pathe - Region 2 - PAL vs. Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Second Sight (UK) 3-disc - Region 2 - PAL vs. Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL vs. Gaumont Boxset (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL vs. Shock - Region FREE Blu-ray vs. Criterion (Director's Cut) - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Steffen Bieker for the Kinowelt DVD screen captures!

(Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL  LEFT vs. Pathe - Region 2 - PAL MIDDLE vs. Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC SECOND)

Box Covers

REISSUED ANAMORPHIC:

 

Distribution

Umbrella Entertainment

Region 0 - PAL

Pathe Films
Region 2 - PAL

Criterion Collection Spine # 29

Region 0  - NTSC

Runtime 1:42:20 (4% PAL speedup) 1:42:36 (4% PAL speedup) 1:47:00
Video

1.77:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.45 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.5 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.94 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

 

Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM LEFT

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL BOTTOM SECOND

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM MIDDLE

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM FOURTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM RIGHT

 

 

Second Sight (UK)
Region 2 - PAL

Kinowelt (German)
Region 2 - PAL

Gaumont - Columbia Tri-Star HV
Region 2 - PAL
Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray Criterion - Spine #29 - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

1:42:20 (4% PAL speedup) +

Original theatrical release (1.66:1)  1:50:52 (4% PAL speedup)

1:42:36 (4% PAL speedup) 1:42:12 (4% PAL speedup) 1:46:56.250 (Director's Cut) 1:47:13.844

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.87 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.66:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.28 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.83 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Disc Size: 45,590,432,525 bytes

Feature Size: 24,116,361,216 bytes

Average Bitrate: 23.99 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC 1080P / 24 fps

Disc Size: 46,503,645,498 bytes

Feature Size: 25,314,256,896 bytes

Average Bitrate: 26.49 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC 1080P / 24 fps

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Second Sight + Umbrella Entertainment

   

Bitrate:

Pathe + Criterion

 

     

Bitrate:

Kinowelt + GCTHV

 

  

Bitrate: Shock Blu-ray

 

 

  

Bitrate: Criterion Blu-ray

 

 

  

 

Distribution

Umbrella Entertainment

Region 0 - PAL

Pathe Films
Region 2 - PAL

Criterion Collection Spine # 29

Region 0  - NTSC

Second Sight Film (UK)

Region 2 - PAL

Kinowelt (German)
Region 2 - PAL
Gaumont - Columbia Tri-Star HV
Region 2 - PAL
Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

 

English (Dolby Digital 5.1) English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby digital 5.1)  DUB: German (Dolby digital 1.0)  English (Dolby digital 5.1) 

English (Dolby Digital 2.0) , DUB: French  (Dolby Digital 2.0) 

Dolby TrueHD Audio English 3254 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3254 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps) DTS-HD Master Audio English 3334 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3334 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitles None None English, and none English, and none German and none French (removable AFTER starting) None English, and none
Features

 Release Information:
Studio: Umbrella

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen

  - 1.77:1

 

Edition Details:

• "A Dream Within A Dream" (duration 90 Mins Approx)
An All New Feature Length Documentary On The Making Of The Film Featuring Exclusive • Interviews With Peter Weir, Patricia Lovell, Hal & Jim Mcelroy, Cliff Green, Russell Boyd, Bruce Smeaton, Jose Perez, Helen Morse, John Jarratt, Christine Schuler And Anne Louise Lambert.
• "A Recollection: Hanging Rock 1900" (duration 25 Mins).
A 1975 On-set Documentary Produced And Presented By Patricia Lovell Which Includes Interviews With Author Joan Lindsay, Director Peter Weir, And Key Cast Members
Including Rachel Roberts.
• Joan Lindsay Interview.
• Excerpts From An Interview Conducted With Author Joan Lindsay In 1974 In Which She Provides An Insight Into The Writing And Essence Of The Novel, "picnic At Hanging Rock".
• Short Recollections - Audio Interviews With Actors Dominic Guard (michael) And Karen Robson (irma).
• "Hanging Rock & Martindale Hall: Then And Now".
• A Tour Of The Film's Two Principal Locations.
• Trailer Collection
• Australian Trailer, Cannes Promo Reel And Double Feature Trailers.
• Still And Poster Gallery - An Extensive Library Of Images Accompanied By An Excerpt Of The Novel Read By Actress Helen Morse.
• The Day Of Saint Valentine - The First Screen Adaptation Of Joan's Novel Made In 1969 By 13 Year Old Schoolboy, Tony Ingram With Commentary From The Director.

 

DVD Release Date: August 18th, 2004
Fold-out digi-pak in double case

Chapters 15

 Release Information:
Studio: Pathe

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic  - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• none
 

DVD Release Date: 30 June, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 16

Release Information:
Studio: Criterion

 

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterbox - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• 4:3 Theatrical trailer (4:49)
• Soundtrack re-mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
• 3 page liner notes by Vincent Canby

DVD Release Date: October 20, 1998
Keep Case

Chapters 33
 

 Release Information:
Studio: Second Sight

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen

 

anamorphic  - 178:1

Edition Details:

• "A Dream Within A Dream" (duration 90 Mins Approx)
An All New Feature Length Documentary On The Making Of The Film Featuring Exclusive • Interviews With Peter Weir, Patricia Lovell, Hal & Jim Mcelroy, Cliff Green, Russell Boyd, Bruce Smeaton, Jose Perez, Helen Morse, John Jarratt, Christine Schuler And Anne Louise Lambert.
• "A Recollection: Hanging Rock 1900" (duration 25 Mins).
A 1975 On-set Documentary Produced And Presented By Patricia Lovell Which Includes Interviews With Author Joan Lindsay, Director Peter Weir, And Key Cast Members
Including Rachel Roberts.
• Joan Lindsay Interview.
• Excerpts From An Interview Conducted With Author Joan Lindsay In 1974 In Which She Provides An Insight Into The Writing And Essence Of The Novel, "picnic At Hanging Rock".
• Short Recollections - Audio Interviews With Actors Dominic Guard (michael) And Karen Robson (irma).
• "Hanging Rock & Martindale Hall: Then And Now".
• A Tour Of The Film's Two Principal Locations.
• Trailer Collection
• Australian Trailer, Cannes Promo Reel And Double Feature Trailers.
• Still And Poster Gallery - An Extensive Library Of Images Accompanied By An Excerpt Of The Novel Read By Actress Helen Morse.
• The Day Of Saint Valentine - The First Screen Adaptation Of Joan's Novel Made In 1969 By 13 Year Old Schoolboy, Tony Ingram With Commentary From The Director.

• Deleted Scenes from the directors cut (8:25)

 

DVD Release Date: June 30th, 2008
Fold-out digi-pak in double case (see photo below)

Chapters 15

Release Information:
Studio: Kinowelt (Germany)

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic  - 178:1

Edition Details:
• Trailer

• Deleted Scenes (In German)
 

DVD Release Date: 22nd June, 2004
Keep Case

Chapters 18


Release Information:
Studio: Gaumont -CTHV

Aspect Ratio:

Widescreen anamorphic  - 1.78:1

Edition Details:

• 3 other Peter Weir films on separate DVD - The Last Wave, The Cars that Ate Paris, The Plumber

• Interview with Patricia Lovell (22:54) English with optional French subtitles
• Dust (24:05) non-anamorphic widescreen -English with ingrained French subtitles
• Lost (13:45) 4:3 English short with optional French subtitles
• 6 Filmographies of cast and crew (moving text screens) 

DVD Release Date:
March 10th, 2004
2 double Keep Cases inside Box
Chapters: 12

Release Information:
Studio: Shock
 

Disc Size: 45,590,432,525 bytes

Feature Size: 24,116,361,216 bytes

Average Bitrate: 23.99 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC 1080P / 24 fps

 

Edition Details:

• "A Dream Within A Dream" (duration 90 Mins Approx)
An All New Feature Length Documentary On The Making Of The Film Featuring Exclusive • Interviews With Peter Weir, Patricia Lovell, Hal & Jim Mcelroy, Cliff Green, Russell Boyd, Bruce Smeaton, Jose Perez, Helen Morse, John Jarratt, Christine Schuler And Anne Louise Lambert.
• "A Recollection: Hanging Rock 1900" (duration 25 Mins).
A 1975 On-set Documentary Produced And Presented By Patricia Lovell Which Includes Interviews With Author Joan Lindsay, Director Peter Weir, And Key Cast Members
Including Rachel Roberts
• Trailer

 

Blu-ray Release Date: May 2010
Standard lu-ray Case

Chapters 13

 

Release Information:
Studio: Criterion

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Disc Size: 46,503,645,498 bytes

Feature Size: 25,314,256,896 bytes

Average Bitrate: 26.49 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC 1080P / 24 fps

Edition Details:

• Extended interview with Weir (25:01)
New piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members (30:24)
• New introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (9:30)
• A Recollection . . . Hanging Rock 1900 (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay (26:13)
• Homesdale (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir (49:52)
• Trailer (4:35)
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by author Megan Abbott and an excerpt from film scholar Marek Haltof’s 1996 book Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide (dual-format only); a new paperback edition of Lindsay’s novel, previously out of print in the U.S.

• 2 DVD of the feature and all the extras of the Blu-ray

Blu-ray Release Date: June 10th, 2014
Custom Digipak Blu-ray case

Chapters 15

 

 

Second Sight Package

 

 

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION - Criterion ('Director's Cut') - Region 'A' - Blu-ray June 2014: Both the technical transfer, and visually, the Criterion matches up nicely with the Shock Blu-ray. It's very solid in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio - even the bitrate graphs match-up, almost, exactly. I'll give a slight edge to the Criterion audio - almost very robust - notable in the haunting Zamfir pan flute (I can't even look at the captures without hearing it in my head!). The Criterion audio may have a bit more depth and richness in the piano and various classical offerings from Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Tchaikovsky. It offers optional English subtitles on the region 'A'-locked Blu-ray disc. So, it comes down to the extras...

Criterion include an extended, 25-minute, interview with Weir from 2003 where he discusses the production and enduring mystery of Picnic at Hanging Rock. There is a new piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members. It runs over 1/2 an hour. Plus there is a new, 10-minute, introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. A Recollection . . . Hanging Rock 1900 is an on-set documentary, from 1975, hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay. It runs 26-minutes but the source is not in ideal condition. Homesdale is an award-winning, 50-minute, black comedy by Weir made in 1971, described as "Guests arrive at an expensive private guest house on a remote island near Sydney. The guest house and weird activities, like theatre sports and orienteering, are run by a leery eccentric. One of the guests is a loner and the only way to fit in with the crowd is to participate in the questionable events. Some of the games border between comedy and horror - like the murder mystery" There is a long 4.5-minute trailer (also in less than ideal condition) and the package contains a booklet featuring an essay by author Megan Abbott and an excerpt from film scholar Marek Haltof’s 1996 book Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide and a new paperback edition of Lindsay’s novel, previously out of print in the U.S. This is a dual-format set with 2 DVDs of the feature and all the extras of the Blu-ray.

Must-own film. Criterion's Blu-ray Digipak package is gorgeous.

***

 

ADDITION - Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray May 2010: Firstly this is The 'Director's Cut' and I can confirm that this Blu-ray release is region FREE (extra also play on my Region 'A' player), but there may also be a flaw. Notice on the right side of every capture (and the extras as well) there is a vertical highlight running from 70% up the edge to 90%. I don't see it on my HD system but I am aware that I have a shade of overscan but I'm going to check my computer methodology and see if the bug is at my end. I doubt it. Bottom line is that we are investigating...

NOTE: I cannot seem to duplicate the perceived 'flaw' on other systems - we will post new screen captures soon.

May 17th - NEW Captures added - image is clean of perceived contrast flare-up!

Aside from that - visually, it is indeed the best release being tighter and more detailed filling the screen at a 1.78 aspect ratio. It was easily noticeable from the first scene as as the audio - traditional Romanian panpipe pieces as the main title music, which plays an enormous role in instilling the haunting atmosphere. It come from "Doina: Sus Pe Culmea Dealului" and "Doina Lui Petru Unc" with Gheorghe Zamfir on pan flute and Swiss born Marcel Cellier playing organ. It sounds wonderful via the lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 at 3254 kbps. There are no subtitles.

Extras are excellent with  "A Dream Within A Dream" the Feature Length (almost 2 hours) Documentary on The Making Of The Film featuring exclusive Interviews With Peter Weir, Patricia Lovell, Hal & Jim Mcelroy, Cliff Green, Russell Boyd, Bruce Smeaton, Jose Perez, Helen Morse, John Jarratt, Christine Schuler And Anne Louise Lambert. Also "A Recollection: Hanging Rock 1900" (duration 25 Mins) - a 1975 On-set Documentary Produced And Presented By Patricia Lovell Which Includes Interviews With Author Joan Lindsay, Director Peter Weir, And Key Cast Members Including Rachel Roberts and a theatrical trailer. All supplements are in HD and play on my region 'A' North American' Oppo Blu-ray player.

This is a good release but beware that Second Sight in the UK are coming out with their Blu-ray of Picnic at Hanging Rock HERE and we will compare.

 - Gary W. Tooze

***

ADDITION: Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2- PAL - July 08': Firstly - to back track - There was another Umbrella edition (Australia) that was anamorphic (not shown in this comparison - but purchasable HERE. As Eric tells us "Umbrella Anamorphic 1.78:1 reissue has 5.1 sound. The reissue has the same cover as the original Umbrella release. The only way to tell the difference between the reissue and the older version is the gold "remastered" sticker on the shrink-wrap and the 16:9 and 5.1 information on the DVD specs on the back cover. The anamorphic reissue seems to have used the same source as the original non-anamorphic source (though newly transferred as there does not seem to be any artifacts that might crop up from making a 4:3 letterboxed transfer anamorphic). The image looks pretty much the same despite the reissue's minutely higher bitrate. Criterion's non-anamorphic transfer is still the sharpest and the only one in its original aspect ratio (though that seems to be a subject of debate).". I strongly suspect the Second Sight using those 16X9 elements and many of the supplements are the same.

Well, to my eye this new Second Sight, anamorphic, dual-layered, progressive transfer looks as good, even possibly slightly better, than all other editions. It seems extremely close (if not exact) to the stellar German Kinowelt release. But there are some real viable reasons for buying this UK edition. The extras (discussed below) and they actually include the longer theatrical cut giving many fans this rare chance to see it after all these years. Unfortunately the condition is quite poor, and it is cropped, and we have added to full resolution screen caps at the very bottom of this comparison. Still, I was extremely happy to finally see it.

The 'Director's Cut' on disc on has English 2.0 and an option for 5.1 as well as optional English subtitles. Bravo on all fronts.

Extras, for the most part duplicate most of the wonderful supplements on the Umbrella release. They are on a third disc (also dual-layered) and include the 2 hour documentary ‘A Dream Within A Dream’, ‘A Recollection – Hanging Rock 1900’, a Joan Lindsay interview, 'Hanging Rock and Martindale Hall – Then and Now’, ‘The Day of St Valentine’ (1st screen adaptation), Audio Interviews, Stills and Poster Gallery and 8 minutes 25 seconds of curious director’s cut deleted scenes.

Until this comes to Blu-ray (no, I have heard nothing of the sort) this Second Sight is the package to own for fans of this incredibly haunting film.  

***

ADDITION: Umbrella Entertainment - PAL (October 2004) - Well this is probably the only film I will have 5 different DVD editions of. Phew.... the Umbrella Region 0 - PAL DVD from Australia has some good points... and some bad. On the positive side the Extras are magnificent ! The second disc blows away all other versions and Weir fans will, for this alone, make it a must-have DVD. The animated menus are incredible - some of the best I have seen- ever. Packaging likewise is classic - a perfect keepsake. This is, as all others, the 'directors cut'. Now the bad - why is this disc not anamorphic? and why are there no subtitles ? I found the audio clear but seemed to fluctuate in volume level at times - kind of unusual. The ratio is 1.77 keeping the Criterion as the only issue at 1.66 - thereby showing the most information in the frame (Go Criterion!). Why is this 1.77 and not anamorphic ? there is no reason not to adhere to the correct aspect ratio in this case. We give some leeway for 16X9'ing, but this is not right. As far as image goes - this is very good on tube - amazing actually - but falls short in sharpness next to the Criterion. I think the colors may be a shade more vibrant in this Umbrella issue. Bottom line: There is a very good reason to pick this up - those amazing extras! and if you don't own the Criterion or a projection system - you will be content with the image quality - guaranteed.

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In 1998 Peter Weir band Producer Patricia Lovell  decided to offer a 'directors cut' of his theatrical film "Picnic at Hanging Rock'. They both agreed that certain original scenes were not to their liking. This consisted of about 14 minutes that the production company thought would help ticket sales at the time of release. Most of the scenes that Weir and Lovell removed were in the last 1/3 of the film. Each of these above DVD releases represents the 'director's version' or 'cut version' of the film. The German Kinowelt actually offers the additional footage as "deleted scenes" in their extra features.

Okay, the Criterion is the only one of the four that is in the original aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The others have been slightly cropped to fit a 16X9 anamorphic screen. I really don't understand this as you can have 1.66 anamorphic images. And the Criterion is the only one of the four that is not anamorphic. However, if you do not have a widescreen system it is the best image. For widescreen viewing (HTPC, widescreen TV etc.) The Kinowelt is the best. Colors are pretty consistent in all 4 releases.

The Criterion remastered 5.1 audio is the best- even superior to the Kinowelt 5.1audio. Audio is such a large part of this film that this is a paramount criteria for purchase. The Kinowelt is marvelous, but I thought the Criterion was even better (range). The Gaumont and Pathe 2.0 were very flat in comparison.

Extras are a tie. I couldn't decide between the invaluable 14 removed minutes on the Kinowelt DVD of the extras (called 'deleted scenes'), or the interview and shorts on the Gaumont.

So, buying: Fans will want (depending on their system) the Criterion or the Kinowelt for image. True fans will want the Kinowelt and Gaumont for all the extras (they are super!)

NOTE: On my rear projection TV the French version looks great, but it has some quirks with my Malata Region Free player. It jitters unless you put it in 'still mode' and then it shimmers (strobs). No winning. It need filters on an HTPC setup for optimum viewing. The DVD Menus open to beyond the frame of the TV (is this anamorphic 'on the fly'?).  

 

 - Gary W. Tooze

 


Menus

 

(Second Sight - Region 2 - PAL)

 

Disc 1

 

 

Disc 2 (Original longer theatrical version in 1.66)

 

 

Disc 3

 

 

(Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL )

 


(Pathe - Region 2 - PAL TOP 2 LEFT vs. Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC TOP 2 RIGHT )


 

(Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL BOTTOM 4 LEFT vs. Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 -PAL - BOTTOM 4 RIGHT)

 

 

Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray

 

 

Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

 


 

Screen Captures

 

CLICK EACH BLU-RAY CAPTURE TO SEE ALL IMAGES IN FULL 1920X1080 RESOLUTION

 

1) Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL TOP

2) Pathe - Region 2 - PAL SECOND

3) Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC - THIRD

4) Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL FIFTH

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - SIXTH

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - SEVENTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM



 

1) Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL TOP

2) Pathe - Region 2 - PAL SECOND

3) Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC - THIRD

4) Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL FIFTH

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - SIXTH

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - SEVENTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 

 


 

1) Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL TOP

2) Pathe - Region 2 - PAL SECOND

3) Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC - THIRD

4) Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL FIFTH

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - SIXTH

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - SEVENTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


 

1) Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL TOP

2) Pathe - Region 2 - PAL SECOND

3) Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC - THIRD

4) Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL FIFTH

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - SIXTH

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - SEVENTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 


 

1) Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL TOP

2) Pathe - Region 2 - PAL SECOND

3) Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC - THIRD

4) Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL FIFTH

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - SIXTH

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - SEVENTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

NATIVE RESOLUTION FOR DVDs

 


 

1) Umbrella Entertainment - Region 0 - PAL TOP

2) Pathe - Region 2 - PAL SECOND

3) Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC - THIRD

4) Second Sight (3-disc) - Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL FIFTH

6) Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 - PAL - SIXTH

7) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - SEVENTH

8) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

NATIVE DVD RESOLUTION - Notice font difference!

 

 

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1) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - TOP

2) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 

1) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - TOP

2) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 

1) Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray - TOP

2) Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

More Criterion Blu-ray Captures


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Distribution

Umbrella Entertainment

Region 0 - PAL

Pathe Films
Region 2 - PAL

Criterion Collection Spine # 29

Region 0  - NTSC

Runtime 1:42:20 (4% PAL speedup) 1:42:36 (4% PAL speedup) 1:47:00
Video

1.77:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.45 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.5 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.94 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

 

(Second Sight (UK) 3-disc - Region 2- PAL LEFT vs. Kinowelt (German) - Region 2 - PAL MIDDLE vs. Gaumont (France) CTVH - Region 2 -PAL - RIGHT)

 

 

Second Sight (UK)
Region 2 - PAL

Kinowelt (German)
Region 2 - PAL

Gaumont - Columbia Tri-Star HV
Region 2 - PAL
Shock - Region FREE - Blu-ray Criterion - Region 'A' - Blu-ray



 

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