(aka "Eaters of the Dead" or "The Thirteenth Warrior" or "The Vikings")

 

directed by John McTiernan
USA 1999

Theatrical Release: August 27, 1999

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DVD Comparison:

Touchstone Home Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Concorde (Cine Collection) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Enrico for all the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Touchstone Home Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

Concorde
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1.42:32 1:37:57 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

2.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.58 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

2.27:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.72 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 Home Entertainement

 

Bitrate:

 

Concorde (Cine Collection)

 

Audio English and French Dolby Digital 5.1

German Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles English, French, None German
Features Release Information:
Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainement

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer

DVD Release Date: January 18, 2000
Amaray

Chapters
 

Release Information:
Studio: Concorde

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.27:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer in German Dub
• Goofs
• Bio- and Filmographie
• Interviews with the Cast, Writter and Director
• Animated Production Notes
• Interactive Vikingfibel and Viking timemap
• Sneak Peak of the OST
• Fotogallerys
• 7 Bonus Trailers (all in German Dub)
 

DVD Release Date: September 5, 200
Amaray

Chapters

 

 

 

 

Comments Video

The Region 1 is far better then the German release which has lots of problems like
smearing, softness, contrast boosting and yellow tint (see pic 6). The Region 1 isn't perfect as it has a bit too much red tint but compared to the German DVD it looks very good.

Audio

After comparing both English tracks for these DVDs i have to say that the Region 1
sounded much better. It doesn't mean that the English track on the German DVD is bad. I can't say much about the German Dub Dolby Digital track but the DTS track has some major issue: the audio is about 0.5 1.0sec behind the video and this unacceptable!!!

Extras

If you read the stuff for the German DVD then you think you get a lot of extras but when you watch it you feel screwed. The extras aren't any good at all. I gave it a look and after only few mins I just turned them off. The Region 1 only has the trailer but at least the quality is better compared to the trailer on the Region 2 and it's in English.

Menu

To make things short: I liked the static menus from the American release at lot more then the Animated Menu on the German DVD.

 - Enrico

 

 





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(Touchstone Home Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Concorde (Cine Collection) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


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(Touchstone Home Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Concorde (Cine Collection) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Touchstone Home Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Concorde (Cine Collection) - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


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Image:

Touchstone NTSC

Sound:

Touchstone NTSC

Extras: Tie
Menu: Touchstone NTSC
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Distribution

Touchstone Home Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

Concorde
Region 2 - PAL

 

 

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