directed by David Lean
UK 1954

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Theatrical Release: 19 April 1954 - UK

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DVD Review: Warner - Region 2 - PAL

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Warner

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:43:04 (4% PAL speedup)
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1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.43 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles None.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• No extras!

DVD Release Date: April 14, 2003
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Chapters 20

Comments NOTE: The 2009 Criterion edition of Hobson's Choice is reviewed/compared HERE.

It's Warner that distributes this DVD, but Studio Canal that appears to own the films.

On the image, Hobson's Choice is a shade superior to The Sound Barrier (also included in this package - see below), with less damage. I have seen a lot softer and it does show some film grain, so it is not too bad at all. Unfortunately there are no extras or subtitles. Very bare bones release, but nice to have a couple of David Lean films that I had never seen before. 

 - Gary + Ole

 





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(aka "Breaking the Sound Barrier" )

 

directed by David Lean
UK 1952

 

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Theatrical Release: 22 July 1952 - UK

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Warner

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:51:25 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.53 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

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles None.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• No extras!

DVD Release Date: April 14, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 20
 

Comments
The Sound Barrier has a bit more (not serious) damage and the non-studio flight scenes (not many) are in very bad shape, A guess could be that David Lean used some old stock footage and the movie always has looked that way? but I don't know. Again no extras or subs, but the film  is not in unbearable condition.  out of    

 - Gary + Ole

 





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