S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
directed by Tom
A definitive exploration of a well-known yet little understood subject, "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" tells the epic story of modern Tibet: a story of struggle and suffering, courage and compassion.
Theatrical Release: September 12th, 2003 - Toronto Film Festival
DVD Review: New Yorker - Region 1 - NTSC
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Average Bitrate: 5.19 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
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|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)|
with the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman
Shot on digital video and later transferred to film, this doesn't look too bad at all. You can tell it is not HD sourced, but the colors stand-out nicely and akin to being sharper than you might find any TV documentary to DVD. - a little hazy, but nothing tube owners could ever complain about. Audio is a sharp 5.1 track, that seems almost unnecessary for the voices in the narration, but we are not complaining. Over eighty minutes of extras, mainly consisting of extra footage not used in the documentary itself. Unfortunately no subtitles. Beautiful menus. This is a great film initiation for many westerners who know little of Tibet, but I assure you there is much more than the film is able to give in less than 2 hours. It would be a dream to have this be an HD sourced DVD, but as it stands, it is still worthy of a decent grade. out of