All About My Mother

(Todo sobre mi madre)
by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain 1999


Columbia Tri-Star Region 1 vs. Pathé Distribution Ltd. Region 2

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Distribution Columbia Tri-Star
Region 1 encoded NYSC ( North America ) 
Pathé Distribution Ltd.
Region 2 - PAL (Europe, Middle East & Japan only)
Runtime 1:41:24  1:37:09 
Video Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 / 1.33:1 Academy Ratio 
Average Bitrate: 4.66 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s
Anamorphic Widescreen 2.36:1
Average Bitrate: 8.5 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
Bitrate R1

 

Columbia Tri-Star:

Bitrate R2

 

Pathé Distribution Limited:

Audio Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Isolated Musical score.

Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Subtitles English, French and None French and None
Features Aspect Ratio(s):
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1

Discographic Information:
DVD Encoding: Region 1

Edition Details:
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• "An Intimate Conversation with Pedro Almodovar"
• Isolated Music Score
• Making of Featurette / Talent Files
• Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats

Aspect Ratio: 2.36:1/16:9 Anamorphic WideScreen

 

Features: 

Documents du festival de Cannes 1999: Montée des marches (03:59

min), Cérémonie de clôture (04:30 min), Conférence de presse (06:45 min) €
Filmographies Acteurs et réalisateur € Theatrical Trailer (01:30 min) €
Bonus Trailers for Talons Aiguillés (01:46 min), Kika (02:43 min), La Flor
de mi secreto (02:10 min), Átame (00:36 min) € Notes de production

Original Theatrical Trailer

DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Chapters: 28
DVD Release Date: 26 April 2000
Keep Case
Chapters: 32
Comments: The Pathé R2 discs is by far the superior image ( The bit-rate is almost double! ). The whites are a bit too hot on the R1 (check out the background under her left arm in the first pic and how it blends with the edge enhancement) and the R1 has some color bleeding (her hand on the letter in the last picture). The R2 is also cropped. Trouble with the R2 is there are no English sub-titles, if you require them. I'd give the edge in Extras to the R1 for the "Conversation" short, but if you can speak French or Spanish, it is a no brainer to get the Pathe  R2 version.



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Distribution Columbia Tri-Star
Region 1 encoded NYSC ( North America ) 
Pathé Distribution Ltd.
Region 2 - PAL (Europe, Middle East & Japan only)

 

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Image:

Pathé

Sound:

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Extras: Columbia Tri-Star
Menu: Columbia Tri-Star

 




 

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