(aka "La muchacha de Londres" or "Erpressung")

 

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United Kingdom 1929


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Theatrical Release: June 30th, 1929 - United Kingdom

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DVD Comparison:

Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC vs.  Universal/Arthaus - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman and Ole Kofoed for the Screen Caps!

(Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT vs.  - Universal - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Laserlight Entertainment

Region 0  - NTSC

Universal / Arthaus
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:25:00 (NTSC) 1:21:45 (Silent: 1:21:49) (PAL)
Video

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 3.36 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.50 mb/s (Silent: 5.74)
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Bitrate:

Laserlight

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

Bitrate:

Universal

/Arthaus

 

Taklkie

Silent:

Audio English Dolby Digital mono

English Dolby Digital mono (Music in silent version is DD 2.0 Stereo)

Subtitles Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, None. German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or none.(Inter-titles in the silent version: English)
Features Release Information:
Studio: Laserlight
 

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen - 1.33:1
 

Edition Details:
• Easy Virtue included.
• Introduction by Tony Curtis.
• Trailer for Rear Window.

DVD Release Date: February 2, 2000
Keep Case

Chapters 18

Release Information:
Studio: Universal / Arthaus

Aspect Ratio:
Windowboxed Full Screen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Silent version included.
• Test Take with Hitchcock and Anny Ondra (0:50).
• Picture gallery (11 pictures).

DVD Release:
2002
Keep Case

Chapters 20

Comments:

It is obvious to see that the Universal Talkie version is the best picture quality it also indicates that the Laserlight version has had some cropping on all 4 edges. The Universal Silent version appears to have some "ghosting" associated with it and I assume is from a different source print - one originally telecin'ed in NTSC. As the Universal version contains both the silent and talkie versions of the film it doesn't bear comparing those two 9they are in essence 2 different films), but as almost any dvd-o-phile is aware companies like Laserlight, Madacy, Front Row Entertainment, and Koch are producing the lower end quality for fans wishing to adhere to the most genuine theatrical replication for their home theatre experiences. The Laserlight has also had some zooming and its Extras include the standard Tony Curtis opening and a trailer. We strongly recommend the Universal Region 2 version.    

- Gary Tooze.



 

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Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT vs.  - Universal - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

 

 


 

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(Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Universal (Talk) - Region 2 - PAL - Middle vs. - Universal (Silent) - Region 2 - PAL - Bottom)


 


(Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs.  - Universal - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


 

(Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs.  - Universal - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs.  - Universal - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


 

(Laserlight - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs.  - Universal - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 


(Silent inter-titles and test take from the Universal/Arthaus DVD)

 


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Distribution

Laserlight Entertainment

Region 0  - NTSC

Universal / Arthaus
Region 2 - PAL

 

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Universal/Arthaus

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Extras: Universal/Arthaus
Menu: Universal/Arthaus

 



 

 

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