directed by Piers Haggard
UK 1982

Theatrical Release: 19 January 1982, UK

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DVD Comparison:

Force Video - Region 0 - PAL vs. Blue Underground - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Ole Kofoed and Pieter Boven for the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Force Video

Region 0 - PAL

Blue Underground
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:28:39 (4% PAL speedup) 1:32:21
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.7 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.95 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

Bitrate:

Force Video

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

Bitrate:

 

Blue Underground

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0

English (Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 6.1)

Subtitles None. None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Force Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• No extras!

DVD Release Date: 2001
Keep Case

Chapters 16
 

Release Information:
Studio: Blue Underground

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Audio commentary with director Piers Haggard
• Theatrical trailer (1'24)
• 4 TV spots, about 30 seconds each
• Poster & still gallery
• Talent bios of Oliver Reed & Klaus Kinski

 

DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 23

Comments No subtitles on either edition. The Blue Underground is sharper with better color separation and superior contrast. There is a little bit of cropping in the Blue Underground. Extras go the way of Blue Underground as well... with an excellent commentary. Pretty easy choice here.

 - Gary W . Tooze

 





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Blue Underground

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Blue Underground

Extras: Blue Underground
Menu: Blue Underground

 

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