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The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux] ADDED

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 07 Jan 2014 23:37

Publisher: Universal Pictures
Extras: Theatrical Trailer (1:48)
Subtitles: Dutch (optional)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Picture Format: PAL / Anamorphic/ 25 fps / Interlaced
Soundtrack(s):
English DTS-ES 5.0 Matrix
English Dolby Digital 5.0
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Case type: Keep Case
Runtime: 100:20

DTS track is 755 Kbps and is 24 bit. Use RC to turn off subtitles as there's no audio menu.
Both English tracks have no LFE channel, though back cover and disc menu state they do have.
The DVD menu is available in Dutch and French. The disc has no scene selection menu.
The trailer is in English with burnt-in Dutch subtitles.
Back cover incorrectly states that runtime is 90 min and there are English menus.
The transfer is EXTREMELY poor VHS-quality. It's very dirty, soft and all colors are totally off. It's one of the worst DVD transfers EVER, no kidding.
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Re: The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux]

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 08 Jan 2014 11:16

The Real McCoy [R5 Russia]
Publisher: Amalgama DVD Group
Aspect Ratio: 1.30:1
Picture Format: PAL / Non-Anamorphic/ 25 fps / Interlaced
Soundtrack(s):
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Russian Dolby Digital 5.1
Substitles: Russian (optional)
Case type: Keep Case
Runtime: 100:28
Trailers (in Russian)

Notes: Russian menus. Russian title Настоящая МакКой. Open-matte transfer.
It also suffers from bad compression and interlacing artefacts (i.e "Rainbows" and aliasing).
Also comes bundled with some DVD related magazines, like TotalDVD.

Transfers comparison:

Dutch
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Russian
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US
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Re: The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux] ADDED

Postby Samuel_Scott » 09 Jan 2014 23:56

Updated and added. Thanks as always Jim! :)
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Re: The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux] ADDED

Postby Vincent_Bouche » 15 Jan 2014 22:01

Given this post has comparison screencaps, shouldn't we move it to reference and add a link in the comparison?
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Re: The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux] ADDED

Postby Samuel_Scott » 15 Jan 2014 23:05

It depends. Was each screengrab taken the same way and are the pics going to stay online Jim?
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Re: The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux] ADDED

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 15 Jan 2014 23:37

Was each screengrab taken the same way


Yap, used PowerDVD13 (captured/saved as PNG), then Photoshop CS13. Saved as png, so no quality loss.

and are the pics going to stay online Jim?


I hope so, though it's not up to me.
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Re: The Real McCoy [R2 Benelux] ADDED

Postby Samuel_Scott » 15 Jan 2014 23:53

Great, I'll sort this tomorrow!
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