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Problem Child

Region 1 (USA) Tantrum Pack
vs. Region 2 (UK) Tantrum Pack

 

Details

 

 

DVD

R1 USA
 

 

 

DVD

R2 UK
 

 

Disc(s)

 

1x single-sided dual layer (DVD9) (Problem Child 2 included on the same disc.)

 

1x single-sided single layer (DVD5)

Running Time

 

Approx. 81 mins (NTSC)

 

Approx. 77 mins (PAL)

Video

 

1.33:1 non-anamorphic (open matte)
Average bit rate: 6.64 Mbps
NTSC 720x480 at 24 fps

 

1.85:1 anamorphic
Average bit rate: 7.13 Mbps
PAL 720x576 at 25 fps

Audio

 

English, French:
Dolby Surround 2.0, 192 Kbps

 

English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian:
Dolby Surround 2.0, 192 Kbps

Subtitles

 

English, Spanish, French

 

English, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish

Extras

 

Theatrical trailer

 

None

 

Bit Rate

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Screen Captures

Example 1

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Example 2

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Example 3

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Example 4

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Example 5

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Example 6

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Example 7

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Example 8

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Example 9

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Comments

Like most 1.85:1 ratio films, the 4x3 version, rather than being cropped, is open matte. For the most part, this simply means opening up an equal amount of dead space at the top and bottom, although there are some slight framing differences in a few instances, most notably in Example 9, where the image is shifted upward and a small amount of information is cropped off on either side. Example 7, of course, should leave no doubt as to the intended presentation. There is little difference between the two DVDs in terms of colours and framing - perhaps slightly more of a blue bias in the UK version, as well as a little more print damage. If you care about the presentation of this, ahem, cinematic masterpiece, it's a no-brainer which one to go for.

 

Summary

 

 

USA

 

UK

Video

 

0/10

 

6/10

Audio

 

7/10

 

7/10

Extras

 

1/10

 

0/10