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Old 01-13-2018, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default Monty Python's "And Now For Something Completely Different"

Apparantly there's a German BD of Monty Python's "And Now For Something Completely Different". Does anyone know if it's locked to Region-B or not?

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Old 01-13-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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Don't know.

But this was broadcast on BBC2 HD over the holidays, and I was surprised just how decent it looked.
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Just popped it in and it plays just fine in my Region A machine.
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It's region free.
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I put my copy in my US PS3, and it played without issue. The only thing you need to remember is that it will default to the German audio track.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:54 PM   #6
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Thank you so much, you guys. I had foolishly put off getting the Region-A locked Japanese release and now it's OOP, so it's good to know that a region-free (and cost-effective) alternative exists. Off to Amazon.de I go!
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:36 AM   #7
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I'd recommend the limited Digibook/Mediabook edition..


https://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B01IVLCIQI/

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What is on the second disc?
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Likely the DVD version of the same film.
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It's a DVD copy of the film.
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Looking at an unboxing of the the 2-disc (BD/DVD) digibook release, its relatively extensive text is all in German. It does have many pictures, but still...

Combine the entire German text thing with the fact that no one wants to watch a feature film on DVD with PAL speed-up, and there's really no value proposition for non-Germans to buy the digibook at 3x the price of the standard single-BD release.

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Are the titles in German?
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Are the titles in German?
They are in English, so no worries there

I have the digibook version from 2016
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My copy's still in the mail, but I did manage to find a BDInfo scan for those interested in such things. From what I could tell using Google Translate at the German-language Cinefacts.de thread regarding this release, the second German track is pitch-shifted to sound like what the previous PAL 25fps video releases from German sounded like or something to that effect.

Code:
PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   01101.MPLS
Length:                 1:28:17.000 (h:m:s.ms)
Size:                   30,475,272,192 bytes
Total Bitrate:          46.03 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
MPEG-4 AVC Video        36874 kbps          1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                   Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                   --------        -------         -----------     
LPCM Audio              German          2304 kbps       2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
LPCM Audio              English         2304 kbps       2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
LPCM Audio              German          2304 kbps       2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           German          0.615 kbps
Presentation Graphics           German          42.269 kbps
Presentation Graphics           English         37.178 kbps

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Received the disc from Amazon.de and it seems to be a very nice release considering the age and provenance of the source material. The pre-menu trailers are skippable, the menus are in German but easily comprehensible, there are plenty of chapter stops, and the disc actually has the film's trailer as a bonus feature.

There are two things to note regarding this release: The English subtitles are somewhat lightly paraphrased instead of being 1:1 in respect to the script, and if you want to see the trailer in English you first need to set the audio track to English in the main menu as otherwise it'll play the trailer with dubbed German audio.
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