Frank Woodley-Bemusement Park (2012)

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Released 12-Dec-2012

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Stand Up Comedy Main Menu Audio
Bonus Episode-Bewilderbeest Highlights
Outtakes-On the Internet
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2012
Running Time 64:00
RSDL / Flipper RSDL (50:36) Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor
ABC
Madman Entertainment
Starring Frank Woodley
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $19.95 Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
English Alternate Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Back in 2011, Madman released an initial series of DVD releases of the Warehouse Comedy Festival. At the time I reviewed the shows by  Denise Scott  Charlie Pickering . Now Madman have released a second set of these shows, recorded in 2012 in the same venue. These include shows by Judith Lucy, Frank Woodley (reviewed here), Peter Heliar, Lawrence Mooney & Hannah Gadsby amongst others. It is great to see local comedy getting airtime on ABC2 but also getting released onto DVD.

    This disc features a 60 minute set by Frank Woodley (formerly half of Lano & Woodley), doing his latest show, Bemusement Park. Woodley's comedy is an interesting mixture of silly, wacky, off the wall, physical and story telling humour. There are certainly some funny stories and ideas in the show but it is also somewhat variable in quality. As he explains during the show, however, all comedy is subjective. He covers diverse topics like pregnancy, evolution, DIY and poo. A couple of silly songs are also included.

    Well worth a look for fans of Australian comedy, especially if you enjoy Woodley's style.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good with no major issues.

    The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 16x9 enhanced.

    The picture was quite clear and sharp throughout.

    The colour was very good with no issues to report.

    There were no obvious artefacts.

    There are no subtitles.

    There is an obvious layer change during playback.

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good.

    This disc contains two English soundtracks in Dolby Digital 2.0 encoded at 224Kb/s. One is the original audio and one has the swearing deleted so the show can be shared with more sensitive audiences.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to hear and understand, obviously the most important sound attribute for stand-up.

    The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

    

Menu

    The menu included music.

Highlights from Bewilderbeest (40:51) 

    This is an excellent extra which is a slightly shortened version of his previous stand up set, Bewilderbeest from 2010. More funny stuff from Woodley in a similar vein.

Outtakes 

    Instructions are included inside the case for accessing outtakes on Frank Woodley's website. There are two videos available, about 13 minutes of outtakes from Bemusement Park and 2 minutes from Bewilderbeest.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This disc is only available in Region 4 but is coded for all regions.

Summary

    A wacky stand-up show from Frank Woodley.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is very good.

    One good quality extra.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Review Equipment
DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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