Pokemon: BW Rival Destinies-Collection 2 (2012)

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Released 5-Jun-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Anime None
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2012
Running Time 528
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Beyond Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Opaque
RPI ? Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0
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

     The Pokemon world is a huge favourite with pre-teen boys, all around the world. Originating in Japan, the world of toys, TV Shows, video games, Movies, books, card games and more has been expanding and very successful for many years since starting in 1996 with a video game. There have now been as many as 15 movies made as part of this multimedia extravaganza and the TV show is into its 16th season. This three disc DVD set includes 24 episodes from the 15th season of the TV show made in 2012 and 2013. This collection is officially named Pokemon Black & White Rival Destinies Collection 2.

     These episodes continue the adventures of Ash Ketchum, Pokemon trainer and his friends, Iris & Cilan as they travel the Univer region, finding Pokemon, having battles and adventures and joining in tournaments. Connoisseurs (my pre-teen boys) tell me that these are really good episodes, even better than Season 14 which were really good as well. They love the quirky characters and their rivalries including the regular baddies, Team Rocket.

     This is a good collection of new Pokemon episodes which will definitely appeal to the young fans of Pokemon.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     The video quality is excellent.

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

     The picture is extremely sharp and clear throughout for DVD. Colour is excellent.

     There are no noticeable artefacts.

     There are no subtitles.

     There are no obvious layer changes during playback.

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Audio

     The audio quality is good.

    These discs contain an English Dolby Digital 2.0 track.

     The music mostly consists of the theme tune and some other incidental songs.

     Dialogue is clear and easy to understand throughout.

     The surround speakers and subwoofer are not used.

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Extras

    Nothing.

Menu

    The menu is still and includes music. There is one menu screen on each disc allowing for a play all option and episode selection

R4 vs R1

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

    These episodes do not seem to have been released yet in other regions. Buy local.

Summary

    24 of the most recent Pokémon episodes collected onto 3 DVDs.

    The video quality is excellent.

    The audio quality is good.

    No extras.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Review Equipment
DVDPioneer DV-533K, using Component output
DisplayInFocus Screenplay 7200 with ScreenTechnics 100" (16x9) screen. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to Amplifier. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationDenon AVC -A11SR
SpeakersJamo D6PEX wall mounted Speakers and Powered Sub (7.1)

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