Adventure Time-Jake vs Me-Mow (2012)
|Category||Animation||Biographies-Character-Little Do You Know|
|Year Of Production||2012|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Larry Leichliter|
Casey James Basichis
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
By now fans of the animated series Adventure Time will have worked out whether they view each new release of episodes from the show as manna from heaven or another attempt to extract eager dollars from the franchise in anticipation of later, more comprehensive releases.
This position has been confounded even more by the most recent release Jake vs Me-Mow which contains episodes from four seasons of the show including Season 1 which has already had a complete release on DVD. The position will sort itself out a little in September when Madman Entertainment releases Seasons 1 and 2 of this popular series on Blu-ray.
Newcomers to the show should perhaps look at my reviews of the first three Adventure Time DVD releases:
For all others all you need to know is that this is another wild and wacky 16 episode collection of one of the oddest animated series on TV. Rather than referring to the order in which they appear on the DVD I have detailed below the seasons of the show from which the episodes are taken:
As to the quality there is no doubt that the shows from later seasons are just as strong as the earlier episodes. The titular episode is a cracker with a miniature evil assassin cat hiding inside Jake's nose ordering him to kill. But Five Short Graybles is also brilliant and Thank You a beauty. So for completists and fans of the show who aren't too concerned at the haphazard approach to the releases this is another essential purchase. If you are lucky you may just pick up the edition with the Finn Hat!
Adventure Time Jake vs Me-Mow comes to DVD in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio consistent with its wide screen origins. It is 16x9 enhanced.
The show is, as fans would be aware, intentionally animated in a simplistic manner.
It is reasonably sharp.
The colours are basic but bright and stable.
There is no aliasing to be seen and compression does not present a problem.
There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired.
The sound for Adventure Time Jake vs Me-Mow is English Dolby Digital 2.0 running at 224 Kb/s.
This is quite satisfactory for this show. The dialogue and sounds are well delivered and all the dialogue is clear and easy to understand.
The music usually consists of off-beat songs and tunes from creator Pendleton Ward and others. It is all wacky nu-folk.
|Surround Channel Use|
As with the earlier releases this is a text based extra which tells us a little about the new characters.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This release is the same as Region 1. Buy local.
Rock out again with your favourite friends on this 16 show release of some excellent episodes from the series. The DVD quality is similar in sound and vision terms to the previous releases.
|DVD||Cambridge 650BD (All Regions), using HDMI output|
|Display||Sony VPL-VW80 Projector on 110" Screen. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Amplification||Pioneer SC-LX 81 7.1|
|Speakers||Aaron ATS-5 7.1|