Adventure Time-Jake the Dad (2012)

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Released 4-Dec-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Animation Biographies-Character-Little Do You Know
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2012
Running Time 176
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Larry Leichliter
Studio
Distributor

Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $19.95 Music Casey James Basichis
Nick Jennings
Keith Mack


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English 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 English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

     Adventure Time is a Cartoon Network production which as with many Cartoon Network shows is being released in two different formats in Australia, being either full season collections or compilation discs of episodes. TrevorD previously reviewed a number of releases for Adventure Time. One of those is linked here and others are linked from that review. This review is of the most recent compilation disc, Jake The Dad. Trevor's review gives a good rundown on the nature of the show and its wacky characters. The compilation discs are focused on episodes whereas the season sets include more extras.

     This disc contains sixteen selected episodes mostly from Seasons 4 and 5 of the show. The episodes included here are lots of fun and this disc will certainly suit someone looking for a collection of some episodes of this show which is now in its Fifth Season. The first episode is the one which the disc is named after focusing on the puppies of Jake and Lady Rainicorn, in which Jake learns how to be a dad and where to draw the line on protection versus letting the kids fend for themselves.

     This disc is available in two editions, either on its own or with a Jake Hat.

     Funny Stuff.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     The video quality is very good.

     The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio.

     The presentation is consistent with its television origins with decent clarity and good colour.

     There are subtitles available in English for the Hearing Impaired.

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Audio

    The audio quality is good.

     This disc contains an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0 . The dialogue is clear and easy to understand and the episodes are accompanied by a variety of songs and incidental music.

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Extras

    Only one minor extra. More are available on the season sets.

Menu

    The menu includes music.

Little Did You Know

    Short text based profiles of the five puppies of Jake and Lady Rainicorn.

R4 vs R1

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

    The Region 1 release is basically the same. Buy local.

Summary

    Another compilation disc of Adventure Time episodes.

    The video quality is good.

    The audio quality is good.

    The extras are very minor.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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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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