Hi-5: Summer Rainbows/Move Your Body (2002)

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Released 18-Feb-2003

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Menu Audio
Karaoke-6
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2002
Running Time 96:07 (Case: 95)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Karl Zwicky
Studio
Distributor

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring Kathleen De Leon
Nathan Foley
Tim Harding
Kellie Hoggart
Charli Robinson
Case Amaray-Transparent-Secure Clip
RPI $24.95 Music Chris Harriott


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Dolby Digital 2.0 (320Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 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

    Summer Rainbows (51:40) and Move Your Body (44:27) provides two lengthy doses of Hi-5 singing, games, and dancing on DVD.

    The two titles that make up this DVD each have their own theme. In the former, Hi-5 enjoy a number of summer, underwater and beach adventures (songs include Living in a Rainbow, Grow, and Five Senses) and in the latter, Hi-5 have a lot of playful fun, pretending to be puppets, clowns and animals (songs include Move Your Body, Ready Or Not, and Love).

    Hi-5 was created, and is produced, by Helena Harris and Posie Graeme-Evans. As a children's television program, Hi-5 caters for various kid's abilities and learning styles. The program includes a number of standard segments, each of which focuses on a different area of learning. If parents want more information about Hi-5, and some online Hi-5 activities for kids, then go to http://ninemsn.com.au/kids/hi5/

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Transfer Quality

Video

    As with the other Hi-5 DVDs, the transfer is taken from a recent broadcast television source, and it is problem-free. It is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, full frame.

    The sharpness, black level, and shadow detail are all good. There is no low level noise.

    As one would expect, the image features plenty of bright primary colours. The flesh tones are accurate.

    There are no MPEG artefacts, film-to-video artefacts or film artefacts to complain of. However, very rarely, there is a slight shimmer on some objects, such as on Nathan's shirt pattern in Move Your Body at 17:34.

    There are only English subtitles, and they are accurate.

    This is a single-sided, single-layered disc.

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Audio

    The only audio option is English Dolby Digital Stereo (320Kb/s)

    There are no problems with the dialogue quality or the audio sync.

    The upbeat and playful music is obviously performed by Hi-5, and it is composed by Chris Harriott, with lyrics by Kellie Hoggart, Leonie Carey, and Helena Harris.

    As a Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track, there is no surround presence and activity, and no subwoofer action.

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Extras

   The only extra is a Karaoke option on six of the songs.

R4 vs R1

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

    This DVD has not been released in Region 1.

Summary

    I think the inclusion of two episodes represents much better value, and if your kids are Hi-5 fans, they will certainly enjoy this DVD.

    The video quality is good.

    The audio quality is good.

    The extras are slim.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Brandon Robert Vogt (warning: bio hazard)
Monday, March 24, 2003
Review Equipment
DVDPioneer DV-535, using S-Video output
DisplayGrundig Elegance 82-2101 (82cm, 16x9). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationSony STR DE-545
SpeakersSony SS-V315 x5; Sony SA-WMS315 subwoofer

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