WWF/WWE-Summerslam '99: An Out of Body Experience (2000) (NTSC)
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Scene Selection Anim & Audio
Featurette-What's The Story
Featurette-Talkin' The Talk
Featurette-Out Of Body
|Year Of Production||2000|
|Running Time||133:24 (Case: 180)|
|RSDL / Flipper||RSDL (65:12)||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
Jesse "The Body" Ventura
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||480i (NTSC)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.37:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Tag Team Turmoil: Six tag teams in total (Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz, Mideon & Viscera, Droz & Prince Albert, The Acolytes and The Hardcore Hollys), with two teams starting in the ring and a new team entering after a team has been defeated. A bit of a boring start for the P.P.V. as this match does drag on a bit, and one of my favourite teams - The Hardy Boyz, get defeated first.
Lion's Den Weapons Match: Ken Shamrock vs. Steve Blackman. Set in a circular cage with weapons scattered around the top, this match is more of a martial arts exhibition than a wrestling match due to both wrestlers backgrounds including some form of it. Still a good, quick match overall.
WWF Women's Championship Match: Ivory vs. Tori. A normal match to decide the women's belt. Not a good match technically as a couple of manoeuvres don't seem to come off too well and you get the feeling of "What just happened?". Still, it is a Women's match.
Two Titles On The Line: D'Lo Brown vs. Jeff Jarrett with Debra. The first match with the questionable outcome. It's one of those times when a friend switches sides to the enemy and then backstabs his former friend. Plus D'Lo Brown is also a favourite of mine.
WWF Tag Team Championship Match: Kane & X-Pac vs. The Undertaker & The Big Show. A well-wrestled match finishing with the now outlawed Tombstone Piledriver. I won't say who out of Kane or The Undertaker performs it.
WWF Hardcore Championship Match: Big Boss Man vs. Al Snow with Pepper. This match follows the hardcore match formula to a 'T'. First, start out in the actual arena with bare hands, second, move into backstage areas using more and more odd things to hit each other with and then finally finish off the opponent with your special move on some type of chair, table, bin etc. or hit them with something really hard. Perfect really.
"Love Her Or Leave Her" Greenwich Street Fight: Test vs. Shane McMahon. If Test wins, he gets to marry Stephanie McMahon (Shane's sister). If Shane wins then Test has to leave Stephanie.
"Kiss My Ass" Match: The Rock vs. Mr. Ass. The loser of the match has to kiss an unknown person's ass. I'll give you a clue as to whose it is - think big, very big!
Triple Threat Match for the WWF Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Mankind with Jesse "the Body" Ventura as Special Referee. The main event of the evening with the current Minnesota State Governor as referee. Let me state now that I absolutely hate Triple H. His attitude is somewhat laughable and I don't see how he could have become WWF Champion in the past. After watching this for around forty minutes, the ending seems to be rushed, and the winner is again questionable. This match actually has four different commentators which you can switch to on the fly.
It is presented in the made-for-TV aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and is not 16x9 enhanced. This disc is in the NTSC format so make sure your equipment can handle it before purchasing or renting.
The picture is absolutely razor sharp at all times, and about as good as a NTSC 1.33:1 transfer can get. Too bad the same can't be said for the shadow detail, which is a little lacking at times, especially in the non-ring areas. No low-level noise was present.
Colour is very vibrant, capturing the fireworks and lighting perfectly, not to mention the very colourful crowd.
No MPEG artefacts were present and neither was any grain. Practically the only problem with this transfer besides shadow detail was moiré effects. They are constant, appearing on such things as grates, grilles and the ring ropes. No film artefacts were present due to the transfer being sourced from video.
The layer change at 65:12 was very noticeable but very unobtrusive as nothing is really happening at the time. It is just before the main event.
The only track on this DVD is an English Dolby Digital 2.0 effort. Obviously I listened to this one, as sound is better than no sound.
The dialogue is very clear at all times when you are meant to be hearing dialogue, such as the commentators. Audio is perfectly synchronized at all times. There are no distortions related to the mastering of the DVD.
This track would have received a 5-star rating if it made itself a bit more useful, since no imaging effects were used, although it did create a very wide and encompassing soundstage.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The video quality was exceptional.
The audio quality was faultless.
The extras were low in quantity but very high in quality.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-626D, using Component output|
|Display||Toshiba 34N9UXA. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD player. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Yamaha CX-600 Pre-Amp, Yamaha MX-600 Stereo Power Amp for Mains, Yamaha DSP-E300 for Center, Teac AS-M50 for Surrounds.|
|Speakers||Main Left and Right Acoustic Research AR12s, Center Yamaha NS-C70, Surround Left and Right JBL Control 1s|