Madonna-What It Feels Like for a Girl (DVD Single) (2001)
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Audio-Only Track-Calderone & Quayle Dark Side Mix
Audio-Only Track-Richard Vission Velvet Masta Mix
|Year Of Production||2001|
|Running Time||19:25 (Case: 15)|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Guy Ritchie|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Linear PCM 48/16 2.0 (1536Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.66:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||Unknown||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Content-wise this, DVD single is more acceptable than Madonna's "Music" DVD single, as there are two additional audio remixes included - running 6:42 and 8:08 minutes, but I still feel the $19.95 price tag is a little excessive for a DVD single. The video clip itself runs for 4:35 minutes.
The picture sharpness and detail is very good. Because most of the video clip takes place at night, there isn't much shadow detail, but when the scene allows for shadow detail it is there. There is a good balance between the shadowed and lit areas, so the picture looks natural and visually pleasing. No low level noise, edge bleeding or edge enhancement was noticed.
The colour is basically perfect, with all objects being well saturated and tonally correct.
Grain is the most troublesome area of this transfer. Thankfully, in all but one of the four most noticeable instances, the grain is limited to the background. Examples are at 0:00 - 0:18, 0:28, 3:00 and 4:08.
No MPEG, aliasing, moiré or film artefacts were noticed.
The audio was always clear and undistorted, with no sync problems.
Being a Linear PCM 2-channel mix, the surrounds were not utilized by this audio track.
There is plenty of bass for the subwoofer to reproduce.
|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 is very good, with only some grain tarnishing the transfer.
The audio is great. It is clear and crisp.
Extras are very limited, but I'm not sure what else we could expect.
|DVD||Sony DVP-725, using Component output|
|Display||Sony Projector VPH-G70 (No Line Doubler), Technics Da-Lite matt screen with gain of 1.0 (229cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||Fronts: Energy RVS-1 (3), Rears: Energy RVSS-1 (2), Subwoofer: Energy EPS-150 (1)|