|Year Of Production||1991|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Language Select Then Programme|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||
Howard E. Baker
Paramount Home Entertainment
Denis M. Hannigan
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.29:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.29:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||Yes|
The episodes included on this disc are:
Murmur On The Ornery Express - Boris & Minka invite the gang on a scenic train ride to the small town of Little Biendeltown. However along the way Minka's necklace and Chuckie's teddy bear Wawa have disappeared. The rugrats act as detectives and try to determine who stole these items.
The Fun Way Day - Chaz and Kira start a coffee business and are wondering how to decorate the coffeehouse. Kira suggest they do "Feng Shui" to liven it up and the rugrats overhear thinking that she said "Fun Way" so they spend the entire day enjoying themselves and having adventures.
Trading Phil - Angelica meets some four year old girls at the park. These girls hate anyone who's three years old, like Angelica. To convince them she's four years old, like them, she trades them Phil in exchange for a gooey glob toy the girls have. She promises Phil that, because of this, she'll be nice to him and the rest of the babies. However, Phil wants much more than that.
Grandpa's Date - Grandpa has a date with an old flame named Morgana. He wants to impress her but can't because he's old so he pretends that he's not a Grandpa.
Legend Of Satchmo - Grandpa and the babies have a campout and he tells them about the legend of Satchmo.
Grandpa's teeth - At a picnic, Spike steals Grandpa's teeth, which leads to a frantic search by Tommy and Chuckie. The war veterans are having a concert at the picnic, and Grandpa needs those teeth in order to play the trumpet properly.
Visitors From Outer Space - The babies and Angelica are abducted by aliens that look like Didi, Stu, and Grandpa.
Grandpa Moves out - After Grandpa feels unappreciated he moves to Flushing Waters Retirement Home.
Rugrats - Mysteries is presented in an aspect ratio of 1:29:1 and is not 16x9 enhanced.
The picture is reasonably sharp with no aliasing or edge enhancement problems. As the series does not contain the greatest animation (in fact it is very basic stuff), there is little requirement for shadow detail. However, black levels are solid and there are no grain or low level noise issues.
Colours are fairly vibrant and there is no image bleeding.
There are no film or video artefacts present in the transfer.
The show has been given three audio tracks in Dolby Digital 2.0 surround. The tracks are in English, Spanish and French.
Dialogue is always clear and there are no audio sync problems.
The show's music fits the episodes well and is not intrusive.
Surround channel usage is minimal. There are no directional sound effects on offer. The show's music and occasional character dialogue are the sole contributing elements to the rear channels.
The subwoofer adds minimal bass and is not needed in most cases.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
All versions of this DVD currently available are essentially the same.
Rugrats - Mysteries is a reasonably solid package of episodes from the long running kiddie show that will entertain the little ones. The disc looks and sounds fine with absolutely no extras.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-535, using S-Video output|
|Display||LG 76cm Widescreen Flatron Television. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Sony HT-K215. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||fronts-paradigm titans, centre &rear Sony - radio parts subbie|