200 Cadillacs (2003)
|Year Of Production||2003|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Dan Griffin|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
This is an excellent transfer of source material which is primarily video (for the interviews), old film footage and B/W stills.
The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1:33.1 transfer which appears to be full frame.
The video image is not particularly sharp but this seems to be inherent in the quality of the source material rather than the transfer. There was no low-level noise detected.
Colours are very bright and in places almost unnaturally so, again an apparent choice on the part of the filmmakers. There was no aliasing nor any MPEG artefacts detected.
This is a single layered disc.
There is only one audio option, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track, which again presents excellently given the source material.
Dialogue was always easily understandable (unless you have a problem interpreting some thick Southern US accents!) with no apparent audio sync problems.
Music was limited to rock and roll songs fairly imitative of Elvis Presley at various points in the soundtrack.
|Surround Channel Use|
This is a bare-bones disc with no extras at all.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The R1 version appears to be identical to the R4.
An interesting film for those wanting to learn a little more about Elvis' personality - but don't expect too much insight. For non-Elvis fans, this is probably a film you would watch only once.
The video quality is probably the best that could be expected from the source material and is certainly extremely watchable.
The audio quality is fine, with a stereo track all that's required for a documentary such as this.
There are no extras.
|DVD||Denon DVD-2200 (NTSC/PAL Progessive), using Component output|
|Display||Panasonic TX-76PW60. This display device has not been calibrated. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to Amplifier.|
|Speakers||Fronts: B&W DM309; Rears: B&W DM303; Centre: B&W LCR3; Subwoofer: B&W ASW300.|