Little Red Tractor-Glorious Mud (2004)

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Released 27-Mar-2006

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Main Menu Introduction
Menu Animation & Audio
Game-Farmyard Dominoes
Game-Can You Tell Who Lives Where?
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2004
Running Time 59:48 (Case: 68)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor
Nine Network
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Handle
RPI $19.95 Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.75:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.75:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Title of Show : Little Red Tractor

    Title of Disc : Glorious Mud

    Year of Production : 2004

    Country of origin : UK

    What's included? : 6 episodes

    Episode Length : 10 minutes each

    Details of episodes : 

      1. Glorious Mud - Due to heavy rain, the area is having lots of trouble with muds including escaping pigs.
      2. Water Water - The area is having a bit of a drought and the twins try to help by divining for water.
      3. Beast of Babblebrook - Various sightings of something strange lead people to believe that the legendary Beast of Babblebrook is on the loose.
      4. Town Boy - Mr Jones' nephew, Thomas from the city comes to stay but he doesn't like it in the country.
      5. Circles in the Corn - Mr Jones accidentally causes corn circles starting a rush of interest in aliens.
      6. Spuds - Both Mr Jones & Stan are planting potatoes, however things get out of hand when they start flying through the air.

    Style of Production : Stop motion puppet animation

    Premise of show : The series follows the adventures of a group of people who live in and around Babblebrook Farm in the English countryside. The main characters are:

    Age Group : 2-8

    Related to any other children's shows? : Not really

    Adult's view : I really like this show. It is not threatening, tells amusing and interesting stories and avoids overbearing political correctness. In other words, just the right balance for children's television.

    Child's view : This is a favourite with my three year old and he enjoys watching it. Goes over the head of my eighteen month old, but he doesn't seem to mind. The characters are fun, especially Stumpy.

    Other Releases of this show available? : There are five volumes of this show now available locally.

    Overall : Heartily recommended.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good.

    The feature is presented in a 1.75:1 aspect ratio 16x9 enhanced which is probably the original aspect ratio.

    The picture was clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise. There is some light grain throughout.

    The colour was wonderful, rich and solid throughout.

    The only noticeable artefact was some very mild aliasing.

    There are no subtitles, despite what the case says.

     

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good.

    This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.

    The music is a lot of fun and the theme tune is very jovial.

    The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

Menu

    The menu included music, action and the ability to select episodes.

Games

    Two games are included:

R4 vs R1

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

    This disc is available in the same format in Region 2 but not in Region 1.

Summary

    Another quality collection of Little Red Tractor.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Monday, April 17, 2006
Review Equipment
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DisplaySony FD Trinitron Wega KV-AR34M36 80cm. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL)/480i (NTSC).
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationPioneer VSX-511
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Yamaha YST SW90 subwoofer

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