Doctor Who-Series 3-Volume 3 (2007)
|Category||Science Fiction||Menu Animation & Audio|
|Year Of Production||2007|
|Running Time||182:00 (Case: 184)|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
This is the third disc of the new series of Doctor Who to be released. Once again Roadshow are releasing each disc of the new series separately, one per month from July until November. This series will be spread over 5 discs, consisting of fourteen episodes, including the Christmas Special which was on the first volume. A box set will be released later in the year. The presentation is very similar to last year, right down to menu design. One change which I like is a funky new design for the discs.
This disc contains four episodes which continue The Doctor's relationship with his new companion, Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), student doctor. Martha is developing quite nicely during these episodes, although her presence seems to be taking The Doctor himself to a darker and somewhat depressed place as he struggles with his memories of Rose. We also get to meet more of her family in these episodes which introduces a new mystery to follow...Who is Harold Saxon?
The four episodes on this disc are:
The video quality is very good.
The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio, 16x9 enhanced, which is probably the original aspect ratio.
The picture was surprisingly clear and sharp throughout, a significant improvement from previous discs. There is still some light colour bleeding to be seen but not as bad as previous discs. Shadow detail is also very good. There was no evidence of low level noise. There was just a little light grain in some scenes.
The colour was fine from a vividness and richness perspective, however the aforementioned colour bleeding from light colours was a little annoying.
There were no noticeable artefacts other than a little mild aliasing here and there.
There are subtitles in English for the hearing impaired. The English subtitles were clear and easy to read, however were a little small in size.
There are no layer changes in the episodes.
The audio quality is very good but a 5.1 mix would be nice.
This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo encoded at 192 Kb/s.
Dialogue was mostly clear and easy to understand, although some lines were a bit drowned by the music and effects. Audio sync was also fine.
The original theme song by Ron Grainer has been modernised and the score is provided by Murray Gold. The music is of excellent quality and adds significantly to the production.
The surround speakers added significant music and atmosphere.
The subwoofer was used to add bass to the music and effects.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu included an intro, music, and motion. Nicely done.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This disc has been released in the same format in Region 2 and does not seem to have been released as yet in Region 1.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.
|DVD||Pioneer DV667A DVD-V DVD-A SACD, using Component output|
|Display||Sony 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 Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Yamaha YST SW90 subwoofer|