SpongeBob SquarePants-Karate Island (2005)

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Released 5-Apr-2007

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Menu Animation & Audio
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2005
Running Time 81:21
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Language Select Then Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Sherm Cohen
Walt Dohrn
C.H. Greenblatt
Sam Henderson
Studio
Distributor

Paramount Home Entertainment
Starring Tom Kenny
Rodger Bumpass
Bill Fagerbakke
Carolyn Lawrence
Clancy Brown
Mr. Lawrence
Lori Alan
Mary Jo Catlett
Carlos Alazraqui
Brian Doyle-Murray
Dee Bradley Baker
Sirena Irwin
Case Amaray-Opaque
RPI ? Music The Blue Hawaiians
Bradley Carow
Mark Harrison


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Dutch Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.29:1
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.29:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Spongebob Squarepants debuted on US cable network Nickelodeon in 1999 and quickly became a big hit. So far there have been approximately 75 episodes produced and a motion picture.

    If you have not come across this show before, it is an animated series aimed at children, probably of the 5 - 12 age group, although it does have wider appeal. The series is set under the sea in a town called Bikini Bottom and the major characters are:

    This disc contains 7 episodes in total. The episodes come from seasons aired in 2005 and 2006. In detail the episodes are:

    Overall, this is a quality selection of amusing episodes.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is excellent.

    The feature is presented in a 1.29:1 aspect ratio, which is the original aspect ratio.

    The picture is very clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise.

    The colour was excellent.

    There were no noticeable artefacts.

    There are no subtitles.

    This is a dual layer disc however the layer change must fall between episodes.

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Audio

    The audio quality is perfectly fine for the show.

    This DVD contains four audio options, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack encoded at 192 Kb/s and the same in German, French and Dutch. There is also a Spanish 2.0 mono track encoded at 192 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to understand.    

    The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used at all.

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Extras

    None

Menu

    The menu included an episode selection function plus an intro.

R4 vs R1

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

    This disc includes the same episodes in Region 1, with the addition of a set top game.

Summary

    This disc contains seven funny episodes of Spongebob Squarepants, the animated children's show.

    The video quality is excellent.

    The audio quality is fine.

    The disc has no extras.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Review Equipment
DVDPioneer DV667A DVD-V DVD-A SACD, using Component output
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) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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