Jonathan Creek-Series 3 (1997)
|Category||Anime||Production Notes-Production Notes booklet|
|Year Of Production||1997|
|RSDL / Flipper||
Dual Disc Set
|Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||
|RPI||$39.95||Music||Julian Stewart Lindsay|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||No Audio Data available for this title|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.75:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
†† Series 3 of Jonathan Creek is the most uneven series thus far, beginning with†contrived low-point†The Curious Tale of Mr. Spearfish, about a man who has a run of good luck following selling his soul to the devil, but fortunately improves dramatically with several must-watch episodes. The finale, The Three Gamblers, is a genuinely scary and fascinating shindig about three criminals who flee after killing a loan shark, later returning†to find his body having moved from the scene of the crime, seemingly intent on revenge. Each story unfolds cleverly as the impossible situations are explained without leaving behind realism, and even the lesser episodes are still excellent entertainment.
†† Although not quite up to scratch as the amazing second series,†Jonathan Creek Series 3 is still a fantastic and must-watch bit of TV that'll keep you guessing and keep you enthralled to the very end.
†††These are dual-layer discs, with the layer change occuring between episodes.
†††There are English subtitles, which are accurate based on the sample of scenes I viewed with them.
†† Jonathan Creek features effective but unexceptional sound, with the excellent main theme booming lovingly through the stereo as each episode begins before taking a backseat to the superb, perfectly-synced dialogue. All audio is well mixed and audible, as is important in a show like this in which the small details can make a big difference. Although full surround would be better, its absense is not noticable.
†††The distinctive theme tune is an arrangement of Camille Saint-SaŽns' Danse Macabre by Julian Stewart Lindsay, who composes the excellent, often intense orchestral underscore throughout the series.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
†† Both the video and audio transfers are†fine but not exceptional.
†† Booklet aside, there are no extras.
|DVD||Sony Playstation 3 (HDMI 1.3) with Upscaling, using Component output|
|Display||Philips 47PFL9732D 47-inch LCD . Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Logitech 5500 THX. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL).|
|Amplification||Logitech 5500 THX|
|Speakers||Logitech 5500 THX|