Winnie the Pooh-A Valentine for You: Special Edition (1999)
Main Menu Audio
|Year Of Production||1999|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Language Select Then Menu|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Keith Ingham|
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Portuguese Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Dutch Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Winnie the Pooh has been a going concern for many years and there are many products available featuring this lovable and more than a little dim character. This release includes two television specials made in the 1990s both of which feature Valentine's day themes. It is being released to coincide with Valentine's day in February 2010. The two specials are:
A Valentine For You - 1999 (22:09) - Christopher Robin is bitten by a love bug and his friends try to help.
Un-Valentine's Day - 1995 (27:34) - Rabbit wants to cancel Valentine's Day because Pooh go a bit excited the year before and sent far to many cards. This special includes a version of the Three Little Pigs (Three Little Piglets) at the end which takes up about 6 minutes of the running time.
My youngest son was excited when he saw this disc arrive in the post and certainly enjoyed watching it. At five he probably falls into the best demographic for this disc. My 'nearly 7' year old son was less interested as you might expect.
Recommended for fans of Winnie the Pooh!
The features are presented in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. Obviously, it is not 16x9 enhanced.
The picture was about as clear and sharp as you would expect for animated children's television from the 1990s i.e. nothing special.
The colour was very good with no complaints to make.
Artefacts included quite a few white specks and lines.
There are optional subtitles in English, English for the hearing impaired, German, Portuguese and Dutch.
The layer change was not noticeable.
The audio is good.
This DVD contains four audio options an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack encoded at 192Kb/s and tracks of the same technical specs in German, Portuguese & Dutch. The track is very front and centre focused.
Dialogue was clear and easy to understand throughout. There were no audio sync issues.
The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu is still and includes music from the show.
Simple game which involves trying to press the enter button when you have a love bug in your jar. It is actually quite difficult to achieve.
Episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh TV series. Piglet saves Tigger and becomes a reluctant hero.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This disc is also being released in the same format in Region 1 early in 2010. Draw.
The video quality is good.
The audio quality is good.
A couple of decent extras are included.
|DVD||Sony DVP-NS708H upscaling to 1080p, using HDMI output|
|Display||LG Scarlet 42LG61YD 106cm Full HD LCD. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|