Winnie the Pooh-A Valentine for You: Special Edition (1999)

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Released 3-Feb-2010

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Main Menu Audio
Game
Bonus Episode
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 1999
Running Time 49:43
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Language Select Then Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Keith Ingham
Studio
Distributor

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
Starring Carter Crocker
Jerome Beidler
Brady Bluhm
Peter Cullen
Jim Cummings
John Fiedler
Michael Gough
Ken Sansom
Andre Stojka
David Warner
Paul Winchell
Carl Johnson
Gabrielle Morley
Case ?
RPI ? Music Carl Johnson
Gabrielle Morley
Gabor Csakany


Video Audio
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
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English
English for the Hearing Impaired
German
Portuguese
Dutch
German Titling
Portuguese Titling
Dutch Titling
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    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:

  1. A Valentine For You - 1999 (22:09) - Christopher Robin is bitten by a love bug and his friends try to help.

  2. 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!

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is good.

    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.
    

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Audio

    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.

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Extras

     There is a play all option and Disney Fast Play is available before reaching the main menu.

Menu

    The menu is still and includes music from the show.

Game - Catch the Love Bug

    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.

Bonus Episode - My Hero (11:10) 

    Episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh TV series. Piglet saves Tigger and becomes a reluctant hero.

   

 

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 also being released in the same format in Region 1 early in 2010. Draw.

Summary

    Two fun Winnie the Pooh TV specials from the 1990s.

    The video quality is good.

    The audio quality is good.

    A couple of decent extras are included.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Monday, January 11, 2010
Review Equipment
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DisplayLG 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 DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationPioneer VSX-511
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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