Peek-a-boo (Ah! Les belles bacchantes) (1954)
|Category||Comedy||Main Menu Audio|
|Year Of Production||1954|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Jean Loubignac|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.37:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Based on Robert Dhéry’s successful musical, Peek-A-Boo (Ah! Les belles bacchantes) also stars Dhéry as himself and is directed by Jean Loubignac.
The film opens with Commissioner Michel Leboeuf (Louis de Funès) alerted by the poster of the musical – which he finds offensive.
Leboeuf goes to investigate what exactly the musical entails. However at the rehearsal he is mistaken for a comedian and offered a part in the musical.
The set-up allows for a collection of comic sketches and music numbers by Louis de Funès, Colette Brosset, Michel Serrault and many others.
Presented in 1:66:1 16x9 enhanced widescreen, the transfer is satisfactory considering the age of the film. However the print is somewhat damaged.
The colour scheme is natural but mild chroma noise is visible throughout the feature film.
The transfer remains at most times sharp and defined.
Shadow detail is equally adequate.
Mild film grain and assorted artefacts appear throughout the feature film.
Subtitles for the French dialogue appear in a yellow font.
There is a French mono track available on this DVD.
This soundtrack is clear and does not exhibit any problems.
The original musical hall score is by Gérard Calvi.
|Surround Channel Use|
A single still image with 12 scene selections and subtitle options.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
In R4 please note this DVD is only available as part of the French Comedy Greats: Louis de Funès box-set
The Studio Canal (R2-FR) release appears to be identical, except it does not include a English subtitle option.
A French Musical Hall spoof, which stars Louis de Funès, Colette Brosset, Michel Serrault and many others. The transfer is satisfactory, considering the age of the film.
|DVD||OPPO DV-980H, using HDMI output|
|Display||Panasonic PT-AE 700. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. 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 THX Optimizer.|
|Amplification||Yamaha DSP-A595a - 5.1 DTS|
|Speakers||(Front) DB Dynamics Polaris AC688F loudspeakers,(Centre) DB Dynamics Polaris Mk3 Model CC030,(Rear) Polaris Mk3 Model SSD425,(Subwoofer) Jensen JPS12|