WRC: FIA World Rally Championship-Top 10 Out of Control (2009)

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Released 7-Jul-2010

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Sports Main Menu Audio
Bonus Episode-Rally Great Britain
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2009
Running Time 51:53
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Beyond Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Opaque
RPI ? Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.75:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.75:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

   

     One of two new releases this month in the World Rally Championship series from Beyond Home Entertainment is WRC-Top 10 Out of Control which is a special put together in 2009 featuring ten moments of mayhem from the last 10 or so years of WRC. The incidents in question are a mixture of fights, dummy spits, altercations with police, injuries, damage to vehicles and run-ins with wild animals. Some of the most famous drivers in WRC are featured including Carlos Sainz, Colin MacCrae and Marcus Gronholm. This show was obviously produced for TV as it runs for 52 minutes and includes advertisement bumpers. The actual Top 10 are also surrounded by a variety of other incidents which fit the bill rounding out the 50 minutes quite nicely.

    This is an entertaining show for the rev-head in your life.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good.

    The feature is presented in a 1.73:1 aspect ratio, 16x9 enhanced which is, I would guess, the original aspect ratio.

    The picture was quite clear and sharp without being spectacular. There were some minor MPEG artefacts during fast motion. The colour was fine.

    There were some jagged edges but no other noticeable artefacts.

    There are no subtitles.

       
    

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Audio

    The audio quality is good.This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack encoded at 192 Kb/s.

    The dialogue was easy to understand and clear throughout except for some roadside discussion between drivers and police which could be a little challenging to make out.

    The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

    

Menu

    The menu includes music and motion.

Rally Great Britain (51:52)

    An entire extra show is included as an extra which covers the history of the Rally of Great Britain since its inception. Great extra.

R4 vs R1

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

    There is no Region 1 release.

Summary

    An interesting special about infamous moments in WRC over the years.

    The video quality is very good. The audio quality is good.

    One high quality extra.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Friday, July 23, 2010
Review Equipment
DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
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 into BD player. 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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