WRC: FIA World Rally Championship-Top 10 Crashes (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 Finland
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2009
Running Time 51:46
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given

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


     The second of two new releases this month in the World Rally Championship series from Beyond Home Entertainment is WRC-Top 10 Crashes which is a special put together in 2009 featuring ten of the most incredible crashes in the history of WRC. Also included are a number of other crashes which did not make the top 10. The top 10 was decided by an internet poll of viewers of WRC TV. One of the most incredible things about this collection of crashes is that none of the drivers or co-drivers was seriously injured in the destruction. Many of the cars were a complete mess, however, the crash cages saved the occupants. Quite a few also feature the younger drivers from the Junior WRC which seems to be where the drivers learn to crash. Of the senior drivers Colin McCrae gets into the top ten twice befitting his early career nickname of Colin McCrash. 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 people who watch motor sports for the crashes.

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Transfer Quality


    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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    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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    The menu includes music and motion.

Rally Finland (51:52)

    An entire extra show is included as an extra which covers the history of the Rally of Finland since its inception. Finland is a very fast rally with lots of jumps. It also covers the great Finnish drivers who have dominated the WRC for many years such as Makkinen, Gronholm & more. 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.


    An interesting special focused on the most spectacular crashes in WRC over the years.

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

    One high quality extra.

Ratings (out of 5)


© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Saturday, July 24, 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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