2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa-Best Goals, Best Saves, Top Players (2010)

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Released 13-Sep-2010

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Sports Main Menu Audio
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2010
Running Time 90:00
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $29.95 Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 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 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa was a great occasion, although not a great tournament in the history of the world cup. For me, the biggest disappointment was probably how many of the world's great players underperformed, despite their reputations. A list of these would include players like Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney to name just three. Despite this, there was as always some high quality play, great goals and some very exciting matches. This DVD collects a host of different highlights of the tournament and is divided into a number of sections including sections on great goals, great saves, the golden ball nominees and winner, the best game of the tournament, highlights of the final and the various ceremonies along with some mess-ups and fan footage.

     There is certainly some very worthwhile components here but it does not really come together as a whole show, feeling like disconnected sections (as they are). The sections are quite often in different styles which exacerbates this issue. Even the disc authoring sets everything up as separate titles rather than chapters within a title.

     This is a good souvenir of the tournament although Socceroos fans should note that the only time Australia appears is a short shot of Pim Verbeek getting excited on the sidelines.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     The video quality is very good with no major issues to report.

     The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio, which I would guess is the original aspect ratio and is 16x9 enhanced. The picture was quite sharp and clear without being really crisp. Shadow detail is decent. There are some occasional mild MPEG artefacts. The colour was excellent. There were no other obvious artefacts.

     There are no subtitles.

     There are no noticeable layer changes.

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Audio

    The audio quality is good.

     These DVDs contains one audio option, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s . This audio transfer is perfectly suited to the material. Commentary was mostly easy to understand and clear throughout, although the music was sometimes a bit over the top.

     The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

     Nothing.

Menu

     The menu is still but includes music. Options are only play all or choose chapters.

R4 vs R1

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

    This particular release in a Region 4 exclusive however similar releases are available in other regions.

Summary

     90 minutes of highlights from the 2010 World Cup. The video quality is very good. The audio quality is good. The extras are non existent.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Saturday, October 09, 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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