League of Super Evil-Collection 1 (2009)

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Released 2-Jun-2010

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens None
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2009
Running Time 290:03 (Case: 286)
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered
Dual Disc Set
Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By J. Falconer
Steve Ball
Blair Simmons
Johnny Darrell
Studio
Distributor
Cartoon Network
Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent-Dual
RPI $19.95 Music Steffan Andrews
Hal Beckett
Peter Ricq


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Pan & Scan English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
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

    Title of Show : League of Super Evil

    Title of Disc : Collection 1

    Year of Production : 2009

    Country of origin : Canada

    What's included? :  The thirteen double episodes which make up Season 1, over 2 discs.

    Episode Length : About 22 minutes each. (290:03 in total)

    Style of Production : Animation

    Premise of show : League of Super Evil is a Cartoon Network show produced in Canada by Nerd Corps Entertainment. It focuses on a group of super baddies who are incredibly inept, stupid and don't have much ambition. Their dastardly schemes include things like trying to get free pizza or steal pay television channels. The four baddies are Voltar, a little guy in a red suit who seems to take the lead mostly, Doctor Frogg, a genius inventor who is extremely unlucky with metal claws instead of hands and metal teeth, Red Menace, who is a big dumb ox (and is really a nice guy) and Doomageddon, their pet who eats everything in sight.

    Age Group : 5-12

    Related to any other children's shows? : Not really but it does spoof many other baddies in cinema and comic books.

    Adult's view : This is a surprisingly entertaining and amusing show which adults can enjoy watching with their kids.

    Child's view : My boys (7 & 6) are highly amused by this show, finding the characters very funny and their schemes very silly.

    Other Releases of this show available? : This is the first release of this show in Australia, and seemingly globally.

    Overall : A kids show which provides lots of fun for kids and is even enjoyable by adults.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     The video quality is very good. The feature is presented in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio non 16x9 enhanced which is not the original aspect ratio. I would guess these shows were made for widescreen but have been cropped for these releases.

     The picture was reasonably clear and sharp throughout although not up to the usual standard for animation, with no evidence of low level noise. The colour was very good with deep blacks and vibrant colours. There were no noticeable artefacts. There are no subtitles. There is a layer change between episodes.

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Audio

     The audio quality is very good. This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/sthn sound is front and centre focused. Dialogue was clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync. The surround speakers were used a little for atmosphere and music and the subwoofer was not used very much.

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Extras

   

Menu

    The menu was simple allowing for episode selection only.

Trailers - Disc 2

    Other Madman released children's shows.

R4 vs R1

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

     This release seems to be the only one available globally at this stage.

Summary

     A funny kids cartoon show spoofing cartoon baddies.

    The video quality is very good but not in the OAR. The audio quality is very good. No real extras.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Wednesday, November 10, 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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