Denise Scott-Number 26 (2010)

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Released 2-Mar-2011

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Comedy Main Menu Audio
Featurette
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2010
Running Time 75:20
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $24.95 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

†††† Denise Scott has been a regular on Australian television shows, especially comedy based ones, for the last 20 years including such shows as The Big Gig, Full Frontal and more recently Spicks & Specks, Talkin' Bout your Generation, Rove and Good News Week. She is always a fun addition to those shows with her self deprecating and down to earth style. According, I grabbed the opportunity to review her stand-up comedy release, Number 26, which is part of Madman's Warehouse Comedy Festival range. Unfortunately, it is a patchy show with some funny material but too much which doesn't quite hit the mark, especially early on.

†††† She is onstage at the Warehouse comedy venue in Melbourne, sitting at a small dining table in her bathrobe. She talks about her family home, Number 26 and the quirkiness of her artistic family whilst also covering topics like eczema, smoking (a highlight), having affairs, renovating and the facts of life. Fans of Denise's style will enjoy this show but there are better Aussie comedy DVDs available like Adam Hillsí releases.

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Transfer Quality

Video

†††† The video quality is pretty good with no major issues. The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 16x9 enhanced.

†††† The picture was quite clear and sharp throughout. The colour was very good with no issues to report. There were no obvious artefacts.

†††† There are no subtitles.

†††† There is no layer change during playback.

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Audio

†††† The audio quality is very good. This disc contains a English soundtrack in Dooby Digital 2.0 encoded at 224Kb/s.

†††† Dialogue was clear and easy to hear and understand, obviously the most important sound attribute for stand-up. The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

Menu

†††† The menu included music.

The Real Number 26 (8:31)

†††† Denise takes us on a tour of her house, the real Number 26, showing the various things she mentions in her show including the family members.

R4 vs R1

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

††† This disc is only available in Region 4 but is coded for all regions.

Summary

†††† A patchy stand-up show featuring some good material but some that misses the mark.

†††† The video quality is pretty good. The audio quality is very good. One small extra.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
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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