Charlie Pickering-Live at the Time of Recording (2011)

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Released 2-Mar-2011

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Stand Up Comedy Main Menu Audio
Featurette
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2011
Running Time 64:55
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 $19.95 Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0
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

†††† Charlie Pickering has been making a name for himself lately with his hosting job on Channel Ten's 7pm Project and his regular spot on Talkin' bout your Generation with Shaun Micallef. He was a stand-up comedian before getting onto these shows and continues to perform stand-up. This DVD is of one of his recent live shows at the Warehouse Comedy Festival in Melbourne.

†††† His persona in this live show is quite different to his television work, which he explains at the beginning of the show by describing all the restrictions placed on him during television shows. This show is quite funny, very non-PC and certainly worthy of some good laughs. He roams the stage, covering topics as diverse as racism, kidís names, birthday parties, politics, sex, vegans, teenagers, feeling old and personal trainers. This is not the show for you if you need your comedy to be politically correct or cannot stand swearing.

†††† A funny show and a DVD worth seeing if you enjoy stand-up.

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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 Dolby 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.

Boardroom Pitching ideas to Kevin (4:12)

†††† The conversation with his manager which resulted in the DVD title, Live at the Time of Recording. Maybe...

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 funny stand-up show featuring a much bluer Charlie Pickering than you see on TV.

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

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Wednesday, June 15, 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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