Green Day-International Supervideos! (2001)

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Released 6-Dec-2001

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music Main Menu Introduction
Menu Animation & Audio
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2001
Running Time 49:27 (Case: 60)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Programme
Region Coding 2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Various
Studio
Distributor

Warner Vision
Starring Green Day
Case Soft Brackley-Transp
RPI $39.95 Music Green Day


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English
English Song Lyrics
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Green Day made their name in Punk Rock in the early 90s. They have consistently released popular and very catchy songs since then. Admittedly, some people may dislike Green Day, but I really enjoy their wacky and unusual music.

    Green Day - International Supervideos is a collection of ALL of their videos, excluding their latest releases (Macy's Day Parade). Unfortunately there was no video made for Welcome To Paradise, but these things happen. The video for Geek Stink Breath was actually banned by MTV for being too graphic - believe me, if you are squeamish you will not want to watch it all the way through.

    Warning - this collection is censored throughout for bad language. This is very disappointing just to achieve a PG rating. It would have been much better to leave the videos untouched.

    This is a great collection of music & videos. However, it IS only 49 minutes long. As far as I am concerned, you should get more for your dollar. Having said that - this is a very enjoyable DVD and would be a necessity for fans.

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Track Listing

1. Longview
2. Basket Case
3. When I Come Around
4. Geek Stink Breath
5. Stuck With Me
6. Brain Stew/Jaded
7. Walking Contradiction
8. Hithcin' A Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
10. Redundant
11. Nice Guys Finish Last
12. Last Ride In
13. Minority
14. Warning
15. Waiting

Transfer Quality

Video

        This transfer is quite good throughout - for a full-frame presentation. There are no major problems. The quality of the videos improves as you progress through the feature, with the newer videos being very sharp and clear.

    The music videos are presented in the full-frame aspect of 1.33:1 - what more do you expect for music videos?

    Sharpness is good throughout without being exceptional. There are small amounts of grain present in a number of the tracks, particularly the older tracks, but this is due mainly to the photographic process. Shadow detail is fine with no low level noise. Be aware that music videos often do not lend themselves to being of excellent video quality, however this is inherent in the source material and not a transfer fault.

    Colour is very well saturated throughout with many of the videos showing excellent colour levels.

    There were no MPEG artefacts present throughout the transfer. Film-to-video artefacting is limited to aliasing. 9:23 - 9:40 (shirt) and 46:45 (bass guitar strings) are some of the more obvious occurrences.

    The main feature is accompanied by full song lyrics. The lyric subtitles are great, allowing me to sing along loudly and tunelessly!

    This is a single-layered single-sided disc. Not surprising with only 49 minutes of feature.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

    The soundtrack is good. When there is only a Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track on offer there is not really a lot more to say. Fortunately, the audio is encoded at the higher bitrate of 256Kbps. Oh how I wish for a 5.1 remix.

    Dialogue quality is fine throughout, although this often doesn't help you to understand the song lyrics. That is what you use the subtitles for! Audio sync was fine.

    Being a stereo only track there was no input from the surrounds. Redirected bass made good use of the subwoofer.

Audio Ratings Summary
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Extras

    What extras? There is a dynamic menu with a listing of the albums, and the videos from each.

Censorship

    There is censorship information available for this title. Click here to read it (a new window will open). WARNING: Often these entries contain MAJOR plot spoilers.

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 difference between the R4 & R1 releases, excepting PAL formatting in the local release.

Summary

    A very enjoyable, and complete, collection of Green Day's music videos. Supported by an acceptable transfer. The censoring is very disappointing.

    The video quality is good, improving as the video age decreases.

    The audio quality is very good, although a 5.1 re-master would have been nice.

    The extras are non-existent.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Nick Jardine (My bio, it's short - read it anyway)
Saturday, January 19, 2002
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DVDPioneer DV-535, using S-Video output
DisplayRCA 80cm. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationOnkyo TX-DS787, THX Select
SpeakersAll matching Vifa Drivers: centre 2x6.5" + 1" tweeter (d'appolito); fronts and rears 6.5" + 1" tweeter; centre rear 5" + 1" tweeter; sub 10" (150WRMS)

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