Linkin Park-Frat Party At The Pankake Festival (2001)
Menu Animation & Audio
Scene Selection Anim & Audio
Featurette-Making Of-Making Of In The End Video
Multiple Angles-Crawling Live
Featurette-Mike & Joe's Art Piece
Music Video-Crawling-Bryson Bluegrass Version
Audio-Only Track-High Voltage; My December
|Year Of Production||2001|
|Running Time||50:07 (Case: 70)|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
English Song Lyrics
English Audio Commentary
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
This six piece band has been around for many years but only recently have made it into the "big time" with One Step Closer and Crawling. These videos feature on this disc with a collection of other music videos taken mostly from their Hybrid Theory album. This disc is, in reality, a musical documentary on the band with behind the scenes and interview footage interspersed with music videos. It is nice to see the option to play just the music videos without the rest of the footage, as the additional footage is generally only interesting once.
Linkin Park - Frat Party at the Pancake Festival is an excellent documentary interspersed with numerous music videos. Their musical style is very unusual but I do enjoy it. This is a must for fans and a good purchase for any music fan with wide-ranging taste.
2. Points of Authority
|4. Cure for the Itch|
5. One Step Closer
6. In The End
Sharpness was fine throughout with no grain present. Shadow detail was also very good. Colours were well saturated but were nothing extraordinary.
I did not note any MPEG, film-to-video, or film artefacts throughout. The video clips and interviews are all so recent that this is to be expected.
Subtitles cover the song lyrics, interview and behind the scenes footage, as well as commentary tracks. This is very good to see and hopefully more titles will offer such an option.
This disc is Dual Layered with the main feature and special features spread over both layers.
Another point to note - this transfer is very, VERY, loud. I had to drop my reference volume by about 12dB to make it bearable.
There are two English 2.0 Audio tracks available on this DVD, both encoded at 224Kbps. One is the main feature, the other is the English commentary.
The fidelity of the music is quite good, despite being very frontal. Audio sync seems spot-on and the lyrics are easily understood - if you can understand hip-hop at extraordinary speech rates!
The surround presence on a couple of the extras is quite good for Dolby Digital 2.0. The main feature, however, never involves the surrounds. The subwoofer receives plenty of bass, none of which is dedicated.
|Surround Channel Use|
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The video quality is excellent but could have been better with 16x9 enhancement.
The audio quality is very good but could have been better with a 5.1 mix.
The extras are excellent.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-535, using S-Video output|
|Display||RCA 80cm. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Onkyo TX-DS787, THX Select|
|Speakers||All 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)|