Eminem-Hitz & Disses (Unauthorized) (Warner Vision) (2000) (NTSC)
Featurette-Fan's Freestyles (2:34)
|Year Of Production||2000|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 1.0 (112Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||480i (NTSC)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Eminem: Hitz & Disses is a biography of Marshall Mathers, from his beginnings as a rapper trying to impress record companies to his rise as an artist. Most of the feature is comprised of interviews with several recording company workers plus an interview with Eminem that is inserted throughout the documentary.
Most of the problems that are present in Christina Aguilera: Out Of The Bottle make an appearance here. Again, there is cheap MIDI music imitating My Name Is, one of Eminem's hits, which is repeated constantly. Fortunately, there is no overuse of the same stills this time. The actual content of the disc is only barely interesting, mainly when some of the people interviewed tell stories about Eminem. What really got me annoyed was when a transition between a scene happens, the makers have added the impression that you are changing television stations. This takes way too long and became irritating in seconds.
Fans of Eminem take note, anyone else, steer clear of this DVD.
This disc is in the NTSC format, so check to make sure that your TV or projector can display this DVD properly.
The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and is not 16x9 enhanced.
Detail is good in this transfer, which is a definite step up from Christina Aguilera: Out Of The Bottle. Again, the source material used here is NTSC video, as the blurred look shows. Shadow detail is decent but in a lot of the shadow-heavy scenes post-production processing has lessened the amount of detail shown. No low-level noise was present.
The colour is rather muted and vibrancy just isn't there. Skin tones are still good but only in the scenes that have not been changed in post-production.
No MPEG artefacts were present. Some very slight cases of aliasing were spotted. Marks were at a minimum. The only oddity I could find was a green line running down the left side of Lisa Lisa's face at 10:18 - 11:05. I wasn't sure whether it was a light reflecting off her face, or some type of artefact.
There is only the one audio track on this DVD, which is in Dolby Digital 1.0 encoded at a very low 112 kilobits per second.
Dialogue was clear at all times. Audio sync was perfect at all times.
The problem with this track is that it is completely lifeless. You either hear it or you don't, there is no variation.
The music by Jshaw & scat is repetitive and boring. It would have been nice if the makers of this DVD had gotten the rights to use at least a couple of Eminem's songs.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-626D, using Component output|
|Display||Toshiba 34N9UXA. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD player. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Yamaha CX-600 Pre-Amp, Yamaha MX-600 Stereo Power Amp for Mains, Yamaha DSP-E300 for Center, Teac AS-M50 for Surrounds.|
|Speakers||Main Left and Right Acoustic Research AR12s, Center Yamaha NS-C70, Surround Left and Right JBL Control 1s|