Opinion: To Each His Own (2001) (NTSC)
Main Menu Introduction
Trailer-Tictac 2 Heelflip
|Year Of Production||2001|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Matt Hill|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/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||Yes, During Credits|
The transfer is presented full frame and is intended this way (it was shot using MiniDV cameras).
Even though the transfer is NTSC, it is very sharp and clear. Most skateboard videos are made these days with 3 chip MiniDV cameras and this is an exceptional example. A very clean transfer.
There were no problems with the colours except maybe being a tad washed out.
Being that most skateboard films are shot using MiniDV cameras, MPEG artefacts are usually seen in abundance, but this is not the case with Opinion: To Each His Own. The DVD also escapes from having any noticeable film to video artefacts, but there is a far amount of aliasing throughout the film, giving a digital-looking picture. This is because of the use of digital cameras, and the NTSC formatting, and is not a flaw in the DVD.
There are no subtitles.
This is a single sided, single layer disc so there is no layer change.
The audio transfer is nicely done, and would rate as one of the best skateboard films, musically, that I have seen in a long time.
There is one audio track on this DVD: an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack.
The was not much dialogue in the film, but what there was, is clear and easy to understand. Audio sync seemed to be spot on all the way through the transfer.
The music consists of various songs chosen by each skater to have accompany their segments. Instead of getting a soundtrack that consists of similar sounding music, Opinion: To Each His Own has a mixed bag of music styles which is refreshing to hear. It makes each skaters part stand out more, while keeping the flow with the action on screen. One of the most diverse soundtracks I've heard for a skateboard film in a long time.
The surround channels were not used at all.
The subwoofer was used mainly to back up the various music tracks.
|Surround Channel Use|
Music plays in the background of a static menu.
Trailer for Opinion: To Each his Own. Presented Full Frame and Dolby Digital 2.0
Highlights from the main feature. Presented Full Frame and Dolby Digital 2.0
A feature showcasing the talents of Globe Shoes amateur skate team. Presented Full Frame and Dolby Digital 2.0. Rip it up lads!
Feature of the promotional skateboarding tour for Opinion: To Each His Own. Presented Full Frame and Dolby Digital 2.0
The world premiere of Opinion: To Each His Own. Full Frame and Dolby Digital 2.0
Here we have four different commercials used for the promotion of Opinion: To Each His Own. Incidentally, 'Commercial 1' is the same content used for the Main Menu Introduction. All are presented Full Frame and in Dolby Digital 2.0
Trailer for the film Tic Tac 2 Heelflip: Australia's Skateboarding History. Presented Full Frame and in Dolby Digital 2.0
Still biographies with audio of all the skaters featured in Opinion: To Each His Own.
Links to various websites relating to the film.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The video quality, even as an NTSC transfer, is excellent.
The audio is superb and fits the film perfectly.
The extras were great, especially the Globe Ams section.
|DVD||Omni SL-P3003D, using S-Video output|
|Display||NEC FS8001 (80cm).|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver.|
|Speakers||Jensen SPX-9 Fronts, Jensen SPX-15 Centre, Jensen SPX-5 Rears, Jensen SPX-19 Subwoofer|