Regurgitator-Jingles (Infomercials) (2002)

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Released 25-Nov-2002

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music Featurette-Documentary
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2002
Running Time 69:24 (Case: 98)
RSDL / Flipper RSDL (49:23) Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Warner Vision
Starring Ben Ely
Quan Yeomans
Peter Kostic
Martin Lee
Shane Rudken
Case Amaray-Transparent-Secure Clip
RPI $34.95 Music Regurgitator


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Linear PCM 48/16 2.0 (1536Kb/s)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (320Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking Yes
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Regurgitator Infomercials Jingles is a collection of video clips spanning the career of Australian band Regurgitator.

    This disc contains twenty-two video clips from Australian band Regurgitator. These clips span their career from their first EP releases in 1995 through to their album release Eduardo & Rodriguez Wage War On T-Wrecks in 2001.

    The following music videos are included in the main program; all tracks are the single version unless otherwise noted.

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Track Listing

1. I Like It Like That (EP ver.)
2. Couldn't Do It (EP ver.)
3. Track 1 (EP ver.)
4. Blubber Boy (EP ver.)
5. FSO
6. Kong Foo Sing
7. Miffy's Simplicity
8. Everyday Formula
9. Black Bugs
10. Polyester Girl
11. Modern Life
12. ! (The Song Formerly Known As)
13. I Like Your Old Remix Better Than..
14. Happiness
15. I Wanna Be A Nudist
16. Freshmint
17. Crush The Losers (EP ver.)
18. Fat Cop
19. Superstraight
20. Hullabaloo
21. F*** The Godd*** World (Album ver.)
22. Cmon (Album ver.)

Transfer Quality

Video

    The transfer is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The video clip for Kong Foo Sing is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.66:1, the video for Happiness is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.95:1 and the video for Superstraight is presented at an aspect ratio of 2.28:1. None of these videos are 16x9 enhanced.

    The sharpness displayed varies between the different music videos with the earliest videos being the softest and the sharpness levels increasing with the more modern videos. These changes in sharpness are never distracting. Shadow detail was acceptable throughout during the small number of clips with dark sections. Some low-level noise may be seen throughout the video clips for Couldn't Do It, Track 1, Modern Life, ! (The Song Formerly Known As) and Happiness. This low-level noise appears to be due to the original source material and is only slightly disruptive.

    The colour palette design varies significantly during the different music videos. During clips such as I Like It Like That, Couldn't Do It, Track 1, Kong Foo Sing and Everyday Formula the colour has been heavily processed with high levels of unnatural green, red, orange and purple. The video clip for FSO shows a muted colour palette but this appears to be due to the original source material and not a fault of the transfer.

    Numerous minor Gibbs artefacts can be seen throughout the transfer. Some examples of these artefacts may be seen at 7:27, 9:00, 16:02, 23:01 and 25:19. All of these artefacts are quite minor and are only minimally disturbing.

    A number of aliasing artefacts may be seen during the transfer. Obvious artefacts are constantly present during the wireframe computer animation seen in the video for I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix and to a lesser extent in the video for Freshmint. A number of other aliasing artefacts may be seen at 5:26, 5:36, 7:12, 7:53, 12:35 and 13:30. Due to their frequency and severity these artefacts are quite disruptive.

    Numerous intentional film artefacts may be seen during the clips for I Like It Like That and Couldn't Do It. Two small film artefacts may be seen at 28:51 and 42:17 but these are not annoying.

    During the video for Kong Foo Sing, relatively poor contrast levels are displayed with parts of the image appearing as a bright white. This contrast problem may be part of the original video design and is not irritating.

    The video for Miffy's Simplicity has light shadows that appear to the right hand side of all bright objects. This artefact appears to be due to the original source material but it is moderately distracting.

    A small number of slightly disturbing dot-crawl artefacts may be seen during the transfer at 17:55, 18:34 and 23:57. A cross colouration artefact may be seen at 24:01 but this is not annoying.

    No subtitles are included on this disc.

    The layer change occurs at 49:23 at the start of Chapter 18 between videos and is not disruptive

    Note: when navigating this disc using forward or reverse shuttle, I found that for some strange reason, crossing a chapter point would cause playback to begin from the start of the track when normal playback was resumed.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

    An English Linear PCM 1536 kbps 2.0 track and an English Dolby Digital 5.1 320 kbps track are provided on this disc. I listened to both tracks in full and found them both to be of high quality, but I personally preferred the PCM track.

    The dialogue was clear and easy to understand at all times.

    As with all music videos, the occasional minor audio sync problem is present. No dropouts were detected at any time during the transfer.

    The surround and LFE channels were used effectively during the Dolby Digital track to create an enveloping mix.

Audio Ratings Summary
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Subwoofer
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Extras

Menu

    The animated menus are presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.

Documentary (32:54)

    This extra is a collection of different unconnected video segments from the band. These segments include performances from a UK tour, Recovery, The 10:30 Slot, Channel V, a Japan tour and a Save ABC Protest. Also included is footage from the shooting of the Kong Foo Sing video, rehearsal for the Unit album, interview segments and footage of the band receiving an Aria Award for Best Australian Debut Album. This extra is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 with a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. The video quality displayed during the extra is always quite poor with low quality consumer grade source material used throughout and a high number of all types of artefacts.

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 not currently available in Region 1.

Summary

    Regurgitator Infomercials Jingles is an entertaining collection of music videos from Australian band Regurgitator that should appeal to all fans.

    The video quality varies significantly during the transfer but this appears to be due to the original source material and is not a fault of the transfer.

    Both the PCM and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mixes are of high quality and should appeal to all fans.

    The disjointed documentary could have been easily supplemented with the inclusion of a complete discography.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Anthony Kable (read my bio)
Friday, December 13, 2002
Review Equipment
DVDToshiba 2109, using S-Video output
DisplaySony KP-E41SN11. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationFront left/right: ME75b; Center: DA50ES; rear left/right: DA50ES; subwoofer: NAD 2600 (Bridged)
SpeakersFront left/right: VAF DC-X; Center: VAF DC-6; rear left/right: VAF DC-7; subwoofer: Custom NHT-1259

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