Mr. Bean-Volume 1: The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Bean (1989)
|Year Of Production||1989|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Language Select Then Menu|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||John Howard Davies|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
This DVD is a compilation of early episodes of Mr. Bean, datin from 1989 to 1990. The following skits are included;
The transfer is presented at the Full Frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 (4:3). The transfer is, of course, not 16x9 enhanced.
The transfer is variably sharp, with the earlier episodes being of considerably less resolution than the later episodes. Nonetheless, all of the episodes are in at least an acceptable state. Shadow detail was passable, though certainly not great, and little low level noise is present.
The colours were acceptably rendered. Once again, the older episodes were visibly inferior to the newer episodes, but they were all of an acceptable quality.
A few MPEG artefacts were seen, consisting mainly of blocking and a loss of background detail, however you needed to be looking hard for them to spot them. A considerable amount of aliasing is present at times, but this rarely intrudes into the viewing experience. Occasional video artefacts are also present, consisting of the odd tape drop-out here and there.
There is little dialogue, but what there is is readily understandable. Bean is not a show which relies heavily on dialogue at all.
There are no audio sync problems with this disc.
The score is standard Bean.
The surround channels were not used.
The .1 channel was not used.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
There is no exact equivalent of this DVD in Region 1. Region 1 have a solitary DVD available with 11 Mr Bean skits included.
The video quality is passable.
The audio quality is acceptable.
The extras are very limited.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-505, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 (95cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL).|
|Audio Decoder||Denon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital decoder. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||2 x EA Playmaster 100W per channel stereo amplifiers for Left, Right, Left Rear and Right Rear; Philips 360 50W per channel stereo amplifier for Centre and Subwoofer|
|Speakers||Philips S2000 speakers for Left, Right; Polk Audio CS-100 Centre Speaker; Apex AS-123 speakers for Left Rear and Right Rear; Yamaha B100-115SE subwoofer|