Mr. Bean-Volume 2: The Exciting Escapades of Mr. Bean (1991)
|Year Of Production||1991|
|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|
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 reasonably sharp and clear. Shadow detail is acceptable but not remarkable, and very little low level noise is present. The quality of older episodes is not up to the quality of newer episodes, even though the overall quality of this compilation is better than the first Bean compilation.
There is a video glitch between 38:01 and 38:02 which appears to be inherent in the source material rather than a transfer artefact.
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.
No MPEG artefacts were seen. Some aliasing was present at times, but none of it was particularly bad.
There is a glitch with the audio from 35:55 to 36:04, where it alternates left then right then left then right again before returning to normal.
There is little dialogue, but what there is is readily understandable.
There are no audio sync problems with this disc.
The score is unremarkable.
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 acceptable, with one significant glitch.
The audio quality is acceptable, also with one significant glitch.
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|