Mr. Bean-Volume 4: The Merry Mishaps of Mr. Bean (1992)

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Released 13-Oct-1999

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Comedy Booklet
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 1992
Running Time 51:20
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Language Select Then Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By John Birkin
Paul Weiland
Studio
Distributor

Polygram
Starring Rowan Atkinson
Case Super Jewel
RPI $36.95 Music Howard Goodall


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles German
French
Dutch
Spanish
Italian
Danish
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    This DVD is a compilation of episodes of Mr. Bean, from 1992. The following episodes are included;

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Transfer Quality

Video

    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, though not as clear as a transfer from film would be. Shadow detail is passable, and there is no low level noise present.

    I noticed occasional slight vertical skips in the video which were slightly distracting.

    The colours were acceptably rendered, albeit a little muted at times.

    No MPEG artefacts were seen. Some moderate aliasing was present at times, but nothing to be overly concerned about.

Audio

    There is only one audio track on this DVD - English Dolby Digital 2.0.

    The audio level seemed a little high, and I reduced it by 10dB to listen to this disc, which was a much more reasonable level than the default level.

    There is little dialogue, but what there is is readily understandable.

    There are no audio sync problems with this disc.

    The score is better than previous episodes of Mr. Bean, presumably due to the addition of a composer to the creative team.

    The surround channels were not used.

    The .1 channel was not used.

Extras

    This disc is bereft of extras.

Menu

    The menu design is basic and themed appropriately. Navigation is no problem.

Booklet

    This is a booklet which has the disc contents in it and that is the sum total of the extras.

R4 vs R1

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.

Summary

    If you are a Bean fan, then you will be happy with The Merry Mishaps of Mr. Bean.

    The video quality is acceptable.

    The audio quality is acceptable.

    The extras are basically non-existent.

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© Michael Demtschyna (read my bio)
Friday, July 23, 1999
Review Equipment
DVDPioneer DV-505, using RGB output
DisplayLoewe 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 DecoderDenon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital decoder. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Amplification2 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
SpeakersPhilips 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

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