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The Battle of the River Plate Blu-ray BOOT

Postby Darrel_Griffin » 28 May 2020 11:58

Title: The Battle of the River Plate
Country: Spain
Region: ALL
Releasing Studio: Memory Screen
Case Type: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: 1:78:1
Codec: AVC MPEG-4
Picture: 1080p 24fps
Soundtracks:

English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono

(note on both soundtracks the German characters occasionally speak in German as per the original soundtrack)

Subtitles:

Spanish (all dialogue)
Spanish (German dialogue only)

(subtitles are optional)

Cuts: yes - several cuts (116:44)

UK ITV DVD runtime is 114:08 PAL, equivalent to about 118:53.

This Spanish Memory Screen Blu-ray runtime is 116:44.

Therefore it is cut by about 2:09 in total.

As far as I can tell, here are the differences, with timing positions as per the Blu-ray, and with approximate durations:

1. at 25:34 missing a portion of the 'Christmas' scene (1:10)
2. at 111:34 missing some shots of sailors cheering between 2 ships (0:14)
3. at 112:00 missing some shots of sailors cheering and talking on a ship (0:16)
4. at 115:30 missing shot of radio announcer character 'Mike Fowler' talking while sitting at a bar (0:16)
5. at 115:50 missing shot of radio announcer character 'Mike Fowler' talking while sitting at a bar (0:13)

total of these 5 cuts is approximately: 2:09


Commentaries: none
Extras: none
Notes: case title: La batalla del Río de la Plata
Easter Eggs: none known
Amazon ASIN: B00COKO3LG (note this is a Spanish release)
Source: I own it, and I also own the UK ITV DVD


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Additional note: I expect the video of the German Blu-ray is probably taken from the same master. According to the database, it has same runtime. Therefore I assume it also has the same cuts as this Spanish Blu-ray, although some (or possibly all) of them are included as extra features.
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Re: The Battle of the River Plate Blu-ray

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 29 May 2020 11:58

Memory Screen is on lists of Spanish bootleggers so we won't be adding this, though I have put the information about the cuts on the German release. Thank you!
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Re: The Battle of the River Plate Blu-ray BOOT

Postby Darrel_Griffin » 29 May 2020 15:20

Thanks, yes I'm never sure about which Spanish releases are bootlegs. I'm amazed they're able to get away with it, and they must have quite big operations going on. Many create proper Blu-ray discs (i.e. not Blu-ray-R), and many releases continue to be on sale on Amazon.
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Re: The Battle of the River Plate Blu-ray BOOT

Postby Christian_Bütikofer » 29 May 2020 17:18

It‘s totally crazy in Spain - amazon.es isnt giving a hoot about it. For example the Critters Antology from Scream also was pirated and sold there. Me I was duped at the beginning - when I wasnt aware - on a lot of Twilight Time releases... Also in Germany: Everything thats released by one company (Good Movies, Daredo many other names) are suspected to be bootlegs - amazon.de lists them as if nothing happened. Sad.
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