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Cowboy Bebop (UK DVD vs. US Blu-ray)

Postby Markus_Lang » 25 Feb 2016 17:47

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I created a small comparison between the UK DVD and US Blu-ray of Cowboy Bebop TV show (episode 1) for DVDPlaza.fi, and I’ll post the images also here. As you can see, there is quite an improvement in video quality, not to mention the 5.1-channel audio and the bonus materials... Framing is new, as well as opening and end credits.

Screenshot comparisons:

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Technical stuff:

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I wasn’t able to create a transfer bitrate graph. Episode runtime is 24:37 and file size 1240346 KB.

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Code: Select all
Disc Title: Cowboy_Bebop_D1
Disc Size: 44 020 863 610 bytes
Protection: AACS
AACS MKB version: 50
BD-Java: No
Playlist: 00009.MPLS
Size: 5 082 789 888 bytes
Length: 0:24:42.105
Total Bitrate: 27,44 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18399 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1454 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps / DN -11dB)
Audio: Japanese / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1495 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps / DN -11dB)
Audio: Japanese / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 699 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -11dB)
Subtitle: English / 25,120 kbps
Subtitle: English / 1,197 kbps
Subtitle: Japanese / 67,865 kbps


Caps-a-Holic provides a comparison between the German DVD and UK Blu-ray.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop (UK DVD vs. US Blu-ray)

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 28 Feb 2016 00:48

Glad I got the US Blu-ray, and for the effort Funimation put in on the extras too.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop (UK DVD vs. US Blu-ray)

Postby Samuel_Scott » 02 Mar 2016 19:30

I'll move this to reference and make the relevant links later!

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Re: Cowboy Bebop (UK DVD vs. US Blu-ray)

Postby Markus_Lang » 09 Mar 2016 17:19

Here are the episode runtimes for the American edition:

DISC ONE
– Asteroid Blues (24:42)
– Stray Dog Strut (22:15)
– Honky Tonk Women (24:39)
– Gateway Shuffle (24:38)
– Ballad of Fallen Angels (24:01)
– Sympathy for the Devil (24:38)
– Heavy Metal Queen (24:38)
– Waltz for Venus (24:32)
– Jamming with Edward (24:32)

DISC TWO
– Ganymede Elegy (24:40)
– Toys in the Attic (24:41)
– Jupiter Jazz (Part 1) (24:38)
– Jupiter Jazz (Part 2) (24:40)
– Bohemian Rhapsody (24:38)
– My Funny Valentine (24:41)
– Black Dog Serenade (24:42)
– Mushroom Samba (24:21)
– Speak Like a Child (24:38)

DISC THREE
– Wild Horses (24:27)
– Pierrot Le Fou (24:36)
– Boogie Woogie Feng Shui (24:38)
– Cowboy Funk (24:38)
– Brain Scratch (24:37)
– Hard Luck Woman (24:36)
– The Real Folk Blues (Part 1) (24:39)
– The Real Folk Blues (Part 2) (24:08)
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