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American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Markus_Lang » 06 Nov 2014 19:42

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Here’s my comparison of two releases of American Psycho: Lionsgate from the U.S. versus Nordisk Film from Scandinavia, originally cretated for DVDPlaza.fi.

The American edition has 6.1-channel audio but imagewise the Scandinavian edition is slightly better.

Screenshot comparisons

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Blu-ray Lionsgate
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Blu-ray Nordisk Film
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Blu-ray Nordisk Film
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Blu-ray Nordisk Film
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Blu-ray Lionsgate
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Blu-ray Nordisk Film
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Blu-ray Nordisk Film
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Blu-ray Lionsgate
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Blu-ray Nordisk Film
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Technical details

Blu-ray Lionsgate:
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Disc Title: LOGICAL_VOLUME_ID
Disc Size: 23 979 332 653 bytes
Protection: AACS
AACS MKB version 1
BD-Java: No
Playlist: 00000.MPLS
Size: 18 264 711 168 bytes
Length: 1:42:02.116
Total Bitrate: 23,87 Mbps
Video: MPEG-2 Video / 18261 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9
Audio: English / DTS-HD High-Res Audio / 6.1 / 48 kHz / 3039 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1-ES / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit / DN -4dB)
Audio: English / Dolby Digital EX Audio / 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Audio: English / Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround
Audio: English / Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround
Subtitle: English / 37,917 kbps
Subtitle: Spanish / 37,258 kbps


Blu-ray Nordisk Film:
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Disc Title: American Psycho
Disc Size: 23 681 820 729 bytes
Protection: AACS
AACS MKB version 16
BD-Java: No
Playlist: 00006.MPLS
Size: 22 728 738 816 bytes
Length: 1:41:55.416
Total Bitrate: 29,73 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25311 kbps / 1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2087 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit / DN -4dB)
Audio: English / Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Subtitle: Danish / 24,505 kbps
Subtitle: Finnish / 26,208 kbps
Subtitle: Norwegian / 24,034 kbps
Subtitle: Swedish / 25,438 kbps
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Re: American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 06 Nov 2014 20:03

The Nordic Blu is indeed better.
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Re: American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Alister_Manson » 06 Nov 2014 21:07

The audio bitrate on the Lionsgate's DTS-HR is much higher than the DTS-HD MA on the Nordisk, and it's 24-bit vs 16-bit. But it's an older movie and aside from the frequent use of music, there's not much to make use of a fully lossless encode. Video is definitely better on the AVC version. I'd say it's the same transfer as the Australian release, except that one has True HD which is probably a different encoding of the same master track.
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Re: American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 06 Nov 2014 21:20

there's not much to make use of a fully lossless encode.


There arent many movies which benefit from loseless audio. 2 MB/s DTS-HD Hires more then enough in 99% cases.
And unless you spend ~500000$ on hardware, you wont fully benefit from HD sound.
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Re: American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Alister_Manson » 07 Nov 2014 00:11

Well, i spent $600 on a second-hand Sony 7.2 system with extra-large R/L speakers and I seriously doubt my battered old ears are capable of hearing the difference between that and some top-of-the-line high-end system.
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Re: American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 07 Nov 2014 00:46

Well, i spent $600 on a second-hand Sony 7.2 system with extra-large R/L speakers


:roll: My first setup costed ~30000.

and I seriously doubt my battered old ears are capable of hearing the difference between that and some top-of-the-line high-end system.


It's like saying Rolls-Royce Phantom isn't all that different from Ford Focus. :lol:
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Re: American Psycho (Lionsgate vs. Nordisk Film)

Postby Alister_Manson » 07 Nov 2014 02:08

That's a rather flawed comparison. The difference between those cars is far more perceptible to the average person than the difference between an entry-level audio system and a ridiculously expensive one :lol: What I have is already both crystal clear and capable of going far louder than what's necessary to enjoy a movie. So i'll be buggered if i'd ever spend the value of a brand new car on something that, as far as i'm concerned, sounds exactly the damn same. I've heard "high end" systems in stores and they're absolutely no better sounding than what I have at home, so as far as i'm concerned such things are for people with more money than sense :P
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