Band of Outsiders ~ Bande à part (Future Film vs. Criterion)

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Band of Outsiders ~ Bande à part (Future Film vs. Criterion)

Postby Markus_Lang » 30 Nov 2014 18:09

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For the sake of interest, here’s a small comparison of Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders (1964), originally created for DVDPlaza.fi.

I found the R2 Scandinavian DVD from a library, so I was able to compare it with the Criterion Blu-ray from Region A.

There is a notable difference between the image quality of these releases, and the BD is obviously better (for instance sample No. 7 below). Also the framing is slightly different. The DVD is a 2009 release, and the Criterion BD was released in 2013. Criterion uses the Gaumont restoration from 2010.

The Scandinavian DVD has no bonus materials whatsoever.

Screenshot comparisons:

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Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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2.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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3.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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4.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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5.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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6.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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7.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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8.
Future Film DVD:
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Criterion Blu-ray:
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Technical details:

Future Film DVD:
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Movie file size 4337314 KB

Criterion Blu-ray:
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Code: Select all
Disc Title: BAND_OF_OUTSIDERS
Disc Size: 45*433*201*994 bytes
Protection: AACS
AACS MKB version 35
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00001.MPLS
Size: 28*162*203*648 bytes
Length: 1:36:05.801
Total Bitrate: 39,07 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34985 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: French / LPCM Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitle: English / 34,525 kbps
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