Evita
Cinergi / 1996 / 135 Mins / Rated PG


MOVIE

Evita is probably one of the best dedicated musicals I have seen converted to the big screen. 90% of the movie is singing, the musical follows the story of Eva Peron from a young girl to her death.

Eva Peron is wonderfully played by Madonna and an excellent supporting cast featuring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce & Jimmy Nail make this a well filmed and enjoyable musical.

VIDEO
Terrible. The transfer on both sides is shocking with too many MPEG artifacts to count. There is too much shimmering going on and the color saturation sucks as does the contrast.

Evita is Framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced on side A and there is a 4:3 version on side B.

This is a dual sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO
Again shocking, the Dolby Digital 2.0 sound field sucks, it sounds warped and muddy. The MPEG soundtrack is also slower than the Dolby Digital mix but sounds just as bad.
EXTRAS
Bugger all extras on this one as well.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Stay Away from this one. It should have been destroyed when it was pressed.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 01:50:37 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating PG
Running Time: 135 minutes
Case Type: Clip Case
Release Date: 31/10/1997
Catalog Number: 1005969
List Price: $49.95
Distributor: Village Roadshow
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: No Label
Disc Format: DS-SL
Chapters: 19
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: DVM
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Side A
2:35:1 Side B
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

2.0 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: Yes
Other: MPEG 2.0
Languages: English
Subtitles: No
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: None
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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