Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert
Village / 1994 / 104 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Funny flick actually, this is the story of 3 drag queens who hit the road on their way to Alice Springs to play in a show of their own. 

Along the way the encounter, rejection, misunderstanding and violence from all the locals at the towns they pass through. The 3 are played brilliantly by Hugo Weaving, Terrence Stamp and Guy Pearce. 

Oh and or course there's the bus as well. Take some getting used to, but the music is great and there's more than a few laughs in it.

VIDEO

Can I scream now, Roadshow what are you doing? Yet another movie in Pan & Scan, when will you guys learn. For starters the movie was released in a format of about 2:35:1 so your losing a heap of the picture. On the quality side also, I found quite a few problems with the transfer. 

1. There was quite a lot of MPEG noise in the print 

2. It also seemed as if the flesh colors were a little out as well. 

Please Roadshow don't waste your time with P&S shit, do the proper thing and release your movies in the proper widescreen format.

Priscilla is framed in 4:3 Pan & Scan format. You loose so much picture it's not funny!

This is a single-sided, single-layer disc.

AUDIO

Again another wrongly labeled disc, the only sound formats on the disc are Dolby Surround and MPEG 2, but it does sound quite good, the surround speakers get a little workout, mainly when the music tracks are playing.

EXTRAS
Scene selections, trailer and a featurette, so not overly bad on the extra side, it's actually a lot like the Shine DVD, but again not subtitles or production notes, just cast notes.
FINAL THOUGHTS
A terrible buy, but the fact that it is P&S puts me off somewhat, there's a few extras to push it up a couple of steps, it also could have done with some extra chapters, but that's about it.

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.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 21:10:39 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 104 Mins
Case Type: Clip Case
Release Date: 31/10/1997
Catalog Number:
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 24
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: DVM
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Pan & Scan
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

2.0 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: 2.0 MPEG
Languages: English
Subtitles: None
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: Yes
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: Yes
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