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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bangkok Dangerous

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Ok, so this isn't one of the most anticipated titles of the year. I'm a Nicolas Cage fan but lately his work hasn't really been up to par. Either way its a decent movie and with the imports going around there are definitely some discs to review. I've got info on three different versions so far: US, German, and UK. Lets start in chronological order.
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+/-UK Blu-Ray (Released 12/29/2008)
DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     Bangkok.Dangerous.2008.1080p.OAR.Blu-ray.AVC.DTS-HD.5.1
Disc Size:      23,319,920,036 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.2

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00000.MPLS
Size:                   21,769,512,960 bytes
Length:                 1:38:49 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          29.37 Mbps
Description:

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description
-----                   -------             -----------
MPEG-4 AVC Video        22999 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         4124 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 4124 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
Presentation Graphics           Danish          7.826 kbps
Presentation Graphics           Finnish         7.686 kbps
Presentation Graphics           Norwegian       7.398 kbps
Presentation Graphics           Swedish         7.548 kbps

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------
00000.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:38:49.923     21,769,512,960  29,369

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------
1               0:00:00.000     0:07:42.461     19,733 kbps     32,960 kbps     00:06:01.903    30,692 kbps     00:06:52.203    30,271 kbps     00:07:07.802    102,871 bytes   347,195 bytes   00:06:45.655
2               0:07:42.461     0:08:38.935     26,464 kbps     47,313 kbps     00:08:20.791    39,559 kbps     00:08:18.998    36,034 kbps     00:08:14.911    137,969 bytes   418,985 bytes   00:08:21.417
3               0:16:21.397     0:07:18.354     23,373 kbps     40,144 kbps     00:16:40.708    35,940 kbps     00:19:51.815    33,881 kbps     00:18:08.045    121,856 bytes   425,046 bytes   00:18:41.036
4               0:23:39.751     0:10:25.041     25,709 kbps     42,346 kbps     00:32:36.412    32,868 kbps     00:28:12.315    31,448 kbps     00:28:11.689    134,037 bytes   377,278 bytes   00:32:36.037
5               0:34:04.792     0:05:51.517     22,716 kbps     39,802 kbps     00:35:56.612    34,096 kbps     00:38:07.535    33,539 kbps     00:38:07.535    118,429 bytes   377,757 bytes   00:35:48.604
6               0:39:56.310     0:08:10.656     23,688 kbps     37,194 kbps     00:42:21.789    34,166 kbps     00:40:00.106    32,107 kbps     00:43:29.940    123,497 bytes   392,756 bytes   00:44:26.413
7               0:48:06.967     0:10:49.732     25,756 kbps     44,475 kbps     00:55:30.952    38,668 kbps     00:55:16.813    36,477 kbps     00:55:24.070    134,280 bytes   401,703 bytes   00:53:13.523
8               0:58:56.699     0:04:43.366     18,534 kbps     32,927 kbps     01:02:40.798    27,061 kbps     01:02:37.795    26,002 kbps     01:02:38.796    96,627 bytes    418,300 bytes   01:03:32.809
9               1:03:40.066     0:07:30.575     23,243 kbps     44,363 kbps     01:07:09.859    39,343 kbps     01:04:41.711    37,771 kbps     01:04:37.081    121,180 bytes   449,397 bytes   01:06:51.132
10              1:11:10.641     0:09:29.318     25,902 kbps     45,702 kbps     01:15:27.689    42,642 kbps     01:15:25.020    37,317 kbps     01:15:25.020    135,043 bytes   431,728 bytes   01:12:33.599
11              1:20:39.960     0:13:30.518     21,728 kbps     42,021 kbps     01:26:13.126    33,745 kbps     01:30:05.274    31,128 kbps     01:30:02.230    113,282 bytes   431,063 bytes   01:25:27.872
12              1:34:10.478     0:04:39.445     9,959 kbps      16,358 kbps     01:36:55.518    15,999 kbps     01:36:55.518    15,417 kbps     01:36:52.431    51,927 bytes    230,545 bytes   01:36:57.645

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----
00000.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0x1B            AVC                                     5929.757                23,000                  17,047,688,237  92,733,850
00000.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           5929.757                640                     474,396,160     2,779,665
00000.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       eng (English)           5929.757                4,124                   3,056,777,060   17,537,919
00000.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             swe (Swedish)           5929.757                8                       5,594,971       32,926
00000.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             nor (Norwegian)         5929.757                7                       5,483,612       32,313
00000.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             dan (Danish)            5929.757                8                       5,800,909       34,036
00000.M2TS      4611 (0x1203)   0x90            PGS             fin (Finnish)           5929.757                8                       5,696,867       33,467          
Review: StalePopcorn
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+/-USA Blu-Ray (Released 1/6/2009)
Total   Video                       
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
Bangkok Dangerous                                               AVC     1:39:12 29,397,719,040  41,331,152,361  39.51   31.59   DTS-HD Master 7.1 5260Kbps (48kHz/24-bit)

DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     BANGKOK_DANGEROUS
Disc Size:      41,331,152,361 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        Yes
BDInfo:         0.5.2

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00004.MPLS
Size:                   29,397,719,040 bytes
Length:                 1:39:12 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          39.51 Mbps
Description:

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description
-----                   -------             -----------
MPEG-4 AVC Video        31587 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         5260 kbps       7.1 / 48 kHz / 5260 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio             French          640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
Presentation Graphics           English         6.891 kbps
Presentation Graphics           English         7.005 kbps
Presentation Graphics           French          0.101 kbps
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         8.342 kbps

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------
00141.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:39:12.988     29,397,719,040  39,507

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------
1               0:00:00.000     0:08:08.529     29,307 kbps     43,502 kbps     00:04:26.266    37,197 kbps     00:04:44.492    36,716 kbps     00:03:30.251    152,782 bytes   355,658 bytes   00:06:09.786
2               0:08:08.529     0:04:28.309     35,422 kbps     42,498 kbps     00:10:00.766    37,126 kbps     00:09:56.887    36,316 kbps     00:11:27.978    184,675 bytes   488,972 bytes   00:08:14.577
3               0:12:36.839     0:08:10.490     34,498 kbps     47,422 kbps     00:15:42.024    37,284 kbps     00:15:38.020    36,586 kbps     00:14:31.245    179,856 bytes   596,401 bytes   00:12:43.679
4               0:20:47.329     0:07:05.216     33,793 kbps     50,069 kbps     00:27:20.513    37,813 kbps     00:24:08.155    37,073 kbps     00:27:11.504    176,183 bytes   496,769 bytes   00:24:12.868
5               0:27:52.545     0:04:53.167     35,117 kbps     43,199 kbps     00:32:29.572    37,607 kbps     00:32:25.568    36,562 kbps     00:31:01.192    183,083 bytes   365,021 bytes   00:29:44.991
6               0:32:45.713     0:07:33.369     33,482 kbps     43,880 kbps     00:36:15.298    37,390 kbps     00:38:13.916    36,749 kbps     00:38:24.969    174,558 bytes   469,388 bytes   00:36:30.188
7               0:40:19.083     0:04:13.878     34,911 kbps     42,509 kbps     00:43:49.168    36,903 kbps     00:43:35.988    36,535 kbps     00:43:30.983    182,011 bytes   488,288 bytes   00:43:44.455
8               0:44:32.961     0:07:38.166     33,314 kbps     42,649 kbps     00:44:58.070    37,367 kbps     00:51:04.478    36,542 kbps     00:51:28.418    173,686 bytes   357,313 bytes   00:51:08.982
9               0:52:11.127     0:07:08.845     35,063 kbps     43,455 kbps     00:58:21.247    37,272 kbps     00:58:17.202    36,718 kbps     00:58:12.238    182,803 bytes   422,908 bytes   00:58:01.895
10              0:59:19.973     0:09:08.422     32,147 kbps     47,900 kbps     01:06:29.402    38,559 kbps     01:06:25.398    36,474 kbps     01:04:27.822    167,599 bytes   484,300 bytes   01:06:30.194
11              1:08:28.395     0:03:05.059     34,164 kbps     40,110 kbps     01:09:30.207    36,796 kbps     01:08:49.208    36,430 kbps     01:08:55.798    178,115 bytes   320,687 bytes   01:11:33.455
12              1:11:33.455     0:07:16.853     33,621 kbps     52,663 kbps     01:13:17.810    38,810 kbps     01:13:13.806    37,090 kbps     01:13:08.801    175,282 bytes   531,505 bytes   01:13:18.477
13              1:18:50.308     0:04:35.149     31,292 kbps     38,713 kbps     01:20:04.382    36,767 kbps     01:19:58.418    36,396 kbps     01:19:55.332    163,140 bytes   452,819 bytes   01:22:46.169
14              1:23:25.458     0:03:47.560     23,655 kbps     39,453 kbps     01:25:29.082    33,936 kbps     01:24:31.566    32,610 kbps     01:24:28.688    123,327 bytes   719,459 bytes   01:26:52.624
15              1:27:13.019     0:04:12.293     31,017 kbps     43,567 kbps     01:30:07.026    37,548 kbps     01:30:03.022    36,812 kbps     01:29:58.017    161,707 bytes   373,694 bytes   01:28:19.127
16              1:31:25.313     0:07:47.675     16,738 kbps     38,227 kbps     01:32:40.054    36,549 kbps     01:33:20.678    36,403 kbps     01:33:19.677    87,270 bytes    525,827 bytes   01:32:01.265

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----
00141.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0x1B            AVC                                     5952.822                31,588                  23,504,455,311  127,825,273
00141.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       eng (English)           5952.822                5,260                   3,913,749,792   22,200,125
00141.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x81            AC3             fra (French)            5952.822                640                     476,239,360     2,790,465
00141.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           5952.822                7                       5,127,667       29,885
00141.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           5952.822                7                       5,212,350       31,346
00141.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           5952.822                8                       6,207,525       36,121
00141.M2TS      4611 (0x1203)   0x90            PGS             fra (French)            5952.822                0                       74,817          445
Review: AVSForum.com Blu-Ray.com BigPictureBigSound.com DVDBeaver.com

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+/-German Blu-Ray (Released 1/21/2009)
DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     
Disc Size:      33,845,661,600 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.3

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00015.MPLS
Length:                 1:38:46 (h:m:s)
Size:                   23,601,973,248 bytes
Total Bitrate:          31.86 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
MPEG-4 AVC Video        26031 kbps          1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
DTS-HD High-Res Audio           English         2046 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD High-Res Audio           German          2046 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         1.253 kbps                      
Presentation Graphics           German          15.738 kbps                     

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00021.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:38:46.041     23,601,973,248  31,862          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:06:43.250     20,338 kbps     42,724 kbps     00:02:22.541    40,314 kbps     00:02:21.041    34,781 kbps     00:02:19.541    105,917 bytes   477,627 bytes   00:02:56.958    
2               0:06:43.250     0:05:55.625     29,617 kbps     42,516 kbps     00:07:50.958    37,930 kbps     00:07:30.458    35,527 kbps     00:07:30.458    154,257 bytes   574,393 bytes   00:07:46.250    
3               0:12:38.875     0:04:59.458     29,874 kbps     45,470 kbps     00:16:40.708    36,990 kbps     00:12:55.333    35,204 kbps     00:12:47.708    155,595 bytes   478,856 bytes   00:16:41.708    
4               0:17:38.333     0:05:39.875     27,782 kbps     42,813 kbps     00:19:48.125    37,086 kbps     00:19:47.000    35,218 kbps     00:19:46.541    144,700 bytes   543,557 bytes   00:18:40.916    
5               0:23:18.208     0:04:16.083     30,901 kbps     42,195 kbps     00:24:05.416    35,973 kbps     00:23:54.166    34,449 kbps     00:24:01.624    160,945 bytes   496,977 bytes   00:23:42.291    
6               0:27:34.291     0:06:32.291     30,612 kbps     42,645 kbps     00:28:11.791    37,995 kbps     00:30:13.791    36,734 kbps     00:30:13.791    159,437 bytes   558,716 bytes   00:28:14.833    
7               0:34:06.583     0:04:54.916     28,192 kbps     43,476 kbps     00:35:19.875    38,351 kbps     00:35:19.875    36,945 kbps     00:37:30.791    146,832 bytes   632,082 bytes   00:37:35.125    
8               0:39:01.500     0:05:10.000     29,142 kbps     42,833 kbps     00:44:02.250    35,684 kbps     00:43:16.416    34,383 kbps     00:43:28.666    151,780 bytes   486,190 bytes   00:43:07.833    
9               0:44:11.500     0:07:34.708     24,700 kbps     43,173 kbps     00:51:14.166    37,225 kbps     00:51:11.458    36,030 kbps     00:51:06.416    128,645 bytes   570,073 bytes   00:51:32.208    
10              0:51:46.208     0:07:05.416     31,612 kbps     42,463 kbps     00:53:46.583    37,153 kbps     00:51:46.958    36,233 kbps     00:51:46.208    164,647 bytes   522,238 bytes   00:58:19.416    
11              0:58:51.625     0:05:53.583     23,936 kbps     46,818 kbps     01:03:53.416    40,364 kbps     01:03:51.208    36,907 kbps     01:03:46.166    124,666 bytes   564,790 bytes   01:03:09.958    
12              1:04:45.208     0:06:22.166     28,125 kbps     46,640 kbps     01:10:16.375    39,744 kbps     01:10:12.958    36,493 kbps     01:08:09.833    146,484 bytes   652,430 bytes   01:06:38.333    
13              1:11:07.375     0:05:51.833     28,305 kbps     43,479 kbps     01:13:48.541    38,729 kbps     01:15:01.750    37,093 kbps     01:14:58.458    147,421 bytes   599,559 bytes   01:14:48.958    
14              1:16:59.208     0:04:15.458     24,889 kbps     42,080 kbps     01:17:52.000    37,598 kbps     01:17:50.833    35,252 kbps     01:17:50.708    129,631 bytes   481,896 bytes   01:20:44.958    
15              1:21:14.666     0:07:24.083     20,210 kbps     42,448 kbps     01:26:08.958    32,149 kbps     01:21:37.500    28,348 kbps     01:21:34.875    105,260 bytes   507,626 bytes   01:26:08.041    
16              1:28:38.750     0:05:26.958     24,008 kbps     42,870 kbps     01:30:00.833    35,972 kbps     01:30:00.791    33,932 kbps     01:29:57.791    125,044 bytes   581,762 bytes   01:33:03.083    
17              1:34:05.708     0:04:40.333     10,106 kbps     18,262 kbps     01:36:53.666    16,912 kbps     01:36:50.416    16,282 kbps     01:36:47.666    52,645 bytes    239,132 bytes   01:36:53.708    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00021.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0x1B            AVC                                     5925.958                26,031                  19,282,350,007  104,878,704     
00021.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x85            DTS-HD HR       deu (German)            5925.958                2,046                   1,515,581,320   8,889,040       
00021.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x85            DTS-HD HR       eng (English)           5925.958                2,046                   1,515,581,320   8,889,040       
00021.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             deu (German)            5925.958                16                      11,657,641      66,254          
00021.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           5925.958                1                       928,255         5,345
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Comparison Review: Screenshot Comparison (US vs GER)

Well there doesn't seem to be one clear winner. Luckily we can axe the UK release off the bat. I'll be receiving it myself in a day or two and see if its just some poor screenshots or if the whole thing looks like a mosaic. Between the German and US release we see similar bitrate while the German transfer is OAR whereas the US is not. Furthermore, it looks like the US release keeps a bit more of the detail in the grain of the film. Lastly, there have been raving reviews concerning the US DTS-HD MA track with some claiming it to be reference quality. I'm sticking with the US release personally, but its a close call.

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2 comments:

  1. Any idea why the US/UK version reports such a bitrate advantage over the German?

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  2. They got cheap and used a single layer Blu-Ray disc. Obviously a bad choice here but the truth is when so many people cannot notice the difference between SD and HD, the majority won't notice the imperfections from using a lower bitrate.

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