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Total Recall

image host Total Recall was released in 1990 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. I've enjoyed watching it multiple times and I'm happy that it got a high def treatment. This is one of the movies that has received both a debut on HD DVD and Blu-Ray. Lions Gate released a Blu-Ray edition of Total Recall in late 2006 based on an MPEG-2 transfer. Studio Canal released the HD DVD counterpart in early 2007 using the VC-1 codec. More recently Studio Canal has put out another VC-1 encoded transfer on Blu-Ray for the UK and Australian markets. In 2010, Kinowelt Home Entertainment released an AVC encoded Blu-Ray.

+/-US Blu-Ray MPEG-2 (Released 8/29/2006)

Total   Video                  
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
00000.MPLS                                                      MPEG-2  1:53:20 23 919 777 792  24 975 636 370  28,14   22,83   DTS-HD Hi-Res 6.1 3039Kbps (48kHz/24-bit) DD AC3 5.1-EX 640Kbps


DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     Total Recall 1990 Blu-ray MPEG2 DTS-HD
Disc Size:      24 975 636 370 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.2

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00000.MPLS
Size:                   23 919 777 792 bytes
Length:                 1:53:20 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          28,14 Mbps
Description:

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description
-----                   -------             -----------
MPEG-2 Video            22830 kbps          1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
DTS-HD Audio                    English         3039 kbps       6.1 / 48 kHz / 3039 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1-ES / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital EX Audio          English         640 kbps        5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
Presentation Graphics           English         30,805 kbps
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         29,499 kbps

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------
00000.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:53:20.794     23 919 777 792  28 138

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     0:09:21.978     21 877 kbps     39 930 kbps     00:00:29.654    27 154 kbps     00:05:11.936    25 526 kbps     00:05:06.931    114 047 bytes   664 602 bytes   00:07:27.738
2               0:09:21.978     0:08:53.157     21 849 kbps     30 059 kbps     00:10:28.377    25 288 kbps     00:10:42.600    24 746 kbps     00:10:28.377    113 913 bytes   644 967 bytes   00:14:34.039
3               0:18:15.135     0:06:36.896     22 727 kbps     33 286 kbps     00:22:25.218    28 469 kbps     00:22:48.241    26 776 kbps     00:22:41.610    118 489 bytes   584 629 bytes   00:19:43.599
4               0:24:52.032     0:07:08.886     23 717 kbps     40 790 kbps     00:25:21.895    32 831 kbps     00:30:17.524    29 971 kbps     00:30:12.519    123 647 bytes   612 966 bytes   00:27:31.066
5               0:32:00.919     0:07:28.489     22 931 kbps     38 674 kbps     00:36:54.629    33 023 kbps     00:37:32.041    28 976 kbps     00:37:26.494    119 553 bytes   596 683 bytes   00:37:07.516
6               0:39:29.408     0:04:12.543     23 640 kbps     40 881 kbps     00:42:38.264    32 584 kbps     00:42:46.188    29 304 kbps     00:42:43.185    123 250 bytes   596 071 bytes   00:40:58.873
7               0:43:41.952     0:04:56.295     23 506 kbps     40 851 kbps     00:47:19.962    30 204 kbps     00:47:02.486    27 210 kbps     00:46:59.650    122 550 bytes   620 274 bytes   00:47:56.415
8               0:48:38.248     0:06:26.761     22 549 kbps     34 337 kbps     00:52:54.963    30 060 kbps     00:52:52.669    27 106 kbps     00:52:48.623    117 561 bytes   640 209 bytes   00:50:22.936
9               0:55:05.010     0:13:24.220     22 620 kbps     36 018 kbps     01:07:53.402    28 313 kbps     01:05:50.279    27 193 kbps     01:07:07.148    117 932 bytes   630 336 bytes   01:00:57.945
10              1:08:29.230     0:05:49.223     24 047 kbps     38 963 kbps     01:11:19.483    29 109 kbps     01:13:36.453    28 628 kbps     01:13:30.864    125 372 bytes   616 339 bytes   01:13:05.422
11              1:14:18.454     0:09:59.557     22 754 kbps     40 914 kbps     01:22:47.712    30 482 kbps     01:22:47.712    29 231 kbps     01:22:46.795    118 629 bytes   639 400 bytes   01:23:14.531
12              1:24:18.011     0:11:49.667     23 539 kbps     41 091 kbps     01:33:58.633    32 840 kbps     01:33:57.548    30 541 kbps     01:33:53.377    122 722 bytes   594 443 bytes   01:29:19.645
13              1:36:07.678     0:10:54.278     24 055 kbps     40 780 kbps     01:41:54.733    33 724 kbps     01:37:06.570    32 186 kbps     01:37:06.445    125 413 bytes   591 073 bytes   01:42:59.214
14              1:47:01.957     0:06:18.836     19 823 kbps     30 724 kbps     01:48:16.114    25 491 kbps     01:48:00.599    23 972 kbps     01:48:16.031    103 357 bytes   612 551 bytes   01:48:16.156

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----
00000.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0x02            MPEG-2                                  6800,669                22 830                  19 ...  105 571 316
00000.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x85            DTS-HD HR       eng (English)           6800,669                3 039                   2 583 453 900   15 301 800
00000.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x81            AC3-EX          eng (English)           6800,669                640                     544 064 000     3 187 875
00000.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           6800,669                31                      26 186 895      149 843
00000.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           6800,669                29                      25 076 656      143 482        
Review: HighDefDigest Blu-Ray.com DVDFile.com

Screenshots: (shamelessly stolen)

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+/-UK HD DVD VC-1 (Released 3/26/2007)

Total Video
Title     Codec Length Movie Size Disc Size Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track IME Secondary Audio Track
-----     ----- ------- -------------- -------------- ------- ------- ------------------- --- ---------------------
Total Recall            VC-1 1:53:27 21,281,163,264*~22,085,368,978 25.01  ~20.47 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 No
Review: HiDefDigest
Screenshots:

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+/-UK Blu-Ray VC-1 (Released 8/4/2008)

Total   Video                         
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
(UK) Total Recall                                               VC-1    1:53:33 27,470,180,352  27,855,845,274  32.25   19.95   DTS-HD Master 5.1 2121Kbps (48kHz/16-bit)

DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     TOTAL_RECALL
Disc Size:      27,855,845,274 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:           00039.mpls
Size:           27,470,180,352 bytes
Length:         1:53:33 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:  32.25 Mbps
Description:

FILES:

Name            Size            Length          Time In         Time Out
----            ----            ------          -------         --------
00156.M2TS      27,470,180,352  1:53:33.765     0:00:00.000     1:53:33.765

VIDEO:

Codec               Bitrate         Description
-----               -------         -----------
VC-1 Video          19948 kbps      1080p / 23.976fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         2121 kbps       5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 2121kbps (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 1536kbps)
DTS-HD Audio                    French          2046 kbps       5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 2046kbps (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 1536kbps)
DTS-HD Audio                    German          2046 kbps       5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 2046kbps (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 1536kbps)
DTS-HD Audio                    Portuguese      2046 kbps       5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 2046kbps (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 1536kbps)
DTS Audio                       Spanish         1536 kbps       2.0 / 48kHz / 16-bit / 1536kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description
-----                           --------        -------         -----------
Presentation Graphics           English         24.312 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Danish          21.227 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Dutch           25.842 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Finnish         20.843 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           French          24.466 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           German          28.306 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Norwegian       18.331 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Portuguese      22.373 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         25.149 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         25.447 kbps 
Presentation Graphics           Swedish         19.297 kbps 

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time            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     0:06:06.575     18,146 kbps     33,546 kbps     00:00:56.974    25,251 kbps     00:05:17.943    24,014 kbps     00:05:14.064    94,606 bytes    606,476 bytes   00:03:57.612
2               0:06:06.575     0:05:37.128     20,221 kbps     36,872 kbps     00:10:44.644    24,177 kbps     00:10:49.023    23,792 kbps     00:10:44.435    105,425 bytes   420,690 bytes   00:10:44.686
3               0:11:43.703     0:06:48.408     19,981 kbps     30,662 kbps     00:18:30.609    24,442 kbps     00:15:54.996    22,681 kbps     00:15:47.780    104,173 bytes   370,853 bytes   00:14:06.429
4               0:18:32.111     0:06:36.021     20,102 kbps     30,138 kbps     00:19:44.392    23,690 kbps     00:19:00.931    23,022 kbps     00:19:35.966    104,802 bytes   299,758 bytes   00:21:42.927
5               0:25:08.132     0:04:47.078     20,111 kbps     29,389 kbps     00:28:33.128    24,111 kbps     00:26:55.322    22,115 kbps     00:26:54.238    104,850 bytes   310,910 bytes   00:27:55.674
6               0:29:55.210     0:07:30.659     19,993 kbps     32,818 kbps     00:30:21.862    23,837 kbps     00:30:56.313    22,230 kbps     00:32:15.183    104,233 bytes   334,618 bytes   00:34:17.138
7               0:37:25.869     0:06:04.656     19,960 kbps     31,077 kbps     00:38:54.999    23,861 kbps     00:41:53.386    22,032 kbps     00:38:06.284    104,063 bytes   348,593 bytes   00:43:28.105
8               0:43:30.525     0:05:22.614     20,217 kbps     31,496 kbps     00:47:03.029    24,926 kbps     00:43:52.713    23,819 kbps     00:43:47.708    105,403 bytes   437,169 bytes   00:48:50.594
9               0:48:53.139     0:06:29.806     20,059 kbps     32,812 kbps     00:49:42.021    23,846 kbps     00:52:42.451    22,329 kbps     00:54:20.591    104,580 bytes   577,027 bytes   00:49:03.941
10              0:55:22.945     0:05:01.676     20,339 kbps     30,893 kbps     00:56:30.137    24,307 kbps     00:56:28.176    22,434 kbps     00:56:41.982    106,037 bytes   351,141 bytes   00:59:21.975
11              1:00:24.621     0:15:18.417     20,429 kbps     34,888 kbps     01:09:47.392    25,043 kbps     01:14:57.702    23,540 kbps     01:14:39.100    106,506 bytes   511,364 bytes   01:09:59.612
12              1:15:43.038     0:04:53.419     20,189 kbps     31,495 kbps     01:16:01.766    23,596 kbps     01:18:14.815    22,544 kbps     01:18:14.315    105,254 bytes   296,203 bytes   01:15:44.290
13              1:20:36.457     0:06:51.619     20,090 kbps     29,041 kbps     01:25:10.647    24,188 kbps     01:23:12.613    22,431 kbps     01:23:12.487    104,738 bytes   297,269 bytes   01:23:55.864
14              1:27:28.076     0:05:11.687     20,097 kbps     33,225 kbps     01:32:01.891    23,720 kbps     01:31:43.039    23,172 kbps     01:31:54.134    104,774 bytes   608,649 bytes   01:31:43.665
15              1:32:39.763     0:07:35.079     19,774 kbps     35,033 kbps     01:37:56.746    24,357 kbps     01:38:15.431    22,314 kbps     01:38:10.218    103,094 bytes   758,248 bytes   01:38:59.267
16              1:40:14.842     0:13:18.923     19,498 kbps     33,550 kbps     01:45:51.554    24,889 kbps     01:50:52.104    24,018 kbps     01:49:49.792    101,655 bytes   861,380 bytes   01:47:01.582

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Lang. Code      Lang. Name      Seconds         Bytes           Packets         Bitrate
----            ---             ----            -----           ----------      ----------      -------         -----           -------         -------
00156.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                            6813.77         16,990,522,841  92,438,395      19,948
00156.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       eng             English         6813.77         1,806,378,884   10,834,635      2,121
00156.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x85            DTS-HD HR       por             Portuguese      6813.77         1,742,621,848   10,220,656      2,046
00156.M2TS      4354 (0x1102)   0x85            DTS-HD HR       deu             German          6813.77         1,742,621,848   10,220,656      2,046
00156.M2TS      4355 (0x1103)   0x82            DTS             spa             Spanish         6813.77         1,285,247,492   7,665,492       1,509
00156.M2TS      4356 (0x1104)   0x85            DTS-HD HR       fra             French          6813.77         1,742,621,848   10,220,656      2,046
00156.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng             English         6813.77         20,706,721      118,079         24
00156.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             por             Portuguese      6813.77         19,055,437      110,266         22
00156.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             dan             Danish          6813.77         18,079,551      102,666         21
00156.M2TS      4611 (0x1203)   0x90            PGS             deu             German          6813.77         24,108,538      136,786         28
00156.M2TS      4612 (0x1204)   0x90            PGS             spa             Spanish         6813.77         21,420,169      122,715         25
00156.M2TS      4613 (0x1205)   0x90            PGS             fra             French          6813.77         20,837,834      120,286         24
00156.M2TS      4614 (0x1206)   0x90            PGS             spa             Spanish         6813.77         21,673,740      125,293         25
00156.M2TS      4615 (0x1207)   0x90            PGS             nld             Dutch           6813.77         22,010,076      125,271         26
00156.M2TS      4616 (0x1208)   0x90            PGS             nor             Norwegian       6813.77         15,612,526      89,180          18
00156.M2TS      4617 (0x1209)   0x90            PGS             fin             Finnish         6813.77         17,752,698      100,864         21
00156.M2TS      4618 (0x120A)   0x90            PGS             swe             Swedish         6813.77         16,435,915      93,666          19
Review: DVDActive.com

Screenshots: Same transfer used as the HD DVD. Additional shots below to compare to the newest Blu-ray.
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+/-DE Blu-Ray AVC (Released 6/17/2010)

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00000.MPLS
Length:                 1:53:36.643 (h:m:s.ms)
Size:                   28.443.598.848 bytes
Total Bitrate:          33,38 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
MPEG-4 AVC Video        17717 kbps          1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         2121 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2121 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             Portuguese      1078 kbps       2.0 / 48 kHz / 1078 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             German          2049 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2049 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             Spanish         954 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 954 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             French          2135 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2135 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             Italian         2065 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2065 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             Spanish         973 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 973 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             Russian         994 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 994 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           Portuguese      26,080 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Danish          25,157 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           German          33,741 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         28,792 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           French          29,464 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Italian         30,788 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         29,696 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Dutch           30,825 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Norwegian       21,807 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Finnish         25,010 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Swedish         22,978 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Russian         26,909 kbps
Review:

Screenshots: Compare to the VC-1 Above

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Comparison Review: AVSForum.com (US BR/UK BR/HD DVD) HiFiWriter.com (HD DVD/UK BR)
Again we have a case where the first try at creating a high def transfer is well below the subsequent attempts. The US Blu-Ray disc is not only single layer but uses MPEG-2 compression. StudioCanal's HD DVD version, utilizing VC-1, is a much better copy of the film though not without its faults. Although both the Blu-Ray and HD DVD used some form of scratch removal processing the HD DVD seems to have gone too far. It is also is plagued by a high pitch noise, as were other StudioCanal discs (source). This problem was solved when they released the same VC-1 transfer on Blu-Ray in 2008. The AVC disc seems very similar in quality. 

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