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My Father is a Hero (1995)


My Father is a Hero
Mei-Ah Laser Disc Co.
  • Format: DVD
  • Length: 105 minutes
  • Rated: CAT II
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Audio Options: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Subtitles: Chinese and English
  • Region Code: 0 (ALL)

Excellent movie, and excellent DVD. This movie should be watched in Cantonese to appreciate it. The Jet Li fan will find a copy of this before grabbing "The Enforcer" Dimension version below.


The Enforcer
Dimension Home Video
  • Format: DVD
  • Length: 105 minutes
  • Rated: R
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9 Enhanced)
  • Audio Options: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: NONE
  • Region Code: 1

This is an excellent movie, and this DVD is 16x9 enhanced. I still suggest the Mei-Ah disc simply because of the original Cantonese audio track it contains.

Small example of 16x9 enhancement. The images above are 16x9 enhanced, I left the original images intact without any resizing done. This image would be resized to either fit a normal standard size TV (1.33:1 ratio) loosing vertical resolution, or stretched to fill a widescreen TV preserving the extra lines of resolution encoded in the image. Below is an example of each, click to bring up a bigger picture to see what actual resolution would look like. The yellow seen on the Squashed Standard image is the area that is added by the player, this is the amount of resolution lost by viewing the 16x9 enhanced image on a 4x3 screen. It does not degrade the quality of the image when viewed on a 4x3 device, it just looks much better when on a 16x9 enhanced screen.


Unformatted Source

Stretched Widescreen

Squashed Standard

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