Chungking Express Blu-ray Comparison

Now that Artifical Eye have released Chungking Express at a reasonably priced RRP here in the UK, the question for those with Region A+B compatible players is: Is the Criterion worth the extra cost? Below you'll find comparison grabs that should help you come to your own decision on that.

You can read Noel Megahey and clydfro jones' excellent reviews of the Artificial Eye and Criterion Blu-rays respectively here and here.

Disc Details:


Artificial Eye:

Disc Size: 22,812,407,168 bytes (22.81Gb / 21.25GB)
Video Size: 19,267,418,112 bytes (19.27Gb / 17.94GB)
MPEG-4 AVC Video: Average Bitrate: 20998Kbps (21.00Mbps), 1080p / 24 fps
DTS-HD Master Audio: Bitrate: 2079Kbps, 5.1 / 48KHz / 16-bit
(DTS Core: 5.1 / 48KHz / 1509 Kbps / 16-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio: Bitrate: 640Kbps, 5.1 / 48KHz

Criterion:

Disc Size: 35,386,776,849 bytes (35.39Gb / 32.96GB)
Video Size: 31,393,892,352 bytes (31.39Gb / 29.24GB)
MPEG-4 AVC Video: Average Bitrate: 34754Kbps (34.75Mbps), 1080p / 23.976 fps
DTS-HD Master Audio: Bitrate: 3654Kbps, 5.1 / 48KHz / 24-bit
(DTS Core: 5.1 / 48KHz / 1509Kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio: Bitrate: 192Kbps, 2.0 / 48KHz

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Top: Artificial Eye
Bottom: Criterion

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