- Directores: Salomon Shang
- Audio: Inglés
- Número de discos: 1
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- Estudio: Vertice Cine S.L.U.
- Duración: 76 minutos
- ASIN: B001U8XN4Q
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Carl Gustav Jung [DVD]
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En Septiembre de 1957, el filósofo Carl Gustav Jung fue entrevistado en Houston. El material fílmico fue censurado en numerosos países, hasta terminar en el olvido, perdida en un almacén de América Central. Un documento fílmico de alto valor para la humanidad
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Outside of just that short and completely boring speech, there are no bonus features and not even CAPTIONING is available -- yes, you heart that right, this "Ultimate" edition has NO CAPTIONING WHATSOEVER. It's literally just the episodes of the original series. And, oh yeah, there isn't even any kind of nice fill music in the menu section -- just silence.
This could have been -- and should have been -- a wonderful, one-of-a-kind experience for not only those who already know of COSMOS, but also for all those poor, benighted souls born too late to see or experience the series on television or in PBS reruns. This "Ultimate" Edition should've had such bonus features as:
1) How COSMOS came to be made
2) Interviews with the production cast
3) Interviews with the Sagan-Druyan family
4) Who was Carl Sagan?
5) Interview with COSMOS composer Vangelis
6) Interviews and tributes from COSMOS fans
7) How COSMOS changed the world
8) Where do we go from here?
So much could've been done with this "Ultimate" Edition that just plain wasn't. When I stop and realize the care that went into my Blu-Ray of The Color Purple, I'm wondering why the task of making this Blu-Ray couldn't have been given to someone who was actually a fan of the series, rather than whatever perfunctory slob was actually chosen for this bland, unflavored pancake.
On an audio level, Carl Sagan's voice warbles loud and soft as the background music ebbs and flows, and that's annoying. And then, on the video level, not only does the video frame has brightly-colored vertical lines running up and down each side, but no adjustments were made to lower the highlight and shadow levels. As a result, the video is painfully high-contrast, with blinding whites and many details being swallowed up in blackness by the too-high shadow levels which could probably have been lowered here by a decent editing program and someone who knew to adjust such features.
So do I think this "Ultimate" Edition is worth the money? I bought the Blu-Ray, but I'd have to get ahold of a copy of the regular DVD and play them side-by-side to compare the resolution and sound difference, but my first impression is that the video isn't hugely fantastic (most likely because the original series wasn't done in any fantastic resolution), and the screen size is still pan-and-scan (because it was originally filmed for television and so no wider image was ever filmed in the first place).
So if you're a die-hard COSMOS fan, go ahead and pick it up. But if you saw the deceptive words "Ultimate Edition" and assumed you'd be getting any kind of real labor of love in making this Blu-Ray set, think again, because this "Ultimate Edition" is about as bare-bones as it gets.
As the other reviewer mentioned, there are no subtitles, but unfortunately each episode also starts later than the DVD series thanks to a brief Cosmos studios introduction. Owning both copies, I would've just muxed the subtitles in from the DVD, before adding this to my Plex server. It's a shame, because the DVD title covered several different languages, and not everyone has perfect hearing or speaks English. That makes it impractical to download an SRT file (since those come from the DVD) to watch the subtitles, assuming one is hearing impaired, non-English speaking, or just want to keep the volume low (neighbors, house guest, angry wife etc.). Sound seemed on-par with the DVD, but I'm listening to 5.1 sound down-mixed to computer speaker's stereo.
For anyone that's brand new to the Cosmos, this is the old and dated version (1980), not the new one. It's still well worth watching. Things Carl Sagan discusses are still relevant today. I always thought it was unfortunate that this was taken off Netflix prior to the release of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
In conclusion, I look forward to a day where I can binge watch this upscaled 1080i picture, and have currently added it to my Plex library. Others that look fondly upon the series, may want to add this copy to their collections, but remember it's still only as good as source it was recorded with. The best parts are the narration and story it tells. It's about optimism and hope, the perils we face, our past, our present and our future.
UPDATE: For owners of both the DVD and Blu-Ray, or anyone downloading subtitles from a DVD source, I found a 5 sec. or 5000 ms. offset on the subtitles to work pretty well. I wish they were included, but the DVD version is pretty good and includes subtitles in multiple languages. I'd recommend that over this copy for my non-English and hard of hearing viewers that don't want to go through the technical hurdle of transcoding video/muxing subtitles in.