Comparison between the 4K remastered Blu-ray (2022) and the Blu-ray first edition (2012) (both from EuroVideo).
- 2 differences
- No time difference
Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo remains a classic of German cinema history that has lost none of its explosive power over 40 years later. In 2022, a remastered version was released for the first time. It was first shown on Arte and has then been released in April 2022 also on Blu-ray as well as for the first time on 4K Blu-ray. Previously, the film had already been released on Blu-ray in 2012, while the previous DVD dates back to 2000.
Just a few months after release, an observation made the rounds among our German website users that a shot of a pack of chewing gum is blurred in the new master. There have been a few similar examples of this over the years, including High Tension. We immediately got in touch with our contact at EuroVideo, who first had to inquire internally. We received the following answer:
As background to this: The chewing gum brand Stimorol belonged to the Danish company Dandy. Already in 2002, this company was bought by Cadbury-Schweppes. In the course of this, Stimorol and other brands of the manufacturer were uniformly rebranded to Trident. In the master used in 2012 (and also on the previous DVD reviewed by us), this was probably overlooked, but now the licensor took the opportunity to cover up the outdated brand.
By the way, that's not all: Another spot towards the end was noticable in our complete comparison. Here a shot has been mirrored, which has the quite positive effect that it fits better to the continuity of the scene. Both changes are ultimately minor and rather negligible. However, it is interesting in principle of course that the original version has now been altered for probably every upcoming release.
Running time details are arranged according to the scheme
2022 4K-remastered Blu-ray in 24fps / 2012 Blu-ray in 23.976fps
Note: The different frame rate explains the small, additional runtime difference.
The credits diverge a bit in the beginning and the 4K remastered is longer here.
4K remastered Blu-ray 11 sec longer
15:09-15:12 / 14:59-15:02
When Christiane is handed the pack of chewing gum, the manufacturer's logo was blurred.
No runtime difference
90:42-91:02 / 90:36-90:56
Here, a shot has been mirrored as Christiane's mother leans down to her. This corrects a continuity error, because the angle doesn't match the shots directly before it on the old Blu-ray.
No runtime difference
The old Blu-ray still has a note after the credits that fairly accurately makes up for the running time difference from the longer notes at the beginning.