[REL] Ginger Meggs (1982)

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[REL] Ginger Meggs (1982)

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The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He's trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there's fishing to be done!
Ginger Meggs was a comic book character from many yonks back in Australia. It follows the exploits of a young fantapants troublemaker as he pursues the affections of his sweetheart Min while perennially frustrating rival and wannabe bully Tiger Kelly. The movie sets a theme duly respectful of the original comic, with lurid designs and colours and, dare I suggest, a cartoonish approach to events. Of the day, this was one of the finest casts of Aussie actors you'd be likely to get together for the one feature.

This is a pretty rare movie, never having made it to DVD & with only crispy VHS transfers to work with. This came to me as 2.5gb of something somewhat less than perfect although to be fair, on the original releaser's own admission he hadn't got a clue what he was doing! I've had a play with this, mostly cropping, resizing & de-interlacing to try & arrive at something watchable & although not great it's just about OK.
There is a 10 part YouTube version available but other than slightly less occasional picture distortion the quality is awful, in particular being badly interlaced & with a small resolution.
Complete name : Ginger Meggs 1982 VHSRip loverboy.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 1.47 GiB
Duration : 1h 37mn
Overall bit rate : 2 167 Kbps
Writing application : Lavf55.0.100
Writing library : VirtualDub build 30009/release

ID : 0
Format : xvid
Codec ID : xvid
Duration : 1h 37mn
Bit rate : 1 997 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 544 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.204
Stream size : 1.36 GiB (92%)

ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 1h 37mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 160 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 111 MiB (7%)
Alignment : Split accross interleaves
Interleave, duration : 40 ms (1.00 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 500 ms
Writing library : LAME3.98.4
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Re: [REL] Ginger Meggs (1982)

Post by ptguardian »   0 likes

I remember watching this a while back. The characters remind me a bit of the film Popeye with Robin Williams. I am sure the fact this is also based on a comic is why. Girls are cute and the boys are entertaining. Good find LB. :D
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Re: [REL] Ginger Meggs (1982)

Post by Pardal2008 »   1 likes

Thank you loverboy, nice ;)
All the little girls are in love only to me
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