Pink Floyd's The Division Bell 20th anniversary DVD
Written by Matt   
Friday, 27 June 2014

Pink Floyd: The Division Bell 20th anniversary - 5.1 DVDIn our exclusive first review of Pink Floyd's The Division Bell 20th anniversary 5.1 surround mix blu-ray we mentioned that for those who cannot play blu-ray discs, or alternatively are simply after the 5.1 mix without the other items within the box set, a separate DVD was to be released.

The DVD can be ordered exclusively through the Pink Floyd Store although there has been a delay to this, and it will not be despatched quite yet to those who have already placed their orders. Nevertheless, we are getting a few emails enquiring about this, and just for you, dear Brain Damage visitor, we've got hold of all the information about it, along with the first sighting of the DVD cover.

As expected, the DVD did not have sufficient space to include the high definition, 24bit audio found on the blu-ray. However, it does give some sonic options for you. The album is included as an audio-only PCM stereo mix (48 khz) mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Doug Sax. There's also the 5.1 audio mix, previously unreleased, mixed and mastered by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins - this is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1. Finally, the 2014 film for Marooned, directed by Aubrey "Po" Powell, is on the DVD, with a PCM stereo, or Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 surround mix.

The disc itself features a background of one of the paintings seen in the Marooned video.

To reiterate, this disc will not be available in stores, and is just from the the Floyd Store as a further option to consider for the fans.

UPDATE, July 3rd: The European and US stores no longer list the DVD as available to purchase. Whilst it was a limited edition for those who didn't want the box set, or who couldn't play blu-rays, it seems to have been an extremely popular edition. With neither store listing it now, we presume it is fully subscribed. However, we would not be at all surprised if they started appearing on eBay soon so you should be able to pick one up there hopefully if still after one.