(Vintage Films / Bridge Entertainment / VRT)
DVD/VHS set contains the Kapitein Zeppos serial Belderbos
from 1964. There are three discs / video tapes in the respective
sets, each containing 5 episodes.
The prints look good, and represent an
improvement over recent VRT repeats. There are occasionally minor film
jumps, though these are to be expected in a programme of this age.
The first disc in the DVD set also contains
several interesting extra features. To begin with, there is the
short film, Kurrel and Co., a colour videotaped follow-up to
Kapitein Zeppos, featuring Senne Rouffaer in a cameo role. The programme was
made as a college project in 1999 by
Ludovic Beun. There is also an interview
with Senne Rouffaer, taken from the VRT talk show, Nieuwe
maandag (New Monday). Next there is a report from the
Café in Amsterdam taken from the series, Ben en
de Belgen (Ben and the Belgians), in which the show's host, Ben Crabbé
chats with the café's proprietor, Bob van Buren. Additionally, there is a feature originally shown as part of De Rode
Loper (The Red Carpet Strip), a showbiz programme transmitted daily on VRT after the
6.00pm news. The item focuses on
Kapitein Zeppos actor Senne Rouffaer on a school visit. The VHS edition features none of these extra
Screen Format: 4:3 (Original Ratio)
Region Code: 0 (All Region)
TV Standard: PAL
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 (Mono)
Type: 3 x DVD9 (Dual Layer)
Programme Duration: 500 minutes
Spoken Language: Dutch
The DVD set retails at approximately €25, but can be found cheaper online.
The DVD set can be found
easily in shops in Belgium and the Netherlands and
on websites. Here are some direct web links for visitors' convenience:
International customers are recommended to use the
Mediadis.com to purchase
online. Please note that this website is not affiliated to either
this organisation or proxis.be. All DVD
cover artwork is ©Vintage Films, 2003 and is used for illustrative
A web-page containing pictures from
the launch party at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek windmill can be found at
vrtfansite.be. The launch was attended by Kapitein Zeppos alumni Senne Rouffaer,
Raymond Bossaerts, Vera Veroft, Ward De Ravet, Truus Demedts, Jef Demedts, Nora Barten, Raymond Verhaeghe and Alice Toen.
A video report from the launch party is included as an extra feature
on the second Kapitein Zeppos DVD set and the promotional
poster for the event is reproduced here.
For other pages in this section,
please use the links at the top of the page.