BEST DVD scene(s) to use as VIDEO demo?

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  1. Frank_M

    Frank_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Just got my new Sony 32HS500... and 715p Progressive scan DVD player... and have been going through the collection to find a few titles/scenes to use as demos.

    Suggestions are welcome! What are your favs?
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    Congrats on the latest additions to your family, Frank! [​IMG]
    Only speaking from the perspective of my warped DVD collection, here are my suggestions:
    The Alleyway Rumble in Charlie's Angels.
    The initial alien altercation in Aliens. "Marines, we are leaving!!" [​IMG]
    The silly-but-fun space station escape in Armageddon.
    The immortal EL train/car chase in The French Connection.
    The lobby massacre in The Matrix.
    Of course, the pod-race and the Darth Maul battle in The Phantom Menace.
    The opening credits to The Untouchables. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kris McLaughlin

    Kris McLaughlin Stunt Coordinator

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    Crossing the road to Al's Toy Barn in Toy Story 2

    The Car Chase in Ronin

    Just about any scene in Dark City
     
  4. Bill J

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    The Omaha Beach landing in Saving Private Ryan.
    Any scene in Black Hawk Down.
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    Citizen Kane - The entire Kane-as-child scene at the boarding house.

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The "lost in the forest" scene

    The Wizard of Oz - Munchkinland

    UHF- First scene in Philo's lab

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factor- first scene in edibles room.

    O Brother Where Art Thou? - First campfire scene

    Moulin Rouge - ENTIRE MOVIE

    Help! - Ticket To Ride segment

    North By Northwest - Scenes in Van Damm's house

    Being There - "Funky Thus Spoke Zarhrusta" segment
     
  6. Jan H

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    Ch. 15 of U-571 - Will really show off the strengths (or weaknesses) of your subwoofer.
    The Phantom Menace - Pod Race
    The Matrix - the shootout scene
    Vertical Limit - crappy movie, but the entire disc is demonstration quality.
    Moulin Rouge - Looks and sounds great!
     
  7. Rob Tomlin

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    The original post is asking for video demo material!
    I still use The Fifth Element for this purpose. The scene where Leeloo has just escaped and is on the ledge of the building. Incredible video quality, with great details and color fidelity! [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan H

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    Good call, Rob, my bad. Well, in that case I agree with The Fifth Element (I have the Superbits edition - it rocks!). Any of the Superbits discs are excellent,especially Crouching Tiger and Dracula. Moulin Rouge, Vertical Limit, and Cast Away all look gorgeous, and for B&W, I'd recommend Casablanca, Kane, and The Criterion Rebecca for outstanding video quality. JH
     
  9. Frank_M

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    Yes, looking for VIDEO, thanks.

    I put in Shrek today. That really looks amazing.
     
  10. Scott_MacD

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    Everything in Pitch Black. Superb video transfer.
     
  11. Andrew_Sch

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    I like the first Stalingrad scene in Enemy at the Gates .
     
  12. Rob Tomlin

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    I completely agree with Citizen Kane as an astounding example of high quality video, with beautiful full scale black and white images. Very clean transfer!
    I would also strongly recommend Pearl Harbor as an example of superb video quality. The movie leaves a lot to be desired, but the video truly is top notch!
     
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    Many sequences in The Thin Red Line look absolutely stunning. Seven also has superb video quality, but may be a little gruesome for demonstration purposes. Criterion's The Rock has one of the best transfers I've seen, with vibrant colour and amazing detail.

    I second (third) Frank and Rob's suggestions of Shrek and The Fifth Element and would add Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Tarzan and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

    Adam
     
  14. Neil Joseph

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    My video demos are...
    Shrek: Donkey evades guards
    The Fifth Element - SB: Bringing the Diva to her hotel room
    Dinosaur: Monkeys courting in the trees
    Toy Story 2: The whole thing
    For audio demos, check out...
    Terminator 2 - UE: Opening battle scenes/credits
    A Bug's Life: Escape from the bird & rainstorm sequences
    A Perfect Storm: Helicopter rescue
    The Fifth Element - SB: Ledge & evading police seqence
    The Lost World: "Mommie's very angry" Ledge sequence
    The Matrix: Rescuing Morpheus
    Planet Of The Apes (2000): Chimp rescue attempt, pod crash
    The Phantom Menace: Duel Of The Fates
    Titan AE: Escape from Earth
    Titanic: "Iceburg ahead"
    Top Gun: Opening credits, Mig faceoff
    Toy Story 2: Crossing the street
    Vertical Limit: Cyril drops the nitro
     
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    I find I show the start of Toy Story 2 the most, and of course the Pod Race and Darth Maul scene, just not as often.
    Brian
     
  16. Wade K

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    Titan A.E....the icefield scene.
     
  17. Bill J

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    Apollo 13- The launch scene
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    I agree with:

    Toy Story 2 (opening scene)

    Apollo 13 (Launch)

    And would like to add:

    Moulin Rouge (u pick 'em)
     

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