Blu-ray owners: What BR titles do you have, are you excited about?

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    I thought I would finally ask this question now that there are some of us with BR machines and titles to go along with it. Maybe you can mention which are the most fun/demo-worthy titles too. Here are mine .....

    - 300
    - 50 First Dates
    - Aeon Flux
    - Alien vs. Predator
    - Annapolis
    - The Ant Bully
    - Apocalypto
    - ATL
    - Behind Enemy Lines
    - Bridge To Terabithia
    - The Brothers Grimm
    - Casino Royale
    - Chicken Little
    - Chris Botti: Live
    - The Corpse Bride
    - Deja Vu
    - The Devil Wears Prada
    - Dreamgirls
    - Eight Below
    - Enemy Of The State
    - Eragon
    - Fantastic 4
    - The Fifth Element - remastered
    - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    - Flags Of Our Fathers
    - Flight Of The Phoenix
    - Flightplan
    - Flyboys
    - The Fugitive
    - The Guardian
    - Happy Feet
    - The Haunted Mansion
    - Hellboy
    - Ice Age: The Meltdown
    - Into The Blue
    - John Legend: Live At The House Of Blues
    - King Arthur
    - Kingdom Of Heaven
    - A Knight's Tale
    - Kung Fu Hustle
    - Ladder 49
    - The Last Samurai
    - Legends Of Jazz Showcase
    - The Messengers
    - Mission: Impossible
    - Mission: Impossible 2
    - Mission: Impossible 3
    - Monster House
    - Night At The Museum
    - Open Season
    - Pearl Harbor
    - Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
    - Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    - Planet Earth
    - Planet Of The Apes (2001)
    - The Prestige
    - The Pursuit Of Happyness
    - S.W.A.T.
    - Sahara
    - Sky High
    - Space Cowboys
    - Speed
    - Stargate
    - Stealth
    - Superman Returns
    - Terminator 2
    - TMNT
    - Total Recall
    - Ultraviolet
    - Vertical Limit
    - Warriors Of Heaven And Earth
    - The Wild
    - World Trade Center
    - X-Men: The Last Stand

    I would like to give special mention to the Chris Botti disk, especially the audio which has been done in pcm 5.1 at 96khz, 24bit. I had read somewhere that the throughput for audio alone was 13.8Mbps. It sure shows when you actually sit down and listen to this. For music, my previous favourite demo was Legends Of Jazz which is no slouch either with DDtrueHD.


    Let me also remind members to please discuss the subject without adding other un-needed comments about the 2 formats. I had to ban a member from participating in this thread for that very reason. This is all about BR titles folks. Thankyou
     
  2. Craig_Ehr

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    Well, I have yet to break the seal on my PS3 yet, but I have the following titles either in my possession or on the way (i.e. from Amazon*):

    Superman: The Movie
    Superman II: The Donner Cut
    X-Men: The Last Stand
    The Terminator
    A Christmas Story*
    The Searchers*

    Can't wait to break that bad boy open in a couple weeks.

    Edit: Oh yeah...I forgot the theatrical version PS3 pack-in of 'Talladega Nights'.
     
  3. Dave_P.

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    As of 12/11:

    Aeon Flux
    Black Hawk Down
    Brothers Grimm
    Click
    Devil Wears Prada
    Eight Below
    Enemy of The State
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose (unrated)
    The Fifth Element
    Four Brothers
    Full Metal Jacket
    Glory Road
    House of Wax
    Ice Age 2
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
    Kiss of The Dragon
    A Knight's Tale
    Lethal Weapon
    Lethal Weapon 2
    Little Man
    Million Dollar Baby
    Mission: IMpossible 3
    Monster House
    Nacho Libre
    The Omen
    One Last Thing
    RV
    Rising Sun
    Sahara
    Sky High
    Sleepy Hollow
    Speed
    Stealth
    Superman 2
    Superman Returns
    Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby (unrated SE)
    Tears of The Sun
    Terminator
    Terminator 2
    Total Recall
    Under Seige
    Underworld: Evolution
    Unforgiven
    World Trade Center
    X-Men 3
     
  4. Brian Kaz

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    Kingdom of Heaven
    Blackhawk Down
    X-men 3
    Ice Age 2
    Sky Captain
    Unforgiven
    Talladega Nights
    A Christmas Story
    Christmas Vacation
    Memento
    Pirates 1
    Pirates 2
    Superman Returns
    Superman: The Movie
    The Prestige
    Layer Cake
    Fifth Element
    Casino Royale
    Corpse Bride
    Goodfellas
    Blazing Saddles
    Identity
    Big Fish
    Usual Suspects
    Kung Fu Hustle
     
  5. Heresy

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    What are a couple of title that are 'WOW' inducing? I would like to get something to showoff the technology over the holidays.
     
  6. Dave_P.

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    A few suggestions:

    Black Hawk Down
    Enemy of The State
    Ice Age 2
    Speed
    X3
     
  7. Neil Joseph

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    The Wild is a nice showpiece especially for video that I used to show my guests just today how detailed the BR image can be.
     
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    Underword Evolution
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Blackhawk Down
    The Corpse Bride
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    Talladega Nights (I had no choice, it came with the PS3)
     
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    Talladega Nights (PS3)
    Black Hawk Down
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Speed
     
  10. Steve Tannehill

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    Owned:

    Aeon Flux
    Crash
    Eight Below
    Enemy of the State
    The Fifth Element
    Four Brothers
    Good Night, and Good Luck
    House of Flying Daggers
    Ice Age The Meltdown
    The Italian Job
    Kingdom of Heaven
    The Last Waltz
    Memento
    Mission Impossible 1/II/III
    Monster House
    Nacho Libre
    The Omen
    Reds
    Sahara
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    Sky High
    The Terminator
    Tomb Raider
    Total Recall
    U2: Rattle and Hum
    The Wild
    World Trade Center
    X3 - The Last Stand

    On Order from Amazon:

    The Brothers Grimm
    Chicago
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Pearl Harbor
    The Princess Bride
    Rising Sun
    Speed
    Talladega Nights
    Terminator 2
     
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    Dang, Steve! "Owned" is right! [​IMG]
    I have, other than that terrible TN...

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    Man, I need to get to get out more often.
     
  12. Steve Tannehill

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    So do I. [​IMG]

    You should see my HD DVD collection... [​IMG]

    - Steve
     
  13. Dan Hitchman

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    For my PS3 I own:

    Legends of Jazz
    Black Hawk Down
    Blazing Saddles
    Dinosaur
    Enemy Of The State
    Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
    The Italian Job
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    Speed
    Superman: The Movie
    Superman II
    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (PS3)
     
  14. Joe Cole

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    I am not at home so I can not post a list of the BD disks I currently own. I do have a related question for now. Is there a simple why of determining which BD are 50gig versions? And would any one know why they all are not 50gig? Is it more expensive to do or more difficult to manufacture?

    I currently have watched no 50 gig BDs but Black Hawk Down should be delivered today.

    I have watched:

    Tears of the Sun, not 50gig but very impressive none the less
    Ant Bully also impressive
    Fifth Element ok but not impressive
    Some of T-2 looks good.

    T-3 looks good but not at the top.

    Still even 5th Element shows the potential of the medium.

    I have Enemy of the State and Kingdom of Heaven on order as well as PH, all are 50gig BDs.
     
  15. Neil Joseph

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    You know, with all the backlash against The Fifth Element (that is deserved) it still looks pretty darned good on my system and I was expecting worse the first time I viewed the disk.

    To answer your question, it took a while to master the process of making BD50's, same as it did to make dual layer dvd's a few years back. Prior to this, everything was single layer. It would not surprise me if a few months from now, there are BD75's (who really knows these things). The current crop of BD50's are...

    - Click
    - Kingdom Of Heaven
    - Superman Returns
    - Blackhawk Down
    - Enemy Of The State
    - Superman: The Movie
    - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
    - World Trade Center

    - Flightplan
    - Invincible
    - Pearl Harbor
    - The Sopranos: Season Six, Part One
    - The Descent
    - Crank
    - Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    - Casanova
    - Chicago
    - The Guardian
    - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    - Saw II (Unrated)
    - Glory

    ... the latter portion of this list is titles yet to come in the next 2 months or less.
     
  16. Hank

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    Black Hawk Down
    The Fifth Element
    Gone In Sixty Seconds
    The Great Raid
    Monster House
    Superman The Movie
    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    Talladega Nights
    Tears Of the Sun
    The Transporter
     
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    Black Hawk Down
    Enemy Of The State
    Fifth Element (free in box of BDP-S1)
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    Lord Of War
    Memento
    Rising Sun
    Speed
    Terminator
    Terminator 2
    Total Recall

    It should be noted that all WB and Paramount dual releases I have on HD DVD for the better audio.

    My next BD will be Pearl Harbor.
     
  18. Neil Joseph

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    I thought the audio was the same ^ and that BR just dropped the "plus" designator and the bitrate was the same. Please correct me if I am wrong though.
     
  19. BrianShort

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    Haven't opened the PS3 I just bought so I don't know if it includes Talledega Nights.

    I just ordered from Amazon:
    Blackhawk Down
    Mission: Impossible III
    Kingdom of Heaven

    And added a pile of titles to my Netflix queue. Yay Netflix!
     
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    All Warner titles are the same with the exception of the titles w/TruHD on the HD DVD version. The Paramount titles however are encoded at 1.5 mbps for DD+ and 640 kbps for regular DD and DTS.
     

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