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What's the best "OMG WOW!" movie?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Mobo, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Mobo

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    My family and I just made the move to a 58" plasma and will be getting Blu-Ray here in the next few days. What movie(s) would really show off the difference of the HD system? New or old, it does not matter.
     
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    Wall*E, Ratatouille and Cars are all great looking demo material.
     
  3. Matt Hough

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    Yes, those Pixars look fabulous. I'd also add THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS as another animation choice.

    For live action: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, CASINO ROYALE, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, CHICAGO, DREAMGIRLS, BLADE RUNNER, 2001, IRON MAN. The list goes on.
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Definitely any of the Pixars mentioned above.

    Didn't think Iron Man really showed off the potential
    of the BD format. Strangely, it's the classic films that really look
    the best on BD. The one that immediately comes to mind is
    How The West Was Won
     
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    How The West Was Won is perhaps the best live action PQ I have yet seen and I have seen most of the top titles

    Another animation movie to add to the list would be Kung Fu Panda. That is perhaps the best overall PQ I have yet seen, better than Cars and the other Pixar discs..
     
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    Very true about the classics. A draw dropping image I found was For Your Eyes Only. The age of the film combined with how amazing it looked dropped my jaw to the floor and produced an "OMG WOW" moment.
     
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    I'd like to confirm Ratatouille (and any Pixar movie). It was the first BD I saw on my new system and we all said 'WOW'. The color and clarity are stunning. I have heard over and over that Kung fu Panda is also spectacular (but I haven't seen it yet).

    Add 'I Robot' to the list.
     
  8. Ethan Riley

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    I recommend the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
     
  9. Mobo

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    Thanks for all the replies. I did see Kung Fu Panda in a few of the stores when shopping for the TV, and it was most definatly a "OMG WOW" movie. Too bad I just bought it on normal DVD last month.

    I was thinking about Iron Man, but seeing it playing in the stores did not drop my jaw. We don't have Wall*E yet, so maybe that will be one of the first animated ones.

    How does Top Gun look/sound in Blu-Ray?? I don't have I Robot yet and I liked that one... hummm.
     
  10. Bryan^H

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    Without a doubt, the absolute best looking Blu-Ray I will own for quite some time:

    Sin City.

    I still can't believe how good it looks(and sounds)!
     
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    I bought For Your Eyes Only as a test. I already own all the Bond special editions on dvd. When they had a sale at Target I picked up the Blu-Ray version just to convince myself I wouldn't be getting a big upgrade over the standard dvd.

    I was wrong. I'm now in the process of going all Blu for my Bond collection.
     
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    The Kill Bill's are stunningly sharp. I agree with most of these. I found For Your Eyes only to be one of the softest of the new Bond's. Dr No on the other hand looks real good
     
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    With me it too was Ratatouille when I moved up to my 70 inch from my 60 inch SXRD but today it would be HTWWW in its Smilebox format for a classic and for sheer visual and sound quality on a " normal" film in would be Baraka. That 8k picture is staggering.
     
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    I was going to say "WALL-E" but then remembered it was the second of 2 Blu Ray releases I've seen... [​IMG]

    So I'll just add my voice to the chorus.
     
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    DR. NO is the one that has impressed me most so far.
     
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    All of the above are great suggestions! Ratatouille especially - if for no other reason than the fact that it really is a great movie.

    One film that was suggested to me when i asked the same question is the martial arts movie Shinobi - heart under blade. The sound and picture are the best i have ever seen and heard...I"m not really a martial arts fan, but i have to admit - this one is a must-see for people w great setups


    hope that helped!
     
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    Lots of good suggestions already. For a family film I'll add Speed Racer to that list. We had a bunch of my son's friends over for a viewing party and everyone - EVERYONE, parents included - flipped out. The adults also loved the movie, contrary to their expectations.
     
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    Pirates Of The Caribbean
    Wall E
    Cars
    National Treasure
    Superman Returns
    Iron Man
    Batman Begins
    Chronicles Of Narnia, The: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
     
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    The Searchers
    Casablanca
    Bullitt
    Grand Prix (not on blu-ray yet but when it is get it)
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skill
    Band of Brothers
    Blade Runner
    Enchanted

    Just off the top of my head.

    Doug
     
  20. Vern Dias

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    You will not see the full impact of any 1080 HD movie unless you sit no farther away than 1.8 times the width of the screen.

    Will it look great? Yes, but the human eyes has limitations as well when it comes to resolving power. So, if you want to see 1080 HD in all it's true glory, don't make the mistake of sitting too far away from your new HDTV.

    Vern
     

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