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Going Blu-Ray and need your help deciding which movies to watch


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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Harminder

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Posted January 07 2007 - 05:10 PM

Alright guys, I've decided to give Blu-Ray a try. After being HD-DVD exclusive since July, I see Blu-Ray has improved alot since its initial release, there are some titles I cannot resist from exclusive Blu-Ray studios and frankly, I'm sick of not being able to enjoy any movie I want in high definition. On top of all that, I have customers at my store telling me how they love their Panasonic or Sony Blu-Ray players and the movies they watch LOL. So when I get the next batch of Panasonic Blu-Ray players (because Panasonic is my favourite brand and I have no use for 1080p/24 at the moment), I am going to grab one for myself. I need your help in determining which three Blu-Ray movies are best to watch for myself to be wowed immediately when I receive the player, in video AND sound. Please pick from the following list: Kingdom of Heaven: DC Enemy of the State X-Men: The Last Stand Black Hawk Down Tears of the Sun Total Recall The Punisher Terminator 2: Judgment Day Lord of War House of Flying Daggers The Terminator Crash The Fifth Element Thanks for everyones input in advance!

#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted January 07 2007 - 06:30 PM

kingdom of heaven

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted January 07 2007 - 06:36 PM

I read somewhere that T2 will be available overseas for HD-DVD. there is no region code for HD-DVD. Jacob

#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Harminder

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Posted January 08 2007 - 05:28 AM

I will be waiting for a comparison review of the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD versions.

#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Dave_P.

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Posted January 08 2007 - 06:33 AM

Black Hawk Down Kingdom of Heaven X3

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Heresy

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Posted January 08 2007 - 06:37 AM

Definitely not 'The Fifth Element', the transfer is a PoS (my upscaled SuperBit version blows away the BD version.)

#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted January 08 2007 - 07:56 AM

Kingdom Of Heaven X-Men: The Last Stand Blackhawk Down
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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 08 2007 - 09:14 AM

ENEMY OF THE STATE looks superb. TEARS OF THE SUN got great reviews, but I don't personally have it.

#9 of 27 OFFLINE   John Milton

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Posted January 08 2007 - 09:57 AM

Black Hawk Down Enemy Of The State Kingdom Of Heaven All look terrific but BHD just blew me away with it's attention to detail!

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted January 08 2007 - 10:56 AM

Another vote for KoH.
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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Harminder

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Posted January 10 2007 - 08:19 AM

Looks like it's going to be narrowed down to:

Black Hawk Down
Kingdom of Heaven
X-Men: The Last Stand

Now all I need is a Panasonic Blu-Ray player. Still backordered Posted Image

#12 of 27 OFFLINE   ppltd

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Posted January 10 2007 - 08:21 AM

And all of the Warner Brothers classic releases currently in HD-DVD and coming soon to BD. Good viewing.
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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 10 2007 - 08:23 AM

Harminder, I've read some really good things about Kingdom of Heaven. Enjoy!

#14 of 27 OFFLINE   Dave_P.

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Posted January 10 2007 - 08:39 AM

Crank is reference quality.

#15 of 27 OFFLINE   BrettGallman

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Posted January 10 2007 - 01:49 PM

I can personally vouch for X-Men 3, and I've also heard a lot of good things about KOH and Black Hawk Down. I have those two, but haven't gotten around to watching them yet.
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#16 of 27 OFFLINE   AlexBC

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Posted January 11 2007 - 01:21 AM

Kingdom of Heaven: DC Enemy of the State X-Men: The Last Stand Black Hawk Down Tears of the Sun You gotta love those uncompressed/lossless tracks (48/24 to boost on the first 3). Those are reference in my book, the others don't look or sound so well, even though they are all great movies for me.
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#17 of 27 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 11 2007 - 09:00 AM

It's not on your original list, but I watched THE LAST SAMURAI today on BD, and the video quality is superb, every bit as three dimensional as the best HD I've seen.

#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Harminder

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Posted January 11 2007 - 10:53 AM


I already have it on HD-DVD, so I don't really want to double dip on that title. But thank you for the suggestion Posted Image.

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Posted January 11 2007 - 04:34 PM


Vanns has them in stock, that's where I got mine: http://www.vanns.com....ures/487723281

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Posted January 13 2007 - 05:05 AM

try www.hdmoviesource.com
they have all Blu Rays in stock




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