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What's your best looking HD or Blu-ray disc?

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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Bryan^H



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Posted July 27 2007 - 05:24 AM

In terms of video quality what is the one film you own that makes you say...wow?

Of the 4 HD films I own, Trading Places really shines. I compared it to the standard dvd,(which looks quite nice) and it's just amazing how much better it looks. The video quality is phenomenal. A movie from the early 80's has no buisness looking that good, but I'm glad it does.

Superman the movie was a bit of a letdown for me. Yes, it is better than the standard dvd, but it's not night and day like the other titles I have seen. Much like Full Metal Jacket(another release from WB) I feel it was rushed.

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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted July 27 2007 - 05:38 AM

Corpse Bride. It almost looks 3D at times it is so clean. Another favorite would be Kingdom of Heaven.

Take a look at www.highdefdigest.com and you can get a good feel for the video quality of the vast majority of discs.
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted July 27 2007 - 08:31 AM

Open Season - very 3-d
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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:12 AM

I think CHICAGO is my favorite Blu-ray. THE SEARCHERS is right up there, too.

#5 of 14 ONLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:19 AM

I may be publicly stoned for this, but the one that really shines for me is The Chronicles Of Riddick - I have watched it three times on HD and I am always really impressed with the clarity of the image and the wonderfully crisp colors. Movies like Batman Begins and Happy Feet look great too, but something about the Pitch Black sequel stands out for me...
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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Mike Williams

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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:19 AM

I would have to say "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." Stunning. Absolutely stunning. After watching it in BD, I popped in the standard DVD, which was just even more abysmal that it was before.

"The Untouchables" is also very impressive, considering it's now 20 years old. The colors really pop in what is not normally considered a colorful movie.

#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Eric_Connelly


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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:36 AM

I don't get the whole POTC thing...it looked OK but its not the be all end all. I've watched it on a PS3 with a 1080p DLP, it looked decent.

Best HD-DVD, Batman Begins, best BD Crank by far. Nothing I've seen comes close to the PQ and clarity. You hit 40mbps in the movie, its fantastic.

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted July 27 2007 - 10:36 AM

Seabisquit for HD DVD. I don't think there's an equal to it on either format...simply breathtaking and gorgeous. Also happens to be an Academy Award Best Picture nominee & wonderful film. Kingdom of Heaven-Directors Cut is the best BD I've seen. Even over POTC. KoH looks amazingly natural and detailed and filmlike.

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Posted July 27 2007 - 12:47 PM

Crank looks really nice on BD, as does Casino Royale. I really love Robin Hood on HD, though...
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#10 of 14 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted July 27 2007 - 01:51 PM

I would have to say that Grand Prix is the one film that I bring out to show people who have never seen HD before. Just a stunning presentation.

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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted July 27 2007 - 07:12 PM

"King Kong" or "Serenity" for HD DVD."Hellboy" for Bluray,hands down the best I've seen.Also, to show off upconvert capability of HD DVD I show friends "Star Wars" any of Them from II to VI. Episode I doesn't impress Me as far as PQ. It needs a remaster.....Very Soon,Hopefully.
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Posted July 27 2007 - 08:15 PM

Both Pirates movies, Crank, M:I III, and Casino Royale.

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Posted July 28 2007 - 03:13 AM

Definitely Grand Prix. The most stunning HD picture I've seen to date.

Close second Casablanca, Batman Begins, Robin Hood, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Black Snake Moan.
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#14 of 14 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted July 28 2007 - 07:30 AM

Seabisquit for HD DVD.

Agree, Tim. I also think that BATMAN BEGINS and ROBIN HOOD are stellar. On BD, CASINO ROYALE and THE PRESTIGE(I haven't seen the POTC flicks on BD yet).