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What is THEE best Blu-Ray movie


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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   GarrettReid

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Posted April 10 2011 - 04:57 PM

Obviously that is a loaded question, but what is your favorite movie to watch in blu-ray?


Picture quality, effects, audio effects, plot, actors, etc.





#2 of 37 OFFLINE   GarrettReid

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Posted April 10 2011 - 04:59 PM

I'll start. Mine is Terminator Salvation. The audio effects are amazing, visuals look good and the plot isn't deep but easily understandable.



#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted April 10 2011 - 05:13 PM

Don't laugh at me, but it's actually...Hairspray! (2007 version). I just dig the music, m'kay?




 

 


#4 of 37 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted April 11 2011 - 12:42 AM

For me, the one that looks the best is Sin City. The one I watch the most is The Wizard of Oz.



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Posted April 11 2011 - 02:38 AM

Sin City is one of the most remarkable presentations because of how sharp it looks in comparison to the DVD.  If you ever want to blow someone away, do the A/B of that disc.   But from a Bit-to-Bit, Avatar has one of the most detailed presentations I've ever seen.   In the summer, when we setup our backyard theater (a nice 22" blowup screen) it looks SENSATIONAL in the backyard coming off a projector.   It's a film built for huge screens.




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#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted April 11 2011 - 03:28 AM

2001: A Space Odyssey


Favorite film and a nice presentation = Best Bd.


In a few months, I hope I can add Once Upon A Time In The West (a top five film for me) to the mix.


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Posted April 11 2011 - 04:56 AM

Most impressed by 2001 as well.  I was floored by how awesome that old movie looked.  Then I watched 2010, a bit newer, and it didn't compare.  Good...but it didn't sparkle like 2001 did on blu ray.  Can't wait to get the urge to watch it again.

Avatar and King Kong, for newer flicks.  Gorgeous transfers.  Watchmen, Batman Dark Knight, Speed Racer and Star Trek (reboot).  Really hard to choose from all these.  I'll just go with Watchmen.  I bought it with Dark Knight ($40 total!!) just to have something to check the quality of the new equipment I'd just bought.  the film looked good, I'd never seen it and felt it was awesome too...not just average as I'd expected.

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Posted April 11 2011 - 09:02 AM

How the West Was Won smile box version is jaw dropping beautiful.
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Posted April 11 2011 - 02:10 PM

Zulu.

It's the blu I put on, when I want to impress my family and friends...



#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Eddie W.

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Posted April 11 2011 - 02:24 PM

Psycho.   I've seen this movie on scratchy old late night movie prints, VHS, laserdisc, etc.   But watching it on Blu Ray is astonishing.   Every frame has the depth & clarity of a Life magazine photograph.

Apocalypse Now is a close second. 




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Posted April 11 2011 - 02:37 PM


Wow, a whole 22 inches for your backyard??? Reminds me of This Is Spinal Tap and the replica of Stonehenge.

Originally Posted by mattCR 

...when we setup our backyard theater (a nice 22" blowup screen) it looks SENSATIONAL in the backyard coming off a projector...






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Posted April 11 2011 - 03:02 PM

Now it's The Ten Commandments. Great film and perfect picture and sound.



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Posted April 12 2011 - 03:34 AM

For me, it's definitely The Ten Commandments, along with The Sound of Music, How the West was Won and Gone With the Wind.  For black and white, I love the Casablanca BluRay.



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Posted April 12 2011 - 03:53 AM



Originally Posted by Mark-P 


Wow, a whole 22 inches for your backyard??? Reminds me of This Is Spinal Tap and the replica of Stonehenge.




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Posted April 12 2011 - 05:31 AM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, always a favorite of mine and spectacular in blu!


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Posted April 12 2011 - 06:47 AM

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

The Bridge On The River Kwai

Taxi Driver



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Posted April 12 2011 - 07:31 AM



Originally Posted by Mark-P 


Wow, a whole 22 inches for your backyard??? Reminds me of This Is Spinal Tap and the replica of Stonehenge.





Dang typo.. no, more like 22 feet.   I'll post some pictures sometime.    The kids want to do a movie night before the end of the school year, we'll see..



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Posted April 12 2011 - 10:05 AM

Lawrence of Arabia


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Posted April 12 2011 - 10:15 AM



Originally Posted by GJN 

Lawrence of Arabia


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Amen to that!


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Posted April 12 2011 - 01:28 PM

I Robot is my usual goto for a PQ demo... and of course, Avatar CE.


For a purely animated film, nothing tops the PQ of Legends of the Guardian: Owls of Ga'Hoole... frickin' jaw-dropping animation, that one - especially the dramatic slo-mo scenes...


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