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BEST DVD scene(s) to use as VIDEO demo?


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Frank_M

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Posted July 03 2002 - 03:42 PM

Just got my new Sony 32HS500... and 715p Progressive scan DVD player... and have been going through the collection to find a few titles/scenes to use as demos.

Suggestions are welcome! What are your favs?

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted July 03 2002 - 04:21 PM

Congrats on the latest additions to your family, Frank! Posted Image

Only speaking from the perspective of my warped DVD collection, here are my suggestions:

The Alleyway Rumble in Charlie's Angels.

The initial alien altercation in Aliens. "Marines, we are leaving!!" Posted Image

The silly-but-fun space station escape in Armageddon.

The immortal EL train/car chase in The French Connection.

The lobby massacre in The Matrix.

Of course, the pod-race and the Darth Maul battle in The Phantom Menace.

The opening credits to The Untouchables. Posted Image

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Kris McLaughlin

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Posted July 03 2002 - 04:34 PM

Crossing the road to Al's Toy Barn in Toy Story 2

The Car Chase in Ronin

Just about any scene in Dark City
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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted July 03 2002 - 04:42 PM

The Omaha Beach landing in Saving Private Ryan.

Any scene in Black Hawk Down.

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted July 03 2002 - 05:59 PM

Citizen Kane - The entire Kane-as-child scene at the boarding house.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The "lost in the forest" scene

The Wizard of Oz - Munchkinland

UHF- First scene in Philo's lab

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factor- first scene in edibles room.

O Brother Where Art Thou? - First campfire scene

Moulin Rouge - ENTIRE MOVIE

Help! - Ticket To Ride segment

North By Northwest - Scenes in Van Damm's house

Being There - "Funky Thus Spoke Zarhrusta" segment

#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted July 04 2002 - 03:00 AM

Ch. 15 of U-571 - Will really show off the strengths (or weaknesses) of your subwoofer.

The Phantom Menace - Pod Race

The Matrix - the shootout scene

Vertical Limit - crappy movie, but the entire disc is demonstration quality.

Moulin Rouge - Looks and sounds great!

#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 04 2002 - 03:38 AM

The original post is asking for video demo material!

I still use The Fifth Element for this purpose. The scene where Leeloo has just escaped and is on the ledge of the building. Incredible video quality, with great details and color fidelity! Posted Image

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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted July 04 2002 - 06:07 AM

Good call, Rob, my bad. Well, in that case I agree with The Fifth Element (I have the Superbits edition - it rocks!). Any of the Superbits discs are excellent,especially Crouching Tiger and Dracula. Moulin Rouge, Vertical Limit, and Cast Away all look gorgeous, and for B&W, I'd recommend Casablanca, Kane, and The Criterion Rebecca for outstanding video quality. JH

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Frank_M

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Posted July 04 2002 - 07:12 AM

Yes, looking for VIDEO, thanks.

I put in Shrek today. That really looks amazing.

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott_MacD

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Posted July 04 2002 - 08:35 AM

Everything in Pitch Black. Superb video transfer.

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 04 2002 - 09:14 AM

I like the first Stalingrad scene in Enemy at the Gates .
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#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 04 2002 - 05:38 PM

I completely agree with Citizen Kane as an astounding example of high quality video, with beautiful full scale black and white images. Very clean transfer!

I would also strongly recommend Pearl Harbor as an example of superb video quality. The movie leaves a lot to be desired, but the video truly is top notch!

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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Adam Barratt

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Posted July 04 2002 - 10:18 PM

Many sequences in The Thin Red Line look absolutely stunning. Seven also has superb video quality, but may be a little gruesome for demonstration purposes. Criterion's The Rock has one of the best transfers I've seen, with vibrant colour and amazing detail.

I second (third) Frank and Rob's suggestions of Shrek and The Fifth Element and would add Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Tarzan and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

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#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted July 05 2002 - 01:26 AM

My video demos are...

Shrek: Donkey evades guards

The Fifth Element - SB: Bringing the Diva to her hotel room

Dinosaur: Monkeys courting in the trees

Toy Story 2: The whole thing


For audio demos, check out...

Terminator 2 - UE: Opening battle scenes/credits

A Bug's Life: Escape from the bird & rainstorm sequences

A Perfect Storm: Helicopter rescue

The Fifth Element - SB: Ledge & evading police seqence

The Lost World: "Mommie's very angry" Ledge sequence

The Matrix: Rescuing Morpheus

Planet Of The Apes (2000): Chimp rescue attempt, pod crash

The Phantom Menace: Duel Of The Fates

Titan AE: Escape from Earth

Titanic: "Iceburg ahead"

Top Gun: Opening credits, Mig faceoff

Toy Story 2: Crossing the street

Vertical Limit: Cyril drops the nitro
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#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Brian Kleinke

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Posted July 05 2002 - 12:50 PM

I find I show the start of Toy Story 2 the most, and of course the Pod Race and Darth Maul scene, just not as often.

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#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Wade K

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Posted July 06 2002 - 09:04 PM

Titan A.E....the icefield scene.

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted July 07 2002 - 06:46 AM

Apollo 13- The launch scene

#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 07 2002 - 12:50 PM

I agree with:

Toy Story 2 (opening scene)

Apollo 13 (Launch)

And would like to add:

Moulin Rouge (u pick 'em)

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