Article: Movies You Must Watch on DVD

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  1. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    Pretty good list, but I think there are a number of people who would take issue with the transfer of Heat. I wish Warner would revisit this title.
     
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    I'd also say that The Matrix transfer has been out done by quite a few other releases.
     
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    I read that article this morning and in all fairness, they did a pretty good job with the list.
    I have used Heat and The Matrix for home theater demo's ever since they were available on dvd. More for the audio but the video still does not look that bad on either. The LA street shootout is still the best shootouts on film I have ever seen.
     
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    Although like others have said Heat definately deserves a Special Edition transfer.
     
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    Oh, I hate those things. I have 3, and have no desire whatsoever to get the other seven. I'd never spend money just because it looked or sounded good. If they said that you should get at least one of these titles to show your system off - fine, but it seems like they want to cram the rest down my throat.

    Why do people do that?

    Glenn
     
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    OK list, but only AN is pre-1980...
     
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    4-year-old transfers as reference material?

    My equipment isn't the greatest, but it's sensitive enough to pick up distracting flaws present in such material. Instead, when I demo my system, I use Ghost Ship, which has as near a flawless transfer as I've ever seen.

    RD
     
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    Apocalypse Now (both versions) isn't exactly reference material IMO either. The thing with The Matrix is the bullet time surround effects. They want to know if what they heard in the theatres can be replicated at home also. The effects are unique and very obvious. The sound factor also goes for Heat not just the cinematography. The movie was the first to really drive home the fact automatic rifles (we're not talking submachine guns) are truly deafening and very very intimidating. Ever hear a 5.56 mm cartridge go off without hearing protection?

    Don't.[​IMG]
     
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    I rated Ghost Ship above average, maybe a 3.0/5. Never saw Thirteen Ghost, so I was unaware of any "rip-off" it might have perpetrated.

    Still, from an image standpoint, it genuinely is reference material, unlike several of the ones this columnist declares as such.
     

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