Best NON-animated 1.85:1 DVD transfer around?

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  1. Mark H

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    Subject line says it all, I really wanna blow away my very picky friends with a screen filling transfer!!! Looking for sharpness, good colour tone etc etc
     
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    North By Northwest, A Hard Day's Night: SE, and 8 1/2: Criterion are excellent.
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

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    Hannibal--very nice transfer and cinematography beautiful Italian location shots. Ten Commandments--gorgeous Technicolor Below--good submarine/ghost movie and effective 5.1 soundtrack.

    These are all 1:85 aspect ratio so won't have black bars on your widescreen set.

    I don't mind the black bars of 2:35+ aspect ratio films on my widescreen set, but if one is trying to impress the uninitiated filling the screen overcomes the blackbar phobia they sometimes have.
     
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    Undercover Brother has a stellar 1.85:1 screen filling transfer!
     
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    Two of my personal favourites are...

    - Starship Troopers
    - Vertical Limit SB
     
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    I also like Starship Troopers. Recently, IIRC...Frailty had a pretty good transfer with no EE.
     
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    Blade 2 is another good one, now that I think of it.
     
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    Vanilla Sky's another good one. Also, here's one that will give your sound system a good workout too: Queen's "We Will Rock You" concert disc, especially the DTS edition [​IMG]
     
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    Written on the Wind, North by Northwest, Do The Right Thing and Criterion's In The Mood for Love are all mind-blowingly luscious transfers.
     
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    You'll see CHARLOTTE GRAY pop up a lot as a reference-quality ISF-standard transfer... and I totally agree. The flesh tones, color rendition and black level in this title are astonishing. Not to mention it's a pretty damn good movie.
     
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    Another vote for Blade 2
     
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    Jurassic Park III
     
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    Another vote for Vertical Limit SB !!!!
     
  15. Troy LaMont

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    My top 10 1.85:1 movies;
    • Aliens
    • Baby Boy
    • Best Man
    • Blade II
    • Dracula: Superbit!
    • Jurassic Park III
    • Set It Off!
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Starship Troopers!
    • Talent Mr Ripley, The

    Troy
     
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    Blade II by far. Amazing transfer and the DTS soundtrack will show off your sound like never before.

    2:35 has a lot of great movies also.
     
  17. Lew Crippen

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    Already mentioned are In the Mood for Love and 8 1/2 . To that Criterion’s Juliet of the Spirits, is stunning.

    Another gorgeous choice might be Sirks’s All That Heaven Allows (another Criterion) although its aspect ratio is 1.77:1 (I think).
     

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