Early reference/demo DVD's

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Moe, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Chris Moe

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    Being relatively new to the hobby, I was wondering what some of the first reference DVD's were. You know before we had SPR, U571, TPM, Toy Story's the superbits etc etc. So 3-4 years ago what discs were you using to show off your system, and have they withstood the test of time, are they still demo quality?

    Moe
     
  2. JeffreyMercado

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    I had titanic, Maverick, Money talks, and Casablanca. I had a DVD player on my $3000 buck PentiumII 400mhz cpu. It was across from my bed, great when chicks came over.
     
  3. Jason Harbaugh

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    The 5th Element was and probably still is one of the best reference discs. It came out in early 98?
     
  4. Todd Terwilliger

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    I'd add Heat (No, not the Burt Reynolds movie [​IMG] ) to the list of early reference-type discs.
     
  5. Dean DeMass

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    Here are a few:

    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    The 5th Element
    Air Force One
    Apollo 13
    Contact
    L.A. Confidential
    Legends of the Fall
    Dante's Peak
    Daylight
    Super Speedway
    Dragonheart (I remember the big grin on my face hearing the dragon circling the room)
     
  6. MikeEckman

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    I used the original Fifth Element disc as my reference disc until the Superbit version of the same movie came out, and now THAT is my reference disc! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ken_McAlinden

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    Dean's picks are pretty accurate. I would consider Heat a bit of a late arrival and not necessarily a reference A/V title, although the laserdisc was considered so and the DVD tops that. Don't get me wrong, though, Heat is a good release well worth owning.
    Now, what were the reference quality DIVX releases? [​IMG]
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