Getting a widescreen tv, dvd suggestions....

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  1. todd s

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    I have a 52" 4x3 rptv. In a week or two I will have a Toshiba 65"WS rptv. I was looking for suggestions of which dvd's will look the best on the new set?

    Thanks!
     
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    North By Northwest
    Doctor Zhivago
    Superman: The Movie
    Moulin Rouge!
    Shadow of the Vampire (has some DELIBERATE print flaws, so don't let that discourage)
    The Elephant Man
    UHF
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    Kung Pow: Enter The Fist
     
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    The Rock: Criterion Collection: Incredible transfer!
    Sleepy Hollow
    Toy Story 2
    Blade 2: In two weeks!!
     
  4. Bruce Hedtke

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    Todd,
    One of the great things about DVD is that there are few titles out there that don't look good. Recent film or not, the level of quality continues to improve and alot of older films are just fantastic, such as North by Northwest or The Hustler. Picking a few specific titles is almost pointless-they all seem to look great.
    Bruce
     
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    gotta agree with the above post, just buy one at at time and enjoy.
    Both NXNW & The Hustler look absolutely gorgeous.
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  6. David Lambert

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    Fellow TV-on-DVD enjoyer, may I suggest:
    Heavy Gear
    Smallville
    Sopranos
    Stargate SG-1
    V and V: The Final Battle
    X-Files (the latest releases)
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    Just be obsessive about buy 16x9 enhance OAR and you will be greatly pleased with most that is available.
     
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    Tarzan (the Disney cartoon) is unbelievable.
    Toy Story 2 is great.
    Swordfish is good.
    Any Given Sunday is good.
     
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    One thing I can say is buy the Monster's Inc disk coming out in the next couple of weeks. Other than that I can recommend...

    - Shrek
    - The Fifth Element (2.35:1)
    - Gladiator (2.35:1)
    - Tarzan
    - T2
    - Toy Story UTB
    - Vertical Limit SB
     
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    Criterion version of Juliet of the Spirits will show off both the widescreen format and the new set’s ability to display colors as well.

    Ghostbusters would also be a very good choice, as it has action and detail from one end of the screen to the other.
     

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