Going Blu-Ray and need your help deciding which movies to watch

Harminder

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Alright guys, I've decided to give Blu-Ray a try. After being HD-DVD exclusive since July, I see Blu-Ray has improved alot since its initial release, there are some titles I cannot resist from exclusive Blu-Ray studios and frankly, I'm sick of not being able to enjoy any movie I want in high definition. On top of all that, I have customers at my store telling me how they love their Panasonic or Sony Blu-Ray players and the movies they watch LOL.

So when I get the next batch of Panasonic Blu-Ray players (because Panasonic is my favourite brand and I have no use for 1080p/24 at the moment), I am going to grab one for myself.

I need your help in determining which three Blu-Ray movies are best to watch for myself to be wowed immediately when I receive the player, in video AND sound.

Please pick from the following list:
Kingdom of Heaven: DC
Enemy of the State
X-Men: The Last Stand
Black Hawk Down
Tears of the Sun
Total Recall
The Punisher
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Lord of War
House of Flying Daggers
The Terminator
Crash
The Fifth Element

Thanks for everyones input in advance!
 

TheBat

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I read somewhere that T2 will be available overseas for HD-DVD. there is no region code for HD-DVD.

Jacob
 

Harminder

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I will be waiting for a comparison review of the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD versions.
 

Heresy

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Definitely not 'The Fifth Element', the transfer is a PoS (my upscaled SuperBit version blows away the BD version.)
 

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ENEMY OF THE STATE looks superb. TEARS OF THE SUN got great reviews, but I don't personally have it.
 

John Milton

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Black Hawk Down
Enemy Of The State
Kingdom Of Heaven

All look terrific but BHD just blew me away with it's attention to detail!
 

Harminder

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Looks like it's going to be narrowed down to:

Black Hawk Down
Kingdom of Heaven
X-Men: The Last Stand

Now all I need is a Panasonic Blu-Ray player. Still backordered
 

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And all of the Warner Brothers classic releases currently in HD-DVD and coming soon to BD. Good viewing.
 

BrettGallman

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I can personally vouch for X-Men 3, and I've also heard a lot of good things about KOH and Black Hawk Down. I have those two, but haven't gotten around to watching them yet.
 

AlexBC

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Kingdom of Heaven: DC
Enemy of the State
X-Men: The Last Stand
Black Hawk Down
Tears of the Sun


You gotta love those uncompressed/lossless tracks (48/24 to boost on the first 3). Those are reference in my book, the others don't look or sound so well, even though they are all great movies for me.
 

Matt Hough

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It's not on your original list, but I watched THE LAST SAMURAI today on BD, and the video quality is superb, every bit as three dimensional as the best HD I've seen.
 

Harminder

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I already have it on HD-DVD, so I don't really want to double dip on that title. But thank you for the suggestion
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