Need recommendations on some good DVD's

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  1. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    I'm looking for some DVD's that either sound awesome, or look awesome. I'm getting a DVD player for Christmas and would like to run it through some paces with some good movies that will test its ability and that kick ass. Can you recommend some without going into my setup or the DVD player. Thanks.
     
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    You can't go wrong with any of the Superbit titles from Columbia Tristar for exceptional audio and video quality
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Well, it does help to know whether or not you have 5.1 surround, but here goes off the top of my head

    Planet of the Apes(2001)

    The Matrix

    Gladiator

    Star Wars-Episode 1:The Phantom Menace

    Galaxy Quest

    Classic:

    Citizen Kane

    Dr. Zhivago

    Those are some pretty good sock-knockers
     
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    of course these are essential....(imo)

    fight club

    seven

    jfk (oliver stone collection)

    north by northwest

    Star Wars, Episode I
     
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    BryanZ Screenwriter

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Shrek

    The Patriot

    U-571

    Toy Story 1 & 2

    Fantasia 2000

    Titan A.E.

    Twister
     
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    Let's not forget...Fifth Element--Superbit or otherwise.[​IMG]
     
  7. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    On a smaller note, Pitch Black has some exceptionally good scenes, both visually and aurally.
     
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    Joseph Young Screenwriter

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    In my opinion Cast Away has overall exceptional video and audio, especially the DTS track, which has an amazingly immersive sound field!
    Joseph
     
  9. Allen Hirsch

    Allen Hirsch Supporting Actor

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    Welcome to HTF, Allen.

    this topic comes up about every month or so. Don't know if e switch to the new software has affected the archives for searching - but you could try "recommended DVDs" or "demo DVDs" and find many of the past recommendations that still hold up.

    My off-the-top-of-my-head list:

    Toy Story 2

    Mask of Zorro

    The Mummy

    Red Violin

    U-571

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Thomas Crown Affair ('99 version)

    Vertigo

    Shrek

    Rush Hour 1 & 2
     
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    I second Pitch Black and another "off beaten path" one is Julie Taymor's Titus, incredible transfer and sound. I am surprised that nobody mention Jurassic Park DTS.
     
  11. Allen Longcor

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    Thanks guys. I had most of those on my wish list already but I added a few more. :b
     

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