Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
Ron's Blu-ray Christmas Vacation
Earlier this year I completed my basement home theater. I thought I would include a picture of it above.
It has been everything that I have always dreamed of accomplishing. Though it's not as extravagant as what other fellow HTF members have built for themselves, it is the very best for what I felt I could do for myself with the budget that I had.
It's simple and effective. It shows that anyone on this forum with a modest budget can build the theater of their dreams.
Unfortunately, in all these months, I haven't really had time to sit and enjoy my room.
I am on vacation for the next two weeks. During that time, I plan to catch up on movies that have been slowly piling up on my desk. These movies represent old favorites as well as new purchases.
As I view a film each day, I'd like to come back and share my thoughts. I hope that you won't only come back and visit this thread for updates, but put together your own vacation thread when you have the time to catch up on movies and share those discoveries with all of us here......
Thursday December 24th
Love the Minions. After watching Despicable Me, I bought two stuffed minions (Dave and Kevin).
I don't know what happened. It was the first title I watched during my 2 week hiatus. Maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind. That has been known to happen from time to time. I will pick up where I left off at some point during my vacation and report back.
Pleasantly surprised. A perfectly entertaining popcorn flick that looked decent on 3D but sounded incredible in 7.1
An incredible find! Bought this blindly based upon the recommendations of the HTF membership. A captivating film from beginning to end with an interesting array of characters that you really become invested in.
Friday December 25th
Much better than I imagine it would be. You can read my full review here.
Saturday December 26th
Had not seen this film since its initial release in 1996. All I had remembered about it was one of Patrick McGoohan's last films.
Wow. I really had forgotten this film. The impact upon watching it this morning was forceful. Highly riveting, emotionally powerful. It's message is as powerful today as it was then. The last scene of the film had me in tears. I am so happy I revisited this movie. Looks pretty darn good on Blu.
More to come, including a surprise about a film I have never seen and will be witnessing its restoration for the first time on Blu....
Please revisit this thread. I'll be updating it daily through January 10th.