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Old 01-07-06, 05:35 PM
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1.85:1 Action/Adventure recommendations

I would appreciate some of your recommendations for some action/adventure/special FX/epic/big budget blockbuster DVDs that are in 1.85:1 widescreen ratio. That section of my collection is only about 10% 1.85:1, and I'd like to even it out so I can help battle burn-in for my new plasma. It's tough to find any decent ones! All I have so far is:
Spiderman
War of the Worlds (Spielberg)
Hellboy
Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park Trilogy
Back to the Future Trilogy
Glory
and a small handful of others that weren't really blockbuster status

Thanks!

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Old 01-07-06, 05:40 PM
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Old 01-07-06, 08:25 PM
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There are thousands, and thousands of titles with 1.85:1 OAR to choose from the entire retailers DVD catalog, including non-popular titles as well. It will be extremely difficult to choose each, and every one from our personal DVD collections to recommend. Limited viewing DVDs with OAR of 2.35:1, and 2.40:1 on your plasma TV in fear of potential burn-in, you are liable to miss out on other many good movies.

I assume you paid good money for your plasma TV, so enjoy it, without viewing limitations, and restrictions to yourself.... Heck! Get your money's worth, and watch whatever movie you want, regardless of the OAR.

Just a little FYI! This was one of my main issue of concern, when I decided to purchase an LCD instead of a Plasma
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Old 01-08-06, 11:13 AM
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He might just want them so that he can watch them during the 200 hour burn in period.
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Old 01-08-06, 11:53 AM
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I'm currently in the same process, boy it sucks
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Old 01-08-06, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKing
...And if you were interested in TV:

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Also, Firefly is 1.78:1.
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Old 01-08-06, 01:35 PM
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Old 01-08-06, 04:41 PM
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Old 01-08-06, 04:44 PM
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I just watched Sin City last night. It's 1.85:1 and man does it look good on a widescreen TV.
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Old 01-10-06, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Good time to get Sin City, I didnt know. I also picked up Waterworld, thought for sure it wouldnt be 1.85.
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Old 01-11-06, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by chileorgullo
Lethal Weapon
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Robocop
Spider-man
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Other members already listed these titles above!
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Originally Posted by Drexl
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Incredibles is 2.35:1. I just watched it last night. How about Face/Off? Good cheesy action flick.
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Old 01-12-06, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by chente
Incredibles is 2.35:1. I just watched it last night. How about Face/Off? Good cheesy action flick.
yeah, (its 2:35;1 as well). its a little long at 145 minutes, but its woo's best american movie.
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Old 01-12-06, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by chente
Incredibles is 2.35:1. I just watched it last night.
I know that. I can see how the post could be interpreted differently, but I meant "Pixar movies other than those two."
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VAmpire Hunter D Bloodlust, Elfen Lied (anime series) and Desperado. I believe Miyazaki movies are generally 1.85 too, so something there might be of interest.

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Old 01-12-06, 09:27 PM
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Here's a bunch:

The Constant Gardener
Snatch
Brother
The Salton Sea
Shiri
Narc
Downfall
Ong Bak
Gangster No. 1
Way Of The Gun
City Of God
Millers Crossing
The Good Thief
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Old 01-12-06, 10:05 PM
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Incredibles is actually 2.39:1
and I know most of mine were repeats.
but when I see a double member recommendation it gives me more incentive to my purchase
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