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Old 04-24-08, 08:59 PM
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Your Top 5 favorite BD's

To the DVDTalk police (non mods). I did a search first and didn't find any similar threads. So, that said, what are you Top 5 favorite BD's? In terms of picture and sound. Me?

1) No Country For Old Men

2) Hellboy

3) The Prestige

4) Underworld

5) Pan's Labyrinth
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Old 04-24-08, 09:25 PM
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1. Ratatouille

2. Casino Royale

3. Blood Diamond

4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

5. Blade Runner


...not exactly in that particular order either.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:56 PM
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1. Casino Royale - my first Blu-ray and easily my favorite

2. Cars - not my favorite movie, but the audio and video improvement on Blu-ray improve this movie compared to the DVD more than any other that I've seen

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - the video had lots spots where it popped and the audio was equally impressive

4. Seven Years In Tibet - This was a blind buy. I enjoyed the movie, but the real reason I list this is because I thought the video was excellent. There was a lot of primary colors in the small Himalayan towns and it looked spectacular on Blu-ray.

5. Surf's Up - another blind buy. I loved the visual style and the movie.

Other than Casino Royale, there are other movies I have that I like the movie better than the ones listed, but those are some of the standouts in terms of audio and video like was asked for.
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These are my favorite Blu-ray exclusives:

1. Kingdom of Heaven

2. Fifth Element (Remastered)

3. Close Encounters (30th Anniversary Edition)

4. Ratatouille

5. Cars
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Old 04-25-08, 07:35 AM
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Some of what was already mentioned would be in my top 5 so I will add what hasn't been mentioned as my next favorites:
1. Apocalypto
2. Sunshine
3. Pathfinder (I know, I know, it got bad reviews as a movie but I loved it on Blu-Ray. I have always loved Frank Frazetta's artwork. He had nothing to do with the movie but you can tell they used his stuff as the major reference material, plus Clancy Brown is in it)
4. Planet Earth ( I know, it's not a movie....but well worth checking out on Blu-Ray)
5. Lost season 3 ("")
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Old 04-25-08, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by VAMPYRE XX
3. Pathfinder (I know, I know, it got bad reviews as a movie but I loved it on Blu-Ray. I have always loved Frank Frazetta's artwork. He had nothing to do with the movie but you can tell they used his stuff as the major reference material, plus Clancy Brown is in it)
FWIW, I liked Pathfinder too. I have the SD-DVD, and I'll pick up the Blu-ray someday when the price is right.
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Old 04-25-08, 09:30 AM
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1. No Country for Old Men

-Without a doubt, the best video quality of any live action film to date.

2. Bonnie and Clyde

-First, I totally dig the packaging. WB has done a magnificent job with the new 4K restoration of this film. This is why you buy a BD player.

3. The Shining

-This film looks stunning. The new HD master WB created has given it new life. And hearing that overly creepy score in lossless audio is a treat.

4. The Descent

-There are other BDs with better pic quality, but this is a low-budget, gritty looking film and it looks superb on BD. Not only leaps and bounds above the DVD, but even during the dark sequences, no detail is lost. Once they reach the cave, it's so nice to be able to hear it all in 6.1 PCM audio.

5. Spider-man 3

-Yeah, the first 2 films are much better, but for an audio/video demo, this is one of the first BDs I'll grab. The lossless audio will definitely show off your sound system and the video is pure eye candy.
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Originally Posted by VAMPYRE XX
Some of what was already mentioned would be in my top 5 so I will add what hasn't been mentioned as my next favorites:
I'll do the same-

For much improved PQ over any other available version-

Gattaca
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Run Lola Run

Being an Anime fan-

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