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Old 07-10-08, 06:03 PM
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What are your Top 10 BD's (PQ-wise)

Been reading both professional and user reviews, and just wanted your thoughts on what you think the best Blu-Rays are. Pictury quality wise. As a BD newbie, I only own 40 BD's. But have rented many from Netflix. So far, here the Top 10 I think look the best:

1) Crank
2) The Other Boleyn Girl
3) No Country For Old Men
4) Hellboy
5) Layer Cake
6) The Prestige
7) I, Robot
8) Casino Royale
9) There Will Be Blood
10) Kingdom of Heaven
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Been reading both professional and user reviews, and just wanted your thoughts on what you think the best Blu-Rays are. Pictury quality wise. As a BD newbie, I only own 40 BD's. But have rented many from Netflix. So far, here the Top 10 I think look the best:

1) Crank
2) The Other Boleyn Girl
3) No Country For Old Men
4) Hellboy
5) Layer Cake
6) The Prestige
7) I, Robot
8) Casino Royale
9) There Will Be Blood
10) Kingdom of Heaven
It's been a long time since I tried to make such a list, so many great ones out there... but like you, not a single one from Warner would make my list right now.
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Originally Posted by Hammer99
It's been a long time since I tried to make such a list, so many great ones out there... but like you, not a single one from Warner would make my list right now.

Really? Because I would easily put Blade Runner, The Searchers and 2001: A Space Odyssey near the top of my list. Warner may not treat their newer films too well, but they are amazing with catalog titles. Nobody can touch them in that department.
Old 07-10-08, 06:43 PM
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"Blade Runner" is amazing. And would be in my Top 20. I have "2001" coming from Netflix. But I wasn't crazy about "The Shining" PQ. It looked better than the regular DVD, but not great. That's WB, right?
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
"Blade Runner" is amazing. And would be in my Top 20. I have "2001" coming from Netflix. But I wasn't crazy about "The Shining" PQ. It looked better than the regular DVD, but not great. That's WB, right?
Tis WB, yes.
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1. No Country for Old Men (Disney)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Disney)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (WB)
4. Bonnie and Clyde (WB)
5. The Ruins (Paramount/DreamWorks)
6. I, Robot (Fox)
7. Spider-man 3 (Sony)
8. The Descent (LionsGate)
9. Cast Away (Fox)
10. Man on Fire (Fox)
Old 07-10-08, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
1. No Country for Old Men (Disney)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Disney)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (WB)
4. Bonnie and Clyde (WB)
5. The Ruins (Paramount/DreamWorks)
6. I, Robot (Fox)
7. Spider-man 3 (Sony)
8. The Descent (LionsGate)
9. Cast Away (Fox)
10. Man on Fire (Fox)
Maybe this thread was a bad idea. I had only planned on renting what everyone listed. But you just posted some titles I already own on regular DVD that I love. I rented "Man on Fire", and I agree the PQ was beautiful. I've yet to see "2001", "Bonnie and Clyde", "The Ruins", "Spider-Man 3", "The Descent" (quite possibly the best scary film in a decade) or "Cast Away" yet on BD. Netflix, here I come....
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Black Hawk Down looks great. Despite the intentional grain, which now I kinda see as a rarity.
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1. La Mome (TF1)
2. Kingdom of Heaven (Fox)
3. Blade Runner (Warner)
4. The Seventh Seal (Tartan)
5. Bonnie and Clyde (Warner)
6. A Passage to India (Sony)
7. L'ennemi intime (M6 Video)
8. Apocalypto (Disney)
9. Volver (Sony)
10. The Day After Tomorrow (Fox)

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Old 07-11-08, 02:07 AM
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I have to throw some support to Black Snake Moan which is probably the best Blu-ray release I've ever seen. TMNT looks great too. I may be back with 8 more later...
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If you mean solely in video quality, then here is my list. I looked through my DVD Profiler and picked out the ones that I rated the highest video quality of the ones that I've seen. In alphabetical order with two extra.


1. 300
2. Arthur et les Minimoys
3. Black Book
4. Cars
5. Casino Royale
6. House of Flying Daggers
7. The Lives of Others
8. Michael Clayton
9. Ne le dis a personne
10. The Other Boleyn Girl
11. Ratatouille
12. TMNT
Old 07-11-08, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
1. La Mome (TF1)
which version is this Pro-B? The French version?
Old 07-11-08, 08:50 AM
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1. Planet Earth & Galapagos (Warner US Distribution of the BBC Originals)
2. Gattaca (Sony)
3. Casino Royale (Sony)
4. Ratatouille (BV)
5. Curse of the Golden Flower (Sony)
6. Batman Begins (WB)
7. Blade Runner (WB)
8. Cloverfield (Paramont, it kills the DVD on my setup)
9. Saawariya
10. Run Lola Run (in sheer contrast to the DVD)
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Originally Posted by Overpar
6. House of Flying Daggers

Is this a misprint?
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James
Is this a misprint?
I can't remember it that well, but I have a 5 star rating on the video with that one. Perhaps I'll have to revisit that one in the near future, but I have so much in my unwatched pile to get through!

Where's YOUR list, buddy?!
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I really can't come up with a ranking list but the following are stuck in my head as looking pretty darn good:

POTC: DMC
I, Robot
No Country for Old Men
Crank
Planet Earth
Man on Fire
Spider-Man 3
Live Free or Die Hard
Underworld
Prison Break Season 1

Also, for these movies to have so many dark scenes they look great:

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I didn't list titles like Cars, Bee Movie, TMNT, Ratatouille etc because they all look great IMO. If you want PQ any of them will do the job.

Oh, if you ever want a PQ list head over here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=858316

I agree with most of the rankings.

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Originally Posted by Overpar

Where's YOUR list, buddy?!
Well since you asked, here goes-

Instead of dittoing the usual suspects(Cars, Ratatouille, POTC), I'll list 10 good ones that haven't been mentioned as yet.


Chronicles of Narnia
Final Fantasy:Spirits Within
Lost Season 3
Paprika
Prison Break Season 1
Road Warrior(the only decent version available on home video)
Shoot 'Em Up
Simpsons Movie
Tekkonkinkreet
30 Days of Night


EDIT: I just noticed that Prison Break Season 1 has already been listed. Replace this title with Appleseed Ex Machina.

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Old 07-11-08, 10:56 AM
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I only have like 15, but the ones that look the best are:

1. No Country For Old Men
2. Blade Runner
3. Bonnie and Clyde
4. Gattaca
5. (parts of) The Assassination of Jesse James
6. Obviously Ratatouille

C'est maird: Dracula (too dark and muddy)
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TMNT and Crank on lists make me want to rebuy them
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Originally Posted by eedoon
which version is this Pro-B? The French version?
Yes, this is this the French disc (it is ABC).

Pro-B
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Thanks. I'll probably be ordering that from amazon.fr when I have the budget to do so
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I'm surprised that League of Extraordinary Gentlemen doesn't make anyone's top PQ list. Merits of the movie itself notwithstanding, I thought it had excellent PQ....
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Just going by what I have watched on Blu so far.

No real order except for the first 2. Here is my top 8


1) I, Robot
2) Ratatouille
3) Gattaca
4) I Know Who Killed Me (Seriously)
5) Shooter
6) Superbad
7) Shoot Em Up
8) Casino Royale

The Other Boleyn Girl would be at least around #10-15. Didn't care for the tint in the picture.

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According to those over at AVSforums, here are their top discs.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=858316

Ratatouille Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.40:1 | Disney
Cars Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.40:1 | Disney
Meet the Robinsons Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 1.78:1 | Disney
I, Robot Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 2.35:1 | Fox
Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.40:1 | Buena Vista
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.35:1 | Buena Vista
Chicken Little Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 1.78:1 | Buena Vista
Open Season Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 1.85:1 | Sony
The Wild Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 1.85:1 | Buena Vista
Man on Fire Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 2.40:1 | Fox
Beowulf (UK) Video: VC-1 | Audio: TrueHD | AR: 2.40:1 | Warner
Bee Movie Video: AVC | Audio: TrueHD | AR: 1.85:1 | Dreamworks
TMNT Video: VC-1 | Audio: TrueHD | AR: 2.40:1 | Warner
Prison Break Season One Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 1.78:1 | Fox
The Host Video: VC-1 | Audio: PCM | AR: 1.85:1 | Magnolia
Persepolis Video: AVC | Audio: TrueHD | AR: 1.85:1 | Sony
Black Snake Moan Video: AVC | Audio: DD | AR: 2.35:1 | Paramount
Crank Video: MPEG-2 | Audio: 6.1 PCM | AR: 1.78:1 | Lionsgate
Tekkon Kinkreet Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.35:1 | Sony
Rendition (UK) Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 2.35:1 | EIV
Live Free or Die Hard Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 2.35:1 | Fox
Rescue Dawn Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 1.85:1 | MGM
Corpse Bride Video: VC-1 | Audio: DD | AR: 1.85:1 | Warner
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Video: VC-1 | Audio: True HD | AR: 1.78:1 | Sony BMG
Becoming Jane Video: VC-1 | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.35:1 | Disney
Elton 60 - Live at Madison Square Garden Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 1.78:1 | Universal Music
Saawariya Video: AVC | Audio: TrueHD | AR: 2.40:1 | Sony
Mr. Brooks Video: AVC | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 1.85:1 | Fox
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Video: AVC | Audio: PCM | AR: 2.40:1 | Buena Vista
The Island Video: VC-1 | Audio: DD | (UK Import) | AR: 2.35:1 | Warner
Shoot 'Em Up Video: VC-1 | Audio: DTS-HD MA | AR: 2.35:1 | New Line
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I just watched the mini series The Company. Easily has one of the best PQ I've seen. Every shot is beautiful.

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