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10th June 2008 0:00  #1

flicster Member Join Date: May 2005 Location: United States Posts: 125
Best Blu-ray Movies to show off my HD set-up?
I apologize if this has been posted before, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend the best Blu-ray discs out there now to show off my HD LCD and surround sound system?

10th June 2008 0:20  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
300 is good, as is Blade Runner. Resident Evil: Extinction, while a c**p film, looks and sounds great. Beowulf because it's direct digital to digital. The Spider-Man films look/sound quite nice. Older films like Starship Troopers, RoboCop, Predator and Life of Brian look much better on BD. Depends what you like I guess.

Most new titles I receive look and sound pretty good, so it's hard to pick out demo titles.

10th June 2008 1:09  #3

flicster Member Join Date: May 2005 Location: United States Posts: 125
Thanks! I heard the Pirates movies are pretty decent, too, no? Did I read that Twister (though again, not the best of movies) is pretty impressive sound/picture wise as well?

10th June 2008 3:23  #4

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Pirates and Ratatouille are my go-to flicks for picture. Sound wise, Across the Universe is pretty fantastic. Of course, all three of these are interchangeable as they all have phenomenal A/V... just my preferences is all.

OH! And I don't own it (yet) but apparently Planet Earth is crazy beautiful. So there's always that.

10th June 2008 3:41  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The Pirates films are good (well, not the films, but you know what I mean). The only problem with them is that POTC is misframed in places, which is why I didn't recommend it. I believe they had a replacement program in the US, but I've not heard of one for the UK.

10th June 2008 5:26  #6

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Best Discs to show off your system are...

I, Robot (I think right there at the best of BD so far)
I Am Legend
POTC 1-2-3
Blade Runner
No Country for Old Man
All Pixar BD Titles [Ratatouille, Cars, Pixar Short Films]
Shoot' Em Up
All Spider-Man Movies
Casino Royale
A Scanner Darkly
Rescue Dawn
and much more...

Planet Earth is another obvious choice, great discs!

2nd July 2008 18:12  #7

Moldovia Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 124
If the blu-ray is as good as the hddvd then I'd say 'Mad Max 2'.

3rd July 2008 10:22  #8

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. Best sound and picture reviews in quite a while.

4th July 2008 4:09  #9

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Believe it or not at this point even though I've had a player for a while, I just have Ocean's Thirteen on BR and the only reason I have that is because I got it free.

Long story short, Ocean's Thirteen looks like c**p on BR, so you likely want to avoid it. I know that doesn't help, but I'm kinda bored...lol

7th July 2008 1:30  #10

knight d Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 221
2001 A Space Odyssey
Sunshine

Both are spectacular, I'm sticking to the sci fi genre for blu until it gets cheaper. Though nothing compares to seeing 2001 in a theater.

8th July 2008 7:17  #11

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
I only have about 20 Bluies, Im pretty picky about what I buy.  These are my favorites & benefit the most from a really good 1080p & all hi-def setup...Enjoy!!

Action & vivid colors: Casino Royale & Blood Diamond
Animation: Monster House & A Scanner Darkly
CG & Effects: Pan's Labyrinth & Harry Potter 5/Order of Pheonix
Just damn good films that look & sound flawless: The Prestige & No Country for Old Men

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