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Best Blu-ray Transfers You've Seen So Far...

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2nd July 2009 18:25  #1

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,132 Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
Best Blu-ray Transfers You've Seen So Far...
Here are a few that come to mind:

Baraka (wow)
Wall-e
The Fall
Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Paprika

All of these are US BD, I haven't mingled with other regions on blu-ray yet.

3rd July 2009 9:29  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I Am Legend is pretty good, I, Robot is supposed to be amazing, but I don't own it. Oddly enough, Resident Evil: Extinction sticks in the mind as a good looking film. Eagle Eye is good, as are Star Wars: Clone Wars, Blade Runner, Tropic Thunder, Sin City, 300 and, well, loads more actually.

3rd July 2009 16:42  #3

leigh1975 Contributor Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 318 Send a message via Google to leigh1975
Hellboy II's quite nice.

4th July 2009 12:35  #4

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Terminator 2.
People have b***hed about it, but I compared it to my DVD and was blown away.

4th July 2009 20:09  #5

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

Man on Fire.

5th July 2009 3:51  #6

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
If the entirely of The Dark Knight was shot on IMAX, I'd say that.
But since it isn't, Speed Racer / Wall-E

5th July 2009 10:56  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
TDK has too much edge ringing for my liking. That and they messed with the colour timing.

5th July 2009 20:37  #8

jmcclane 88 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 466
Can I add the Star Trek TOS One Boxset. The PQ on it is wonderful, even with the 4:3 ratio. Close Encounters, Iron Man, Indy 4, Spider-Man 3, Incredible Hulk and Hancock looked good to me.

I saw Public Enemies the other night, I am really looking forward to owning it on Bluray. It looked absolutely brilliant.

6th July 2009 3:24  #9

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Blade Runner on BR sounds amazing, that is such an awesome movie...

6th July 2009 16:38  #10

SteveL Member Join Date: July 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 4
Out of the dozen Blu-rays I own, I'm very impressed with 2001, Blade Runner and Zodiac. Full marks to the BFI for their work on The Red Desert, too.

19th July 2009 21:51  #11

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Finally got around to watching The Fall tonight. One of the most impressive BDs I've seen from a visual standpoint.

19th July 2009 22:11  #12

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
The Fall is a superb film. Best I've seen this year

20th July 2009 11:18  #13

connor84 Member Join Date: June 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 30
hellboy 2 is stunning as is the forbidden kingdom

20th July 2009 22:38  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Knowing is also a mighty-fine looking disc. Pity about the film.

31st July 2009 7:13  #15

YlowBstard66 Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: Canada Posts: 657
-Baracka
-Speed Racer
-Coraline (just completely blew me away)
-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
-The Internation (Underrated film and one of the best BD transfers to date)
-Tropic Thunder
-Max Payne
-IMAX SCENES in The Dark Night

And just about every Criterion Blu release is stellar.

31st July 2009 20:07  #16

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Finally got I, Robot so I can see what all the fuss is about. haven't watched it on the TV yet, but even on the PC monitor I can see that it's a quality effort.

2nd August 2009 15:08  #17

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,132 Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
I usually get a better idea of how a blu-ray movie looks on my computer monitor anyways, since my monitor resolution is 2048 x 1152.

Have to agree about the Coraline transfer, very nice.

The Watchmen transfer isn't bad, but whenever its a dark scene that is lit by Manhattans glow there are some quality issues.

Bolt looks really good too. Pretty much perfect, like every other 3D movie.

9th August 2009 18:44  #18

YlowBstard66 Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: Canada Posts: 657
hogaburger wrote:
The Watchmen transfer isn't bad, but whenever its a dark scene that is lit by Manhattans glow there are some quality issues.

The Watchmen transfer WAS great, but those scenes you mentioned with Manhattan's Blue glow in dark areas were completely fubar and took me out of the film. Especially when he's in bed with Laurie; it looked terrible!

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