Are these movies any good? - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2007, 02:31 AM
Vesh Drown's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 303
Default Are these movies any good?

THese are Blu-ray movies i was considering getting, but not sure if they were must have great titles or not:

Superman returns (saw the SD version. Not sure if its a movie you can watch again and again.)

The Departed (again, saw it in SD, but not sure if I would want to watch it again in HD)

Underworld: Evolution

Casino Royale (wasnt really into james bond before, but was thinking of giving this one a shot)

Ghost Rider

Black Hawk Down

AVP: Alein vs Predator (OMG i was waiting for this movie for like 8 years.)

Are any of these movies just rental quality and not worth purchasing. Which ones are worth the purchase?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2007, 02:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,477
Default

Casino Royale is worth a purchase imo. Ghost Rider is a great rental. I'm not too much into any of the others, I'm sure someone else might have a different opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2007, 02:47 AM
Nicodimus22's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 923
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vesh Drown View Post

Are any of these movies just rental quality and not worth purchasing. Which ones are worth the purchase?
I own Superman Returns, Casino Royale, U:Ev, and AVP. Pretty happy with all of them in terms of transfer quality. I already liked the films but that's really just your taste. I'd probably rate them against each other like this in terms of PQ/AQ (best first):

Casino
U:Ev
Superman
AVP

but none of these are bad.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2007, 02:48 AM
mrkiller's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,546
Default

Ye, theyre all pretty good, but please cross out Ghost Rider, its a HORRIBLE film (but PQ seems to be good) , i am just rating them on the "Movie Itself", i only have 1 BD, and The Departed and BHD are EXCELLENT films, must haves
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-13-2007, 02:52 AM
mrkiller's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,546
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicodimus22 View Post
I own Superman Returns, Casino Royale, U:Ev, and AVP. Pretty happy with all of them in terms of transfer quality. I already liked the films but that's really just your taste. I'd probably rate them against each other like this in terms of PQ/AQ (best first):

Casino
U:Ev
Superman
AVP

but none of these are bad.
Casino is HD DVD exclusive
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-13-2007, 02:56 AM
Nicodimus22's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 923
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrkiller View Post
Casino is HD DVD exclusive
Why I oughta...

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-13-2007, 03:14 AM
mrkiller's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,546
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicodimus22 View Post
Why I oughta...



I have Casino Royale (not Casino ) on DVD and saw it a few days ago, i didnt find the movie intresting, I will re-watch it soon and i may change my mind
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-13-2007, 01:15 PM
eNoize's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,605
Default

The quality of the film is really up to you. But if you're asking for PQ purposes, I think it would look something like this:

Ghost Rider
Black Hawk Down
The Departed
Casino Royale
Underworld: Evolution
AVP
Superman Returns


The last two, I would put closer to equal rather than 'one looking better than the other.' Hope this helps.
__________________
M. Enois Duarte
High-Def Digest Contributor
Hi-Def Collection
Unfollow me at twitter: @MEnoisDuarte

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash
we have very little reason to be interested in them.

~ Pauline Kael
.

Last edited by eNoize; 07-13-2007 at 11:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-13-2007, 03:06 PM
willpooted's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 380
Default

Black Hawk Down and The Departed are good bets.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Motorheadache's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,506
Default

Casino Royale is awesome. I could understand your reluctance with it after the abysmal crap that was the Pierce Brosnan Bond films. Personally, I'm not a fan of most of the Bond movies before Brosnan either. Think of Casino Royale vs. the Brosnan films like Batman Begins vs. Batman & Robin and you get the idea.
Definitely don't buy Ghost Rider. I cannot stress this enough. Horrible, just horrible.
Anyway, that my two cents, but everyone has a different opinion on movies. I would say if it's a movie you doubt you would want to watch again and again, don't buy it. I used to buy DVDs like candy and regret the money I've lost on many of them; I'm not going to make the same mistake with Blu-Ray, especially since you're paying more money for each title.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone seen these imports of these movies? Ghostdivision Blu-ray Imports Subforum 3 01-21-2011 07:58 PM
Are these speakers any good? MasterOfPuppets Home Theater Gear 13 02-16-2009 11:34 PM
any news on any of these movies coming to blu ray utl768 Blu-ray Software General Discussion 4 05-28-2008 12:27 AM
these polks any good?? alternatives??? Apollo26 Home Theater Gear 10 03-24-2008 07:38 AM
Any reviews of these movies? septic death Blu-ray Software General Discussion 0 04-30-2007 07:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off