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Old 04-01-2008, 05:59 PM
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Let's bring some life to this forum, some provoking discussion based on our opinions!

What are your top 5 favorite Blus that you own and why? It doesn't need to have a particular reason for being a favorite, maybe it's a 3-star PQ, but it is one of your top films getting an HD restoration, or maybe it's just pure eye candy while being just a subpar movie? This isn't just a list of your favorite movies, nor is it just a list of your best-looking Blu-rays, it's a bit of both.

My top 5:

1.) I Am Legend - one of my favorite movies to date pretty much met all expectations on the HD transfer and alternative version was even better than the theatrical version.

2.) Die Hard 2: Die Harder - It's not the best transfer, but it is one of my favorite movies ever and is clearly a step up from any SD transfer.

3.) Lost Season 3 - I'm a huge Lost fan, so getting this during the Amazon Gold Box deal was just even better. It's a huge upgrade over the SD release (despite that being a good quality package) and has all (and more) features that were on the SD release, all and all one of the best looking Blu-rays to date and the impending season 4 release will likely surpass our expectations.

4.) I, Robot - Another favorite movie of mine that probably is arguably the best-looking Blu-ray out there to date.

5.) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - probably going to alienate a few people from the credibility of my list, but I'm also a big FF fan and thought this was a great movie, worth re-watching multiple times (saw it like 4 times total already) and is a perfect demo to what Blu-rays are supposed to look like.

Some of the ones that didn't quite make my tops: Dawn of the Dead, Casino Royale, Terminator 2, Cars, Blade Runner, Hellboy, Pirates 3, Kung-Fu Hustle, American Psycho and 2001.

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Old 04-01-2008, 06:31 PM
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My top 5 Blu-Rays:

1. Goodfellas: One of my favorite films of all time. Martin Scorsese in my opinion, is one of the best directors ever. I love the cast De Niro, Pesci, and Liotta also. This pick is pretty self explanatory if you talk to any one who has seen this movie.

2. No Country for Old Men: If you've been into the NCFOM thread you have already read my love fest for this movie and the top notch PQ also helps.

3. 3:10 to Yuma: Russell Crowe is my favorite actor of all time. Good chances are if he's in the film I'm going to love it. Christian Bale is also becoming a top notch actor in Hollywood with his versatility. Put these two together and you can't go wrong. Great movie.

4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: The PQ wasn't what everyone was hoping for, but I don't really base my purchase on PQ (Although it helps). This is just a good movie from top to bottom. I really felt Brad Pitt did a good job with Jesse James and Casey Affleck nailed Robert Ford. The directing was top notch as well as the screen play.

5. Donnie Brasco: I absolutely love mob movies. Johnny Depp is one of the best actors of our generation and he made this movie. Nothing more to say than Depp + the Mob = Success.

This was a very hard top 5 to compile because I only purchase Blu-Rays that I absolutely love so it was tough to pick a top 5 out of my collection.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:11 PM
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1. 2001 A Space Odyssey
The best movie on HD to this day and portraited in a way I've dreamt of, but never believed possible. The grand masterpiece of a master. What could top it on HD? Lawrence of Arabia, Singin' in the Rain or perhaps Gone With the Wind? I believe Vertigo!

A classic with an out of this world stunning look for a movie this old!!! Is it possible that a movie almost 70 years old, can look better than movies of today? Yes! HD is made for movies from the golden age.

Blade Runner
No explanations necessary. Perfect restauration for a very good movie.

No Country For Old Men
One of this years best movies and the last 10 years for that matter.

3:10 To Yuma
Also one of this years best movies, but I've chosen it, because if boasts the most phenomenal HD soundtrack I've heard. The final gunfight and the train is out of this world and as good as the real thing.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:10 PM
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1. Blade Runner
2. Across The Universe
3. Spiderman 3
4. (future purchase)
5. (future purchase)

Walk Hard might be in there soon, but I'm still deciding if I need BR for that movie... The extras are the same.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:08 PM
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heres my top 5

1. No Country for Old Men-The movie was excellent and it looked amazing. One of my favorite movies of all time. Javier Bardem was really creepy too.

2. Casino Royale-Looked great as well. The action scenes were great. I never thought a game of poker would be so intense either.

3. Live Free or Die Hard-Awesome action movie and looked great as well. Some of the stunts were excellent.

4. Superbad-Best comedy I've seen in a while.

5. I Am Legend-One of the best blu-rays I've seen PQ wise, and was a good movie to boot.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:18 PM
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hmm this is a hard one, so i will go off which ones i have played the most and in no particular order

1. Pirates trilogy- Sorry cant just list one of them
2. Superbad- One of my favorite comedies
3.I am Legend- I personally loved the movie
4. Spider-man trilogy- Love these movies
5. no country for old men- first movie in a while to get multiple viewings from me in such a short period of time

I love these threads because it just shows the variation in opinion of everyone here
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:39 PM
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i would say
1) The Departed
2) Sunshine
3) Babel
4)No Country for Old Men
5)3:10 to Yuma
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:16 AM
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In no particular order:

The Prestige
Pan's Labyrinth
David Gilmour: Remember That Night
The Shining
Blade Runner
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:33 AM
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My favorite Blu-Rays I own (in no particular order):

1) The Fugitive: First BD I purchased, will not wow PQ wise, but this thriller is very close to perfection and showcases Mr. Ford and Tommy Lee (Oscar) at the top of their games.
2) Meet the Robinsons: One of my favorite Disney movies ever and features a very beautiful CGI transfer. I love Disney and Blu-Ray!
3) Memoirs of a Geisha: Never read the book, so didn't have any expectations. A fan of Gong Lee and Ziyi Zhang. Got it extremely cheap at an Amazon BD sale and loved it. The colors and PQ are simply WOW.
4) Bridge to Terabithia: Before you laugh, watch it for yourselves. To this day, I remain in awe by the peformances by the young actors. A touching story which also carries a very fine Disney transfer.
5) Casino Royale: EVA GREEN . Anyway, first Bond flick I have enjoyed since Goldeneye. To me, great PQ and AQ. Oh yeah, Eva Green. Back to the main point...again, a great movie which truly displays what we come to expect from BLUUUUUU--RAY....

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Old 04-02-2008, 12:52 AM
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1). 2001: A Space Odyssey: one of my favorites, stunning beauty, a must own.
2). Edward Scissorhands: Awesome film, quirky and fun and looks good too!
3). Ratatouille: My reference film. Until Nemo comes, my favorite animated BD.
4). Casino Royale: The reason I went Blu- free with my PS3!
5). American Psycho: One of my favorite films, a dark comedy with Bale at his best. Despite being a bit inconsistent, many shots look amazing in HD.
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