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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Must Have Blu-Ray Titles

So after months of research and saving I am looking at getting a new TV and Blu-Ray player in a few weeks.
TV: http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/d...LN46A650A1FXZA
Player:http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Panas...oductDetail.do

Of course I am going to need a few movies. So I am wondering what you guys have as maybe your top 5 Blu-Ray titles. You know the ones that look so good you must have them.
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I really liked the Planet Earth collection, its so beautiful. I'd probably also get Dark Knight, transformers, Band of Brothers. It really depends on what titles you like.

I really liked the Dark Knight and Transformers so thats why I got them when my dad got a Bluray player.
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My father-in-law really liked Pan's Labyrinth on blu-ray.
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bluray or low-res a bad movie is a bad movie and great movie a great movie.

the only bluray i have (or would purchase) must fit this criteria:
1. far below full price
2. if an old movie must be a full lowry 2k or 4k (or similar) total restoration (no old dvd transfer)
3. proper aspect ratio of course

i have only
* matrix box (bundled with my player)
* godfather collection
* james bond 007 set 1
* james bond 007 set 2

All of these look fantastic to me are a no brainer to own. Just finished watching the first 8 episodes of Band of Brothers (never saw that) and it's a great series looking fantastic in HD.

NETFLIX is your friend... glen
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IronMan

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Interesting. My girl got me Dark Knight and Transformers on BLu-Ray for Christmas. Transformers OWNS on Blu-Ray!
I'm personally waiting for Star Wars to come out. I don't think the original trilogy will look as keen on blu-ray as the newer ones. I can see Episode 2 and 3 being amazing as they were both shot digitally.
BTW, Barnes and Noble is having a buy 2 get 1 free on DVD and Blu-Ray. I don't know if it's over yet. You might pay a few dollars more shopping there but, hey, you get #3 free!

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Damn! Lots of my favorite movies aren't out yet. Jurassic Park? Lord of the Rings?

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Really? I should get my girlfriend Transformers on Bluray.
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Iron Man looks fantastic, good movie too.

Star Wars ep4-6 look FANTASTIC in 1080i from HBO/Cinemax, actually better than ep1 which needs a remaster already due to the transfer. They were all digitally restored when they did the special editions and will look fantastic... unfortunately none of those are coming for a long time to Blu-Ray... glen
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Yeah, I always see Iron Man playing on the sets at work. Does look great.
I figured I'd get one of the Pirates movies as well.
I just wasn't sure if there were some older titles that didn't look as good, since they weren't actually shot digitally. I don't know what the re-mastering technique is to get old movies to 1080p and if there is a standard way all the movie companies use to get it there.
But judging by your post Glen that isn't the case.
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Thanks guys, those are all great suggestions....may have to re-new my Netflix subscription.
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Matrix foo sho..

is LOTR on Blu-ray yet? The only reason why I would want a blu-ray player
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LOTR is scheduled for release later this year.

Wall-E is great for Blu Ray as is Cars on Blu Ray too.
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Yeah, I always see Iron Man playing on the sets at work. Does look great.
I figured I'd get one of the Pirates movies as well.
I just wasn't sure if there were some older titles that didn't look as good, since they weren't actually shot digitally. I don't know what the re-mastering technique is to get old movies to 1080p and if there is a standard way all the movie companies use to get it there.
But judging by your post Glen that isn't the case.
film has at least 4x the resolution of 1080p. don't mistake what i wrote there, any film shot anytime benefits from being 1920x1080 resolution assuming it's transferred with reasonable care. a couple of early titles were botched and don't benefit from bluray but that is the exception not the rule.

i just watched a classic that looks fantastic... "a road to nowhere".

i'm just saying they're gouging for bluray and i wouldn't PURCHASE any movies i've seen unless they're inexpensive since netflix is as little as $7/month.

i mean you buy a bluray (like with dvd) then a year later they "remaster" it and re-release it. this happens over and over. the ones i'm buying i probably won't buy again in my lifetime or at least for a decade if not two. there is no place further they can take Dr. No anytime soon, which for me is a good thing ...glen
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i'm only buying movies i will watch a good amount of times, i won't buy just to buy. i still only have about 40 DVD titles in my DVD collection. i'm pretty conservative when it comes to movies. for blu-ray i have iron man, spiderman trilogy, nightmare before christmas, dark knight.
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must own blu-rays for me:

Kingdom of Heaven
Blade Runner
Sunshine
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