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post #1 of 1925 (permalink) Old 2007-01-05, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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What are you watching on Blu-ray? (and discussion of said titles)

I now have had the good fortune of watching two complete movies on Blu-ray and what a joy it has been.

The first was Ice Age 2 which I watched on a review 720p front projector, 100" screen and the PS3. Stunning to watch. Cute movie the kids really enjoyed.

Last night, I watched the Italian Job on a a review 1080p front projector and the PS3. I have never seen the movie and really quite enjoyed it. As far as picture quality goes, it was jaw dropping. Contrast was great, details were great, picture quality was great. Simply the sweetest picture!
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post #2 of 1925 (permalink) Old 2007-01-05, 12:08 PM
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What, you haven't watched Talladega Nights yet?

So far, I picked up Ice Age 2, The Omen, Lady in the Water, Superman Returns and WTC... I only had time to watch Ice Age 2, the Omen and WTC.

The visuals in Ice Age 2 are just phenomenal and I only have an old 57" CRT RPT at 1080i... In the Omen, the picture is pretty good as well and the sound just blew me away. I never though lossless could make a noticeable difference but everything just sounded so good (the movie itself is not that good though). WTC is superb as well. The Video is better than in the Omen to my eyes. The sound is excellent as well.

I plan on watching the rest over the week-end.
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Talladega Nights is horrible. Just horrible.

I've seen Talladega Nights, Tears of the Sun, Swat, The Great Raid.

Of the 4, Tears of the Sun was very good and most of it is filmed in the jungle. The normal daytime shots were kind of soft.

The other 2 were good.

Ice Age and "Pearl" are cued up for the weekend.
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James, You watching these on Blu-ray ?

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Stay on topic please!

I was going to try talledega nights (strictly to see a blu-ray movie) but fortunately I was able to rent Italian Job
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Speed (AVC, BD-25)
Memento (MPEG2, BD-25)
Species (MPEG2, BD-25)
Enemy of the State (MPEG2, BD-50)

All of these looked quite decent to me (with Speed being the PQ-leader).

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What, you haven't watched Talladega Nights yet?

So far, I picked up Ice Age 2, The Omen, Lady in the Water, Superman Returns and WTC... I only had time to watch Ice Age 2, the Omen and WTC.

The visuals in Ice Age 2 are just phenomenal and I only have an old 57" CRT RPT at 1080i... In the Omen, the picture is pretty good as well and the sound just blew me away. I never though lossless could make a noticeable difference but everything just sounded so good (the movie itself is not that good though). WTC is superb as well. The Video is better than in the Omen to my eyes. The sound is excellent as well.

I plan on watching the rest over the week-end.
talledega nights came with my ps3. first blu-ray i watched. nothing spectacular pq-wise, but... c'mon! SOOO funny. hillarious.
not a very good movie, honestly... but i haven't laughed that hard in ages.

i also own syriana, and the big hit. i own more hd-dvds, i think because the nearest stores with bd/hd titles have about 75% hd-dvd.
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Ricky Bobby came with the PS3. All the titles I mentioned were Blu-Ray.
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These are my favorites picks (top to bottom):
The_League_of_Extraordinary Gentlemen: the best by far sound + PQ
Gone_in_60_Seconds
The_Transporter
The_Transporter_2
X-Men_3:_The_Last_Stand
Superman_Returns
Into_the_Blue
Pearl_Harbor 2001 :battle PQ great
Black_Hawk_Down : PCM sound outstanding
Kiss_of_the_Dragon
Eau_Trouble/Dark_Water
The_Omen
All_the_King's_Men
Talladega_Nights:_The_Ballad_of_Ricky_Bobby (PS3 version)

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post #10 of 1925 (permalink) Old 2007-01-06, 04:19 PM
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My favorites so far (in no particular order):

Mission Impossible 3
Ice Age 2
X-men 3
The Wild (so so film, but amazing PQ)
Pearl Harbor (eye candy of various sorts)
Black Hawk Down (!)

... And the list of coming titles starting to be leaked is sounding very expensive.

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....just bought a ps3-60 and Invincible, Transporter, FMJ and Lord of War as first titles....a lot of titles were picked through where we looked.

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post #12 of 1925 (permalink) Old 2007-01-06, 08:03 PM
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My favs in no particular order:

X-men 3 - Picture amazing, Sounded fantastic (6.1)
Mission Impossible 3
Ice Age 2
Syriana
Corpse Bride
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (What a great movie this is truly)

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So far I have watched the following BD Movies:

Mission Impossible - Ultimate Missions Collection (MPEG, 25 GB)
X-Men: The Last Stand (AVC, 25 GB)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (MPEG, 25 GB)

I found that X-Men had the best picture quality, and I noticed some strange, barely visible distortion lines on Ice age, but that may have been due to my Panasonic BD Player not being set to HDMI Video mode.
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post #14 of 1925 (permalink) Old 2007-01-07, 07:32 PM
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BD Availability...

After reading some of your posts I went over to FS today to pick up X-Men 3 and lo and behold they were sold out... the guy told they should get some next week, that they have been selling a lot of BD discs lately. Maybe Sony's strategy is actually working...
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X-Men 3 is sold out because it was selling for 21.99 over Boxing Day. Mine still haven't shipped.
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