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Postby HGervais » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:09 pm

So i'm wondering what you guys consider your show-off discs when you have friends over and you want to impress them with your hi-def set-ups. I'm also look for suggestions on the audio end. For video the best looking disc I own is Speed Racer. It's like candy for the eye and it has all the depth & color I could ever ask for. Audio, like I said, I'm looking for help.
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby Mitchell Hattaway » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:44 pm

Any Pixar feature will work on the video end. As for audio, try Master & Commander.
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby Steve T Power » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:53 pm

Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Beautiful picture, beautiful sound, beautiful movie.
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby BrettCullum » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:22 am

If I want to show off Blu-ray then I pop in AVATAR. Honestly that one has the best look to me... But all of the above work well...
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby Boba Fett » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:15 pm

Rocky Balboa is a very underrated modern release.

For classics films:
Wizard of Oz
African Queen
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby Burson_Fouch » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:12 am

The Searchers, about as good of a transfer of a 55+ year old film as you'll ever see.
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby hoytereden » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:23 pm

For audio try: War of the Worlds chapters 5 and 13 come to mind but the whole film is a audio showcase.
Saving Private Ryan the two bookend battle scenes naturally.
King Kong The whole time spent on Skull Island is a constant surround sound experience.
Master and Commander The first time I can recall surround sound coming from above the speakers.
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Re: Reference Discs

Postby Future Man » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:30 pm

Steve T Power wrote:Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Beautiful picture, beautiful sound, beautiful movie.

Ditto. There is such depth of field you think you can reach inside the screen.
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