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What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:40 am
by Fievel
So you've got a friend that comes over. They notice you have a sweet HDTV.
You want to show just how good a TV it is so you put in a Blu Ray disc...............what movie is it?


I'm asking this because I'm getting my BluRay player (via a Playstation 3) within the next couple of days. I'm going to buy a movie as well, but only want to buy one (no sense in getting TOO greedy right before Christmas).... and one that shows how amazing the world of 1080p High Definition is.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:54 am
by stereosforgeeks
Fievel wrote:So you've got a friend that comes over. They notice you have a sweet HDTV.
You want to show just how good a TV it is so you put in a Blu Ray disc...............what movie is it?


I'm asking this because I'm getting my BluRay player (via a Playstation 3) within the next couple of days. I'm going to buy a movie as well, but only want to buy one (no sense in getting TOO greedy right before Christmas).... and one that shows how amazing the world of 1080p High Definition is.
Any suggestions are appreciated.


Planet Earth looks incredible.
Godfather Trilogy.

Blu-ray.com has a ton of great reviews on pic quality and sound.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:06 pm
by ufoclub1977
Planet Earth is probably one of the best blu-ray series to demo HD with.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:05 pm
by sonnyboo
Fievel wrote:So you've got a friend that comes over. They notice you have a sweet HDTV.
You want to show just how good a TV it is so you put in a Blu Ray disc...............what movie is it?


Either the BAtman Begins disc, using the DARK KNIGHT PROLOGUE, or the actual DARK KNIGHT disc for the opening scene. I prefer the prologue because of the way it ends as more of trailer and the music is different.

This was shot in IMAX and it's full frame (1.78 to 1, so full HD aspect) and the sound is incredible. This is my demo for surround and HD picture in 1080.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:19 pm
by Nachokoolaid
To me, the most impressive thing about Blu Ray is the sound. So I just put on Master and Commander. HOLY SHIT! The neighbors 6 houses down heard those battles. That was some awesome sound design, and it certainly pushed my surround sound.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:08 pm
by Bayouwolf
I'm gonna say Speed Racer. (mostly because I just got it as an early x-mas gift from djj)

The colors and the amount of action constantly going on are a true test to just how well your tv can perform.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:55 am
by Spandau Belly
BARAKA

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:17 am
by The Vicar
Bladerunner or The Fifth Element.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:08 pm
by papalazeru
I just got Star Trek on Bluray and the opening looks really impressive, shame the story doesn't hold up second time round.

My reference film will be DISTRICT 9, as off tomorrow when it goes on release.

Re: What Is Your Blu Ray Reference Movie?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:13 pm
by Raziel
Terminator: Salvation looks astonishing in places, shame about the film!