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Old 01-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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I was going to pick up total recall when I get my PS3 today, but I read it was a bad transfer. I will ultimately buy a lot of movies, but for right now, the first couple, I want that "WOW" feeling of first time blu-ray.

I'm thinking about getting Reservoir dogs, and Blade Runner, but what movies are out there that I'm gonna be floored by the resolution on, but also are GOOD MOVIES. I don't want to buy ratatouli or whatever it is, or anything of that sort.

Please just list all of the "WOW" movies you can think of! thanks,
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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So I take it "Cars" is out? (While I'm not a big fan of that particular movie, the BD transfer is indeed about as "wow" as they get).

I like any of the Pirates -- "Davy Jones" is the one I saw on an HDTV in store at BB that "wowed" me enough to convince me it was time to go to BD. They are all great transfers, though.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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most of your wow movies will be the animated films, Open Season is a good one because the do not blur the background it is all in focus....I am still looking for that wow also...all I have found so far is... that's better but was it really worth it, movies.... don't let me lie to you Galapagos is pretty wow but I think it has to do with the scenery plus HD quality....let me know if you find that wow movie, I am sure future BRD's will contain that wow we are looking for....I can't wait
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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Ratatouille...you don't like a clever rat?

Ok here are my picks,

POTC At World's End
3:10 to Yuma
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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I would recommend Apocalypto for visual wow. It has a plethora of vibrant colours that just jump out of the picture. For audio wow I would recommend Black Hawk Down.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:35 PM   #6
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Disney animations have the biggest *WOW* images IMHO.

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The Wild

Imagine these guys moving...

Actual movie movies... POTC, Casino Royale or Crank(so I've read) are great.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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Galapagos is my vote!!!
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2001: A Space Odyssey
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2001: A Space Odyssey
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I will save my WOW for LOTR
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #11
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2001: A Space Odyssey
A fine movie to be sure. I bought it for only $19.99! The PQ does get a high wow factor vote from me. I suppose this thread is mostly about PQ.

However, the SQ or AQ, doesn't get my vote. I was disappointed in the LPCM 5.1 track on the Blue Danube part after the Australopithicine throws the bone high in the air and becomes a PAM AM space ship a million years later. There's an annoying sound glitch that all of a sudden blares briefly to loud volume as if the sound engineer accidentally bumped the audio gain controlling the L/R fronts. It does it once more later on during the rendezvous flight to the space station. The Also... Z excerpts are ok.

Now I realize that LPCM will likely have better dynamic range, but I never heard the Blue Danube like that unless that's what Herbert von Karajan intended. I always play LPCM 5.1 or 7.1 if it is available on the BD. I haven't heard LPCM tracks that were a disappointment to me except for the 2001: a S. O. Another audio disappointment is that I don't hear much coming from the surround channels.
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the Australopithicine throws the bone high in the air and becomes a PAM AM space ship a million years later.
That is a take on the scene I have never thought of........ I looked at it as a cool transition point, but I didn't see the time-change, and certainly would never imply the bone evolved into a ship!!!! ha!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:59 PM   #13
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Disney animations have the biggest *WOW* images IMHO.

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The Wild

Imagine these guys moving...

Actual movie movies... POTC, Casino Royale or Crank(so I've read) are great.

Technically, The Wild wasn't a product of Disney Feature Animation, it was a film distributed by Disney (though some development work was done at Disney over the years).

I think Cars would have to take the prize for Best 1st Time Wow movie. Then again, as long as you don't care about actual plot and diaolg, Ultraviolet is pretty stunning as a piece of high def eye candy. Others would have to include Planet Earth, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Ratatouille.
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O.K. just hear me out! I have a lot of movies, so I'd like that first one viewed to be something I don't already own. Also, I don't really care for the POTC movies (saw the first one, thought it was dumb) I love 2001, so although I have it, I may want to pick it up. I was trying to find new releases that were big "wow" movies, but I don't see anything out that is tempting I guess...... I'm gonna look up Crank or whatever you said it was called, as I have not heard of it.

thanks,
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #15
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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/reviews_video.html
this should give you an idea of movies and their video quality
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:25 PM   #16
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New movie... hmm... Sunshine? 3:10 to Yuma? Both of those have excellent PQ.

BTW roger your plan to get Blade Runner - that one has a very high wow quotient in blu.
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I got my PS3 a week ago and am watching movies that I had bought before. I have watched 4 of my collection of 23 so far and they all are "WOW". Here's the list with order according to my impression:

1. Apocalypto: PQ/AQ is excellent! It was a bit gory but very unique and absorbing.
2. The Day After Tomorrow: Great PQ/AQ. The special effect looks awesome on blu.
3. Casino Royale: Excellent PQ/AQ. Great movie!
4. Galapagos: Very Beautiful and informative nature documentary. PQ is great but AQ is OK (only DG 2.0). Still worth getting!

Hope this helps...
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O.K. just hear me out! I have a lot of movies, so I'd like that first one viewed to be something I don't already own. Also, I don't really care for the POTC movies (saw the first one, thought it was dumb) I love 2001, so although I have it, I may want to pick it up. I was trying to find new releases that were big "wow" movies, but I don't see anything out that is tempting I guess...... I'm gonna look up Crank or whatever you said it was called, as I have not heard of it.

thanks,
There are a few great looking movies as mentioned by above (Planet Earth, NIN concert etc...) not withstanding; currently the wow flicks are Rat, Cars, Meet the Robinsons and Pirates, they will stand out the most for PQ & SQ. Remember, they were shot with hi-rez in mind, Again, there are many others that are great and would probably be as equal with the exception of director intent, but the few Disney flicks are a step above and are for sure ones to impress friends & family. Hang in there the list will be plentiful...

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The HD audio on Die Hard IV blew me away and the PQ is good also.
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Technically, The Wild wasn't a product of Disney Feature Animation, it was a film distributed by Disney (though some development work was done at Disney over the years).

I think Cars would have to take the prize for Best 1st Time Wow movie. Then again, as long as you don't care about actual plot and diaolg, Ultraviolet is pretty stunning as a piece of high def eye candy. Others would have to include Planet Earth, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Ratatouille.

C.O.R.E. Feature Animation did the work for Disney.
The Wild is copyrighted to Disney.

http://www.coredp.com/fa_thewild.html

"Early in 2006, C.O.R.E. Feature Animation delivered the animation for Walt Disney Pictures feature, THE WILD."

Let me rephrase my post then...
Pictures from Disney have the best PQ.

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