YOUR top 10 HD format movies.

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by CJ, May 15, 2007.

  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Every time there is an HD on disc title announcement, someone comments on how only one of the titles is any good (which is often true unfortunately). So here's your chance, post YOUR list of the best titles available on whichever format you choose, or both.
  2. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Worlds Fastest Indian
    School for Scoundrels
    Brokeback Mountain
    V for Vendetta
    Field of Dreams
    Corpse Bride
    King Kong
    12 Monkeys
    Army of Darkness
    Blazing Saddles
    Cinderella Man
    Batman Begins
  3. brianca

    brianca New Member

    you mean the best movies that happen to be avaliable on an HD format?
  4. Hayes Preston

    Hayes Preston Member

    Since I am currently in the HD DVD only camp:

    Batman Begins
    King Kong
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (UK import)
    Children of Men
    The Departed
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Happy Feet
    Corpse Bride
    Mission Impossible III
    Apollo 13 (oddly one of the first and long time favorite SD DVDs)
  5. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Have you all been doing a lot more re-watching of these flicks now that they are in these formats??
  6. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

    Casino Royal
    V for Vendetta
    Corpse Bride
    The Last Samurai
    Million Dollar Baby
    Black Hawk Down
    Batman Begins
    King Kong
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    You did say 10, right CJ? :wink:
  7. brianca

    brianca New Member


    The Dirty Dozen
    The Departed
    The Usual Suspects
    We Were Soldiers
    Full Metal Jacket
    A Christmas Story
  8. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    YOUR best movies that happen to be available. i.e. a "best of HD-DVD" list or something.

    Alfer, I have rewatched a few but about half my list I have ONLY seen in HD-DVD.
  9. brianca

    brianca New Member

    I've only seen one of mine on blu-ray, but they exist there.
  10. Hayes Preston

    Hayes Preston Member

    I have several movies that I consider in "heavy rotation" that include both SD and HD content, King Kong, Batman begins and Harry Potter (HD) as well as several SD movies.

    I forgot to add Planet Earth to the list, but wans't sure as it's not really a movie, but it is definitely getting a lot of play.
  11. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    MI 3
    The Last Samurai
    Planet Earth

    Top 4?
  12. Troy Seufert

    Troy Seufert New Member

    This is easy for me as I've only seen three movies on my HD-DVD player so far.

    King Kong
    MI 3

    Of those three, I would not put Pulse into a top 10 list.
  13. hgroff

    hgroff New Member

    All reviews for HD-DVD

    Reference Demo Choice #1
    Mission Impossible III: So far this one gets my vote for Demo disc. The sound track is down right incredible. bullets whizzing by my head and bouncing off the back wall, squelling tires, explosions, music blarring. wow. PQ.... Funny thing was, I know the picture quality was excellent, but I was so involved in the non stop action, and stunts, that I hardly notice the great HD-DVD PQ.

    Reference Demo #2
    King Kong Suffice it to say that Kong is King. I mean this blockbuster rocks. I had some friends of mine over to watch this film a few weeks back and both had this look on their face during the T rex canyon scene, like oh my G-d! or holy sh-t! lol And Audio Quality, "Yeah Man", VQ - All I can say is check out kongs hair in HD!

    Reference Demo Choice #3
    Batman Begins: This visually impressive movie, with its DtrueHD sound is just beyond comment. Between the great sound quality, excellent picture quality and a fantastic thrill ride, this film is gonna stay in the top ten demo list for a long time to come. (One minor flaw was a scratch from netflixs at 1:47:30 where I had to skip forward about 30 seconds, a buit annoying. I am sure a purchased version will be stellar.

    Reference Demo Choice #4
    The Italian Job Whe your talking about future classics the Italian Job must be on the top ten of that list. Incredible sound and Picture Quality, with a great story line, lots of excellent banter, fantastic action scenes, visually stimulating, its what blockbuster's are all about!

    Reference Demo Choice #5
    Flags of our Fathers: This movie Reminiscent of Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan was totally captivating. The PQ & AQ were right in there as reference quality, and the story was first rate. I can easily recommend this movie on my reference demo list.

    Reference Demo Choice #6
    Sahara: Another great adventure film with a fantastic soundtrack, very good special effects, vivid colors. Highly recommended as a demo disc.

    Reference Demo #7
    Chronos: Although its just 45 minutes of video and music, this is a must see demo. Bright vivid colors with great audio make for a perfect HD DVD demo. This short film is a total winner.

    reference Demo # 8
    Terminator 3: Judgement Day What can you say about Arnold? This is an excellent PQ & AQ flick! Plus lots of fun to watch regardless! I am slowly but surely building a top ten reference list. It will be interesting to see how long Terminator 3: Judgement day stays on the list. I think it should be top ten for a long time to come.

    Clerks II: Although the picture quality was good, it was not in the reference demo league. What was outstanding was the Dolby True HD soundtrack. Just outstanding! What more can be said that fan fuckin tastic. Fun movie so worth a viewing and worth a listen....

    You Me, and Dupree: Your basic chick flick, although AQ & PQ were good, nothing spectacular to speak of.

    Posidian Adventure: Ya gotta love the big wave scene and lots of explosions and rushing water! excellent PQ & good AQ. Movie is only so so though!

    Superman returns: Although there were some great scene this movie just reminded me of the TV show!

    Babel: Watch this last night and although an interesting movie with some very vivid scenes and decent audio, not as good of PQ as the aboved mentioned demo's, but not bad either. Cool scenes of Morroco and Japan.

    Miami Vice; Well yes pretty high quality PQ and Audio, but you know ya just cant replace Crocket and Tubbs. Not really that bad of a cops and robbers flick if you get past the Miami Vice deal. Frankly I think CSI Miami in High Def looks and sounds better.

    Corpse Bride; Although animated, the visual clarity was astounding. The color portions were eye popping in sharpness. As far as the sound quality I dont know whether this was a dtruehd film or not, but the sound was incredible regardless. Running through the component cables provided for a vivid sound stage. If this is the future, then we certainly have some exciting times ahead.

    Good Night and Good luck: Interesting seeing a black and white film in HD-DVD, Image quality was excellent. not really a best demo disc, but surely a view at the quality of HD. No sound effects to speak above, and a review of this film should be on another thread. Although I did enjoy the movie! All Star Cast, great look at the era.....

    Seabisquit: Excellent pq with great color, sound is magnificent. Honestly since I did not have the Sd to compare, so I can't say for sure that the PQ was that much better, all I can say is that the quality was excellent in HD. And besides what a great movie!

    Out of Sight: Although an entertaining movie with a lot of stars in the cast, not incredible in the pq realm. Not a bad look by any means, just not a film that you want to say wow that was incredible, what color, what clarity, what sound effects, etc.

    Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift: Lots of eye popping scenes with deep colors (plus some eye candy of young ladies ), but had a real problem with either out of sync audio or maybe it was a bad dubbing job, I'm not sure. The music soundtracks were loud and full through out sound field, so I give them a thumbs up. great driving scens with fantastic drifting effects! Really not a demo reference piece, but still enough positive qualities worth a viewing on HD-DVD. Oh and actually the plot of the movie is pretty stupid though!

    The Break up Although a decent movie there was nothing in the way of "blow you away" sound or PQ, but movies like this are deceptive. We get used to top quality Audio and video and so when a movie like this comes out with no in your face action or sound tracks you forget how good the SQ & PQ because you are just simple enjoying a fun movie.

    Contantine: Arrived damaged from netflixs! sent it back.

    Nacho Leave it Why bother produce this movie as HD-DVD? Actually why bother producing this movie at all. OK OK for all you Napolean Dynomite fans, Have fun... and in its own sort of way this is a fun movie. As far as Video and sound quality, all I can say is its OK..... nothing more nothing less.......

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    Outlaw 970 / 7125 audio set at analog xt 7.1 bypass
    Sanyo Z4 ISF'd (720P)
    Ascend 340 SE's LCR, Ascend 170 SE's rear/ Veledyne CH-10 sub for 5.1[/b]
  14. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Here is a list of what I enjoyed the most:

    Christmas Story (Warner)
    Children of Men (Universal) <- COMBO
    12 Monkeys (Universal)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner)
    Constantine (Warner)
    The Departed (Warner) <- COMBO
    Goodfellas (Warner)
    King Kong (Universal)
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Warner) <- COMBO
    Lucky # Slevin (Weinstein Co.)
    The Mummy (Universal)
    The Mummy Returns (Universal)
    Red Dragon (Universal)
    Syriana (Warner)
    Troy (Warner)

    And as a reference here is everthing I've Seen:

    12 Monkeys (Universal)
    16 Blocks (Warner) <- COMBO
    Ant Bully (Warner) <- COMBO
    Batman Begins (Warner)
    The Breakup (Universal) <- COMBO
    Casablanca (Warner)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner)
    Children of Men (Universal) <- COMBO
    Christmas Story (Warner)
    Cinderella Man (Universal)
    Clerks 2 (Weinstein Co.)
    Constantine (Warner)
    Corpse Bride, Tim Burton's (Warner)
    The Departed (Warner) <- COMBO
    Digital Video Essentials (DVD Intl.) <- COMBO
    Failure To Launch (Paramount)
    Goodfellas (Warner)
    The Good Shepherd (Universal) <- COMBO
    Happy Feet (Warner) <- COMBO
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) <- COMBO
    Hulk (Universal)
    King Kong (Universal)
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Warner) <- COMBO
    Lady in the Water (Warner) <- COMBO
    Lakehouse (Warner) <- COMBO
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Paramount)
    Lucky # Slevin (Weinstein Co.)
    Matador (Weinstein Co.)
    Mission: Impossible 3 (Paramount)
    The Mummy (Universal)
    The Mummy Returns (Universal)
    Perfect Storm (Warner)
    Phantom of the Opera (Warner)
    The Polar Express (Warner)
    Poseidon (Warner) <- COMBO
    Red Dragon (Universal)
    A Scanner Darkly (Warner)
    Scooby-Doo (Warner)
    Smokin' Aces (Universal) <- COMBO
    Superman (Warner)
    Superman Returns (Warner) <- COMBO
    Syriana (Warner)
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Warner)
    Troy (Warner)
    Unforgiven (Warner)
    V for Vendetta (Warner)
    Van Helsing (Universal)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Warner)
    World Trade Center (Paramount)

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