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Initial post: 16 May 2008 17:40:20 BDT
Can anyone recommened me what the best Blu Ray movies are, in terms of picture quality. I have Fantastic Four (no interest in it, came in ps3 deal) and 300 but never really got that "wow" factor from them. I have a PS3 with the latest software update and a decent HD TV.

Recommened any film as im into many different types.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2008 19:08:06 BDT
D. Lynch says:
I cant recommend films without knowing what you like but I can tell you the films I have, all of which are excellent quality blu ray movies. Hostel 1 and 2, Casino Royale, Kingdom of Heaven, Blood Diamond and Apocalypto.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2008 19:55:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2008 07:39:08 BDT
Jacksback says:
Use this site before deciding on your next purchase(s). They rate the film, video and sound of all releases and are very accurate

Speaking from personal experience I would say 3 out of 5 stars on this site is a huge improvement over standard DVD in terms of Sound and Video quality. I have a number of Blu-rays that were rated 3 stars or just over and they look fantastic. Anything with 4/5 stars is simply magnificent

Good films for demo use are Cars, I am Legend, Spiderman 3, Ratatouille, iRobot, Die Hard 4 and Pans Labyrinth

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2008 23:22:57 BDT
Denis Fripp says:
The Disney titles Enchanted & Ratatouille look pretty stunning. 3:10 to Yuma is also great. The Patriot is older but is a great transfer.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2008 22:02:40 BDT
My best Blu's I have for Picture Quality are:

Planet Earth
I, Robot
I Am Legend
30 Days of Night
Blade Runner
The Departed
Pan's Labyrinth

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2008 16:42:13 BDT
jabbathehutt says:
The best picture quality on blu ray I've ever seen was: "Ratatouille". Generally you can't go wrong with Disney titles - "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Enchanted" and "Cars" are simply stunning.
Other titles:
"30 days of night"
"Blade Runner"
"Spiderman 2

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2008 12:22:21 BDT
Disney and Sony Releases are well made and good BluRay Examples...

My favourites though are:
- Casino Royale (overall Picture)
- Corpse Bride and Ratatouille (Animated)
- Blade Runner (as an example of old film changing into Blu-ray)
- Sweeney Todd (very dark movie with clear view although)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2008 13:30:48 BDT
jabbathehutt says:
"2001 A Space Odyssey" is in my opinion the bast catalog title on blu ray picture-wise. It's something like 40 years old yet it looks as if it was filmed yesterday.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2008 19:39:37 BDT
Shylar says:
sunshine is amazing as well, great film, amazing on blu ray

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2008 18:30:44 BDT
D. P. Turner says:
I would have to say that all of these show off the picture quality of blu-ray brilliantly:-

Planet Earth
Casino Royale
Ghost Rider
Fantastic 4 2:Rise of the Silver Surfer

I've also been impressed by Halloween and The Shining. They don't look as good as modern films obviously, but for their ages they look superb, and definately better than the standard dvd's.


In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2008 22:43:52 BDT
M. Bull says:
I liked Die Hard 4, seemed much clearer than watching on Normal dvd, not to mention it felt like a different film, probably all the facial detail HD gives lol
(I'm not an expert so don't assume that the film is some revolution...)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2009 16:54:22 GMT
Navillus93 says:
'No Country For Old Men' is excellent quality in blu ray, the best I've seen. It also won 4 Oscars including Best Picture in 2007. Outstanding action film. If you're not going to buy it, at the very least it's worth renting, and you will see the quality.

Posted on 22 Feb 2009 17:19:10 GMT
M. O'neill says:
hey no one is talking about transformers! 10 out 10 for picture quality.

Posted on 22 Feb 2009 19:30:33 GMT
I tend to go for films with good special effects and dramatic scenes which show Blu ray at its best such as The Day After tommorrow, Independence Day, I am Legend, Mummy 3.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2009 21:07:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2009 23:58:12 GMT
Mark Barry says:
I have about 20 BR titles and 25 HD titles; the best for picture quality are..

1. "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Zulu", "Cool Hand Luke" (see review), "Quo Vadis" and "Amadeus" - beautifully restored - benchmark stuff as to how good an old film can look
2. "Black Narcissus", "The Ipcress File" - very, very good transfers, but not benchmark like those in 1 (see review for "Black Narcissus")
3. "Wall-E" and "Cars" - Pixar - jaw-droppingly great
4. "The Shawshank Redemption" - greatest movie ever made - beautiful transfer on BR too - and ace extras
5. "Pride And Prejudice - The Six-Part TV Series" - hugely improved over the previous BBC DVD version - at times, just beautiful to look at
6. "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love" and "Thunderball" - unbelievable - you can see Connery's blusher in some scenes (exceptional restoration work)
7. "Transformers" - braindead nonsense of course, but hugely entertaining and it looks and sounds like the absolute cutting edge
8. "Transiberian" - USA title - train chase film (see review)
9. "Married Life" - New Film, but beautifully filmed - gorgeous transfer (see review)

On HD:
1. "Ray" (Ray Charles biopic)
(jaw-dropping to look at - as it was the 1st "HD" title I looked at, I was spoilt by its stunning picture quality - because a lot of the BRs are not that great compared to it - will be released on BR soon)
2. "Seabiscuit"
(gorgeously filmed and a great watch too - an exceptional transfer from start to finish)

DOGS to avoid so far...
1. The Eagle Has Landed (see review)
2. The Adventures Of Baron Munchousen (see review)
3. Great Expectations (see review)
Hope that helps.

PS: Just acquired the "Band Of Brothers" 6Disc Blu-Ray Box. STUNNING! Off the charts how good this is - may be the best I've ever seen - truly astonishing picture and sound - there's
2 superb new extra features and at 10 episodes over 10 hours - you'll be dipping into it for years. Benchmark quality.

Posted on 22 Feb 2009 21:12:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Feb 2009 21:15:31 GMT
As per Jacksback, I highly recommend as the best reference point for blu ray quality. You can view the reviews in order of video quality first, so all their 5 star reviews come first if you select this option. You can then select the titles which best suit your tastes. Although I wasn't a fan of the film itself, I have yet to see anything as good as Speed Racer for showing off the best image quality. Colours are rich and vibrant, and you can see everything as sharp as a pin. It completely blew my socks off.

Animation is always a good benchmark and Wall-E is pretty much flawless although Cars an Ratatouille run it close.

In terms of normal films, they say Zodiac is the best reference materials as the transfer comes direct from the hi-def cameras that shot the film. No Country For Old Men, The Prestige and 2001 are all amazing too.

Posted on 23 Feb 2009 01:07:42 GMT
J. Hughes says:
king kong got this import from usa and looks and sounds amazing, and us version of rambo new one picture and sound amazing us version has dts-hd master /uk does dolby true hd,eagle eye another good one /body of lies/and bourne trilogy

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2009 10:04:24 GMT
A. Steele says:
I rate Ghost Rider, Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, I Robot and Blade Runner as the best in my collection. They all look superb on a good HD TV.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2009 18:34:12 GMT
M. Fraser says:
I highly recommend-

Rescue Dawn- Superb picture and film
The Departed- Same again, stunning.
There will be blood and No country for old men- Beautiful scenery and perfect on Blu-ray
Iron man, Transformers and both the Batman's- Perfect special effects/ sound and great to watch.
Band of Brothers box set- Amazing and a must for all blu-ray fans, even better with surround sound.

Great discussion, got a few idea's here myself and the link that Jacksback mentioned is superb. More i could mention but most already have.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2009 17:33:09 GMT
Tappet says:
hiya, if you want to be blown away by picture quality take a look at David Attenborough's PLANET EARTH blu-ray box set, but if your only interested in films then D. Lynch & Mr. D. Mullaney recommendations are all great.
Bare in mind though, if your desent HD TV is not 1080p then your picture quality will be down graded to 1080i or even 720p which is a noticable difference. If your TV is not 1080p then my recommendation would be to sell it and invest in a Samsung or panasonic 42" plasma before buying or viewing any more Blu-rays. Also the PS3 is not great on audio, consider investing in a high definition digital surround sound cinema amp connected via optical audio leads if possible. A set up like that will tryely blow yu away, ive had a set up like this for 18 months now and i still get the WOW factor every time i watch a blu-ray.

Posted on 1 Mar 2009 19:46:15 GMT
satchmobob says:
I'll second 2001. I also thought PQ on Shooter was pretty good.

But My fave so far has got to be Eastwood's duo of films: Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.
Excellent video and wonderful audio, really first class stuff. You'd be a fool to pass up these two!

Posted on 3 Mar 2009 12:01:45 GMT
Simon Donald says:
Wall.E, nuff said

Posted on 3 Mar 2009 13:57:17 GMT
the dark knight is stunning on blu ray.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2009 09:06:48 GMT
Verulam says:
Two recent purchases on blu-ray which I have found to be really good are:

The Golden Compass - adaptation of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" with superb CGI characters of demons and fighting ice bears and a great cast of young actors.

Mamma Mia - o.k. it's a chick flic where the men are bimbos, but sound and picture are excellent and the family love it.

Posted on 4 Mar 2009 13:17:35 GMT
I believe that the best Blu-ray dvds to watch are:

1. Dark knight
2.Death race
3. Tropic thunder
4. X files
5. hancock
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