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Profile of Anthony Curulli

Anthony Curulli

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Age Group Old enough to have seen Star Wars' theatrical release, young enough not to have understood its significance at the time.
Video Likes Restoration work performed on older movies
Video Dislikes Transfers not in the original aspect ratio
Audio Likes The use of surrounds and subwoofer to create atmosphere in addition to Wow! Effects
Audio Dislikes 5.1 tracks that sound just like 2.0
Favourite DVDs Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy, The Matrix, American History X, The Cider House Rules
Least Favourite DVDs The Story Of Us.
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs The Godfather Trilogy, Koyaanisqatsi, Down By Law, Three Colours trilogy.

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic An okay movie made with a huge budget which must have been exhausted by the time the DVD was released
The Matrix The first DVD I bought, and the one I use to demo the format to friends.
Terminator 2 Loved the film, haven't seen the DVD.
Star Wars Lets just hope that the rate of DVD player ownership keeps expanding exponentially... I'm sure the canny Lucas & Co are waiting for maximum exposure for their marketing dollar.
Godzilla Good fun, with an excellent cast. Haven't seen the DVD.
Independence Day Bubble gum for the eyes, also haven't seen the DVD.


DVD Player Toshiba 2109 , using S-Video output
Display Sony Trinitron Wega (80cm) . Calibrated with AVIA Guide To Home Theatre. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with AVIA Guide To Home Theatre.
Amplification Pioneer VSX-D608
Speakers Front: Yamaha NS10M, Rear: Wharfedale Diamond 7.1, Center: Wharfedale Sapphire, Sub: Aaron 120W

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