Jason Gilfoyle

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Vital Statistics

Age Group 30...
Video Likes Original aspect ratio, clean transfers
Video Dislikes Full screen transfers, alaising, film artifacts (anything that shouldn't be there...)
Audio Likes Clear dialogue, appropriate use of surrounds and LFE
Audio Dislikes Mono sound mixes - unless appropriate to the source material, poorly remastered surround mixes.
Favourite DVDs Oldboy (R1, 3 disc), Panic Room (R2, 3 disc), Black Hawk Down (3 disc), Kingdom Of Heaven (4 disc), Iron Man (Blu-Ray), Transformers (Blu-Ray), The Shawshank Remption (R2, 3 disc), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003, R1, 2 disc), Titanic (4 disc), The Bourne Trilogy (Blu-Ray) Casino Royale (Blu-Ray, 2 disc), Robocop (Criterion edition)
Least Favourite DVDs Bare bones releases on DVD or Blu-Ray. The origianl release of The Big Lebowski (terrible transfer, redeemed with a re-issue).
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs Star Wars (Blu-Ray), Kingdom of Heaven (Blu-Ray, re-issue)

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic Watch it for the ship sinking and nothing else, fantastic 4 disc set
The Matrix Great film, the sequels feel like an after thought.
Terminator 2 Ground breaking effects for it's time, rare occassion where the sequel is as good as the original.
Star Wars The film that changed the face of cinema. Significant influence on popular culture and films ever since it's release. I never tire of watching this movie.
Godzilla Almost in the 'so bad it's good' category, better with repeat viewings.
Independence Day Great popcorn flick, given a good DVD treatment. Switch your brain off and enjoy the ride.

Equipment

DVD Player Pioneer DVD player DV-466/Sony PS3 (HDMI 1.3) upscaling , using HDMI output
Display Sharp Aquos 46" LCD LC-46PD7X . Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with THX Optimizer.
Amplification Yamaha RX-V663 Amplifier (HDMI, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD)
Speakers Sony 6.2 surround speaker set (135w each + 2x100w subs)

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