Ian Brumby

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Vital Statistics

Age Group 20's... just. :-)
Video Likes Two discs.
Video Dislikes Cramming too much stuff onto one disc.
Audio Likes DTS! Tasteful new 5.1 soundtracks for old movies, but keeping the original soundtrack as an option.
Audio Dislikes When R1 gets DTS and we don't!
Favourite DVDs See below.
Least Favourite DVDs The original Dune transfer.
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs A decent transfer of Blade Runner.

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

The Matrix
Terminator 2
Star Wars
Independence Day


DVD Player Toshiba SD-1300Y , using Component output
Display Panasonic PT-AE500 Widescreen High Definition Projector onto a 102" screen . This display device has not been calibrated. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . This audio decoder/receiver has not been calibrated.
Amplification Yamaha RX-V800
Speakers Aaron ATS-5 Front, Aaron CC-240 Centre, Aaron SS-240 Rear, Yamaha YST-SW320 Sub

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Great film. I kept wanting to talk about it all night after seeing it.
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2. Star Wars-Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
I still remember what it was like when I saw this for the first time. Wow!
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3. Star Wars-Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A great sequel - it is possible!
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4. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended Edition (2001)
I loved the books, and this was a great adaptation.
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5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Special Extended Edition (2002)
I had huge expectations after the first movie, and for the most part it lived up to them.
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6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Special Extended Edition (2003)
Great finale. All three movies are improved by the extended editions.
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7. Office Space (1999)
My favourite comedy. I never get bored of rewatching this.
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8. The Matrix (1999)
THE movie of the '90s.
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9. Memento (2000)
Another movie that I just couldn't stop talking about after seeing.
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10. Saving Private Ryan (DTS) (1998)
One of my favourite war films. There are a lot of good ones, but I chose this.

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