|Age Group||Approaching the big 4-0.|
|Video Likes||Sharp images with vibrant colour and good shadow depth.|
|Video Dislikes||Poor shadow detail, heavy aliasing.|
|Audio Likes||Immersive surround. Deep bass in action scenes. Clear dialogue.|
|Audio Dislikes||Mono. Muffled dialogue. Deafening music which drowns out the dialogue.|
|Favourite DVDs||The Sopranos, Lord of the Rings, Reservoir Dogs, The Talented Mister Ripley, Kill Bill Volume I.|
|Least Favourite DVDs||Anything featuring Adam Sandler (except maybe Happy Gilmore ;-P)|
|Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs||Used to be Fargo SE...now the Seinfeld seasons ;-)|
|Titanic||Longer than Thumbtanic.|
|The Matrix||An outstanding DVD. This one probably sold more DVD players in Australia than any other of it's time. Great story, great effects and Keanu seems to be able to act.|
|Terminator 2||Good Movie. I'm not quite sure why everyone raves about it so much...The Region 1 Extreme picture quality is exceptionally good, but the soundstage a little disappointing.|
|Star Wars||Yes, well... Episode 4 was groundbreaking. Episodes 1 and 2 were pretty awful. Not too fussed either way.|
|Godzilla||Never seen it. I must hire it one day to see why it has attracted such derision.|
|Independence Day||Fun "popcorn" movie. A triumph of style over substance. Not one I have chosen to add to my collection.|
|DVD Player||Momitsu V880 upconverting DVI player , using DVI output|
|Display||Sanyo PLV-Z2 WXGA projector . Calibrated with Video Essentials/Digital Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with Video Essentials/Digital Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Onkyo TX-SR600 with DD-EX and DTS-ES|
|Speakers||JensenSPX-9 fronts, Jensen SPX-13 Centre, Jensen SPX-5 surrounds, Jensen SPX-17 subwoofer|
1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended Edition (2001)
A truly outstanding DVD experience. Breathtaking cinematography.
2. The Sopranos-Season 3 (2001)
Any episode, any season. As good as TV gets.
3. Reservoir Dogs: Collector's Edition (1992)
Violent, stylish, edgy and a true modern clasic.
4. Fargo: Special Edition/Gold Edition (1995)
Classic stoytelling, Macy and McDormand's acting is outstanding. Buscemi is hilarious.
5. Das Boot: The Director's Cut (Superbit) (1997)
Visceral. Stunning sound. Marvellous direction. Unforgettable.
6. Shakespeare in Love (Superbit) (1998)
Perfect script, acting, cinematography. Wonderful ensemble cast.
7. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
A sumptuous period piece with outstanding performances all round.
8. Big Fish (2003)
This is an enchanting story. Sperb video, audio and acting.
9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The: 2 Disc Limited Collector's Edition (2003)
Scary. Gory. Better than the original.
10. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Pixar never fail to deliver. This is one of the best family animations I have ever seen.
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