|Age Group||Too old|
|Video Likes||Theatrical aspect ratios on DVD. Smooth film-like pictures free of grain and film-artefacts. Levels of realism that make you set back and say "WOW".|
|Video Dislikes||Grain, pan and scanned presentations, aliasing, film artefacts. One of my pet hates is cropped movies that butcher the directors intended viewing area.|
|Audio Likes||Clean highs and strong, sharp, bass. Distortion free soundtracks that make use of the surrounds well and provide an immersive experience.|
|Audio Dislikes||Overly low, and loud, rumbly bass that draws attention to itself. Poorly used surrounds that destroy imaging. Distortion and pops in audio, they drive me nuts and I seem to be able to hear even the most miniscule problems.|
|Favourite DVDs||See below :)|
|Least Favourite DVDs||Having watched it just recently - Clerks in R4. I don't really have any other DVDs that I dislike because I just don't buy them.|
|Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs||Star Wars, Indiana Jones and BTF Trilogies. Lord of the Rings in R4.|
|Titanic||Saw this twice at the cinemas and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mind you when I was a kid I must have read every book about the Titanic that I could find. Shame about the DVD.|
|The Matrix||Saw this theatrically, amazing special effects and a great storyline to boot. Bought the DVD and was even more impressed - great home theatre demonstration material.|
|Terminator 2||An all time great. The R1 Ultimate Edition is a sublime DVD experience that cannot be missed. Can't wait for T3 to come out|
|Star Wars||The adventure story that defines them all. I have seen these so many times and can't wait for the DVD release. If it ever happens.|
|Independence Day||Good fun but would not waste money buying the DVD.|
|DVD Player||Pioneer 106S DVD-ROM with PowerDVD 4.0 scaling to 864p , using RGB output|
|Display||Mitsubishi VS-1281E CRT front projector on custom 16x9 screen (270cm) . Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Sony SDP-E800 . Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||All matching Vifa Drivers: centre 2x6.5" + 1" tweeter (d'appolito); fronts and rears 6.5" + 1" tweeter; centre rear 5" + 1" tweeter; sub 10" (150WRMS)|
1. Shrek (2001)
Great, fun move, with the best video transfer I have ever seen
2. Aliens: Special Edition (1 disc) (1986)
One of my favourite movies of all time accompanied with a very good transfer
3. The Matrix (1999)
What else can you say? Excellent movie with one of the best transfers.
4. The Terminator: Special Edition/Gold Edition (1984)
Big Arnie - remastered and cleaned up. I have watched this far too many times.
5. Moulin Rouge: Special Edition (2001)
A fantastic, unusual, incredible, movie on a DVD to match
6. Shakespeare in Love: Collector's Edition (1998)
A sublime transfer and a good, fun, movie.
7. Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
Excellent adventure movie, highly recommended
8. Ravenous: Special Edition (1999)
A fantastic black comedy - with bite!
9. The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Great adventure movie with a great transfer to DVD.
10. Memento (2000)
One of the more unusual movies I have ever seen. A refreshing change from the mundane.
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