Stephen Wilson

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Age Group 30
Video Likes I like watching good quality anamorphic transfers. Watching them on a large screen is magnificent.
Video Dislikes Anything not presented in its proper aspect ratio, studios that won't anamorphically enhance their movies.
Audio Likes I like a well-recorded movie soundtrack with an equal distribution of effects to all channels. The movie does not have to be a loud action movie to achieve this result.
Audio Dislikes I don't like movies with bright sounding soundtracks.
Favourite DVDs Braveheart, Terminator 2, Forrest Gump, Saving private Ryan, Shawshank Redemption and Strange Days
Least Favourite DVDs The Avengers, The Abyss, Kevin And Perry Go Large and Judge Dredd.
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Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic Enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to, Great movie.
The Matrix Did not enjoy it that much first time at the movies, but bought it on DVD anyway. Liked it second time around. I seemed to pick up information on my second viewing that I missed first time around.
Terminator 2 Still one of my favourite movies, even to this day. Can't wait for the third instalment.
Star Wars Only ever watched it twice and I am still not overly keen on it. Certainly not on my top ten list.
Godzilla Absolute crock of a movie with some of the worst acting performances of all time.
Independence Day Americanism at its absolute worst. We all know they can take on the world but to take on the aliens and win - come on, give me a break! Some good special effects are all that is worth looking at in this turkey.

Equipment

DVD Player Meridian G98 , using DVI output
Display Benq 8700 16x9 DLP Projector . Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Meridian G68 . Calibrated with AVIA Guide To Home Theatre.
Amplification Halo A51 Halo A21
Speakers 3 Klipsch La-Scala speakers (left, centre and right); 2 Infinity sm122 speakers (rear); 2 Mirage bps 400 subwoofers with 400w built in amps

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Braveheart: Special Edition (1995)
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2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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3. Forrest Gump: Special Collector's Edition (1994)
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4. Heat (1995)
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5. Seven: Special Edition (1995)
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6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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7. Gladiator: Deluxe Collector's Edition (2000)
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8. Strange Days (1995)
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9. Toy Story (1995)
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10. Swordfish (2001)

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