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Profile of Daniel Bruce

Daniel Bruce

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Age Group 40s
Video Likes Widescreen! clean, clear, good colour
Video Dislikes Pixelization, aliasing really annoys me
Audio Likes Good use of surrounds, well chosen and integrated soundtracks
Audio Dislikes any clicks,pops or dropouts, too much bass
Favourite DVDs Lawrence of Arabia, Lord of the Rings, The Mummy, King Kong
Least Favourite DVDs Fists of Fury (Diabolical Transfer), The Promise
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic Saw the movie once and regretted it, do not want to see the DVD
The Matrix Great Movie, shame about the sequels (although Revolutions was better than I expected, just seemingly a completely different story to where the trilogy started....).
Terminator 2 Love It
Star Wars The second best movie series ever made. (After LOTR). Discs of I & II are excellent DVD's. Movies have some excellent parts.
Godzilla Only ever seen part of this movie.....wasn't impressed
Independence Day I know its not cool, but I like it


DVD Player Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player , using HDMI output
Display LG OLEDC8PTA 55 . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built into amplifier . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
Amplification Marantz SR5012
Speakers Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Lawrence of Arabia: Collector's Edition (1962)
Magnificent Film, Beautiful Visuals, Interesting Extras
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2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Collector's Extended Edition (2002)
Great film, Great extra scenes, interesting extras
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3. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended Edition (2001)
Great film, Great extra scenes, interesting extras
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4. The Mummy Returns: Collector's Edition (2001)
Excellent Demo Disc, also a very entertaining film
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5. Finding Nemo (2003)
The colours are breathtaking
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6. Shrek (2001)
Makes me laugh
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7. The Hitchcock Collection-Volume 1 (RW, Psy, etc) (1942)
Brilliant Films, well presented
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8. This Is Spinal Tap: Special Edition (1983)
This one goes to 11
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9. Queen-The DVD Collection: Greatest Video Hits 1 (2002)
DTS version of Bohemian Rhapsody blew me away
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10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Collector's Edition (1974)
One of the funniest films ever on a great DVD

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