Paul Williams

Site Reviewer

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Vital Statistics

Age Group Age 33 (How the years fly), 172cm, 74kg, Build: Athletic, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair
Video Likes Clear, Crisp and Clean, with plenty of colour.
Video Dislikes Pretty fussy all round, but my pet hate would have to be pixelization (graininess).
Audio Likes Love effects that come from the surround speakers (rears) especially when they are localized to one side, oooohhhhh yeah, love that Dolby Digital 5.1... Enveloping audio soundtracks, you know, ones that make you feel like you are right there in the movie and not just watching it from your lounge chair.
Audio Dislikes Clipped/distorted centre speaker sound. The Fifth Element suffers from this a bit, which is a d*** shame, as it is currently one of my favourite Sci-Fi flicks. Clicks, pops and dropouts are also greatly appreciated, NOT!
Favourite DVDs Action/Adventure: GoldenEye, Point Break, Armageddon, Lethal Weapon 1 & 2
Least Favourite DVDs Action/Adventure: Get Shorty, True Romance
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs Action/Adventure: Stargate, Robyn Hood Prince of Thieves (PAL), The Spy Game, The Running Man, G.I. Jane, The Three Musketeers (non flipper)

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic Absolutely loved Titanic at the cinema, waiting for the 16x9 enhanced PAL version.
The Matrix Very good movie.
Terminator 2 A landmark in science fiction and special effects (great PAL transfer too).
Star Wars Really enjoyed them all but not fanatical about them. Will definitely be looking at buying them when they come out.
Godzilla It was OK, a stick-brain-in-neutral-and-just-watch type of movie.
Independence Day I enjoyed it. I feel it got over-hyped, which made us expect way too much from it.

Equipment

DVD Player Sony DVP-725 , using Component output
Display Sony Projector VPH-G70 (No Line Doubler), Technics Da-Lite matt screen with gain of 1.0 (229cm) . Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Amplification Onkyo TX-DS989
Speakers Fronts: Energy RVS-1 (3), Rears: Energy RVSS-1 (2), Subwoofer: Energy EPS-150 (1)

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Meet Joe Black (1998)
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2. Shakespeare in Love: Collector's Edition (1998)
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3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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4. You've Got Mail (1998)
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5. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
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6. Ghost in the Shell (Kôkaku kidôtai) (1995)
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7. L.A. Confidential: Special Edition (1997)
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8. The Matrix (1999)
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9. Braveheart: Special Edition (1995)
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10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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