Hugh Fotheringham

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Vital Statistics

Age Group 24
Video Likes A sharp image with black blacks, white whites and strong colors.
Video Dislikes Fuzzy images and incorrect aspect ratio. Grain, pixelization, and the NTSC 3:2 pulldown
Audio Likes Big surround use, and a strong subwoofer. A strong signal.
Audio Dislikes Weak sound where the sound lets down the image on screen.
Favourite DVDs Fight Club, Moulin Rouge, True Lies, Star Wars: Episode I, Hannibal, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Least Favourite DVDs Big Momma's House- it has Martin Lawrence in it doesn't it?!?
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs Back To The Future Trilogy, Lord Of The Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic I really liked Titanic at the cinema. I got caught up in all the hype and hysteria and had a great time. The disc however....lets wait and see if we get another version one day.
The Matrix One of the turning points in my cinema life. I mean, how can a Keanu Reeves film that had Damien from 'Home and Away' in it be any good?...huh?... - man was I in for a shock! Brilliant visionary film-making. The DVD is a perfect reminder of what we spend all our money on.
Terminator 2 Saw it at Doug and Don Feast's 13th Birthday and immediately loved it. One of those classic films that is a landmark in terms of technology and the way it excited both the young and the older audiences. The R1 'Ultimate Edition' is one of the best discs you can buy.
Star Wars THE film of my childhood. I am happy to see it is still kicking goals 25 years later. So far, the DVDs have been outstanding.
Godzilla Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin should never be allowed to set foot within 5 miles of a film set. Enough said. Unfortunately, the DVD is of the highest quality.
Independence Day See 'Godzilla'.

Equipment

DVD Player Sony DVP-S525 , using Component output
Display Loewe Xelos (81cm) 16:9 . Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to DVD player . Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Amplification Onkyo TX-DS797- THX Select
Speakers Jamo X550 Left and Right, Jamo X5CEN Centre, Jamo X510 Surround

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Star Wars-Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
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2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended Edition (2001)
Region 1 Edition
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3. Spider-Man: Collector's Edition (2002)
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4. Moulin Rouge: Special Edition (2001)
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5. Fight Club: Special Edition (1999)
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6. Star Wars-Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
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7. True Lies (1994)
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8. Gladiator: Deluxe Collector's Edition (2000)
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9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Collector's Edition (2000)
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10. X-Men: Special Edition (2000)

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