|Age Group||49 no more, no less|
|Video Likes||Clarity of image. Any effort made by the Studio to digitally restore the source print without making everything look bland. Fully realised colour.|
|Video Dislikes||Thoughtless layer changes. Excessive artefacts on anything. Unneccesary advertising and warnings. Blu-ray load times!|
|Audio Likes||Clean well seperated sound. DTS HD Master Audio and True HD|
|Audio Dislikes||Poorly mixed sound which combines near inaudible passages followed by sonic thunder.|
|Favourite DVDs||Death on the Staircase (Documentary) Riveting doesn't come close. A dissection of a murder trial with genuine surprises at each turn. Anything with Zhang Jiyi but if I had to make a choice probably House of Flying Daggers. New British Comedy: Spaced,League of Gentlemen, Big Train, The Office, Pulling. Lost in Translation : Murray and Johansson in a perfect combination.Tree of Life...|
|Least Favourite DVDs||The original release of The Last Emperor - a real disappointment in terms of the quality of the transfer. The Fireman's Ball - a great film with as mucky transfer.|
|Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs||Blu-rays : Interstellar and the Complete Miyazaki Collection on Madman|
|DVD Player||Cambridge Audio 752BD All Region Blu-ray , using HDMI output|
|Display||JVC DLX 700 with 4K e-shift on 140" Screen . Calibrated with Video Essentials/Digital Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Amplification||Pioneer SC -LX 78K 9.2 Channel|
|Speakers||Aaron ATS-5 7.1|
1. The Staircase (Soupçons) (2004)
As unflinching and direct as documentaries can be
2. Lost in Translation (2003)
Sublime script, direction and performances
3. Blade Runner: Directors Cut (1992)
Dark moody, ahead of its time.
4. Casablanca: 60th Anniversary Special Edition (1942)
Beautifully restored - best script ever!
5. Waiting for Guffman (NTSC) (1996)
I love every film from the Spinal Tap team.
6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Special Extended Edition (2003)
Any of the series could find a place in my top 10
7. Six Feet Under-The Complete First Season (2001)
Each season is a joy to watch.
8. House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)
The colours, the drama, the costumes, the swordfights!
9. The Truman Show: Special Collector's Edition (1998)
Jim Carreys best. Fascinating drama/comedy.
10. Adaptation. (2002)
Charlie Kaufman is a genius!
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