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I checked for a thread on this, and couldn't find anything.

* So, here it is. << What is the last Blu-ray (or DVD) that you just watched? >>

Last night I watched 'The International' on Blu-ray, and I enjoyed it very much.
I like the story, great suspense, great audio soundtrack that suits the movie perfectly well,
and not least the excellent picture with details to die for.
Recommended to check your display in all it's glory.
 

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We watched Star Trek 2009 on the weekend Friday we will be watching Night at the museum 2
 

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Had a Godfather marathon Saturday night, picked up The Godfather-The Coppola Restoration Giftset on Friday night after work of course the wife wasn't happy she wanted a romantic comedy. I told her IT'S THE GODFATHER. the greatest mob movie of all time.
 

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Had a Godfather marathon Saturday night, picked up The Godfather-The Coppola Restoration Giftset on Friday night after work of course the wife wasn't happy she wanted a romantic comedy. I told her IT'S THE GODFATHER. the greatest mob movie of all time.
Lol, I hope she did believe you. :duck:
 

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Not at first, but within the first 15mins of movie the she was hooked. I told her next week I'll pick Goodfellas and The Proposal this way we won't have to take it to the mattresses.
 

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I watched AVP2 Requiem last night on Blu-ray..
I had seen it previously on DVD but it's a very dark transfer..and I hoped the Blu-ray version would be better..
It was..and you can see all the gory detail much better..:R

The DTS-HD Master Audio sound track was just awesome, and really added to the drama..:hsd: :T
 

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Not at first, but within the first 15mins of movie the she was hooked. I told her next week I'll pick Goodfellas and The Proposal this way we won't have to take it to the mattresses.
Oooookie... sounds like a pretty fair deal to me... :bigsmile:

* As for me, last night I just rewatched 'UP' on Blu. No kids, no wife, only one big kid, me. :bigsmile:
And it goes without saying how much I love that one. Extremely high replay value.
You'll see things that you missed in your first two or even three viewings!
It is an amazing animation film, with fantastic facial expressions by Carl. And Russell is pretty cool too.
What I found is that on subsequent viewings, you learn much more how to love all these characters;
and the talking dog, and the dodo bird, and Ellie from the beginning... Just a gorgeous animation masterpiece.
--> Remember that line by Carl with the megaphone; "... Go have a bath, hippie!" :bigsmile: :rofl:

P.S. Oh by the way Ares, did you get a new receiver yet? The Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH? Or do you still need help to decide? Perhaps I'll see you in the ditto thread...
 

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I watched AVP2 Requiem last night on Blu-ray..
I had seen it previously on DVD but it's a very dark transfer..and I hoped the Blu-ray version would be better..
It was..and you can see all the gory detail much better..:R

The DTS-HD Master Audio sound track was just awesome, and really added to the drama..:hsd: :T
This is a very dark Blu-ray indeed, and one that makes me realise that I need a new display, unfortunately. :sad:
From all the reviews I read about this Blu, you need a properly calibrated display with very good black levels. So many people don't have that, and they just see a big mess on their screens, when the Alien and the Predator are into their big fight. This is probably the best example on Blu-ray, where you realise that your display is simply not up to the task.
But in addition to that, the director's choice of colors and contrasts, is also quite exaggerated.
By adding so much contrast, the color palette becomes extremely drab, unrealistic. I know, it's a sci-fi, but still... For example, look at the exterior scenes in daytime, near the beginning, with high level of orange and black, simply way too much contrast. Personally, I found this too distracting and annoying.
But like I said, I probably need a better display.
For now, I found the fast camera work with the high contrast, a big unwatcheable dark mess on my own display. :rubeyes:

The audio soundtrack is great though, no need to replace my receiver here, just yet anyway (Audyssey DSX). :bigsmile:
 

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No I haven't decide yet one guy is telling that it's not worth it because it can't handle a 4ohm load, I like to here all opinions this way I know what I'm getting into before hand. That movie is great I'm guilty of watching by myself more than once.
 

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No I haven't decide yet one guy is telling that it's not worth it because it can't handle a 4ohm load, I like to here all opinions this way I know what I'm getting into before hand. That movie is great I'm guilty of watching by myself more than once.
If your speakers are 4 ohms, I recommend the Onkyo TX-SR876. It is only $799.99 at Tiger Direct.com.
It is brand new, and it is the Silver model. I personally own this exact same receiver, and can confirm with full assurance that there is nothing approaching it in the entire market at that price, or even a three times that price. I already know that this is your target range.
Now, when you get this receiver at home, just do all the proper settings including Audyssey MultEQ XT Auto Room EQ, and just put 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' into your Blu-ray player, and enjoy the adrenaline rush pumping into your veins through your couch and entire house. :eek::bigsmile:
This unique receiver is THX Ultra2 Plus certified, and has the HQV Reon video processor with ISF certification. It is rated to drive speakers with 4-ohm loads.
You simply cannot do better than this, period. :T
* http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5376895&catId=4586

Remember, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' on Blu-ray disc. :bigsmile:
 

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I just watched the Matrix (blu-ray) today. I finally picked up the Ultimate box set on blu. This is my triple-dip on The Matrix movies so, I decided either I would receive it as a gift or I won't buy it until I can get it for less than $40 for the set. I payed $34 and change ($51.xx from Walmart with free shipping and I used my $20 e-gift card from getting Modern Warfare 2).

I want to watch Cloverfield on BD but, I'm kind of concerned it is going to make me sick.
 

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Yes, 'Cloverfield' is indeed a film that have constantly a lot of camera shaking. Makes you feel kind of dizzy. :dizzy:
Terrific bass though. :bigsmile:
 

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Yeah I'll need some help deciding because if you read ditto thread we kind of get off topic a bit and a lot of my questions don't answered I feel. So if you are up to it I would more than grateful for your advice. I don't know if this the right thread to do it in or start a new one. Thanks again.
 

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Yeah I'll need some help deciding because if you read ditto thread we kind of get off topic a bit and a lot of my questions don't answered I feel. So if you are up to it I would more than grateful for your advice. I don't know if this the right thread to do it in or start a new one. Thanks again.
If you still need some assistance on this, because from what I've read here and at another site, people, 'in general', were not forthcoming with you. But they were more in touch with reality here than over there.

And no, this is not the right thread to discuss this. So, we'll be better off in your original thread.
And besides, I already gave you my thought on this already right here. I'm not sure what else I can add to this, unless you have very specific questions, and you give your room's dimensions, the speakers used and the volume level at which you like listening to movies and music.
But do so in your original thread, not here, as it would be a grave violation of the forum's rules. :bigsmile:

* By the way, I just came back from my video store to rent the Blu-ray of 'Angels & Demons', but all the copies were gone. :hissyfit:
 

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If your speakers are 4 ohms, I recommend the Onkyo TX-SR876. It is only $799.99 at Tiger Direct.com.
It is brand new, and it is the Silver model. I personally own this exact same receiver, and can confirm with full assurance that there is nothing approaching it in the entire market at that price, or even a three times that price. I already know that this is your target range.
Now, when you get this receiver at home, just do all the proper settings including Audyssey MultEQ XT Auto Room EQ, and just put 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' into your Blu-ray player, and enjoy the adrenaline rush pumping into your veins through your couch and entire house. :eek::bigsmile:
This unique receiver is THX Ultra2 Plus certified, and has the HQV Reon video processor with ISF certification. It is rated to drive speakers with 4-ohm loads.
You simply cannot do better than this, period. :T
* http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5376895&catId=4586

Remember, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' on Blu-ray disc. :bigsmile:
What about the 906? :devil: :dumbcrazy:
 

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Bob I have my post up and running. Angles & Demons is a good movie get your hands on it as soon as can that's just M.O.
 

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This is a very dark Blu-ray indeed, and one that makes me realise that I need a new display, unfortunately. :sad:
From all the reviews I read about this Blu, you need a properly calibrated display with very good black levels. So many people don't have that, and they just see a big mess on their screens, when the Alien and the Predator are into their big fight. This is probably the best example on Blu-ray, where you realise that your display is simply not up to the task.
That's very true..and I was very pleased that I was able to see more shadow detail with the Blu-ray version..

For example, look at the exterior scenes in daytime, near the beginning, with high level of orange and black, simply way too much contrast. Personally, I found this too distracting and annoying.
But like I said, I probably need a better display.
Yes..I was hoping that those scenes would look more natural than the DVD version..but unfortunately they weren't..just sharper..which only exagerated their poor colour quality.:thumbsdown:
 

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What about the 906? :devil: :dumbcrazy:
Thats right, only if Ares wants the additional Network features, all gold plated RCA jacks (rear & front), much better quality binding posts (sturdier), toroidal main transformer, bigger caps (or is it now?), 0.9 pound more in weight, 0.2 Amps more in power consumption, 5 Amps more in high current capability, and not least, better sound quality; with a better and clearer midrange, better and cleaner to understand dialog, more extended highs with more open space and delineation; but only if you have good quality high resolution speakers. And the 906, with any luck, can be found for $999, which is only $200 more. Personally, I'll go for it, but not everyone is me. I try most and foremost, to put myself in the shoes of the OP. And I know Sonnie is very happy with his, which he incidently upgraded from his 876.

Thanks lsiberian for mentioning it. Here's couple green chicklets for you... :cunning: :D

* Sorry, there was no little green devil... :rolleyesno:

BUT, because you did include a little red devil & also a dumbcrazy little caricature in your short post, here's especially for you: :demon: :neener: ;) ... All in good spirit, from the same state of mind than yours.

** Oh, and by the way, last night I watched 'Watchmen', the Director's Cut, on Blu-ray. But I felt asleep, just a very long movie... I'll watch the rest tonight. Really like this film; great characters, and a high replay value flick too. The more viewings, the more discoveries.

Cheers,
Bob
 

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Just watched 'Surveillance' last night on Blu-ray. Wow! What a bizarre flick!

It was directed by by Jennifer Lynch, and produced by her father, David Lynch. She also co-wrote it.
Starring in this movie is: Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond, Pell James, Michael Ironside, French Stewart,
High Dillon & Ryan Simpkins.

It is truly demented, a kind of horror art, a sinister thriller... I cannot give any clue, as it would be a sacrilege to do so with this very special type of film.

Video & Audio wise here, it has to be said that it takes a back seat in this movie genre.
The important thing is the story, the development of events with people's characters.

I just love the last song, on the final closing credits.

* Do I recommend it? Well, let's put it this way; it is not for everyone's taste.
But if you like very twisted thrillers, give it a go, you might be quite satisfy by the full experience.

Cheers,
Bob
 

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Watched 'Angels & Demons' last night on Blu.

I guess I was expecting more, because it just didn't work for me. :rolleyesno: A big mess of a film :eek: , next...
 
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