Blu-Ray Disc Recommendations thread

  • Page

    of 134 First / Last

    Previous
  • Dougs 5 Aug 2008 13:58:13 69,495 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Couldn't seem to find a blu ray film thread. If there is, sack the search engine.

    So, any recommendations to accompany my nice new telly arriving in 2 weeks? Aside from Planet Earth that is, which is a given.....
  • Telepathic.Geometry 5 Aug 2008 14:03:32 11,558 posts
    Seen 59 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Blazing Saddles. :)

    || PSN Barrysama || NNID Barrysama ||

  • billythekid 5 Aug 2008 14:06:03 11,397 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Rambo, Black Hawk Down, Beowulf all look stunning imo.
  • darrenb 5 Aug 2008 14:06:45 696 posts
    Seen 16 minutes ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Anything when you liked the film!!! No point buying the disk if the content is the most boring pack of sh1t.

    10 minutes into a good film and you wont even notice the quality anymore!! Bluray quality is only really noticible if you aren't actually "watching" the film.
  • pistol 5 Aug 2008 14:07:41 13,019 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Depends what you're into..

    I've got the following and they all look glorious on my 42" LG 1080p

    Casino Royale
    BladeRunner - 5 disc set
    Vantage Point - average thriller but looks amazing
    Sweeney Todd
    Planet Earth
    SharkWater - Brilliant underwater shark documentary
    Rambo - average but looks great
    Black Hawk Down
    Halloween

    I had Predator but flogged it after not being that impressed with the transfer.

    off the top of my head.
  • Cloudane 5 Aug 2008 14:09:47 1,974 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Ratatouille and Cars are the very few 'oh my goodness, that looks amazing!' Blu-ray films.

    Enchanted looks rather pretty all the way through too and is a good family film to boot.
  • Dougs 5 Aug 2008 14:12:53 69,495 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Sweet, Black Hawk Down might be a winner to start with. Or maybe Bladerunner. And naturally, I'd only go for films that I like. Was hoping that Stardust was available but apparently not yet (if ever...), just to keep the missus happy
  • ram 5 Aug 2008 14:12:53 3,488 posts
    Seen 3 days ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    darrenb wrote:
    Anything when you liked the film!!! No point buying the disk if the content is the most boring pack of sh1t.

    10 minutes into a good film and you wont even notice the quality anymore!! Bluray quality is only really noticible if you aren't actually "watching" the film.

    Very true. I always laugh at HD film reviews where the VQ gets 5/5 the film itself 2/5 and the overall mark is 4/5.

    Having a pretty picture isn't a substitute for a good story.
  • ram 5 Aug 2008 14:14:35 3,488 posts
    Seen 3 days ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Good uns

    Pandora's Labyrinth
    There will be Blood
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    The Prestige


  • Dougs 5 Aug 2008 14:16:58 69,495 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Ooh, Pan's Labyrinth would be a good one, good shout.

    Anyway, enough about my wants, feel free to use this thread to recommend any BRD corkers.
  • billythekid 5 Aug 2008 14:18:45 11,397 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Movietyme.com can often be a cheap place to get blu ray discs. They have a list of region free titles on there.
  • ram 5 Aug 2008 14:21:13 3,488 posts
    Seen 3 days ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    whoops yeh Pan's Labyrinth not the crappy Pandora's Labyrinth remake ;)
  • Deleted user 5 August 2008 14:32:17
    I thought Black Hawk Down was supposed to be one of the dodgy transfer ones?
  • pistol 5 Aug 2008 14:34:54 13,019 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    kalel wrote:
    I thought Black Hawk Down was supposed to be one of the dodgy transfer ones?

    My copy is pretty awesome so no, I think you might have that wrong.

    review
  • El_MUERkO 5 Aug 2008 14:36:12 17,144 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Black Hawk Down is a fucking awesome transfer, especially the flight in the choppers at the start, the fidelity of the image is stunning.

    Superbad is also good.

    Rocky is shit thou :(
  • Deleted user 5 August 2008 14:36:24
    I'm pretty sure there are two versions of BHD, and one is total shite, so beware.
  • istandfreed 5 Aug 2008 14:39:46 2,416 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Cloverfield is excellent as is No Country for Old Men some really beautiful open plain shots.

    Just watched the Mummy Returns last night which has an excellent transfer but man the CGI fight with the Scorpion King. It was bad CGI in standard Def but it is shocking in HD. Still the rest of the movie looks great.

    PSN: Ballszilla

  • repairmanjack 5 Aug 2008 14:41:50 6,078 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Pirates of the Caribbean 3 looked amazing. As did Beowulf, 30 Days of Night... hell, even Shoot 'Em Up looked bloody good.

    Dark City I can't make my mind up about... loved the film and it looks good - but it's so stylised that it seems distracting somehow.

    Shit, still haven't watched The Departed yet.
  • pistol 5 Aug 2008 14:44:07 13,019 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Dougs wrote:
    Couldn't seem to find a blu ray film thread. If there is, sack the search engine.

    So, any recommendations to accompany my nice new telly arriving in 2 weeks? Aside from Planet Earth that is, which is a given.....

    try this list
  • El_MUERkO 5 Aug 2008 14:57:00 17,144 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    pistol wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    Couldn't seem to find a blu ray film thread. If there is, sack the search engine.

    So, any recommendations to accompany my nice new telly arriving in 2 weeks? Aside from Planet Earth that is, which is a given.....

    try this list

    i haven't seen Cars which is no.1 when sorted by video rating but every tv/blu-ray review now seems to include a copy of cars, supposed the stand out title for showing what a blu-ray and the tv it's playing on is capable of
  • caligari 5 Aug 2008 14:58:47 17,193 posts
    Seen 4 days ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Close Encounters!
  • Deleted user 5 August 2008 16:11:15
    El_MUERkO wrote:
    pistol wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    Couldn't seem to find a blu ray film thread. If there is, sack the search engine.

    So, any recommendations to accompany my nice new telly arriving in 2 weeks? Aside from Planet Earth that is, which is a given.....

    try this list

    i haven't seen Cars which is no.1 when sorted by video rating but every tv/blu-ray review now seems to include a copy of cars, supposed the stand out title for showing what a blu-ray and the tv it's playing on is capable of

    And yet it's the worst Pixar movie by far. Don't bother. Why obsess over image quality to put yourself through two hours of a shit film??

    The Incredibles on VHS on a 14" black n white TV is better than Cars on Blu-Ray on a wall-sized diamond-crusted plasma.
  • Telepathic.Geometry 5 Aug 2008 16:15:58 11,558 posts
    Seen 59 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    I actually thought that Cars was surprisingly good actually. :) But yeah, I guess the Incredibles looks incredible on Blu-ray. (o/

    || PSN Barrysama || NNID Barrysama ||

  • Flying_Pig 5 Aug 2008 19:49:18 11,484 posts
    Seen 24 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    pistol wrote:
    Planet Earth

    If you only own 1 blu-ray....
  • ecu 5 Aug 2008 20:01:53 77,311 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Telepathic.Geometry wrote:
    I actually thought that Cars was surprisingly good actually. :) But yeah, I guess the Incredibles looks incredible on Blu-ray. (o/

    ETA?
  • Deleted user 5 August 2008 20:13:45
    Apocalypto
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Casino Royale
    Beowulf
    Bladerunner
    Batman Begins
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    No Country for Old Men
    2001: Space Odyssey
    Planet Earth
    Pans Labyrinth

    ...are worth a look.
  • Darren 8 Aug 2008 13:41:59 9,080 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    ram wrote:
    darrenb wrote:
    Anything when you liked the film!!! No point buying the disk if the content is the most boring pack of sh1t.

    10 minutes into a good film and you wont even notice the quality anymore!! Bluray quality is only really noticible if you aren't actually "watching" the film.

    Very true. I always laugh at HD film reviews where the VQ gets 5/5 the film itself 2/5 and the overall mark is 4/5.

    Having a pretty picture isn't a substitute for a good story.

    Magazines are guilty of that and rating the movie higher than it deserves if it, say, has amazing extras. I mean like that makes up for the movie itself being crud! LOL

    I've got well over 100 BDs now and the ones that have most impressed me in terms of audio/visuals, quality of the movie and decent extras are:

    2001: A Space Odyssey (absolutely stunning for a 40 year old movie... looks like it was filmed recently)
    Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Ratatouille
    Cars (hey, I like the movie although I confess not on first viewing!)
    Halloween (amazing given that it's 30 years old!)
    Beowulf (the US version is better though as it has picture-in-picture stuff)
    Blade Runner (again the 5-disc US version is the one to go for... incredible value at 22)
    Casino Royale
    Apocalypto (at times this movie looks almost 3D)
    Dark City (great transfer and a brilliant movie too)
    I, Robot (love this movie and it looks a treat on BD)

    PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, PC (Intel Core i7-4770K, 16 GB, 4 GB EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SC, Windows 8.1 Pro), iPad 4, iPad mini with Retina Display.

  • gooners2006 8 Aug 2008 13:45:25 118 posts
    Seen 4 years ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Rush Hour 3 is OK in Blu-Ray, Transformers comes out in September that may look good
  • pistol 8 Aug 2008 13:48:08 13,019 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Darren wrote:
    ram wrote:
    darrenb wrote:
    Anything when you liked the film!!! No point buying the disk if the content is the most boring pack of sh1t.

    10 minutes into a good film and you wont even notice the quality anymore!! Bluray quality is only really noticible if you aren't actually "watching" the film.

    Very true. I always laugh at HD film reviews where the VQ gets 5/5 the film itself 2/5 and the overall mark is 4/5.

    Having a pretty picture isn't a substitute for a good story.

    Magazines are guilty of that and rating the movie higher than it deserves if it, say, has amazing extras. I mean like that makes up for the movie itself being crud! LOL

    I've got well over 100 BDs now and the ones that have most impressed me in terms of audio/visuals, quality of the movie and decent extras are:

    2001: A Space Odyssey (absolutely stunning for a 40 year old movie... looks like it was filmed recently)
    Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Ratatouille
    Cars (hey, I like the movie although I confess not on first viewing!)
    Halloween (amazing given that it's 30 years old!)
    Beowulf (the US version is better though as it has picture-in-picture stuff)
    Blade Runner (again the 5-disc US version is the one to go for... incredible value at 22)
    Casino Royale
    Apocalypto (at times this movie looks almost 3D)
    Dark City (great transfer and a brilliant movie too)
    I, Robot (love this movie and it looks a treat on BD)

    Darren, have you watched any of the other 4 bladerunner discs? I'm currently in the middle of the 3hr docu about how the film was made, casting, writing etc. Fascinating stuff.
  • pistol 8 Aug 2008 13:48:43 13,019 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    gooners2006 wrote:
    Rush Hour 3 is OK in Blu-Ray, Transformers comes out in September that may look good

    But both films are poo..

  • Page

    of 134 First / Last

    Previous
Log in or register to reply