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09-23-2006, 04:47 PM
What are some of your DVDs that can be categorize as having a reference quality video with bright picture, deep colors, clarity, etc. I may want to add it to my collection :D

Here are few from my collection...........

3000 miles From Graceland. This is the best looking DVD I have ever seen.

Trading Places. Excellent detail.

A Perfect World. Outdoor scenes are gorgeous (alot of greens).

Spiderman I&2. Fly around the buildings with Spideman

Summer Rental. Exquisite care was taken with this DVD transfer.

Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection 2. Cartoons never looked better.

Star Trek II (Khan). Few noises here and there, but other wise perfect.


09-24-2006, 11:38 AM
Hey Smokey,

As you know there was a Sound & Vision top ten list and, as I recall, it was pretty decent. Frankly, there are a lot of films that provide a spectacular visual presentation. A few that I have recently revisited are:

Tears of the Sun which looks good, and...

American Psycho Uncut which looks and makes me laugh uncontrollably, and...

Aeon Flux which looks good and makes me smile for a completely different reason (heard it had a plot, too)

09-24-2006, 05:38 PM
Hey Bobsticks

Thanks for recommendation. Yes, I am aware of S&V top ten DVD in terms of video and sound. Just wanted to expand my horizon.

Getting DVD with good quality seem to be a hit and miss thing. Even newer releases donít guaranty a good quality video. I guess it depend on how much care was taken during the transfer, and how much compression.

s dog
09-24-2006, 06:05 PM
Final Destination 2 - Aeonflux - Here are two off of my best looking dvd list.

09-25-2006, 09:55 AM
House of Flying Daggers
Toy Story 1&2
Monsters Inc
Fifth Element

Just to name a few

09-25-2006, 10:22 AM
I am going to name a few of the better restored films for picture and sound....

SECONDS (1966) Awesome b&w
OKLAHOMA 2-Disc Sp. edition in both CinemaScope and Todd-AO transfers
YOUTH OF THE BEAST (Criterion Ed.)
EYES WITHOUT A FAC (Criterion Ed.)
SLEEPING BEAUTY (2-disc Sp. Ed.) Great example of color fidelity in a animated feature.

Dusty Chalk
09-25-2006, 03:14 PM
I know everyone has this by now, but:

The Matrix

The subtlety of the real world vs. the Matrix (slightly greener) is a brilliant use of DVD.

And I have to second Hero -- just a gorgeous use of colour.

09-25-2006, 07:06 PM
See if I can catch any of DVDs on sale :D

09-26-2006, 11:15 AM
Into the Blue, Lake Placid, Hero