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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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Which movies would make you upgrade to an HD player? If any ...

What movies, do you think are worth seeing/owning in HD?
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Old January 14th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #2
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Off the top of my head... Citizen Kane, The Godfather Parts 1 & 2, and The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Plus Kubrick's 2001 and Barry Lyndon. Those five titles (actually eight I guess) would get me into an HD player. Plus an HDTV, I don't have one yet.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 07:14 PM   #3
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I'd go with Chris' list, and would add Alien and Aliens.

Hmmmmm... I don't have an HDTV either. I guess that's another topic.

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Old January 14th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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It's funny that both my choices are in theaters now but they just looked so amazing on screen. I would love to see them in HD.

King Kong, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

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Old January 14th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #5
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I have 3 HDTVs in the house. I got rid of the last of the old televisions when I moved to Florida last month.

I still can't take my eyes off some of the fantastic footage on Sunrise Earth, and some of the HD travel shows. And the downsized former IMAX movies are enough to make you drop your jaw and just stare at the HDTV.

But there are a few movies I would like to see in HD. Woodstock would be cool. In alphabetical order, let's say Casablanca, Easy Rider, Fantasia, Lawrence of Arabia, all of the Star Wars movies, Top Hat, 2001, Yankee Doodle Dandy.

I am sure there are more I would want to see if they were brought to my attention.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #6
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Dinosaur, or something like that with photo-real graphics.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #7
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Serenity....oh wait, that's already been announced for the HD-DVD camp. Dangit, and I really wanted a BluRay player! LOL! :-P

Releasing Kubric and Ridley Scott's films in HD would do it for me. Heck, Blade Runner alone would do it, especially if they end up restoring the hospital scene.

But truthfully, I'm going to have to wait a while. The initial price point of the players are just too high for my blood.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #8
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Well if you're going to get Serenity in HD, you might as well have the entire Firefly series too. Sign me up for that boxed set.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #9
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I'm not sure if I care yet about commercial movies, which look okay on widescreen DVDs. I just want to be able to see my own HD footage at full resolution without having to plug a camera into my HDTV, and be able to show it to customers the way they could watch it at home. I'm thinking of getting on the waiting list now for one of the Toshiba players...and if Blu-ray wins I'll have a nice conversation piece a few years down the line.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 09:39 AM   #10
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Kevin,

I was an early adopter of the Linkplayer (pre JVC) and have been watching my own movies without the Sony FX1 connected for almost a year now. Get in line. It is worth it even if something new comes out soon. We still have to wait for reasonable priced burners and players. The moment they are announced you will just have to get in that line anyway.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #11
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The Blair Witch Project ;-)
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Old January 15th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #12
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Off the top of my head: "Baraka", "Thin Red Line", "Heat", "Saving Private Ryan", "Apocalypse Now", "2001", "Blade Runner", "Ran", "Lord of the Rings", "Glory".
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Old January 15th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #13
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OK Mathieu, that was just plain amusing. I hadn't smiled much today. Thanks for that.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 01:59 PM   #14
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The Empire Strikes Back.

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Old January 16th, 2006, 10:00 AM   #15
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Akira Kurosawa's RAN

Brazil

Blade Runner

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Empire of the Sun

Little Big Man

City of Lost Children

Prospero's Books

Caligula ;)
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