Let me first say that I believe in the spirit of this thread - the way you are considering Blu-ray releases is a lot more sophisticated than the take in the tier thread, and it's clear that the motive behind this thread is true love of cinema.
However, I have to say I don't think this thread really accomplishes anything.
The tier thread, as stupid and mis-guided as it is, at least serves a purpose to those who prescribe to that brand of thinking. If you want a list of HD demo material, that's the thread to go to. This thread, however, has such a lofty goal that I don't think it can really be achieved. Artistic intent, and how close a release achieves the original vision, is such a subjective and inherently detailed area that discussion about a single movie could easily span a whole thread (and often does).
Even if you could easily make these decisions for each and every film, the criteria that each movie is judged on is so completely different that the topic becomes so broad as to be useless. It's like making a list of "good movies." Well, good by what criteria? What genre are we discussing? Are you saying the acting is good, the story is good, the directing is good, what? To show that any item deserves to be in the "good list" requires a full subjective explanation, negating the concept of an easy-to-reference list. I completely agree that the Blu-ray releases of 28 Days Later and Cloverfield are completely faithful to those films' original theatrical presentations - but why would I ever be specifically looking for films with handheld-esque crappy video quality? And even if I was searching for that exact thing, this thread wouldn't tell me that those movies were like that as they'd just be lumped into the "preserves original artistic intent" category. If I was searching out those movies, it'd be on the basis of wanting to watch a good horror movie, or some criteria similar to that.
Again, I don't say this to knock the thread - I feel it is made with the best intentions in mind. And I'm certainly not here to troll or argue. I won't get into a heated debate about it because it's just my opinion, and I respect the opinions of the rest of you here. I'd rather see time wasted in a noble goal than wasted over something stupid. I just thought I'd bring this issue up before too much time goes into the thread.