Originally Posted by vipervick
I am really enjoying this PQ thread. I am on the verge of building a decent HT in a new house. So, I want the very best to demo to my wife.
The consensus is that I, Robot and the PotC trilogy have the best PQ for real movies? Not animation of course. Are they the sharpest, clearest looking?
I'm glad. Since I already own them and a few of the animation as well. Looking forward to seeing what a good calibrated system looks like.
As the thread's token woman, I would have to say if your wife is anything like the masses out there, Twilight
, Harry Potter 6
, or, IMHO, MAMMA MIA
are great ones to help show off to a woman to wow them on home theatre.
I know, I know... sucking it up and being forced to watch Twilight is a special sort of torture for most men out there, but I still think if they had released Twilight last year on Blu Ray only for the first week, or had special features available ONLY on Blu Ray, there would have been millions of women out there "forcing" their husbands to upgrade their home theatres.
If her tastes are more classical than mainstream, I would suggest Sleeping Beauty
(people can say what they want about whether or not Sleeping Beauty belongs in Tier 0, no matter what it's a gorgeous restoration that has been meticulously done and can still help showcase just how much better Blu is to DVD) and Becoming Jane
. Also, while I have not reviewed it for the thread yet, the restoration work they did on the 1995 Colin Firth edition of the BBC Pride and Prejudice
, is positively STUNNING; in the general terms of the PQ thread, it *might* hit Tier 2.75 when I do a formal review, but the previous versions on DVD are just so positively horrendous in comparison, anyone who is a fan of this classic series will appreciate the work that has been done to it.
Take it for what you will, I just offer these words of advice as a woman and the type of thing that I've suggested to other women that have helped sell them on "letting" their husbands upgrade to Blu Ray. The #1 movie that has helped me on this score is Sleeping Beauty, followed by Twilight and 1995 Pride & Prejudice.
Edited to add, and if she's a sci-fi fan at all... STAR TREK 2009