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post #1 of 64 Old 10-20-2006, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Batman Begins is now officially my new Reference/DEMO HD DVD (Training Day & Ray come very close)...even though I liked it after seeing it in the Theaters, I have to admit I rarely watched it on DVD, that I sold it after two weeks!

Things change with HD DVD, I find it more interesting/into it...it's now my Most Viewed from my (31) Collection, I've lost count how many time I watched it since it came out! As for my Favorite Chapter, used as a Demo...it's Chapter Five!

Stunning clarity, sharpness & very crisp...the Score in Dolby TrueHD is just outstanding!!! I'm watching it as we speak.

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Batman Begins: "I'll get my car" "I've got mine."

'Nuff said.
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Corpse Bride - Scene where he is playing the piano and meats Victoria for the first time. The sound is amazing and pretty much any image from the film is just purely stunning
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Grand Prix, the first race with all the split screens and the helicopter shots of the cars racing the streets of Monaco.
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It is still the first thing I ever saw on HD-DVD: The opening of Serenity.
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It is still the first thing I ever saw on HD-DVD: The opening of Serenity.


Damn right!

I still can't get over that intro.

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serenity: the first shot of the ship... gives me chills every time.
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serenity: the first shot of the ship... gives me chills every time.


Yes...me too. INCREDIBLE.

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I still mostly demo for people using chapters from Van Helsing (Welcome to Transylvania) and Serenity (Caught in the middle). Great stuff, but yes Batman Begins from start to finish is amazing.

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Batman Begins...Chapter 28...
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Aeon flux, when aeon and that girl with 4 hands go into the government zone.

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Serenity - at the begnning when the music comes on and the ship turns toward the planet - classic.
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Serenity, Caught in the middle chapter for me, although I have not watched a lot of HD-DVD's. This demo not only looks great, but the sound and bass I feel like the house is going to come down on top of me watching this chapter.

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Batman Begins, the tumbler chase. nothing I have seen comes close sound and pq wise.

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the corpse bride is the most amazing thing I have seen yet on my Pansonic AX100U projector on a 92' screen, this is the demo for HD-DVD i will be using for a while, I was blown away at the detail.
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Batman Begins: "I'll get my car" "I've got mine."

'Nuff said.

Took the words right out of my mouth!

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Aeon Flux -- when Aeon and the Zsathandra cross into the city

Training Day -- when Denzel and Ethan Hawke first get into Denzel's car (and the minutes after that)

Blazing Saddles -- just about any scene !

Swordfish -- when Travolta takes the helicopter down to visit the flyfishin' Senator

F&TF -- any race scene
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serenity: the first shot of the ship... gives me chills every time.

The most incredible 45 seconds I have ever seen and heard on a screen !!

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Training Day -- when Denzel and Ethan Hawke first get into Denzel's car (and the minutes after that)

Yes, this black car looks so good in HD. You can count the rain drops!
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Don't have the movie above but is it just me or does the aspect ratio look off in the pic. Everything looks stretched vertically.
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^ That was the first film I watch on my XA1

I specifically remember that exact shot, how the car came towards the camera, with such clarity, that it looked like it was coming out of the screen! My jaw dropped!! Instantly made buyer's remorse a non issue

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I found BB to be too well lit for my tastes. As to my "reference" stuff, I'd say the opening view of The Thing, when the helicoptor is chasing the dog. The ice fields are breathtaking. From BB, any night shots of the city from overhead. Just beautiful.
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Don't have the movie above but is it just me or does the aspect ratio look off in the pic. Everything looks stretched vertically.

No it's a combo of the movie's camera angle, and the angle of my camera!
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My choice may change but, right now, it's the opening of The Searchers, just after the credits.
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I Totally Agree With Serenity, But Also The Beginning Of Superman Returns The Soundtrack Is Amazing.

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A couple different ones. King King T-rex Kong fight. It tells a complete story and has the adreline rush and audio to match. Troy- The first battle scene the audio on the spear through makes me look to see where I lands in my room.

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king kong falling off the empire state building.
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Troy- The first battle scene the audio on the spear through makes me look to see where I lands in my room.

I'm hoping the Toothbrush scene in 300 has a similar effect, except I feel like he's leaping at me and about to forcibly clean my teeth.
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king kong falling off the empire state building.


Spoiler!!
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T3 the 1st chapter where he has a vision of the future and you see the army of T-800's advancing. one of them turns to face you and fills the screen. it looks like its going to step out of the screen into the room, Always gets a great reaction from people
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