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View Poll Results: What Are The Top 5 Titles That All HD DVD Owners Should Have?
2001: A Space Odyssey 78 5.15%
Batman Begins 204 13.47%
Harry Potter Gift Set / Movie 111 7.33%
Planet Earth 188 12.41%
Serenity 100 6.60%
The Bourne Trilogy / Movie 197 13.00%
The Matrix Trilogy / Movie 192 12.67%
Transformers 280 18.48%
Troy: Director's Cut 47 3.10%
Other(s) 118 7.79%
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HD DVD Software > HD DVD Owners: What Are The Top 5 Must-Have HD DVD Titles?
MidnightWatcher's Avatar MidnightWatcher 01:34 AM 12-09-2007
Please pick only 5 of the top must-have HD DVD sets/titles for all HD DVD owners. If there are any not on the list, please pick "Other(s)" and then share what you think it should be. Feel free to give an honorable mention.

My Top Picks:

Planet Earth, The Matrix Trilogy, The Bourne Trilogy, Transformers and Batman Begins.

Honorable Mention Not Listed:


Children of Men.

Nexus 6's Avatar Nexus 6 01:48 AM 12-09-2007
-Batman Begins
-Serenity
-The Matrix Trilogy
-The Bourne Trilogy
-Planet Earth
Milt99's Avatar Milt99 02:18 AM 12-09-2007
2001: Because it is a landmark in film and the best we will ever see it.
Batman Begins: Excellent disc
Harry Potter: Excellent discs for the whole family. I can't believe I'm the only one who voted for them.
Serenity: Excellent disc, story and characters
The Matrix: It's The Matrix

It was a tough choice to leave off Planet Earth because it is a must have.
Also agree with Children of Men but it's not everyone's cup of tea.
Band of Brothers is definite must have for me.
rover2002's Avatar rover2002 02:18 AM 12-09-2007
Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the dead.
eizenga13's Avatar eizenga13 02:23 AM 12-09-2007
Casablanca in HD DVD is utterly AMAZING!!!!
miata's Avatar miata 02:40 AM 12-09-2007
Bourne trilogy, Grand Prix, Casablanca and Matrix when you can buy it stand-alone.
IRockSoAwesome's Avatar IRockSoAwesome 02:46 AM 12-09-2007
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Originally Posted by rover2002 View Post

Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the dead.

+1
GameOver's Avatar GameOver 02:50 AM 12-09-2007
*Transformers
*Face Off
*Matrix Trilogy
*Shooter
*Troy Director's Cut

Honorable Mention Not Listed:
*The Warriors
WiFi-Spy's Avatar WiFi-Spy 02:52 AM 12-09-2007
MidnightWatcher's Avatar MidnightWatcher 10:44 AM 12-09-2007
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Here is my list:
http://formatwarcentral.com/index.ph...-you-must-own/

Yeah, King Kong is complete eye candy for sure. I should be getting Hulk in the mail next week.
halfsane's Avatar halfsane 11:04 AM 12-09-2007
Lucky # Slevin!
MidnightWatcher's Avatar MidnightWatcher 02:48 PM 12-09-2007
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Originally Posted by halfsane View Post

Lucky # Slevin!

Got that one last week, gonna have to watch it soon.
Milt99's Avatar Milt99 04:40 PM 12-09-2007
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Originally Posted by WiFi-Spy View Post

Here is my list:
http://formatwarcentral.com/index.ph...-you-must-own/

Glad to see The Hulk get some respect.
MidnightWatcher's Avatar MidnightWatcher 06:50 PM 12-09-2007
I actually thought The Hulk was a decent movie. I should have it next week from the Canadian 5 free HD DVD offer.
Arpeggi's Avatar Arpeggi 06:54 PM 12-09-2007
2001
Children of Men
Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum
Casablanca
The Adventures of Robin Hood

Dishonorable mentions go to:
Catalog titles from Universal from spring 07-early summer 07
Serenity (terrible film, the Little Man of HD DVD)
lrstevens421's Avatar lrstevens421 06:58 PM 12-09-2007
Transformers
King Kong
300
Batman Begins
Hot Fuzz
chipvideo's Avatar chipvideo 07:43 PM 12-09-2007
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

Please pick only 5 of the top must-have HD DVD sets/titles for all HD DVD owners. If there are any not on the list, please pick "Other(s)" and then share what you think it should be. Feel free to give an honorable mention.

My Top Picks:

Planet Earth, The Matrix Trilogy, The Bourne Trilogy, Transformers and Batman Begins.

Honorable Mention Not Listed:


Children of Men.


I made the exact same pics as you. Good taste.
giantchicken's Avatar giantchicken 07:50 PM 12-09-2007
I would add Children of Men, King Kong, Corpse Bride and Hot Fuzz to that list. Ant Bully looks fantastic and is one of the best visually, but the movie itself isn't that great so I wouldn't call it a must own.
efxmaster's Avatar efxmaster 08:35 PM 12-09-2007
The Searchers!
hatchback's Avatar hatchback 08:42 PM 12-09-2007
My overall top pick: The Searchers
Toe's Avatar Toe 08:46 PM 12-09-2007
King Kong
Transformers
Hot Fuzz
Batman Begins
Matrix Trilogy

I would also say Superman Returns...The PQ is nothing special, but the AUDIO!!!

Hulk did absolutely nothing for me from A PQ, SQ or movie standpoint. Sold my copy the day after I watched it (turned it off with about 10 minutes left as I was completely uninterested).
ILJG's Avatar ILJG 08:52 PM 12-09-2007
Other honorable mentions:

U-571
Seabiscuit
mikeyj's Avatar mikeyj 08:55 PM 12-09-2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is killer all around.
chidrock's Avatar chidrock 09:22 PM 12-09-2007
My choices off your list were:
Planet Earth
Matrix
Transformers

Not on your list - 2 of the following, can't decide:
Children of Men
Seabiscuit
Mission Impossible 3 (wows everyone I show it to)

edit - yeah, I'd have Serenity on there too lol
DirkBelig's Avatar DirkBelig 12:18 AM 12-10-2007
People who are picking King Kong need their eyes checked and to take their anti-hype meds. Go to the scene where Denholm is standing before the crimson curtain at the theater before the reveal of Kong. See all that nice macroblocking in the reds? That's why King Kong shouldn't be on this list, along with it being boring as hell. You're welcome.

Same for Transformers. Look at the chrome on Sam's dad's car when he's in front of the school. All those jaggies shouldn't be present in a regular DVD, much less HD DVD. The hit-or-miss audio problems that have been debated here are another strike against it. At least it's entertaining, unlike Kong.
MidnightWatcher's Avatar MidnightWatcher 12:57 AM 12-10-2007
DirkBelig, though all the titles listed have high tier PQ this is not a Top 5 PQ list and is therefore another topic. This is a Top 5 Must-Have HD DVDs list.
ChrisW6ATV's Avatar ChrisW6ATV 01:49 AM 12-10-2007
I picked four on the list, plus "Grand Prix".
Riblet's Avatar Riblet 05:45 AM 12-10-2007
I checked "Other(s)" as my only choice for the poll. One would need to know the movie-watching nature of your subject first to have any clue at what would be a must have for them. There are quite a few visual extravaganza's in the action genre that could make must have lists. But if one does not like action movies, would have none on their list. People with children or grand children may feel the need to maintain children-safe movies, where as those with college students may need more horror.

There are truly no must have haves.
Whiggles's Avatar Whiggles 05:58 AM 12-10-2007
Purely from an image quality perspective, I'd say the top five are:

1. King Kong
2. Hot Fuzz
3. Silent Hill (German import)
4. Black Snake Moan
5. Aeon Flux

Of course, if you're also taking the quality of the films themselves into account, then it becomes a bit muddier.
JetJockey1's Avatar JetJockey1 07:42 AM 12-10-2007
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Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the dead.

+1
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