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post #1 of 44 Old 12-27-2007, 10:28 PM - Thread Starter
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I know that 5 is a small number and a top 10 would have been better, but let's try and keep your top HD DVDs of 2007 down to a "Top 5" category.

My top 5 are as follows...

1) Transformers
2) 300
3) The Bourne Ultimatum
4) The Matrix Trilogy
5) The Matador (released in Canada in January 2007)

Honorable Mention...

Hot Fuzz

I have excluded Blade Runner solely because I have yet to receive my copy from Amazon, so I can't personally comment, but I am pretty comfortable in knowing that this HD DVD would probably take top honors.


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1. Bourne Ultimatum
2. Planet Earth
3. Transformers
4. The Host
5. Departed
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1) Children of Men
2) Blade Runner
3) Bourne Identity
4) Eastern Promises
5) Hot Fuzz

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No particular order...judged by PQ, SQ, movie quality and extras.

Hot Fuzz
Bourne Ultimatum
Blade Runner
Children Of Men
Transformers

Honorable mention: Breach
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If we want to do this, we need clear-cut requirements. For example, are we judging based on quality of the movie itself, or the entire package (extras), or picture and audio quality?
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Well since I only bought into HD DVD in Feb... all my titles are from 2007. So here I go:

1. Bourne Ultimatum
2. Transformers
3. The Departed
4. Children of Men
5. Batman Begins

Interestingly 4/5 HD DVD exclusive.... Mind you thats why I prefer it.... better releases in my opinion.
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I consider all three to be important here: PQ, AQ, quality of film(s) [entertainment value]
1, Matrix Trilogy
2,2001 A Space Odyssey
3, 300
4,Blade Runner
5, HP Box set.

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No particular order!

1. Transformers
2. Pans Labyrinth
3. 2001:A Space Odyssey
4. Blade Runner
5. Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix
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Harry Potter Boxset
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(1). Blade Runner: The Final Cut
(2). 2001: A Space Odyssey
(3). Star Trek: Tos - Season 1
(4). Troy: Director's Cut
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1) Blade Runner
2) Planet Earth
3) Heroes Season 1
4) Battlestar Galactica Season 1*
5) Star Trek TOS Season 1

* based on actual content and its a/v presentation, not packaging or QC (or lack thereof).
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I've seen people listing Fearless and Batman Begins...those films are from 2006.

Since we don't have defined parameters to judge with, I'm going with the overall package rankings...best cross-section of good movie/show content, good PQ/AQ, with good packaging and extras being a bonus but not a dealbreaker:

1. Blade Runner - Shockingly feature-packed for something that costs so little. Outstanding picture and audio, and being probably the best sci-fi movie of all time doesn't hurt, either.
2. Transformers - The catalyst for the HD DVD resurgence did not disappoint.
3. Planet Earth - PQ squabbles for the elitists aside, this is the definitive showpiece disc for the format.
4. Clerks II - This fell off of people's radar since it came out right at the beginning of the year, but besides probably being Kevin Smith's best film, this 2 disc set was absolutely overstuffed with bonus features...many of which were in HD as well.
5. The Matrix Trilogy - After a long drought period at the beginning of 2007, the announcement of this was what gave people a glimmer of hope. The "ultimate" collection was a bit underwhelming with flipper discs and non-trilogy content in SD, but the trilogy itself looked and sounded fantastic.

Honorable mention to 2001.

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1. Potter box set
2. Planet Earth
3. Matrix Trilogy
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1. Children of men
2. matrix 1
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Shaun of the Dead
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Transformers
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Heroes Season 1
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My top fave 5:

Children of Men
The Departed
The Matrix
Bourne Ultimatum
Transformers

My bottom fave 5:

HP Prisoner of Azkaban
Blade Runner
300
Blood Diamond
Hot Fuzz
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I've seen people listing Fearless and Batman Begins...those films are from 2006.

Since we don't have defined parameters to judge with, I'm going with the overall package rankings...best cross-section of good movie/show content, good PQ/AQ, with good packaging and extras being a bonus but not a dealbreaker:

1. Blade Runner - Shockingly feature-packed for something that costs so little. Outstanding picture and audio, and being probably the best sci-fi movie of all time doesn't hurt, either.
2. Transformers - The catalyst for the HD DVD resurgence did not disappoint.
3. Planet Earth - PQ squabbles for the elitists aside, this is the definitive showpiece disc for the format.
4. Clerks II - This fell off of people's radar since it came out right at the beginning of the year, but besides probably being Kevin Smith's best film, this 2 disc set was absolutely overstuffed with bonus features...many of which were in HD as well.
5. The Matrix Trilogy - After a long drought period at the beginning of 2007, the announcement of this was what gave people a glimmer of hope. The "ultimate" collection was a bit underwhelming with flipper discs and non-trilogy content in SD, but the trilogy itself looked and sounded fantastic.

Honorable mention to 2001.

I suppose I could have set some parameters, but I feel going with the top 5 in general gives everyone more freedom. If you liked an HD DVD for the special features content, picture quality, audio quality, or just loved the film in general or a combination of factors, please feel free to list away. It's solely up to you! You can keep the list to just the titles or you can add why you liked that specific title, etc.

My choices contained a combination of all of the above. Great films that just so happened to include good special features, great picture and sound presentations and overall collectability.

Let's keep this one going.

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1) Transformers
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movies are not from 2007, but rather purchased by me during 2007

1) Children of Men
2) Brotherhood of the Wolf
3) Running Scared
4) Serenity
5) Heroes Season 1

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Planet Earth
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