I frequently watch movies in our HT by myself. For at least 20 years I've also been interested in the so-far-theoretical potential of displays placed close to the eyes to perhaps provide the immersive, big picture effect that an image projected onto a large screen has provided to probably billions of viewers since close the beginning of "motion pictures".
I was thinking that the Johnny-come-lately VR headsets for Samsung phones are pretty interesting, so I checked Youtube for some recent reviews of this combination.
My wife and I have the Note 4 and its display is mind-boggling, but it has "only" 1440 x 2560 pixels http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4-6434.php
so I can already guess at some potential resolution issues in the form of noticeable screen door.
However, the new Samsung Note 8 supposedly has a high-contrast, 3840 x 2160 pixel display, which IMO is an amazing technological feat in and of itself.
Conceivably, if the screen must bet split into two on a VR display, which I believe it must, the Note8's display could handle two native-1080p (1920-wide) images, side by side. I'm still happy with high-quality 1080p blu rays and Netflix movies on our RS1's screen (but I know that 4K is all the rage nowadays).
This is why I started this thread after waiting around over 20 years to see what the present future of VR would be. Unfortunately, after having started this thread, I have just now seen that the Note8 has not yet been released, but I look forward to hearing from movie buffs about their experience with watching movies on a Note8-VR "system".