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just wondering what would be your opinions for first movies to watch
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This thread would be a good place to start. Just pick the top tier movies that you like.

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I won't argue the merits of the film, but Speed Racer is pure eye candy beamed with either a 720P or 1080P projector...
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I grew up with Speed Racer and I was VERY skeptical of the movie but I thought it was great visually and very good content. Very true to the original IMO.
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I am still in the dark ages.

Not "eye candy" but off the top of my head, no order. I enjoy watching what I consider films on the projector at 120". I find most "eye candy" equatable to viewing paint drying.

1) "Casablanca"
2) "The African Queen"
3) "Sunrise"
4) "The Third Man"
5) "M"
6) "Paths of Glory"
7) "Seven Samurai"
8) "Yojimbo"
9) "The Searchers"
10) "The Godfather"

Goddard, Fellini, Bertoluccci, Resnais and a few others have some releases on BD.
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I am still in the dark ages.

Not "eye candy" but off the top of my head, no order. I enjoy watching what I consider films on the projector at 120". I find most "eye candy" equatable to viewing paint drying.

1) "Casablanca"
2) "The African Queen"
3) "Sunrise"
4) "The Third Man"
5) "M"
6) "Paths of Glory"
7) "Seven Samurai"
8) "Yojimbo"
9) "The Searchers"
10) "The Godfather"

Goddard, Fellini, Bertoluccci, Resnais and a few others have some releases on BD.

I think you're missing the point of the thread.

Here's a Blu-ray list that's sure to please regarding eye-candy:

Transformers
Sin City
Monsters Inc
King Kong
Avatar
9
Planet Earth
The Shawshank Redemption
District 9
There Will be Blood

In terms of LFE, size does matter!
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I am still in the dark ages.

Not "eye candy" but off the top of my head, no order. I enjoy watching what I consider films on the projector at 120". I find most "eye candy" equatable to viewing paint drying.

1) "Casablanca"
2) "The African Queen"
3) "Sunrise"
4) "The Third Man"
5) "M"
6) "Paths of Glory"
7) "Seven Samurai"
8) "Yojimbo"
9) "The Searchers"
10) "The Godfather"

Goddard, Fellini, Bertoluccci, Resnais and a few others have some releases on BD.

Mind candy yes! Eye candy, not so much

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I think you're missing the point of the thread.

Here's a Blu-ray list that's sure to please regarding eye-candy:

Transformers
Sin City
Monsters Inc
King Kong
Avatar
9
Planet Earth
The Shawshank Redemption
District 9
There Will be Blood

As I stated, I had rather watch paint dry, than almost any of those. Only marginally would I view "Shawshank" or "Sin City", or "There Will Be Blood". I have seen all three but do not put them anywhere near the films I noted, even merely considering BD releases. cf. below for an explanation as to my meaning. (Although I hear "Planet Earth" was a good documentary- I neglected documentaries on my list intentionally.)

I neither missed the point nor did I name films that do not follow the entirety of the OPs written thoughts, to wit: "recommend top 10 movies to watch with projector" and "just wondering what would be your opinions for first movies to watch". Although I did name only films released on BD, as is likely he meant "eye candy" in the accepted sense.

I gave him my opinion as to some excellent titles that I would and do watch on my projector. Personally I would rather watch a DVD version of "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler " or "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse", among many others, than the 'movies' you named. But I am a Fritz Lang fan. . . His query was about opinion and I gave mine, even if it does not follow δόξα.

In keeping with spirit of others' posts I did mention only BDs! (And again, I grant, in all likelihood the unstated premise of the OPs thread.) My list is of what I consider great films on BD. And a part of my consideration is always the beauty of the film qua crafted story and acting. I think that the projector enjoyment for me is seeing a huge representation of a nice picture of a wonderful film.

So, I enjoy what I consider films on my projector, BDs or not and the huge image and decent to great picture clarity (a nebulous term, I guess) are what makes a PJ worth having for me. These are my opinions but I hope the OP gives them a look. If not he got an honest opinion that was worth what it cost.

I very well understand what others see as nice to just look at but for me 'eye candy' is seeing Ingrid Bergman say to Dooley Wilson "play, 'As Time Goes By'", in 1080p.
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Mind candy yes! Eye candy, not so much

If Ingrid Bergman is not 'eye candy' (and evidently she is not as I understood the definition of the demos) then, I'll pass. . .
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for the visual spectacle, nothing tops avatar. sin city is another good recommend.
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Here are my picks for ten "movies" that are made big so improve greatly from small screen to large, are ones that many did not get to see in theaters, and are just so cool that I think you would want to see them again on your new projector.

Western: Unforgiven

Action: Ronin

Sci Fi: The Fifth Element

War: Band of Brothers
Gettysburg

Drama: The Usual Suspects

Comedy/Romance: Hitch

Mystery: Memento

Documentary: Man on Wire
Planet Earth
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Don't forget the latest "Star Trek" on Blu ray. The visuals in this movie are spectacular.

If you want to find out how good your projector is with motion and dark scene shadow detail not just black levels..."Ninja Assassin" will show you the warts.

Either you'll see what's happening in the warehouse fight scenes or you won't. lol..though some projectors claim better blacks, they crush the detail. If you can't easily see the Ninja's as they move around the rooms and fight..your blacks are being crushed.

For colors..check out the movie "UP".The bird's feathers in the movie should shimmer and change color depending on how the sunlight hits her.

As mentioned "Band of Brothers" is an awesome mini-series that gives you a lot to look at.
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The best film I've seen in terms of picture quality is Avatar, hands down. Others:

2. Die Hard 4
3. The Dark Knight
4. Rescue Dawn
5. Harry Potter (3 and up)
6. Shooter
7. Crank (ridiculous movie, but great picture)
8. Sherlock Holmes (fantastic picture and sound)
9. Zombieland (such a fun movie)
10. Terminator: Salvation

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just wondering what would be your opinions for first movies to watch

Unless someone knows your preferences in movies, asking the anonymous is not better than, say, asking IMDB, AFI, or some unknown film critic.

For instance, I could suggest you watch something that you would truly hate and then you would blame me for it.

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Drama: The Usual Suspects

+1. Love it. Have you been watching "Persons Unknown"?
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+1. Love it. Have you been watching "Persons Unknown"?

Hadn't known of it but I'll record it or download it.
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Hadn't known of it but I'll record it or download it.

Its worth a watch, but christopher mcquarrie, same guy who did usual suspects. 13 part mini series, on about ep6 now.
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Unless someone knows your preferences in movies, asking the anonymous is not better than, say, asking IMDB, AFI, or some unknown film critic.

He/she is asking for opinions. There is no right or wrong answer. Some opinions might match yours and others not.


Since the ops asks for "first" films, I'm going to go eye candy.

1. Avatar - excellent eye candy, good sound, so so story.
2. 5th Element - Good eye candy, good story, good sound.
3. Transformers - The first one still holds up. The 2nd's one doesn't.
4. Planet Earth - Excellent Visuals.

I know the op says top 10, but if I'm showing off the home theater, those are what I'd choose. With my friends and family though, Beer Fest (Uncensored) is a winner everytime.

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thank you all for answering .. i really liked the Shawshank Redemption
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If Ingrid Bergman is not 'eye candy' (and evidently she is not as I understood the definition of the demos) then, I'll pass. . .

This was a great must have Blu-ray to own. Very, very clean.
It's Eye candy to me, as much as all the great animation movies that are out.
Which I also own.

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Better late than never.. maybe someone will read this:

Best movies on a new projecter... I am contemplating this as we speak.
Epson Pro Cinema 800 was delivered to my house today (got it for $549 direct from EPson, with warranty.. will post some pics once all is setup), going to set it up tonight, and am pondering my options for first movie to watch... Out of my 500 DVDS I've narrowed it down to, in no particular order:

- Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
- Star Trek (JJ Abrams)
- Terminator Salvation (McG)
- Fifth Element (Luc Besson) (seems to be a fav among projector enthusiasts)
- Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun Li (drzej Bartkowiak)
- 300 (Zach Snyder)
- Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
- The Fountain (Darren Aranofsky)
- Sin City (Robert Rodriguez)
- Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Torro)

Hope that gives some ideas!!!
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Better late than never.. maybe someone will read this:

Best movies on a new projecter... I am contemplating this as we speak.
Epson Pro Cinema 800 was delivered to my house today (got it for $549 direct from EPson, with warranty.. will post some pics once all is setup), going to set it up tonight, and am pondering my options for first movie to watch... Out of my 500 DVDS I've narrowed it down to, in no particular order:

- Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
- Star Trek (JJ Abrams)
- Terminator Salvation (McG)
- Fifth Element (Luc Besson) (seems to be a fav among projector enthusiasts)
- Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun Li (drzej Bartkowiak)
- 300 (Zach Snyder)
- Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
- The Fountain (Darren Aranofsky)
- Sin City (Robert Rodriguez)
- Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Torro)

Hope that gives some ideas!!!
Pretty good list, sunshine on a CRT is absolutely fabulous.
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I've very few BRs and HDs, some were already mentioned but not in order:

- Avatar
- Star Trek 2009
- TDK
- Up
- Blade Runner 5-disks
- Let the Right One In
- TS3
- Casino Royale
- Inception
- Watchmen
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106" screen...

in no order...

300
dark knight
despicable me
casino royale
transformers
seven
any marvel/dc comic movie... superman/shazam was awesome..!!!!!!!!
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Napoleon
2001
Lawrence of Arabia (anything David Lean)
The Searchers
The 400 Blows
Ben Hur
How The West Was Won
Patton
The Sound of Music
Star Wars

Why should I making a list?

All truly great films are meant to be seen on a big ass screen, not just explosions, robots and men in spandex.
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Iron man
Newest Star trek
Casino Royal
The Island
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