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post #61 of 104
Serenity and Chronicles of Riddick
post #62 of 104
I bought Blackhawk Down on BD

and King Kong on HD DVD.



To be quite honest, BHD simply made my jaw drop, and King Kong made my eyelids drop lol...

KK is a great looking movie, but my God it was boring.
post #63 of 104
Technically it would have been King Kong, with the purchase of my add-on, but the ones I directly purchased were Superman Returns and Batman Begins. On BluRay it would have been Terminator 2 and boy was I disappointed.
post #64 of 104
The Last Samurai and Phantom of the Opera - the only disks on the shelf when the first three players came off the Saturday delivery FedEx truck back in April, 2006. I bought the first of the three and those two disks.
post #65 of 104
Troy. While the movie wasn't the best war flick, it was one of the first action titles with a TrueHD track.
post #66 of 104
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Originally Posted by khoyme View Post

The Last Samurai and Phantom of the Opera - the only disks on the shelf when the first three players came off the Saturday delivery FedEx truck back in April, 2006. I bought the first of the three and those two disks.


Around that time of year last year, I can remember seeing The Last Samurai on the shelf in a funny sized red box and wondering what it even was...

Now over a year later, I'm gung ho on both formats. Good times..
post #67 of 104
The PUNISHER on BD, I still watch weekly..
post #68 of 104
F&F Tokyo Drift on HDDVD
post #69 of 104
Ice Age 2 on Blu-ray.

I wanted a family-friendly flick that could show some off what HD could do on a 1080p set to placate family members who thought I had completely lost my mind for investing in a new HDTV and a PS3.
post #70 of 104
U-571

There is probably a thread somewhere from last summer that discusses which should be the first.

Adam
post #71 of 104
House of Flying Compression Artifacts (Daggers)...

I watched this and thought that HD was a complete and total waste until I came here to verify...

The audio was sure nice though! I then rented "Goodnight, and Good Luck" which was certainly sharp, but not much in the way of color. It was a painful first week.
post #72 of 104
Underworld Evolution on Blu-ray
Chronicles of Riddick on HD-DVD

Both bought for use as demo/audition discs before I even owned a player. When I got these, most home theater shops in Japan still had few movie discs on either format. The ones they did have weren't movies that told me what I needed to know anyway. Most vendors used special demo material provided by manufacturers, but I wanted to test the players using real world software so I brought my own.

I still do this now when checking out 1080p projectors, which freaks some people out. Especially when they're great-looking discs like The Prestige, Rocky Balboa or Apocalypto which weren't even in Japanese theaters yet when the U.S. Blu-ray versions came out.
post #73 of 104
HD- Bourne Supremecy
BD- Casino Royale

Most suprised- lucky number slevin. LOVED that movie!
post #74 of 104
HD DVD I don't remember but I think it was Serenity

BD I am pretty sure it was a used copy of Fifth Element (that I still need to send in to get a watchable disc)
post #75 of 104
HD DVD: Serenity and Phantom of the Opera along with my HD-D1 in April 2006. All three purchased from Wal-mart B&M.

Blu-ray: Terminator sometime in June 2006. I was buying two HD DVDs and needed a third high definition disc to join the 10% discount promotion they had started. Terminator was less than $11 after discount as I recall.

SCD
post #76 of 104
Serinity, riddick and pitch black all the same recipt as the A1.

First import was La haine and rambo
post #77 of 104
Serenity seems to be the most popular starter title for those of us who jumped in early. I knew I posted my responses to this thread before, but I just wanted to write about that simply AWESOME feeling I got when I popped in that disk the very first time and the Universal logo and fanfare came on...PUPUPUUUM PUUUM, PUPUPUPUPUUUUUUM...and then the logo turns into the shot of Earth...man. I guess that while I'm a big Firefly fan, part of the reason that Serenity's my most rewatched HD-DVD is because it brings back that feeling again.

In fact, maybe I'll pop it in again right now...
post #78 of 104
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Originally Posted by JE3146 View Post

KK is a great looking movie, but my God it was boring.

I thought that also. I seemed to drag on certain parts more than it should have. But for the eye candy, I stomached it.
post #79 of 104
Land of the Dead Combo HD, before I had a player (a way to get the wife on board).
post #80 of 104
Mine was Serenity. It is such a bad movie but it looked nice. It was a blind buy for me. I sold it already.
post #81 of 104
Unforgiven (EASTWOOD) on BD. The difference between HD and SD is readily apparent in a movie with so many night and dark interior scenes, and the outdoor scenes in daylight are really breathtaking. Kudos to WB for an outstanding transfer.
post #82 of 104
Bhd
post #83 of 104
Serenity. The whole reason I chose HD-DVD.
post #84 of 104
First HD DVD: Goodfellas
First Blu-ray: Tears of the Sun

First import: Children of Men UK HD DVD (I don't buy combos and the UK version is a non-combo).
post #85 of 104
I'm gonna have to say Constantine. My wife surprised me with Fear and Loathing.
post #86 of 104
300 (Blu-ray) ...today?
post #87 of 104
1st - King Kong HD-DVD (including with the 360 AO).

2nd - 300 on HD-DVD

I am a "renter."
post #88 of 104
MI3 and Kingkong...
post #89 of 104
Forbidden Planet.
post #90 of 104
HD: Thing
BLU: 300
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