Hey guys, as the article there says, I helped compile the list, and yes, it's the ones we've seen - not every single HD transfer ever released that year.
Originally Posted by Slim GoodBooty
The inclusion of any animation is amateurish at best (there is no transfer).
This is so condescending and dare I say ignorant, that I'm astonished to read it on AVS Forum. As someone with video compression experience, I can tell you just because something is animated does not mean that it's a walk in the park. Just because no telecine was involved doesn't mean we should disqualify it outright! (NB, I mean condescending to the animated art form, not to the people making the list).
With that same frame of mind, should we also say "The inclusion of any other film sourced from a digital intermediate is amateurish at best, because the transfer is done as part of the filmmaking stage and not the disc creation"!
However, Shrek 3 easily equalled Ratatouille in quality, so I find it interesting that they gave #1 to an animation while leaving off Shrek.
Also wonder why they left off Transformers.
It may well be academic now, of course.
We've not seen Shrek, because being UK-based, we rely on suppliers to send us imported discs, and not the studios. So, we generally try to pick what we think are the better films to receive! I've heard that it's a stunning video transfer though and yes, there is now a UK release - but we've not reviewed it yet.
Transformers is excellent too, I agree, as is Pirates 2. Really, there are so many great titles, it's hard to nail down a top 10.