I bought the Disney film Bolt on the strength of REL using it as a demo disc a couple of years back at the Bristol show. The opening 10 mins or so are amazing.
simonali wrote:I bought the Disney film Bolt on the strength of REL using it as a demo disc a couple of years back at the Bristol show. The opening 10 mins or so are amazing.
It's a good film. The studio fire scenes sound pretty good too if I remember right.
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Pacific Rim, seconded. Ive seen it at a few friends houses and the colours clip really easily on a poorly set up TV.
Howls Moving Castle was absolutely stunning on bluray. I quite like traditional animation on bluray as you start to see the texture of the lines drawn. Conversely, the lion king looks a bit naff on bluray as the lines are soo textured they look a bit ropey.
Hummingbird was a surprisingly beautifully shot film. The Stath actually acts in it as well, which was equally surprising.
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Sorry Pacific Rim is a woeful movie. Colour, sound dreadful.
The Wolverine - picture and sound, good dialog.
Star trek into darkness - very good all round.
Thompsonuxb wrote:Sorry Pacific Rim is a woeful movie. Colour, sound dreadful.The Wolverine - picture and sound, good dialog.Star trek into darkness - very good all round.
If you think Pacific Rim sound is dreadful you have some serious work to do in your room with your setup
I could sit you down and it would blow your socks off with that film - the bass is incredible - I dont mean thumping or bumping/ booming either.
I mean tight bass that adds so much to the film and is extremely well done considering what they have to try and simulate.
I do that with 1 sub and I think the film was mastered with at least 2 subs so anyone with dual subs could dare say get even more accurate
Sometimes the vocal is not quite in tune - again they are simulating being in a cavernous hollow in terms of echo when really they are in a studio. However this is a small gripe. The Music score is also excellent and very good quality throughout
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I came accross another jem the other day. It was only DVD too. SO I can't wait to hear/see it on BD.
Black Sheep. It's an Australian horror/comady film, A little more on the horror side.
The picture looked great, Plenty of detail in the dark scenes ( again this is DVD upscaled to 1080i)
The 5.1DD audio was amazing. You know when they steer sounds to the rears and you just go "oh cool sound out of the speaker" well I was getting sound from the whole corner of the room which went very well with what was on screen with the sound meant to be behind you in another room of the house. Very good, very full sound.
I'd be interested to know if any of you guys have seen it and agree with me?
Agreed - Pacific Rim sound is brilliant.
bigboss wrote:Agreed - Pacific Rim sound is brilliant.
Wow thats a rare one - me and BB agree on something - I admit I am Pacific Rim's biggest fan, but at the same time I believe in credit where credits due and the sound in that makes is spectatcular and makes the film what it is, the gloriously rich picture helps as well.
As stinkers go Pacific Rim was it. It was so bad it gave me bronchitis!
Usually I can tolerate poor movies appreciate the picture and sound but this?
The colour was off and the sound did not impress. Took it back to CEX next day worst BD I have experienced.
I have a Panasonic 47wt50 / BDT500 &Yamaha ra-1020 my speakers are very modest the kef 1005.1
But after picking up tips from here and weeks of tinkering it all works really well.
The sound & picture will surprise.
Wolverine is a genuine reference disk like StarTrek ITD for sound and picture.
For a really good sound & vision experience try District 9 .
Lol....if my set can play these movies,
Pacific Rim should pose no problem, should it?
Thompsonuxb wrote:Wow, ellisdjAs stinkers go Pacific Rim was it. It was so bad it gave me bronchitis!Usually I can tolerate poor movies appreciate the picture and sound but this?The colour was off and the sound did not impress. Took it back to CEX next day worst BD I have experienced.
Well Thompsonuxb, it seems that ellisdj and bigboss disagree with you!
Ellisdj and bigboss, have either of you seen the 3D version of Pacific Rim? Is it worth buying, or should I stick to the 2D version?
I watched the 3D version at the cinema and it was very good. One of the better 3D films I've seen. Haven't watched 3D blu ray (although I own a 3D disc - for future watch).
Son of SJ, do me a favour when you watch this disc - I watched the 2d version - please come back to this thread and give your verdict.
Its currently doing the rounds on Sky movies if you subscribe.
Looks awful on Sky too.
I'm with ellisdj and bigboss: Pacific Rim is a reference-level demo disc for both picture and sound.
@Son_of_SJ: Pacific Rim is one of the best post-converted 3D I've seen, right up there with Avengers. I usually bring along a copy to demo after I calibrate 3D for clients.
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Wow, you too Vincent Toah - I can only guess the 3d version is better than the 2d version, ether that or the bronchitis impaired my vision.
What other movies do you use for reference?
Well Thompsonuxb, regarding the merits of Pacific Rim, it seems to be you against the world - or specifically against ellisdj, bigboss and Vincent Teoh!
Bigboss and Vincent, thank you for your comments on the 3D version of Pacific Rim, it's at HMV on offer of two 3D Blu-Rays for £25, so that will be my next purchase.
I gather that the plot of Pacific Rim is not the most demanding, but hey, there's absolutely nothing wrong with two hours of popcorn movie!
In a very similar non-intellectual vein to Pacific Rim, and equally good demonstration material for both picture and sound, is Battleship, which I own. Home Cinema Choice magazine rated the Blu-ray as reference for both picture and sound.