Callum Knox

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Vital Statistics

Age Group 20s
Video Likes Natural grain structure, sharpness, correctly-calibrated colour timing.
Video Dislikes DNR and revisionist colour timing.
Audio Likes HD surround!
Audio Dislikes Lossy.
Favourite DVDs Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy Blu-ray, Titanic 3D Blu-ray, Hot Fuzz Blu-ray, Jaws Blu-ray, Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray
Least Favourite DVDs Predator Ultimate Hunter Edition (horrible use of DNR), Tremors (great movie but again, DNR)
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs Blu-rays of Batman TAS, the unaltered Star Wars trilogy...

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic A magnificent achievement in contemporary filmmaking which remains every bit as exciting, spectacular and affecting as it was when first released.
The Matrix Groundbreaking science fiction, merging unique ideas and philosophical concepts with exhilarating action sequences. One of my all-time favourites.
Terminator 2 An overrated sequel which hasn't aged too gracefully. Arnie makes more sense as a villain, Edward Furlong is irritating, the violence is toned-down, there's plenty of cheese, and the ending feels like a copout.
Star Wars The original unaltered trilogy remains excellent, though Return of the Jedi has its flaws. The prequels are awful.
Godzilla An overlong, lumbering blockbuster that actually manages to be somewhat entertaining. A guilty pleasure.
Independence Day Extremely enjoyable and full of groundbreaking special effects. It's a true summer event film.

Equipment

DVD Player LG UP970 4K UHD HDR Blu-ray Player , using HDMI output
Display LG OLED65E6T . This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . This audio decoder/receiver has not been calibrated.
Amplification Samsung Series 7 HT-J7750W
Speakers Samsung Tall Boy speakers, 7.1 set-up

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Lord of the Rings-The Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Editions (Blu-ray) (2001)
Superb video & presentations, boatloads of extras, movies are amazing
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2. Titanic 3D (Blu-ray) (1997)
One of the best catalogue transfers I've ever seen, amazing audio, plenty of extras, great film!
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3. Jaws (Blu-ray) (1975)
One of my favourite films gets a top-notch Blu-ray release
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4. Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray) (2007)
Great movie, great transfer, plenty of extras!
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5. Saving Private Ryan: 2-Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) (1998)
Little light on extras, but the movie is a masterpiece and the transfer is demo-worthy
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6. Alien: Anthology (Blu-ray) (1979)
Two absolute masterpieces, and two lesser movies given amazing treatment in high def. Great transfers, tonnes of extras!
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7. Rambo: Reloaded Edition (Blu-ray) (2008)
One of my favourite action movies given a demo-worthy transfer and some meaty supplements
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8. Sin City (Blu-ray) (Roadshow) (2005)
A visual masterpiece given ample supplemental material and a jaw-dropping transfer
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9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) (2015)
A great Star Wars movie receives a demo-worthy Blu-ray from Disney!
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10. Collateral (Blu-ray) (2004)
Another of my all-time favourites. It looks tremendous on Blu-ray!

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