RE: [movies-579] Re: playing with the idea of movie night at my place

From: Steve
Sent on: Monday, November 26, 2012 10:48 AM
On a big TV, I think either the documentary on Shackleton, or Kenneth Brannagh's Shackleton movie.  I'm at work, so I can't look yet at your list.
 

Subject: [movies-579] Re: playing with the idea of movie night at my place
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Mon, 26 Nov[masked]:33:44 -0500

forgot to mention - I have a cat.  Very elderly and mellow, but in case you're allergic...

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Dan Mullen <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello gang,

I'm thinking about an idea for a winter time, cheap, cozy, hibernatory meetup for just a few people, maybe on a biweekly basis - at my apartment in Millbury. I just ordered a 60" plasma (to be delivered Dec 3) and i already have a killer sound system and literally hundreds of Blu-Rays (and a media player connected to Vudu and Amazon Instant Videos).  I watch a lot of movies and TV shows on disc as it is, so I figure I should share the wealth.  Believe me when I say that when sitting in the sweet spot on the couch the sound is better than any modern megaplex theater in terms of clarity and full surround immersion.  My couch can sit three comfortably and I can set up 3 or 4 chairs on either side, so we'd be looking at a pretty low cap...maybe 6 in case my buddy down the street wants to join in :).  One great thing about plasma vs LCD or LED is that the viewing angles are amazing.  Meaning, even if you're far to one side, the color and brightness and black levels are virtually the same as if you're sitting straight in front.   Try that w/ LCD or LED and you will be severely disappointed.

Anyway I was hesitant to propose this because after all, I would be letting possible strangers into my home.  But this seems like a pretty small and tight-knit group of movie lovers and I'm sick of hogging all the spoils of a kick-ass home theater setup in an apartment next to elderly people who's hearing sucks and who's assured me in the past that they can't hear my movies...and i play them LOUD and their bedroom is on the other side of the wall closest to my subwoofer and three main speakers.

So here's what I was thinking:  if I buy a new Blu-Ray that I'm psyched to watch ASAP or if I just get the urge to pull one off my shelf, that can be the movie of the night.  Otherwise, I actually have a spreadsheet of all of my movies that I could email to everyone and people could let me know if they're dying to watch any one in particular.  If more than one is requested we could do a vote or something.  And again, the sky's pretty much the limit because anything I don't own already can be ordered for $5 or $6 on one of the online services.  But being the OCD audio/videophile I am, I'd prefer the full monty Blu-Ray to the slightly compressed streaming versions.  You can stream 1080p and Dolby Digital+ but trust me, it's not as smooth.

Anyway, just some food for thought.  Feel free to reply here or shoot me an email at digs5446 at Gmail dot com.

Oh yeah - I'd want to do this on a weeknight, perhaps meeting between 6 and 6:30 and starting the movie no later than 7:00 (depending on how long it is).  I like to be done with my movie viewing by 9:30ish, even though my neighbors say they can't hear it.  I just start feeling bad after a certain time.

Dan

p.s. - here are a couple of my lists to give you an idea of what kind of movies i have.  The list of physical discs is outdated by about, oh...75 titles?

physical Blu-Rays owned
Blu-Ray rips on hard drive







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