Best DTS tracks on DVD

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  1. john mcfadden

    john mcfadden Stunt Coordinator

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    Just got a DTS receiever and i want to know just what is the best soundtracks out there to break it in ...thanks !
     
  2. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    I like lord of the rings. They're dts-es discrete, too (a slight bonus if you have the neccesary decoder).
    Das Boot is rumored to have a good dts doundtrack, but the superbit edition is difficult to find.
    Almost Famous is nice, but I'm not suure if the dts is that much better.

    Usually, I default to dts, and fall back to Dolby Digital if I need to use "midnight modes."
     
  3. Mike Wadkins

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    terminator 2 u.e., daredevil, blade r3, top-gun, gladiator, the rock and spider-man 2 superbit
     
  4. Leo Kerr

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    Don't forget good old Casper one of the first 'good' DTS tracks released to the theaters.

    It's not so much a 'wow' track, as an immersive track.

    Leo
     
  5. Billy C.

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    For me, Saving Private Ryan is still the benchmark against which all other soundtracks are measured. Despite the many other excellent soundtracks that have been produced since, I always think of SPR as my reference disk.
     
  6. Mike Wadkins

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    Damn forgot R3 limited ed 4 disc black hawk down superbit blows ryan out of the water imho
     
  7. Jeff Whitford

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    I agree with all of the above and would add Master & Comander to the list. Casper in DTS on Laserdisc is awesome I haven't heard the DVD.
     
  8. Dave Mack

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    edit... hallucinating again.
     
  9. Ray_R

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    Here are some recommendations from me:
    * = I've yet to rewatch with the DTS audio track on but [​IMG]

    The Hunt for Red October: Special Collector's Edition
    Patriot Games: Special Collector's Edition
    Clear and Present Danger: Special Collector's Edition
    STARGATE: Ultimate Edition*
    ALIEN: Collector's Edition* (Same as first two discs in the Alien Quadrilogy but sold seperately.)
    Die Hard: Five Star Collection
    Die Hard 2: Special Edition
    Die Hard: With a Vengeance - Special Edition
    The Rock: The Criterion Collection
    The Bourne Identity: Collector's Edition
    The Mask of Zorro: Special Edition (Also goes for the SuperBit Deluxe)
    The Mummy: Ultimate Edition

    There are many others which I own which have DTS tracks that I need to rewatch so I can give you more titles for this list.[​IMG]
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    I agree wholeheartedly with Master & Commander!

    And, Saving Private Ryan, too.

    Oh! And, Diana Krall: Live in Paris! [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott Simonian

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    Hmmm. Nobody mentioned "the Haunting" yet? Awesome DTS discrete track.
     
  12. Jeff Whitford

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    I try to block that one out of my mind. Great sound, horrible movie.
     
  13. Andy Kim

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    Appleseed. It's a really aggressive track.
     
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    A few of my favorite DTS tracks not mentioned

    Titan AE
    Galaxy Quest
    Fifth Element Superbit
     
  15. Louis Howard

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    I'm a big fan of many mentioned already and would like to add Blade II.......incredible DTS-ES track. That track will make your equipment work and keep you in the action to be sure!
     
  16. john mcfadden

    john mcfadden Stunt Coordinator

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    These are great ! Thanks !! Ive got most of these discs , I'd love to find Galaxy Quest in DTS !! Those universal DTS discs are a real pain in the ass to find !
     
  17. Jeff Whitford

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    Quote: Those universal DTS discs are a real pain in the ass to find !
    I believe they are all out of print now
     
  18. Michael T

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    Lord of the Rings (Extended Editions)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Unbreakable
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Gladiator
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    Das Boot
    Seven
    The Thin Red Line
     
  19. Brent M

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    I completely agree with Billy C. on this one. Saving Private Ryan still holds the title in my book even though there are some very worthy contenders out there. The Haunting still has the deepest bass of all, but the overall track on SPR is my favorite to this day. I do have very high hopes for the upcoming War of the Worlds DVD because not only is it DTS and done by Spielberg(just like SPR), but it was the best sounding movie I've ever heard in the theater. If the disc sounds anything like the cinema experience I had there may be a new reference disc in my collection. [​IMG]
     
  20. Reggie K.

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    I would also suggest that if you're in a music mood, The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over always impresses anybody I've ever played it for...including myself!
     

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