What's the Best Movie on your Home surround system?

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  1. Adam Boatwright

    Adam Boatwright Auditioning

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    I am wanting to brag a bit with my surround system. What movie would you put in?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jesse Skeen

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    Strange Days- opening scene is possibly the best use of discrete surround ever. (I have the DTS laserdisc and it has a commentary on the analog tracks, so I've never heard how the matrix surround mix of this sounds.)
     
  3. Lou Sytsma

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    Toy Story 2 from the Ultimate Collection. The THX intro with the can of cows plus the first five minutes of the movie show it all off - bass, directionality, real heavy bass, and subtle cues as well.
     
  4. Ben J Loews

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    Saving Private Ryan DTS, without doubt, awesome disk.
     
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    FIGHT CLUB - fantasy sequence when the side of the airplane is blown open...
     
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    I use the same THX intro (but from Monsters Inc) when giving a quick "how cool is this" demo.
     
  7. Brian_cyberbri

    Brian_cyberbri Stunt Coordinator

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    Any of the Star Wars movies
    Any of the LOTR movies
    Any of the Harry Potter movies
    Any of the Matrix movies
    The Incredibles
    House of Flying Daggers
    Hero
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Saving Private Ryan
    Blackhawk Down
    Gladiator
    Bad Boys 2


    Easy scenes would be the jungle chase scene in The Incredibles, lobby fight scene or heli rescue in Matrix, drum dance scene in House of Flying Daggers, opening of Saving Private Ryan, pod race in Star Wars 1, etc. etc.



    ...Basically any big-budget action movie
     
  8. Drew Mertz

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    U-571
    The Fifth Element
     
  9. Jordan_E

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    Although not too many like it, I put on TWISTER whenever I get something new for my HT.
     
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    Many good ones are already mentioned.

    For sheer overwhelming intensity and clarity, I like the opening battle scene sound from Master and Commander (dts ES).

    For directionality and way high cool factor, I like the first gun-kata scene sound in Equilibrium. I won't spoil this by saying much about it, but there ain't much to see, it's practically all aural, and I just about guarantee it's a "scene" you'll love to throw on for your friends (and yourself).
     
  11. Will Krupp

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    Pearl Harbor DTS
     
  12. Nicholas Martin

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    How about ID4?
     
  13. Shad R

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    Pearl Harbor DTS definately. Put in Disc 2, and show them the plane crash and the Japanese taking them prisoner. Gunshots are EVERYWHERE and lots of deep bass in this scene. Then, just for kicks, when that scene is over, play the Faith Hill music video to show off music! That song is 5.1 and mixed well.
     
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    The crash scene from Flight of the Phoenix as well as some of the others mentioned above.
     
  15. PattyFraser

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    Return of the King without any doubt. Two main parts:

    1. The green signal coming from Minas Morgul as Gandalf and Pippin stand watching and Frodo,Sam and Gollum experience it.

    2. The swooping sound of the nazgul on their fell beasts as they fly in to attack Minas Tirith.

    Awesome.
     
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    I still use the AC-3 laserdisc of Top Gun for demos.
     
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    Star Wars Episode I Phanton Menace dolby digital laserdisc. Best soundtrack I've yet to hear.
     
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    Hey Adam, all those movies posted by other members are the way to go for room shaking results. But you should include Se7en for the subtle details and ambiance the DTS track is known for.
     
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    That is the ONLY disc that actually made me motion sick from the sound. The sound of the flying bullets make me so dizzy...it's WILD!
     
  20. Matthew Clayton

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    Heck, any action film that is mixed in Dolby Digital Surround EX is bound to be a show-off disc. That doesn't mean recent Dolby Digital tracks aren't as good (or even better). Take, for example, the Batman Begins and the 2005 War of the Worlds DVDs. Those have reference quality audio tracks that are just as good as their DD EX counterparts (too bad BB doesn't have a DTS track), if not a bit better.

    My favorite DD EX demos are:

    - The Incredibles
    - LOTR: The Return of the King (either theatrical or extended)
    - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    - Master and Commander (chapter 4 in particular sounds amazing).

    My favorite DD demos:

    See above for Batman Begins and War of the Worlds. [​IMG]
     

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