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What DVD's can push my surround sound system to the limit??


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#1 of 22 kurt_fire

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Posted April 12 2003 - 12:02 PM

i've recently purchased a surround sound system, and I know that the Gladiator DVD sounds wonderful...what are some other A+ DVD's that offer the top-notch in sound. thanks guys

#2 of 22 Rich Romero

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Posted April 12 2003 - 12:17 PM

All discussion about DVD's should be posted in Home Theater Software. This is the place for discussion on the actual movies themselves, not the discs. Posted Image
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#3 of 22 Jason Whyte

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Posted April 12 2003 - 02:05 PM

And a here we go...
Buy National Treasure on DVD today..."The best movie I saw on Saturday night from 7pm to 9:30. The DTS track is freakin' awesome!" --Multiplex Drone

#4 of 22 Adam_WM

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Posted April 12 2003 - 02:54 PM

Fast and the Furious DTS is pretty cool...
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#5 of 22 NickSo

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Posted April 12 2003 - 02:54 PM

heres a godo thread http://www.hometheat....hreadid=108204

#6 of 22 Dan Hitchman

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Posted April 12 2003 - 03:16 PM

The Haunting in DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 will pound the hell out of your system. It might excise a few demons too! Posted Image

Toy Story 2 is good for heavy surround usage.

Another has got to be The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Cut in DTS-ES Discrete 6.1

While the story is pure drivel IMHO, I found the DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 track on Blade 2 to be quite exciting.

There are others, but those are some of the big ones.

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#7 of 22 Bruce Hedtke

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Posted April 12 2003 - 04:46 PM

Ghostbusters has some neat and well designed surround effects as does The Sixth Day.

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#8 of 22 Eric F

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Posted April 12 2003 - 04:52 PM

Stargate UE.

#9 of 22 Clint B

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Posted April 12 2003 - 06:12 PM

Saving Private Ryan (DTS)

#10 of 22 Chris James

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Posted April 12 2003 - 07:01 PM

Fight Club

#11 of 22 Edwin-S

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Posted April 12 2003 - 08:53 PM

You want a movie that tests your surround? Try U-571 using the DTS track. If you crank the sound up on this movie, I can guarantee that it will pretty well test the limit. If the depth charge attack isn't causing the walls and floor to rattle......something is wrong. The movie tests your intelligence at the same time.....and I don't mean in a good way.
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#12 of 22 Joshua_Y

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Posted April 12 2003 - 11:19 PM

Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones
Saving Private Ryan
Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring Extended
Superman The Movie
Minority Report
Jurassic Park

#13 of 22 Lin Weiwen

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Posted April 13 2003 - 03:20 AM

Hmmm.....I would single out LOTR: FOTR Ext Cut in DTS ES 6.1, Star Wars Ep 1 and 2, Saving Private Ryan, Superman, Cast Away DTS and....Das Boot (Superbit) which I just finished watching this evening;its DTS track is splendid!!!

#14 of 22 Juan C Toro

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Posted April 13 2003 - 03:42 AM

Brotherhood of the Wolf

#15 of 22 Ryan Wong

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Posted April 13 2003 - 02:08 PM

Try some more like Moulin Rouge, Fantasia 2000 and Band of Brothers.
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#16 of 22 Tony-B

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Posted April 13 2003 - 02:40 PM

Matrix
Both Star Wars movies
Minority Report (some amazing bass scenes)
Terminator 2
LOTR: EE
DVD Collection/Video Game Collection/Music Collection
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#17 of 22 Eugene Esterly

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Posted April 13 2003 - 02:58 PM

Air Force One
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard With A Vengeance

#18 of 22 Ray Chuang

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Posted April 13 2003 - 04:36 PM

Here's one I can recommend to show off your surround sound system: Atlantis: The Lost Empire Collector's Edition. Posted Image Posted Image

Be forewarned, though: the opening sequence could blow out your speakers. Posted Image Later in the movie listen to how sound editor/designer Gary Rystrom masterfully places the sound effects in surround sound mode, especially in the quieter sequences.
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#19 of 22 Andrew s wells

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Posted April 14 2003 - 12:26 AM

Not the best of movies of course, but Godzilla (1998 american version) is a good workout for any home theater. Posted Image

#20 of 22 Mark Zimmer

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Posted April 14 2003 - 02:23 AM

Eraserhead has a loud and very low (industrial noise) soundtrack in the surrounds; I blew a woofer on it--ripped right out of the frame.