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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   DanielKellmii

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Posted May 10 2005 - 03:04 PM

My wife and kids are going away for the weekend. I have the house to myself and I can watch any movie as loud as I want. Toss some suggestions my way please. Which ones should I watch? I live in a house, so volume isn't an issue.

#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Dennis Pagoulatos

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Posted May 10 2005 - 04:23 PM

Lots of porn my friend, lots of porn. Posted Image Posted Image

J/K...or not? Seriously, what types of movies interest you: Action Adventure/ Sci-fi/ Comedy/ Drama etc.?

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#3 of 21 OFFLINE   Alex-C

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Posted May 10 2005 - 04:32 PM

Daniel, man...help us out...Help ME Help you !!! (Jerry Maguire).

Well, there's always Bladerunner (Zen ?)
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#4 of 21 OFFLINE   DanielKellmii

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Posted May 10 2005 - 10:34 PM

How about Action/Adventure or Sci-Fi. I can watch Quiet Dramas in the other rooms whenever I want. I want to give my big screen and surround sound a workout.

#5 of 21 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted May 11 2005 - 12:36 AM

Fifth Element
Last of the Mohicans
Blade
Terminator 2
Spider-Man 2
Aliens
Matrix Reloaded
Peacemaker (overlooked but solid action film)
Legend (director's cut)
Silverado
Bourne Identity/Supremacy

Just some ideas. I'm blanking out a bit on more recent films, especially action films that are both good action films and will give you the most bang for your buck on your system.

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#6 of 21 OFFLINE   Jason Co

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Posted May 11 2005 - 01:39 AM

Daniel,
I would get my hands on something from the superbit family. Fifth Element superbit edition is excellent from both a sound and video standpoint. I would also recommend Desperado (superbit edition). Non superbit.....Swordfish.


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#7 of 21 OFFLINE   Colton

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Posted May 11 2005 - 01:57 AM

2004 Dawn of the Dead (Directors Cut)

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#8 of 21 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted May 11 2005 - 02:35 AM

Buy 24, season 1. There goes your weekend - I guaranty you you will be done by Sunday.

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#9 of 21 OFFLINE   Stevan Lay

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Posted May 11 2005 - 03:03 AM

Home Alone... Home Alone 2... & Home Alone 3.

#10 of 21 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted May 11 2005 - 03:37 AM

NO CHICK FLICKS! Porn or movies that are loud!
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#11 of 21 OFFLINE   Alex-C

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Posted May 11 2005 - 05:52 AM

D E A D W O O D !!!

Watch the first 4 episodes and just try and not watch the rest !
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#12 of 21 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted May 11 2005 - 05:52 AM

The Rock: a great guy flick, a solid action film, and extremely loud.

It also features the all-time best line from Sean Connery. Posted Image

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#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted May 11 2005 - 10:30 AM

porn! Splatter films! exploitation!

This is your chance to watch those movies your wife would cancel sex with you for the night if she knew you watched them! The types of movies that would instantly make her eyes roll. Don't waste this opportunity my friend! You can always watch an action film, you can usually convince her to watch one in a trade off (honey, if you watch "the Rock" with me, I'll watch "A Walk to Remember", again!). But some movies, you can never convince her, and if you make her watch it : NO SEX!

#14 of 21 OFFLINE   PeterK

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Posted May 11 2005 - 01:41 PM

Fight club is always good. Has some really loud parts, lots of violence, not much sex... but some.
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#15 of 21 OFFLINE   DanielKellmii

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Posted May 12 2005 - 04:34 PM

PeterK, I actually dropped my kids off at school and returned home to watch Fight Club a second time just so I could turn up the volume. I ended up having to "work late" that night.

#16 of 21 OFFLINE   al lout

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Posted May 12 2005 - 05:52 PM

How about masters and commanders, I-Robot, LOTR...

#17 of 21 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted May 13 2005 - 10:40 AM

Fatal Attraction

#18 of 21 OFFLINE   AaronMK

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Posted May 13 2005 - 02:00 PM

Master and Commander

You could have a Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions marathon.

Both(well all if you consider LOTR three movies) have great and active DTS tracks (if that is important to you), and are also great movies.

If you are also a bass freak, try Terminator 3.

Some other "this is what you get a home theater for" movies.
U-571
Spider-Man 2
The Fifth Element
Ronin
(Great car chases!)
Independence Day
The Day After Tomorrow


You can also do a search for "demo material" threads. These may include movies with a few kick-ass scenes rather than consistant sonic assaults, but should also include other good suggestions none the less.

#19 of 21 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted May 13 2005 - 03:00 PM

Here's what I would watch if I had a weekend away from my kids and wife:

- Alien Quadrilogy, at least Alien & Aliens, maybe not 3 & 4
- American Pie Trilogy
- Band of Brothers
- Bourne Identity & Supremacy
- Casino/Heat/Goodfellas/Raging Bull
- Dances with Wolves Theatrical & Extended versions
- Die Hard Trilogy
- Gettysburg/Gods & Generals, over 8 hrs between them
- Red Dragon/Silence of the Lambs (Criterion)/Hannibal
- Lethal Weapons
- Mad Max Trilogy
- National Lampoons Vacation/European Vacation/Vegas Vacation
- Rambo Trilogy
- True Lies/Total Recall/Eraser (Arnold Marathon)
- Wyatt Earp/Tombstone/Unforgiven/Open Range

Of course not all of these in one weekend but just some ideas.


#20 of 21 OFFLINE   kevin_asai

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Posted May 13 2005 - 03:34 PM

No one mentioned Black Hawk Down: Superbit or Saving Private Ryan (DTS)?

Other titles worth mentioning are Star Wars Episode(1,2,4,5,6), Minority Report, Matrix Trilogy, Lord of The Rings: (FoTR, TTT or RoTK), EDIT: Star Trek: First Contact, etc etc..