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What Blu-ray movies/scenes are best to showoff the full range of your HT system?


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#1 of 15 Bill_Boston

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Posted July 14 2009 - 03:13 PM

If you wanted to show off the full potential of your HT system to friends and family, what movie/scene would you select?

#2 of 15 George_W_K

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Posted July 15 2009 - 06:13 PM

Ah, the ever evoloving Demo Selections!

For the most recent scene I'd choose the plane crash scene from Knowing.  The blu-ray's PQ is superb and that scene starts off very quietly when Nic Cage is in his car talking on the phone and then ultimately when the plane shows up, the crash gets loud and the bass hits hard. 

Any IMAX scene from Dark Knight would work.



#3 of 15 Peter Overduin

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Posted July 15 2009 - 10:00 PM

Unarguably (:), the flight and subsequent storm/crash scene in Flight of the Phoenix is astonishing for both sound and visual.  Check it out! 
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#4 of 15 Heinz W

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Posted July 15 2009 - 11:14 PM



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Ah, the ever evoloving Demo Selections!

For the most recent scene I'd choose the plane crash scene from Knowing.  The blu-ray's PQ is superb and that scene starts off very quietly when Nic Cage is in his car talking on the phone and then ultimately when the plane shows up, the crash gets loud and the bass hits hard. 


That was the exact one that came to mind for me too. That scene is just amazing.




#5 of 15 Southpaw

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Posted July 16 2009 - 01:12 AM

 My 5 faves that I can think of at the moment are....

1. Train scene in "Wanted"
2. Ending battle sequence in "Transformers"
3. Last 15 min of "Max Payne"
4. NYC chase sequence in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
5. Freeway chase sequence in "Matrix Reloaded" 


#6 of 15 urbo73

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Posted July 16 2009 - 03:30 AM


1. The Robe
2. Patton
3. Gangs of NY
4. T2 Skynet Edition - to show quick load times of Blu-ray discs


#7 of 15 BrianSiano

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Posted July 16 2009 - 03:49 AM

_Baraka_: Unquestionably a must-have. 


_2001: A Space Odyssey_. I got it yesterday, and I'm seeing details I haven't seen since a 1974 relrease.

#8 of 15 Brian Borst

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Posted July 16 2009 - 06:45 AM

Baraka is a very good demo disc, I agree. I always show The Dark Knight (opening, but the chase sequence is also very good) or How The West Was Won (raft sequence).
Planet Earth does the trick too. For some reason any scene with the polar bears do very good with women, at least in my experience.

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#9 of 15 Paul Arnette

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Posted July 16 2009 - 06:53 AM



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For some reason any scene with the polar bears do very good with women, at least in my experience.
You mean like this one?

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Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#10 of 15 Brian Borst

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Posted July 16 2009 - 07:45 AM



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#11 of 15 Brian L

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Posted July 16 2009 - 10:39 AM

I would nominate Ratatouille. Obviously the picture is stellar throughout, but the sound on that one really rocks my world.

Two scenes in particular; the lightning strike on the roof, and then the cottage scene where the old lady lets loose with the shotgun. If those two scenes do not make you jump out of your seat, either your system sucks, or you can no longer fog a mirror. ;-)

Seriously, with a capable system those two scenes are among the most dynamic bits of audio I have ever played this side of the Telarc SACD of the 1812 Overture.

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Posted July 16 2009 - 12:56 PM



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#13 of 15 Shad R

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Posted July 16 2009 - 01:41 PM

Incredible Hulk is my vote.  Amazing picture, the sound will rock your sub, and the sound effects are crystal clear.
2nd vote for King Kong.
If you want an example of how good an older movie can look and sound, Top Gun should do the trick nicely. 

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Posted July 16 2009 - 01:45 PM

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