Best DVD for Rear Speaker Effects?

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  1. Roger Kint

    Roger Kint Stunt Coordinator

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    What is the best sounding DVD for the rear speakers in DD EX and DTS-ES Discrete formats?
     
  2. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

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    I've traded the Disc But I remember Rules of Engagement had excellent surrounds
     
  3. Brajesh Upadhyay

    Brajesh Upadhyay Supporting Actor

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    "The Haunting" & "Gladiator" for DTS-ES
     
  4. Richard Kim

    Richard Kim Producer

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    The Phantom Menace (DD-EX)

    Fight Club (DD-EX)

    Saving Private Ryan DTS (not ES though)
     
  5. Jeff Bamberger

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    Yes, for wizbang action movies, but surrounds can be used extremely well for ambience in less active movies....

    For example:

    Shawshank redemption

    Field of Dreams

    Air Force One (not all the bullets, but the drone of the plane)

    etc......

    I guess what I am getting at is that I like it when surround use is active AND provides realism....
     
  6. Roger Kint

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    I should clarify the question. So far re: the posts, half understood, while the other half might not have. It wasn't about surround side speakers but specifically the rear speaker(s). This would be DD EX and DTS-ES where you have either 1 or 2 rear speakers. So, what DVDs make the most use of the rear speaker(s)?
     
  7. Paul Boyle

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    Roger - Two that have been mentioned will certainly keep your surround rears busy - they are Gladiator & The Haunting
    I would also add The Phantom Menace (Pod Race)
    I also agree with the post about the extra ambience using the rears that some films have The Others is a good example IMO - Paul [​IMG]
     
  8. Chris Xolotl

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    For some reason. STIGMATA comes to mind. I think it was dripping water or something like that. crisp and clean.
     
  9. Brett_B

    Brett_B Supporting Actor

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    I think what Roger is getting at is the center rear speaker.
     
  10. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    I'll add:

    Toy Story 2 (DD EX)-- Disney/Pixar

    Bones (DTS-ES Discrete 6.1)-- New Line

    Se7en: Platinum Edition (DTS-ES Discrete 6.1)-- New Line

    But for sheer rock 'em, sock 'em 6.1 surround with loads of clean, low bass it's still The Haunting SE with DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 created from the 24 bit archive master stems at Skywalker Ranch-- yowza! The Phantom Menace is nothing compared to the total system destroying ferocity of this baby. Too bad the movie itself stunk to high heaven!

    Dan
     
  11. Eric T

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    Yeah, too bad they couldn't have a soundtrack like that on a better movie :/
     
  12. AllenD

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    It's not EX or ES but Virus (?) is great. You really feel like you're inside a ship in certain scenes. It's not a great movie, but you asked for rear sound effects ladenned titles.
     
  13. FrankD

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    Hey go whole Hog! Get the Ultimate 3-D collection by IMAX at Amazon.com. OK the movies are not the greatest (you get 3 DVDs). I have viewed one so far - "Haunted Castle" and it makes wicked use of the rears. Basically in several scenes the main character talks in the rear to make you part of the movie. Oh yah the 3-D effects are the best I have seen to date - uses fairly new technology with shutter glasses included in the package!

    Regards
     

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