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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Roger Kint, May 17, 2002.
What is the best sounding DVD for the rear speakers in DD EX and DTS-ES Discrete formats?
I've traded the Disc But I remember Rules of Engagement had excellent surrounds
"The Haunting" & "Gladiator" for DTS-ES
The Phantom Menace (DD-EX)
Fight Club (DD-EX)
Saving Private Ryan DTS (not ES though)
Yes, for wizbang action movies, but surrounds can be used extremely well for ambience in less active movies....
Field of Dreams
Air Force One (not all the bullets, but the drone of the plane)
I guess what I am getting at is that I like it when surround use is active AND provides realism....
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)?
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
For some reason. STIGMATA comes to mind. I think it was dripping water or something like that. crisp and clean.
I think what Roger is getting at is the center rear speaker.
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!
Yeah, too bad they couldn't have a soundtrack like that on a better movie :/
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.
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!