Best Sound on a DVD?

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  1. Jeffrey Beal

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    I have a few DVD's that I regard the sound as truly an experience, but of course everyone's ears are diffrent. Do you have any DVD's that the sound is what keeps you watching them over and over again?

    With time the presentation of the sound is getting better and better, one release that comes to mind is Star Wars episode I and also LOTR, and I found I love the sound on Men in black. The car exhaust is an incredible low frequency rumble.

    What are you favorite's for sound and what is it about the sound you love?

    Thanks All!

    , Jeff
     
  2. Lew Crippen

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    Das Boot
     
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    Image's City Lights. 2.0 PCM surround, but it sounds like you're in a concert hall.
     
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    Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

    or

    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
     
  5. Karl Englebright

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    Saving Private Ryan. It doesn't matter how many times I put that DVD in, it never ceases to amaze me. The best use of surround sound and LFE effects so far in a movie.
     
  6. DeanWalsh

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    My Top 5 in no particular order

    The Haunting
    Saving Private Ryan
    Resident Evil (r3 dts version)
    Gladiator
    Titan AE (for the ice cave scene alone... incredible!)

    and there's many more that are equally as engaging...
     
  7. Chris James

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    Gotta go with Fight Club. Very dynamic soundtrack.
     
  8. Kris McLaughlin

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    Toy Story 2 is fantastic.
    I also love Requiem for a Dream (Completely unrelated!!). The Clint Mansell score is incredibly powerful, and is combined with some subtle sound mixing to create a very intense sonic experience.
    (wow, listen to me go... [​IMG] )
     
  9. Declan

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    agree with Kris.The RFAD 5.1 track was very intense. Just the way it trew sounds around you. Now LOTR and PM are amazing as are The Fast and the Furious, Behind Enemy Lines, We Were Soldiers and Saving Private Ryan. But when the woman (cant remember her name) is in the doctors office and this sound (cant remember either, it's ages sine I seen this) comes from the rear left, it's that type of sound mixing that puts you in the characters head.
     
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    Se7en and Terminator 2: UE both have killer soundtracks.
     
  11. Scott_MacD

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    I've got to go with:

    Saving Private Ryan
    Star Wars : Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
    Das Boot
    The Haunting - the only film to bottom out my lovely sub.
    Monsters Inc.
     
  12. Kevin M

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    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    Superman-SE
    Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
    The Fifth Element : Superbit
    Starship Troopers (never heard if the Superbit version was released)
    The Last Wave
    The Others
    Star Trek The Motion Picture
    Gimme Shelter
    And others, many many others..
     
  13. Ken Kasemsant

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    Here's my Top 5:

    Fight Club
    Se7ven
    Lord of the Ring : FOTR
    Toy Story 2
    SW EP I, The Phantom Manace
     
  14. Terrell

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    My top 4 are as follows, in no particular order:

    1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    2. Toy Story 2
    3. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    4. Gladiator
     
  15. Tim Glover

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    Pearl Harbor: Vista Series (DD or DTS versions rock!)
    Episode I
    Fight Club
    Fantasia 2000 (DD track)
    Saving Private Ryan dts (but laserdisc DD is better...sorry I couldn't resist)

    Twister: SE (DD or DTS tracks rock!)
    Toy Story 2
    Bug's Life


    some great music dvd's are:
    Eagles Hell Freezes Over dts
    James Taylor Live at the Beacon
    Diana Krall Live
     
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    I'd like to throw in Swordfish. Doesn't seem to make these type of lists as often as it should.
     
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    Just heard Eagles:Hell Freezes Over for the first time today, and damn if it wasnt amazing.

    Here is my list in descending order for best sound on disc, according to format, and overall.(what I use for reference)

    Dolby Digital:
    1. LOTR:Fellowship of the Ring
    2. Star Wars Episode I
    3. Fight Club
    4. Toy Story 2
    5. The Rock:Criterion

    DTS:
    1. U-571(I know the bass is overcooked on this, but DAMN!)
    2. Blade II
    3. Haunting
    4. Fast and Furious
    5. Gladiator

    Overall:
    1. LOTR
    2. Star Wars Ep I
    3. U-571
    4. Fight Club
    5. Gladiator
     
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    Gladiator
    Saving Private Ryan
    Toy Story 2
    Lord Of The Rings
    Blade 2
    U-571
    The Patriot
    Twister
    Pearl Harbor
     
  19. Jeffrey Beal

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    Those are some great picks for good sound. I really like the sound on The Fifth Element, does the Super Bit version have more refined sound or is it mainly for the picture? Also what other Dvd's are out on super bit or another medium like it? Thanks for the feedback.
     
  20. Felipe S

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    Saving Private Ryan.. Best. Sound. Ever.
    LOTR
    Matrix (this will leave your ears ringing if you watch the whole movie at reference level... )
    Black Hawk Down
     

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