DTS DVD recommendations

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  1. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

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    Hi everyone !
    I just upgraded from a DD 5.1 receiver to one that also offers DTS. [​IMG]
    I would like some DTS disc recommendations to try out my new receiver. I don't have any DTS only discs, so if you know any good DTS discs that also have Dolby D 5.1 as well, let me know please ?
    Thanks,
    Calvin
     
  2. Travis Olson

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    First and foremost you must get Saving Private Ryan DTS. It is THE reference DTS disc. Other good mixes include:
    Apollo 13
    The Shadow: It's not OAR [​IMG] but the mix is outstanding.
    Jurassic Park (Re-Mix)
    The Rock
    Se7en
    Titan A.E.
    There are plenty more, obviously, but those are some of the best.
     
  3. Clint B

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    I think that the "Cast Away" DVD has a great DTS-ES track. But for the ultimate (in my view anyway) DTS experience, you've got to get the DTS version of "Saving Private Ryan." While it doesn't have the DD version on it (a separate disc can be purchased for that), the DTS version is light years better than the DD version--there were times I felt like I was on the beach in Normandy watching that first scene!

    I'm sure others will have more recommendations for you, but out of my small DVD collection, those two are the best.
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    Also check out:
    Cast Away (the quieter parts need the higher resolution to sound "quieter" if that's one way of putting it.)
    Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 (Like being in a concert hall! Fantasia has some very subtle "low-fidelity" in a few parts, but is still one powerful track! Fantasia 2000's DTS is flawless)
    Big Trouble In Little China (Again, flawless DTS 4.1 track. The score really packs a punch.)
    O Brother Where Art Thou? (You can hear all these little subtle sounds like echoes and sounds that sound extremely realistic. Flawless.)
    I'm pretty sure A.I.'s DTS is great, but I haven't had the time to watch it yet. I just got it today. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris M

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    How's Antz[​IMG]TS... I hope it's good, I just ordered it from Columbia House [​IMG]
    Chris.
     
  6. Randy B A

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    run to bestbuy and see if you can find dances with wolves dts dvd, it is out of print but they had gotten a few copies in at various stores.
     
  7. Jeremy Conrad

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    The Haunting.
    The DTS ES mix on that is: [​IMG]
     
  8. ChrisR

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    Awww man!!! I didn't know there is a SPR DTS disc. I finally upgraded to dts about a month ago. So I probably didn't pay attention to that when it was released. That disc is sooooo mine. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChrisR

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    I almost forgot. Is Jurassic Park DTS only avalible in the three pack. I didn't know about that one either.
     
  10. DanR

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Gladiator

    Jurassic Park (the re-pressing)

    Also, I'm pretty sure this has come up before, so do a search, and it is sure to turn up a wealth of information.

    -Dan
     
  11. Gord Lacey

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    Since you didn't say "movie" disc...

    Blue Man Group - Audio

    Do a search to find a thread raving about the release.

    Gord
     
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    Chris R,

    Jurassic park DTS is not included in the box set. the box set contains JP in DD, the lost world in DD, and JP3, which has both dd and dts tracks. You can pick up the original JP dts version at best buy.
     
  13. ErikG

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    Fast and the Furious
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Rock (Criterion)
    U571
    Die Hard (5-Star Collection)
     
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    I recently got itno dts as well and I must say that my single best experience has been with The Eagles "Hell Freezes over" dvd, the DTS is simply amazing, the bonus audio only version of seven bridges road is still one of my favorite tracks.
    other favorite dts mixes
    Gladiator
    Cast Away
    O Brother Where art Thou
    Die Hard 5*
    And I've been told many times that
    Jurassic Park
    Saving Private Ryan
    Apollo 13
    all have excellent DTS tracks and tehy are very high on my to buy list (next enrollment at columbia house [​IMG])
    Be careful though, this can be addicting, I spent several hours at ebay this week, watching my Dances with Wolves dts slip away as three separate bids were sniped away just beyond where I'd set a personal limit of no more than forty dollars. [​IMG]
    Adam
     
  15. Peter Overduin

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    Ditto "Blue Man Group." In this case, however, you will not only want DTS, but the very capable speakers needed to accurately project the pounding percussions, as well as the highs of the guitars. This is an outstanding disk.
     
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    All these responses and only one mention of the ultimate demo disc....U-571. The ultimate test disc in my opinion. The ultimate LFE tester is Haunting DTS though. best two DTS discs to kill a subwoofer with.

    As for the Fantasia films...the DTS track on Fantasia is superior, but on Fantasia 2000 the Dolby track seemed to have more "body" to it. Sounded richer. Same with the Criterion Rock
     
  17. DeanWalsh

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    Definitely The Haunting! I know the movie stinks but the soundtrack is absolutely incredible! Foundation threatening bass!

    Some other great ones:

    Gladiator

    Planet Of The Apes (2001)

    Fast & The Furious

    Jurassic Park (remastered)

    Lost World (JP3 sounds subdued compared to the first 2)

    Titan AE

    Rush Hour 2

    Fifth Element superbit

    The Bone Collector
     
  18. Jeremy Anderson

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    Two recent favorites of mine in DTS are UNBREAKABLE and THE LAST CASTLE. The former because it has some ungodly deep bass and a beautiful representation of the score, and the latter because of how enveloping it is during the prison riot scenes. I was also very impressed with the DTS track on ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE.

    For sheer clarity and ambience, I second the earlier recommendation for O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU.
     
  19. Sean Oneil

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    I'll second the vote on 'Atlantis' Collectors Edition (the standard edition does not have the DTS track)
    Titan AE
    U-571
    The Haunting (DTS only edition)
    Saving Private Ryan (DTS only edition)
    Gladiator
    Apollo 13 (DTS only edition)
    Jurassic Park 1 (DTS only edition)(repressing)
    The Lost World (DTS only edition)
    Jurassic Park 3
    Moulin Rouge
    Those are a few of the better mixes [​IMG]
     
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