Great DVD for testing your subwoofer(s)

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  1. Isaac C

    Isaac C Stunt Coordinator

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    hello everyone!
    I rented Dungeons & Dragons DTS/DD dvd to try out my recently completed Shiva sub and boy-oh-boy I wasn't disappointed! Tonnes of BASS (from both my new sub and the movie); VERY nice CG special effects! Good story, maybe even better than SW: Ep.1 (disagree?) [​IMG]
    When did this movie come out? I must have been hiding in my cave 'cause I only heard of this movie when it became available in our local Blockbuster video store [​IMG]
    Screenshots in order...
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    .... this one is going along with the shopping list [​IMG]
    sorry, just had to share [​IMG]
    Isaac
    ps
    apologies to the moderators if I'm "flooding" the forum -- I posted this one at the HT Software forum as well.
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  2. Neil Joseph

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    How is the movie? I almost rented a couple of weeks ago but I put it back down thinking it would be another Mortal Kombat piece or cheap crap but if it is good, I just may rent it and check out that bass.
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  3. Jake_L

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    Isaac,
    I'm not sure if you are joking or not? The reason you never heard anything about this movie is because it went straight from production to the rental stores. I don't think it ever made it into the theaters. Personally I had a had time finishing the movie. Bad acting and bad special effects do not a good movie make! But, that is my opinion of this movie, and opinions will vary. As for the sound, I can't really say, I turned the movie down because I lost interest in it. I'm glad you enjoyed it though.
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    I do believe it did hit theaters. Just didn't stay there very long since it did so poorly. If you've never been there Rotten Tomatos is a pretty good review site to get a good idea of whether a movie will be good or not.
    Their novel approach is that no one there actually does any reviews. Instead they compile as many reviews from papers all over the country as they can and then rate the movie as a % of who liked it out of the total number of reviews. They also do a seperate rating that only uses the more well known reviewers (it's interesting sometimes how different the scores come out between the well known reviewers and the whole lot of them).
    Dungeons and Dragons recieved an over all of 11% and a 0% from the well known reviewers.
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  5. Jack Gilvey

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    Great thread for testing your download bandwidth.
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  6. Patrick Sun

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    Isaac, please try not posting the same info/question to more than 1 section of the HTF because it's frown upon, and will result in the duplicate post to be deleted by a moderator if this become a pattern of your posting activities here.
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  7. Neil Joseph

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  8. Isaac C

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    My apologies again for double posting; with hefty pictures for that matter.
    Jake, my ears have just recovered from the movie's bass tracks, which may have indeed 'caused me to pay more attention to my sub than the movie [​IMG] The graphics was quite nice, IMO, or maybe I just need to see better fx movies. Would you have any suggestions?
    Neil, Mortal Kombat was indeed absolute crap. But D&D has more deep rumbles than Toy Story 2, IMO. It's a great movie to test your sub's speed, brakes and ability to rumble out loud.
    Isaac
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  9. James Bergeron

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    I bought this in August? May? It was a long time ago anyway, I bought it for my g/f I know she likes that type of thing (dragons and all). It was an "OK" movie, the visual effects were nice, I only had a crappy sub at the time so can't comment on the sub issue, but the movie was ok funny in parts stupid in others. It was entertaining.
    Isaac, it sounds like you have your sub "too" loud! Make sure your not in the "Hey I have a sub listen to it go" setting. A sub should be there when it is needed not there ALL the time, I've seen soo many ppl crack their sub because they like the bass it can "ruin" the movie by hiding other sound effects / dialogue. Blend her in.
    If it is blended and it shakes that much in that movie, the movie may be a tad overly jealous on the bass side, unless it is done well. I'll have to rewatch it with my new sub, like I said my crappy sub I remember it had bass but not CRAZY, only in a few scenes. :)
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  10. Isaac C

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    James,
     
  11. Greg Monfort

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    >When did this movie come out? I must have been hiding in my cave 'cause I only heard of this movie when it became available in our local Blockbuster video store
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    I had the misfortune to waste my $$ on it when it premiered on 12-15-2000 here in Hotlanta. I think it was pulled after a week.
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