Great sounding movies without bass?

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  1. Mason Y

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    Can anybody recommend some good movies with great sound, but without alot of bass? Some nights I just want to kick back and enjoy my HT, but I live in a basement and it can rumble the entire house!

    Thanks...
     
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    Why not just turn off the sub, or crank down the bass levels on your receiver? [​IMG]
     
  3. Mason Y

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    Because that's not really the point. Sure, I could watch T3 with the bass turned way down, but it just wouldn't be the same. I'd be watching a movie with a range of sound missing.

    I'm wondering about titles with great sound which happen to not have much bass. This way I can watch a dvd as it was intended and still enjoy great sound without worrying about waking up the neighbors [​IMG]
     
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    I find American Beauty to have a beautiful soundtrack, very atmospheric and detailed, but not much bass or spectacular surround effetcts, just great prescence.
    I have mostly listened to the dts version...
     
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    I know there are a few DVDs with 5.0 DTS soundtracks. Both Tarzan (Disney) and the '97 release of Waterworld come to mind.
     
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    Moulin Rouge, great soundtrack, excellent surround, nice DTS audio, but it isn't a bass filled, room shaking movie. I also find The Others to be incredibly atmospheric and adds to the tension in the film.
     
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    I believe that Big Trouble In Little China has only a 5.0 soundtrack. I find this a very relaxing flick.
     
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    Vertigo on the back of the case says 5.1, but it's actually 5.0. Great flick, great score, and good sound overall.
     
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    "Wonder Boys" has a 5.0 mix, and is a great film, with a great selection of classic rock songs in the soundtrack. You can't go wrong with this one.
     
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    A 5.0 mix doesn't automatically mean the soundtrack has less bass.
     
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    Buy. Some. Headphones.
     

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