Subtle HT Demo Scenes?

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  1. Ivan Luk

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    There are lots of loud, whiz-bang scenes to demo my HT, but was wondering if anyone has some ideas for more subtle scenes that include good environmental surround effects? Seems like there are so few of those--forget any Jerry Bruckheimer movies which always bombard you with either loud sound effects and/or music. [​IMG]
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    The ones that I've seen that had good surround effects without being explosions or crashes were The Bone Collector especially when Angelina Jolie was underground and The Insider with Russell Crowe when he's in the rain.
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    I thought Boiler Room had good surround sound effects.
     
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    Check out the running chase scene in Seven: Platinum Edition. there is a lot of rain and stuff that really sounds great.
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    Check out the Vietnam scene in Rules of Engagement. Right before all of the shooting when the soldiers are walking through the woods. I think it has very good subtle sound effects with the leaves crunching under their feet when they walk.
     
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    I'm going back to an old pro-logic LD here, but early on in The Piano there's a girl roller skating along a wooden hallway (sounds great), followed by an underwater shot of a boat going over your head (nice and surroundy), followed by a beach scene with rough seas (enveloping). Nice one.
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    The train-scene from the beginning of Unbreakable. Although it gets a bit louder until the end it is a great demo scene, close your eyes and you will actually beleive your're sitting in a train. [​IMG]
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    In A Bug's Life, when Flick is riding the dandelion spore, a gust of wind hits him, which is subtle use of LFE from the subwoofer.
     
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    I may get flamed for this one, but Gladiator in DTS is awesome. During the begining scenes with all the horses and fighting... great surround.
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    There are many I can think of with subtle scenes that are followed by abrupt and aggressive split surround moments which only makes the subtle scenes have more impact.
    Good examples of that include Titanic when the lower levels of the ship are being filled with water and you can hear the creaking/groaning of the ship from all around particularly when Rose goes looking for Jack.
    Another old one I can think of is Outbreak when it starts off with the jungle sounds coming from all around but that is quickly interrupted by the incoming bomb.
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula has wonderfully spooky ambient sound when Harker is in Dracula's castle.
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    Sam Raimi's THE GIFT has one of the best subtle mixes I've heard on DVD.
    Also, in The Prince Of Egpyt's passover scene... lots of subtle wind noise moving from speaker to speaker. EXCELLENT.
     
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    For environmental surround sound that doesn't beat you over the head, there is absolutely nothing that compares to CAST AWAY.
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  15. Ivan Luk

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    Many thanx! Keep 'em coming... [​IMG]
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    I am sorry but the coolest thing i have heard in a while is the thx jungle sequence on the kenwood disc!Sorry because I am one of the few that already has it and I dont want to rub it in...very much [​IMG]
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    COOKIE'S FORTUNE has an extraordinarily realistic and subtle soundstage, definitely the most "naturalistic" one I've ever heard.
     
  18. Ivan Luk

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    Chad--how long is that THX Jungle Scene? My Kenwood DVD isn't here yet... [​IMG]
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    I like the opening intro to A Bug's Life. From the opening credits in, it just gets more and more submersive. As it starts, you hear the rustling of the grass and the subtle score. Then, as you see the ants working, you can hear the sounds of the food being passed around and all of their footsteps. Then, you get the score to really kick in and the movie dialogue begins shortly thereafter. Hell, even the menu (on the SE) has environmental sounds!
    Also, any of the chamber sequences from The Mummy are really good. The Ultimate Edition's DTS audio is VERY expansive!
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