Surround sound celebration marathon - Your suggestions sought

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  1. RobertCharlotte

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    A year after getting my surround sound setup, I've finally put the surround speakers where they belong. Until this week, they've been sitting on top of the front speakers, I'm ashamed to admit.

    So, this weekend, I'm going to have myself a movie marathon, and I'm looking for suggestions. Please look over my collection and tell me what you would recommend. Here's my starting list:
    • Die Hard
    • LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
    • Close Encounters
    • Superman
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Super, that was on my B-list, but I've moved it up!
     
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    Das Boot
     
  5. RobertCharlotte

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    Sadly, not part of my collection.
     
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    Monsters, Inc. - many nice surround effects.
     
  7. RobertCharlotte

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    Good suggestion! I can't believe that one didn't make my first cut, but upon further review, it's on the list.
     
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    Toy Story 2, and Magnolia (but only for the frog scene)
     
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    Toy Story 2, yes.

    Magnolia, while I love it, I'm gonna pass for this marathon, mainly due to its length (with FOTR EE in there, I've already got one bladder buster!).
     
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    Air Force One

    I realize I'm always the one who suggests this title, but I think the surround use (especially in the opening scene) is absolutely breathtaking!
     
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    I vote Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc. [​IMG]



    Dan.b
     
  12. RobertCharlotte

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    Sadly, like Das Boot, Air Force One is not in my collection.

    Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc are definitely on the list, which now reads:
    • Die Hard
    • LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
    • Close Encounters
    • Superman
    • Independence Day
    • Monsters Inc.
    • Toy Story 2
    Thanks again for everybody's suggestions!
     
  13. Rob Dawn

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    If you have Twister and a DTS receiver, all the tornado scenes sound really cool!!
    And of course the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan in DTS is also a surround sound pleasure!

    Rob
     
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    Try Men in Black. The ball bouncing around the room breaking everything is a key surround scene. And a also love that movi. The sequel is kinda weak though.

    I have a few other ideas but theyre not on your list.
     
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    Oh and Rob, Twister DTS is indeed incredible!! [​IMG]
     
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    Out of your collection:
    Fight Club

    Otherwise:
    Saving Private Ryan-DTS
    Gladiator
    Star Wars I and II
    Titanic

    Sean
     
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    I would recommend these titles:

    Independence Day
    Die Hard
    Die Hard: Die Harder
    Die Hard With A Vengeance
    Air Force One (the sound really blows me away on this one)
    Twister (DTS 5.1 & Dolby Digital 5.1. Select DTS it sounds excellent in this movie)

    These movies have excellent surround sound.
     
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    I'm just echoing some opinions that have already been expressed (and these aren't necessarily in your collection), but anyhow...

    When I first got my surround system I tried out:
    • Toy Story 2 (The intro sequence is complete joy!)
    • Air Force One
    • Daylight (dts) (It sure was nice to escape from that 2.0 track! [​IMG])
    • Peacemaker (dts) (Ditto)
    • Moulin Rouge (dts) (It's not the most enveloping 5.1 'music' mix on Earth, but it should still sound quite stunning with your surrounds placed correctly.)

    If you can take the violence, I highly recommend picking up Air Force One for the sound if nothing else... I can't speak for the Superbit version, but the 'normal' release has a pretty good transfer for one that's confined to a single layer. I understand it also has one of the few Dolby Digital tracks on DVD that hasn't had dialog normalization performed on it. Louder = better, right? [​IMG]
     
  19. kevin_asai

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    In your list:

    Superman: The Movie
    Snatch
    Fight Club
    Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box: Collector's Edition
    Monsters, Inc.: Collector's Edition


    Not in your list:
    U-571
    The Patriot
    Matrix
    X-Men
    Face/Off
    Vertical Limit
    Gladiator
    The Fifth Element: Superbit Collection
    Apollo 13
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    The Fast and the Furious
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Black Hawk Down
     
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    Im sure that after the fun you are going to have this weekend that you will want to do it again next weekend. So if you want to,as alot of people have said "check out Air Force 1" and if you have grown tired of your widescreen copy of Grease,I have a copy of Air Force One i'll trade you for it [​IMG] nudge nudge wink wink. Seriously have fun this weekend. My wife and I last saturday watched the entire Back to the Future trilogy. Back to back to back.
     

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