What was the first movie you experienced in 5.1 (DD or DTS) sound?

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  1. Tom-G

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    I forgot to add that the experience can be either in a commercial theater or home theater.

    For me, the first movie i experienced in 5.1 sound was the 1997 re-release of Star Wars. The theater I frequented (which is now closed) had three screens and just prior to the re-release of SW, they had installed digital sound capabilities.

    The experience was incredible. I could hardly believe how good the sound was and how digital sound really put the viewer in the middle of the film.

    I can't remember the first time I experienced 5.1 sound at home. It may have been Mission: Impossible, but I'm drawing a blank.
     
  2. Sean Conklin

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    The Wedding Singer or Beetlejuice in glorious DD.
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Patch Adams.

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  4. Andrew_Sch

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    I don't know about my first theater experience, but the first disc I popped in when we got our entry-level DD/DTS system this winter was Gladiator.
     
  5. Wes C

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    I have no idea in the theater.

    At home - The Matrix
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

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    The theater I worked at got the now-defunct matrixed-surround DTS system for "Jurassic Park"; they finally upgraded it to 6-track during the final week of "Timecop". The next week "The Specialist" started.
     
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    I thought it was Jurassic Park, but maybe that was matrixed.
     
  8. Bernhard

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    Can't say about theater but my first exposure to DD5.1 was with my first DVD, Starship Troopers, back in May '98.
    Man, has it really been THAT long? [​IMG]
     
  9. Iain Jackson

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    I can't remember for sure, but the first film I remember seeing with DTS was The Mask in 1994.
     
  10. Chad R

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    Jurassic Park in the theater, and it was certainly the 6 track. I distinctly remember that DTS intro swooshing all around the theater! That movie will always be one of the kings of sound to me.

    At home it was the Dolby Digital version of True Lies on Laserdisc. Just astounded me.
     
  11. Neil Joseph

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    I always remember the first time I experienced it on my own HT. It was The Arrival and I would play the opening sequence over and over again.
     

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