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Old 07-21-2014, 06:47 AM - Thread Starter
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The movies with QUANTITY BASS thread

I often visit the bass thread here to find a movie to watch but left disappointed sometime with very little quantity of bass in some of those movies (Mr.Brooks is one example I watched recently). I figure it might be better for some of us to have a thread listing or voting for movies with lots of bass; not necessary deep low bass but loud bass in quantity whether it is 20 or 30hz, does not matter here as long as the movie has lots of bass. If we have a list here and the movie is also listed in the other 'movies with bass' thread, we definitely have a winner. This is mainly for folks with less of the teen or single digit capable sub(s) to still enjoy good bass movies. BHD is a prime example of that one famous Irene scene that lots of folks (myself include) won't be able to enjoy.
I start with a few winners that I remember: Underworld Awakening, Seal team 8, Hot Fuzz, Hell Boy 2, the Avengers, all of the Transformers. What is yours? Thanks for participating.

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Old 07-21-2014, 07:36 AM
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Couple come to mind.

9 (2009) -great movie btw http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/
Chased down by the machines


The Haunting (1999) awful movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171363/?ref_=nv_sr_2
2nd bed room scene. Only on DVD atm but the bass is spectacular.


Minority Report (2002) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The stun guns from the car factory fight scene.
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Pacific Rim is my go-to when testing sub tweaks. Great bass all throughout, but not a lot of ULF.

Total Recall (2012) is another.
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Pacific Rim gets a second from me.

Tron Legacy is another one that also mixes in some ULF.

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For some reason I wasn't too impressed with bass track on Pacific Rim. Maybe the HBO version compressed the audio too much, but it never dug deep or had impactful bass to my recollection. That said, I'd recommend Lone Survivor. Great ULF, especially with the helicopter hovering above.

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For some reason I wasn't too impressed with bass track on Pacific Rim. Maybe the HBO version compressed the audio too much, but it never dug deep or had impactful bass to my recollection. That said, I'd recommend Lone Survivor. Great ULF, especially with the helicopter hovering above.


Have you measured your response? You may be missing a lot of mid-bass in your room.
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Have you measured your response? You may be missing a lot of mid-bass in your room.
I have measured my room. I have a decent FR with the Rtyhmik in its current location. It's not flat but no major nulls beyond 5 dbs. I have a feeling it's the HBO version because I recall the video being extremely pixelated. Perhaps the blu ray version is much better.

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Yup, must be HBO then....the BR rocks!
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Tron Legacy.
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A good way to do this is look at the measured data. Nube put together a spreadsheet of the movies tested at data-bass.com

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

Movies with lots of bass have a low dynamic score (not as much difference btw rms and peak levels) and a high level of output.
level, dynamics
The Incredible Hulk 112.99, 25.61
Battle: Los Angeles 112.11, 25.91
Cloverfield 114.3, 25.51
Kon-Tiki 112.79, 25.6
Underworld Awakening 113.57, 23.13
Immortals 115.95, 24.85
Pacific Rim (7.1 DTS-HD MA) 114.11, 25.03
etc.
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A lot of the programs on TV are compressed and don't play the same as the DVD/BD. As far as movies, Immortals, Robocop 2014, WOW, Battle of LA, ect.
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Sucker Punch has a lot of good bass throughout.
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Pacific Rim chapter two is a speaker buster for sure.
Friends who have watched the movie in my theater say that their vision is effected by the LFE.
I personally have not experienced this. I think I've become bass tolerant
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Just to name 5 I liked (plus, I actually liked the movies themselves):

Oblivion
War of the Worlds (either blu-ray or dvd)
Lone Survivor
3 Days to Kill
The Avengers
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For some reason I wasn't too impressed with bass track on Pacific Rim. Maybe the HBO version compressed the audio too much, but it never dug deep or had impactful bass to my recollection. That said, I'd recommend Lone Survivor. Great ULF, especially with the helicopter hovering above.
Isn't this the opposite of what the OP is looking for? Yes, there's some tremendous ULF, but there's not a ton of bass quantity in the movie. At least that I can remember.
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Isn't this the opposite of what the OP is looking for? Yes, there's some tremendous ULF, but there's not a ton of bass quantity in the movie. At least that I can remember.
Aside from the user quoting data-bass numbers, answers won't exactly be scientific. For me, I recall Lone Survivor having an impressive bass soundtrack. In addition to the ULF, there were a number of scenes with heavy bass (tons of explosions). I don't know if it reaches the high watermark of quantity per this thread, I just recall it being an enjoyable bass movie. Maybe I'll watch it again this weekend and note the frequency of bass.
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Just watched the new robo cop. Great overall sound track with good bass in the appropriate places.
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Most bass in any movie ever made is Army of Frankenstein, it's literally just a bass hum the entire movie.
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A good way to do this is look at the measured data. Nube put together a spreadsheet of the movies tested at data-bass.com

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

Movies with lots of bass have a low dynamic score (not as much difference btw rms and peak levels) and a high level of output.
level, dynamics
The Incredible Hulk 112.99, 25.61
Battle: Los Angeles 112.11, 25.91
Cloverfield 114.3, 25.51
Kon-Tiki 112.79, 25.6
Underworld Awakening 113.57, 23.13
Immortals 115.95, 24.85
Pacific Rim (7.1 DTS-HD MA) 114.11, 25.03
etc.
Thanks, Luke. I was going to post this, but you already did. Over 300 movies measured, and counting! It's the definitive bass movie measurement, ranking, and graphs site out there.

So, tvuong, just goto that link Luke posted (which I keep maintained and up-to-date as soon as we measure and vote on the rank of everything) and sort by levels. That will get you movies with the most bass without any other considerations.

Alternately, goto the Data-Bass.com forums and you'll see the posts and polls detailing how we measure and objectively rank all the movies. You can also vote on the polls and view the SpecLab graphs and waterfalls if you register. Surprised you haven't already, actually!

P.S. SuckerPunch has almost a complete lack of bass, for the poster who mentioned it.
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In order of most bass in film I can recall.

1. Tron Legacy
2. Olympus Has Fallen
3. Hellboy 2
4. The Incredible Hulk
5. Underworld Awakening
6. War Of The Worlds
7. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
8. Dredd
9. Enders Game
10. Lone Survivor
11. Oz The Great And The Powerful
12. Transformers Dark Of The Moon

As prescribed above Data-Bass.com is the definitive site for accuracy but this list is compiled according to how many times my wife asked me to turn down the bass during play. All watchable too IMO.
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Another vote for "Pacific Rim". Tons of bass in that flick!

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P.S. SuckerPunch has almost a complete lack of bass, for the poster who mentioned it.
Yup. I really like the movie but, IMO, it lacks both quantity and quality of bass.
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I have yet another vote for Pacific Rim.


Gipsy Danger Foreevvvvvveeeeeer!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously, I think I've watched this movie 50 times. I usually sit down just to watch a certain part and end up watching the entire movie.
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Tron Blu-ray for me too. The sound track and effects are amazing as well as the video quality. Love the low bass beats during disk wars with Rinzler.



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Dead in Tombstone is another one that is LOADED with LFE.

Matrix Revolutions is a bass fest as well.

As someone else mentioned, Frankensteins Army has gobs of bass.

300 Rise of an Empire has tons of LFE.

Lots of others have already been mentioned numerous times here like Pacific Rim, Tron Legacy, Dark of the Moon, etc.....

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I will name 2 that I consider B-Movies that I recall having tons of Bass through out.
1.Sunshine
2.Triangle
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I rented Pacific Rim through my local cable provider and the bass was not that impressive. Everyone seems to give it high praise in the bass department, so I'm going to pick-up the blu-ray today. Maybe then I will experience what everyone else has.

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Anyone seen the movie Need for Speed? Some say it has a good LFE


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Hey guys it looks like Pacific Rim is on sale right now at Best Buy and Amazon for $9.99.

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Pacific Rim chapter two is a speaker buster for sure.
Friends who have watched the movie in my theater say that their vision is effected by the LFE.
I personally have not experienced this. I think I've become bass tolerant
If my guests have 20 minutes for a demo, I fire up the ocean/city battle a little over an hour into the film. It's an all out LFE/audio assault with great 3d as well which makes for a killer all around demo.

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