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post #1 of 11 Old 08-19-2014, 03:14 PM - Thread Starter
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Best Movie to Show of Theater?

I am curious what 2D and 3D movies would be best to show of a dedicated home theater.

For me:
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Gladiator
Cars
Transformers 2

3D
No idea, I don't want much 3D

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Skyfall of course. If you like artsy movies with dark themes, The Fall, starring Lee Pace. The blu-ray is stunning.
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To show off my theater I go with:

The Art of Flight

U2 at the Rose bowl or Foo Fighters at Wembley

Dark Knight

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I like putting on Iron Man 2 scene 2 for some reason. It starts out with AC/DC Shoot to Thrill and iron man jumps out of a plane dodging fireworks. He hits the stage with hot chicks dancing with a light show going on. It usually puts a smile on their face.

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I'm big on 3D and by far the best reactions I've gotten from guests, come from:

IMAX Hubble
Drive Angry
Tron Legacy
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Skyfall of course. If you like artsy movies with dark themes, The Fall, starring Lee Pace. The blu-ray is stunning.
I second The Fall. I also like the opening firefight in Iron Man, and the emergence of the monster in The Host.

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I like putting on Iron Man 2 scene 2 for some reason. It starts out with AC/DC Shoot to Thrill and iron man jumps out of a plane dodging fireworks. He hits the stage with hot chicks dancing with a light show going on. It usually puts a smile on their face.
also the scene where he's had too much to drink at his birthday party and Rhodes puts on the silver suit and they have a little tussle. it's a fun scene and has great bass too.
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U-571, Black Hawk Down, Baraka,Avatar.....
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One of the best, and one I use all the time, is Master and Commander for audio. The scene where they see a ship in the fog and the subsequent battle is just an awesome surround mix. Very dynamic with very quiet scenes as well. Listen to the part where they strike the bell. The tone carries throughout the theater for a good 5 seconds. Wonderful!! One of the best to tell if you have dialed in the surround of your system. Also the DTS commercials are very good. Especially from the disc around 2008. When the ball of light goes around the room with the piano...absolutely amazing. Sends chills up your spine!
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Good stuff

Hadn't thought of Master and Commander, but my dad would love to see that one in my completed theater, that's one of his favorites, along with U-571.

I'll have to check out The Fall, and I love watching the Iron Man movies!

Upon completion of my theater, I plan to take a week vacation and watch movies for 7 days straight!

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