Take for instance the Jurassic Park DTS Laserdisc. It used the ORIGINAL theatrical mix designed specifically to take advantage of the DTS system debuting with JP... and that motherf--ker blew a lot of speakers in its day (the mix was hot)! The bass was stupendous and the surrounds were jacked up and more enveloping like modern film tracks as well. That LD is definitely a classic.
True, the LD used the original mix. The only speakers blown were probably speakers inadequate for a modern 5.1 digital sound mix. Not the fault of the mix, the fault of the installer.
The original mix for JP is a work of art. And on a properly tuned and equipped system, it is very very pleasing even at reference level. The LD only messed up in setting the sub and surround levels a few dB too high in accordance with cinematic DTS standards. On a few early DTS LDs, one needs to adjust your processor accordingly. Apollo 13 and the Shadow have the same problem. Once adjusted, they are glorious.
The new mix on the Jurassic Park Blu-rays, 2D and 3D, are pathetic by comparison to the original.