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post #181 of 205
Yes they have lossless audio that is a big improvement over lossy DD and DTS.
post #182 of 205
3:10 to Yuma 7.1 Bluray makes great use of the surrounds, the bullets sound like they are all over the place. Transformers HDDVD is another great one to demo your surrounds.
post #183 of 205
And Transformers makes a great case for getting great sound despite ONLY having a 1.5mps Dolby Digital Plus soundtrack for all those "not getting unless it has lossless" snobs.
post #184 of 205
The scene in desert scene in The Hulk will blow your mind. There is nothing like good use of bass in explosions and this movie does the job well.
Also, Disney's The Incredibles is mind blowing. MIND BLOWING! This is the movie I use to give my friends a sample of what 5.1 can do.
post #185 of 205
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Originally Posted by thinkfree View Post

The desert scene in The Hulk will blow your mind. There is nothing like good use of bass in explosions and this movie does the job well.
Also, Disney's The Incredibles is mind blowing. MIND BLOWING! This is the movie I use to give my friends a sample of what 5.1 can do.
post #186 of 205
Hero cannot be recommended enough! Chapter 2 with the approaching horses, and the following rain, is almost always the single movie I use to "wow" new vistors to my home cinema.
post #187 of 205
Just saw Horton Hears a Who this past weekend with my family.
Wow if/when they come out with that on Bluray, the soundtrack is going to be insane. So much going on in that movie with the music and sound effects. Will truly give your HT a workout if they do it justice with a good quality track in the final BR & DVD
post #188 of 205
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Originally Posted by pbenson1167 View Post

Do the Blu-ray or HD DVD versions of these movies sound better than the regular DVD version?

Oh yeah, Cars on BD for example is just miles ahead from the DVD.
Apocalypto, and Black Hawk Down are also a clear step up IMO.
post #189 of 205
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Originally Posted by thinkfree View Post

The scene in desert scene in The Hulk will blow your mind. There is nothing like good use of bass in explosions and this movie does the job well.
Also, Disney's The Incredibles is mind blowing. MIND BLOWING! This is the movie I use to give my friends a sample of what 5.1 can do.


Do you know if the HD DVD is any better? I've seen it on DVD. Got my 5 free HD DVDs this past week for buying a player in December, and the Hulk was one of them.
post #190 of 205
Way better. It's not even close.
post #191 of 205
Yeah that's why I'm still using DVD perfect picture, perfect sound, perfect price as well.
post #192 of 205
It's better but the pic is still 2 soft in some scenes.
post #193 of 205
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Originally Posted by JBLsound4645 View Post

Yeah that’s why I’m still using DVD perfect picture, perfect sound, perfect price as well.

...........and that's why you have no credibility left as well.
post #194 of 205
Tons of Favorites here:

There's Master & Commander, Perfect Storm, LOTR series, STAR WARS Series, POTC series, Fast And Furious 1, Hulk, 300, Gladiator, Patriot, Underworld Evo, The Orphanage.....

For Show off DEMO of your 5.1 system....

4) Saving Private Ryan (yeah!)
3) U-571 (Extreme Bass Show-off!!! Watch the Depth Charge Scenes!)
2) Black Hawk Down (OMG Hell Yeah!!!)

For number #1 though, maybe people brushed it aside coz it was just a Movie Series made For HBO TV, stories were nice but more on drama, but hey check out all the Battle's amazing Sounds on all the 6 discs. I have never heard of any movie with almost spot-on-sounds.... e.g. soldiers talking from Left front channel and not even on the screen yet and suddenly camera pans left to reveal them..... soldiers screaming and crying Medic!!!! from Behind your sitting spot..... Bullets flying from left to right....Right to left....back to front....geezzz in all all directions!!!!!

My NUMBER 1 DVD Movie with the Best 5.1 Audio MIX...that makes you feel fully immersed and a part of every battle scene .... it's none other than the
'Band of Brothers' -----> Bar None!!!!
post #195 of 205
I kinder feel at the moment it’s a bit unfair to say “best ever” because I have so many that could fit into the category of "best ever" for the week the month the year there are so many I have I don’t really know where to start?

I could say Apollo 13 (1995) was the best sound I heard that year.
I could also say the same about Twister (1996) thou it never won an academy award it was the best sound I heard thou The English Patient (1996) was the better sounding film.
post #196 of 205
mission to mars' full speaker rotation is a cool demo for ppl who moan i have
too many speakers. love playing scream 3: sidney hears
voices on film set.
speed: water barrells
star trek: first contact, the humming of the engines is always great & the
cube battle.
josie and the pussycats: tara reid runs off round the house, a comical "in
hear" comes thru one of the rears.
THX cow: moo
saving pvt ryan DTS
T2
jeff waynes war of the worlds live: breathtaking!
apocolypse now: opening shot
jurassic park: the one that started it all... well DTS
LOTR:
Star Wars:
PJs King Kong
Signs
post #197 of 205
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For me, it was the music in the credits for Once Upon a Time In Mexico. I dont think ive ever heard better use of all 6 speakers, it was amazing!

Hey Wixy...are you talking about the opening credits or end credits? Did you listen to this on the Superbit DVD?
post #198 of 205
The new THX intro is so cool, my wife asked me to play it three times. She actually called the kids into the room so they could hear the effects.
The movie was awesome and over the top but the soundtrack is dead on. One of my top 10 surround movies.
post #199 of 205
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Originally Posted by stingeyal View Post

jeff waynes war of the worlds live: breathtaking!

Can't go wrong with that, it is breathtaking! Well worth the price!

For those interested there is a 30th Anniversary Edition being release on 24 Nov. available through Amazon UK. under 16 Pounds plus shipping to US.

Jeff Waynes The War of The Worlds 30th Anniversary Edition

Format: Box set, PAL, Special Edition
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 2
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
DVD Release Date: 24 Nov 2008
Run Time: 165 minutes
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DVD Features:
ASIN: B001D1F8QG

DVD DescriptionThis definitive edition of the DVD contains the double DVD of the famous 2006 show, a limited edition Penguin Classics book of the original H.G Wells story (with exclusive images of the 2007 tour) and a limited edition postcard with images from the show and one of Jeff mixing the original score. All of this is presented in limited edition illustrated packaging which includes an intro by Jeff himself. Only 10 000 have been made. Product contents: Double DVD of 2006 show; Limited edition Penguin Classic book of original novel, art card, promo flyer. All inside a slip and slide case.

Synopsis
Features THE WAR OF THE WORLDS performed live on stage.

Not sure this is worth double dipping if you already own the "The War Of The Worlds Live : Special Edition (2 disc)" version.

DVD Description
In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the UK.
The War of The Worlds Live is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. It combines the brilliance of the original performers including Jeff Wayne, Justin Hayward, Chris Thompson and even the late Richard Burton (In Sight and Sound') along with a brand new cast, the 10-piece Black Smoke Band, the 48-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings and an unforgettable fully operating 30ft Martian Fighting Machine!


Special Features
Disc One: Full length show Bonus Footage An interview with Jeff Wayne Carrie and the Cannons; Behind the scenes on the CGI sequences Bringing Back Burton Making a Martian Fighting Machine

12 page booklet with exclusive photos from the show

Disc Two: The Tour 2006 - A Journal Bonus Features Sculpting the Richard Burton Head Rehearsing Thunder Child' Rehearsing Forever Autumn' Mars Comes To Wembley Jeff Wayne in conversation with Russell Watson Animating the Martian Machines The Tour 2006 Interviews with the Cast
post #200 of 205
Sorry to go resurrecting a thread, but I just noticed that the bank heist/shootout sequence in Heat has some amazing surround effects. This scene uses the rear channels to create an echo of the gunfire. It sounds just like how I would imagine the echo of weapons fire would sound trapped in the corridors of buildings in downtown LA. I can't quite put my finger on it other than saying it's subtle, yet amazing. It makes what is arguably the best shootout sequence in a movie that much more awesome!
post #201 of 205
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Originally Posted by Big Wes View Post

Sorry to go resurrecting a thread, but I just noticed that the bank heist/shootout sequence in Heat has some amazing surround effects. This scene uses the rear channels to create an echo of the gunfire. It sounds just like how I would imagine the echo of weapons fire would sound trapped in the corridors of buildings in downtown LA. I can't quite put my finger on it other than saying it's subtle, yet amazing. It makes what is arguably the best shootout sequence in a movie that much more awesome!

Yeah, the shootout in Way Of The Gun is similar (surround-sound-wise) and is also a pretty damn good shootout sequence.
post #202 of 205
Why is this thread dead? Any UPDATES for 2010?
post #203 of 205
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Originally Posted by petergaryr View Post

One of the first DVDs I played after setting up 7.1 surround was Stargate.

There is a scene in the pyramid where the soldiers are being attacked by Ra's men. It was the first time I ever heard someone actually behind me!

The scene where he first enters the stargate is one of my 2 favorite surround scenes along with Attack of the Clones when Jango is attacking Obi Wan's ship with laser fire.
post #204 of 205
Okay well I still after all these years say for concerts nothing beats Procol Harum Live At Union chappel.Bass and drums alone is worth the ride.
post #205 of 205
All of the live recording audio featured in both the film & included concert on Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (BluRay) is AWESOME - has both a DD5.1 & a PCM 5.1.
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