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post #691 of 735
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Originally Posted by JBLsound4645 View Post

Agreed



When, one of the team members rigs the first bomb in one of the terrorist's home. Dear god the depth was a blast of air erupting deeply from the centre channel which then moved into the LFE.1 track, nearly practically giving me sweaty palms along with Goosebumps.

Each fabricated explosion just got deeper and louder, practically at the hotel, I should be using JBL cinema PA screen array for this as this is what films are made for, but still on the JBL Control 5 screen array and the JBL 4645 it was a scary LFE.1 moment.


The explosions were great, indeed. Probably the first "wow" would be the first gunshot, which comes out of nowhere. It's just BLAM! in your face.
post #692 of 735
If you "get" Australian movies, then I'd recommend "Chopper", the story of Mark Read.

I also really enjoyed Shottas, lots of bass it that one, but you'll need the subtitles .
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I've just revisited "What Lies Beneath" the lows are mostly covered from the three-screen and surround channels with very little from the LFE.1.

It's not always about LFE.1 in fact the specification of Dolby and dts is 10Hz 20KHz in most cases sometimes. In the case with "What Lies Beneath" it was solid all around the sub bass extension with jolts of low end as Norman, tires to bump of the Miss!

One scene where Norman, has placed his wife in the bathtub and then notices is the necklace and tries to remove with one almighty JOLT! That kicks in all three-screen surrounds and LFE.1 within a few milliseconds of each other wow.

It ends with a LFE.1 just after Norman, bangs his head on the sink with a low rhythmic chord, very nice indeed and this is what you get when you mess with the wife.

Down to 25Hz with some aggressive jolt so watch those levels when playing it at 0db THX reference level.
post #694 of 735
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Originally Posted by cyberbri View Post

The explosions were great, indeed. Probably the first "wow" would be the first gunshot, which comes out of nowhere. It's just BLAM! in your face.



100% agree.

That first major blast when they blow up the building seriously made me jump. I expected a BOOM........but got a BOOM from my PB-12NSD.

Needless to say I had a smile on my face from the sheer joy of just how good the impact was with my system I can only imagine what 2 of these subs would sound like.....or for that matter 2 of ANY sub!
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post #696 of 735
It may not be the most mainstream movie, but the first laserdisc i heard with my Def Tech sub was The Ghost And The Darkness. When the lion first roared, the sub made it seem like it was in the room with me!
post #697 of 735
I can't get over how much extreme bass Beerfest has. Definitely more than one would normally expect in a comedy, and more impressive than that in many action movies, oddly enough.
post #698 of 735
You should check out Hot Fuzz in that case. It's very strange that the mix is as bass-heavy as it is. Beerfest isn't even close in comparison.
post #699 of 735
I don't know if it's been mentioned but I'll add:

"Unbreakable" doesn't suck.
post #700 of 735
Hot Fuzz has literally ridiculous LFE. Ridiculous in a funny way.

Car doors slamming sound like bombs going off... And bombs, well they are ridiculous in a whole other way. It's like the title should have been, "Fun with LFE".

... Oh, and there's English cop type stuff going on in the meantime.


Tim
post #701 of 735
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Originally Posted by sivadselim View Post

I don't know if it's been mentioned but I'll add:

"Unbreakable" doesn't suck.

oh yeah, i bought that the first week it came out. very good movie, great sound
post #702 of 735
Swordfish was a pretty good movie with lots of LFE
post #703 of 735
...And of course Halle Berry shows her puppies.
post #704 of 735
Funny I found this thread. I was about to ask about some lfe movies that dont suck and found this thread. This thread is pretty old, maybe people can keep adding good lfe movies.
post #705 of 735
These are great movies with strong LFE content that I own and that were all released after the thread's last post in 2007 (I can't be arsed to read 70 pages of this):

Rec 2
Hot Fuzz
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
Iron Man
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Star Trek (2009)
Super 8


Really Good and More Bass Than Expected:

Black Swan
Up (Disney/Pixar)
Drive
Pan's Labyrinth
District 9

Maybe Not Everybody's Cup O' Tea But Bass To Die For:

Cloverfield
Xmen First Class
The Incredible Hulk
The Pacific (HBO series)
post #706 of 735
The depth charges in U-571 is still one of my favorites.
post #707 of 735
Cloverfield
Xmen First Class
The Incredible Hulk
Tron Legacy
Pans Labrynth
Thor

Good movies with good lfe. I think Cloverfield is king of lfe, although I havent tried War of the Worlds.
post #708 of 735
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Originally Posted by hemogoblin View Post

Funny I found this thread. I was about to ask about some lfe movies that dont suck and found this thread. This thread is pretty old, maybe people can keep adding good lfe movies.

Thanks for resurrecting this thread hemoglobin.
I'll add the The Dark Knight and Despicable Me.
Tim
post #709 of 735
"Goon" has some LFE, but it is the Ultimate Guy's movie!!
post #710 of 735
Check out an animated film called 9. Great film and the bass is earth shakingly great.
post #711 of 735
My votes go to:

- Max Payne: The office shooting scene is still my reference
- Cloverfield: Will make you sweat!
- The Dark Knight: Classic and very "Batmanish" sheering bass
- This Is It: Good rocking music
- Inception: Can destroy most subs out there
- Live Free or Die Hard: Amaze me every time
- Any Transformers: Sub candy, except that the last 2 sucked....
- WOTW: Speilberg grade bass
- Battle LA: "Realistic" combat bass

The list could go on...
post #712 of 735
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Originally Posted by E-A-G-L-E-S View Post

"Goon" has some LFE, but it is the Ultimate Guy's movie!!

Got to go see this one! What did you think of it?
post #713 of 735
Saw the movie "Take Shelter" and thought it had pretty nice LFE for being an indie movie ...
post #714 of 735
Hanna
post #715 of 735
I think most know about How to Train Your Dragon - fantastic all the way around and this:

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Originally Posted by Kurolicious View Post

Check out an animated film called 9. Great film and the bass is earth shakingly great.

is another one...........
post #716 of 735
Not a movie: Mass Effect 3 has a *stunning* LFE track and a superb surround mix in general.
post #717 of 735
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Originally Posted by Kurolicious View Post

Check out an animated film called 9. Great film and the bass is earth shakingly great.

Saw this movie awhile back and did not expect a bass heavy night but this movie has some of the most intense bass I ever had in theater room. This has to be on everyone's top 10 list of big bass movies. MASSIVE, MASSIVE DEEP BASS !!!!!
post #718 of 735
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Originally Posted by capricorn kid View Post

Saw this movie awhile back and did not expect a bass heavy night but this movie has some of the most intense bass I ever had in theater room. This has to be on everyone's top 10 list of big bass movies. MASSIVE, MASSIVE DEEP BASS !!!!!

Which scenes??
post #719 of 735
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Which scenes??

Been a while since I've seen it so I'm a little hazy on the details. Overall, the movie does not have tons of bass throughout, but I agree that there are about 4 really intense scenes. You cannot miss them.
post #720 of 735
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Originally Posted by oztech View Post

The depth charges in U-571 is still one of my favorites.

I've read so much about this scene, but when I finally got to see it on blu ray it was underwhelming (kinda like the M&C blu ray) and not in the league of real sub-busters like WOTW, Cloverfield, TIH, FOTP.
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