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Old 12-22-08, 08:16 PM
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Best demo movie for audio

Hi all

Can you suggest some movies that have good audio for surround sound (dd or dts). Thanx
Old 12-22-08, 08:33 PM
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I know Private Ryan and Gladiator DTS sound awesome on my setup. Very loud and great surround.
Old 12-22-08, 10:44 PM
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The Dark Knight and War of the Worlds.
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Master & Commander - really great use of surrounds, simulating being inside a creaky old wooden ship at sea.
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I'll give you specific demo scenes:

U-571: The depth charges.
SW Ep. II- Attack of the Clones: Seismic Charges
T3- Rise of the Machines: The crane chase.
Master and Commander: I'll second the fact that the whole damn movie sounds great.
Return of the King- Theatrical (I believe its the theaterical and not the EE): Any battle scene from the DTS track.
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I always test my audio with Gladiator, Matrix Reloaded, Brotherhood of the Wolf 3-Disc Canadian, and Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut.
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Haven't seen a thread like this in a very long time

Master and Commander is a must for surround, dynamics, and low range
U-571 for low range (depth charge scene as mentioned is perfect)
Titan AE - Ice Rings of Tigrin chapter for low range and dynamics
The Phantom Menace - Pod Racing scene for surround
Munich - Hotel Bombing scene for dynamics and low range
Super Speedway (DTS) - Surround and dynamics
Black Hawk Down - Surround
Matrix Reloaded or Revolutions - Surround and dynamics
Jurassic Park (DTS) - Surround, dynamics, and low range
Fifth Element - Surround, dynamics and low range
Animatrix - Surround, dynamics and low range
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Thanx everbody for your kind suggestions!! Now I know what to add to my Christmas list. If you have any more please list. Merry Christmas!
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The Haunting (DTS) - Chapter 17: Bump In The Night

And a lot of times on QVC and Fry's and such, they will use The House Of Flying Daggers (I think it is) to demo home theater dvd surround sound systems.
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I remember Jurassic Park was always used as the demo at electronic stores for years.
Old 12-23-08, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
Return of the King- Theatrical (I believe its the theaterical and not the EE): Any battle scene from the DTS track.
The theatrical version does not have a DTS track, just DD EX.
Old 12-24-08, 08:11 AM
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Cars - The beginning and finale races
Iron Man - The scene where Iron Man is chased by the planes. Also the cave escape sequence is cool.
The Incredibles - Pretty much every action sequence
Finding Nemo - The scene where Dora and Marlin are trapped inside that whale.
WALL-E - The scene where the scouting ship lands and/or takes off from Earth
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A couple that I've always liked are:

Jurassic Park (triceritops breathing for the low bass)
Air Force One (Air Force planes flying around AF1 for the surrounds)
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Originally Posted by Simpson Purist View Post
Cars - The beginning and finale races
Iron Man - The scene where Iron Man is chased by the planes. Also the cave escape sequence is cool.
The Incredibles - Pretty much every action sequence
Finding Nemo - The scene where Dora and Marlin are trapped inside that whale.
WALL-E - The scene where the scouting ship lands and/or takes off from Earth
Finding Nemo is great for low range when Darla thumps on her uncle's fish tank.

I'm watching Wall-E right now w/ my daughter - Eve's arrival/departure are great surround/low range scenes.

Most, if not all, of the Pixar films have great surround sound tracks.
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If you don't mind 70's Southern California music:

The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over dts version. The sound mix is incredible.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
If you don't mind 70's Southern California music:

The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over dts version. The sound mix is incredible.
My parents love the Eagles. I should check that out. Thanx

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