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    Default What movie showcases your surround sound?

    Ok, just got my new system setup and I get requests from friends to come here it. Any ideas on movies that really impress???

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    Transformers, Master and Commander, Matrix, U-571, are some of the ones I know right off top. There are tons more, just too early for me to think.
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    Just look for HT Demo scenes.

    My favorites right now are the tunnel scene in Cloverfield, the car chase in Children of Men, the 1st Kraken attack in PotC 2, and the pod emergence scene from War of the Worlds.

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    If you want to show off the surround aspect of your system, pick up The Flaming Lips: At War With The Mystics on DVD-A. I'm not crazy about the music, but the surround mix is insane.

    Some good movies have already been mentioned, but some of the animated movies have great sound too. Cars, Toy Story 2 (opening scene), Finding Nemo (Darla scene: crazy bass with a good sub), The Incredibles. Of course, if you don't have kids you probably don't want to drop money on any of these;)

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    Iron Man and The Patriot are 2 of my favorites.
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    My favorite scene to show, to show off my surround speakers is 'Kill Bill Volume 1' at around 1 hour and 4 minutes (Going off the top of my head). The scene with the crazy 88's. It starts with them making fun of Charlie Brown, then the music building, then the battle...just awesome stuff, and GREAT movie!

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    Cloverfield.

    The THX thing at the beginning of the newest Indiana Jones movie. It made my wife jump.
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    Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Wyatt Earp and the Patriot are what I use to show off my rig.
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    Add King Kong to that mix.

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    The first battle scene in Gladiator ("On my signal, unleash hell") is a good one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Add King Kong to that mix.
    I just watched the BR version of it last night, and I was impressed by the sound. They did a great job with the sound on the ship, right up there with Master and Commander.

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    If we're talking SD DVD here, then check out this list.

    http://www.spannerworks.net/reference/10_6a.asp

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    For BD picture quality my reference is Kung Fu Panda.
    For HiDef audio, Iron Man- the Jericho Test scene.
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    I was really impressed with the audio and video on the new Star Trek DVD & BR. Well done on both formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaara View Post
    ...... the pod emergence scene from War of the Worlds....
    The sub-bass in this scene (@ 15 hz) is INSANE~
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    X3 for cloverfeild

    also iron man, cars, and transformers
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    Iron Man and Transformers are sure to impress.

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