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In terms of bringing it all together - constant surround activity, plenty of low and powerful bass, and excellent picture quality - Titan AE and The Incredibles are still head and shoulders above the rest in my book.


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"Superman: The Movie". A very lively surround track and the opening credits are among the
best of all time. I saw it in 70mm at the Loews Astor Plaza and the audience applauded the
credits zooming from the front speakers to the back. The story goes that they had a different
credits sequence until they hired a company to do the trailer with the zooming titles which
were so effective, they had them redo the title sequence in the same technique.
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Ratatouille!!! with bass rivalling LOTR and WOTW
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I can't believe it ...

Nobody mentioned U-571 ... deep charge explosions
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I've always like Gladiator and Master and Commander for cherry picking certain scenes.

My newest fav is the new James Bond movie Casino Royale on Blu-ray using its uncompressed PCM 5.1 track, the opening scene is really alive with detail. The subtleties when he's sitting in the office ready to make kill #2, then raging gunfire that turns into the theme music. It's really a treat to behold.

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I can't believe it .

Nobody mentioned U-571 ... deep charge explosions.
The Depth Charges scene is probably the most explosions per second you'll get in any movie.

The second scene (Omaha Beach) in Saving Private Ryan is still one of the best to date, although not for the weak of stomach.

The Matrix also has some good show off scenes and the techno trance music plays though nice. The scene where Neo fights Morpheus in the Dojo, where Morpheus explains the Matrix and the Lobby shootout up to the Helicopter crash is great.

Terminator 2 has some nice explosions with deep bass when Arnie is firing the mini gun then launching grenades at the squad cars from the Cyberdyne building.

The remastered Top Gun "Special Collector's Edition" or the HDDVD has some impressive soundtrack and sound effects. The tomcat flybys are pretty neat and the movies intro is a nice demo to impress your friends.

LOTR the Fellowship of the Rings The Bridge of Kazha Doom scene is one of my stand bys. There is plenty of low bass, great surround and visuals. There are many others like that in all three of the Trilogy, but that one stands out to me.

I could go on and on. There are hundreds of good titles out there.
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I haven't even seen the whole movie, but the gunfight scene in the house in "Four Brothers" in a demo disc of mine shakes my house--talk about an intense demo. It will make your friends excuse themselves to change their pants.:raped:
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and let me be the first to add "House of Flying Daggers" bean/dancing scene--one of the best demos for surround I have found.
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and let me be the first to add "House of Flying Daggers" bean/dancing scene--one of the best demos for surround I have found.
I agree. I actually have not seen that movie, but was at a B&M store demoing some stuff and that was the scene they used. Awesome stuff!
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