Movies that push your speakers to their limits

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  1. TonyB

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    Ok, let's hear 'em! What is your favorite movie to show off your home theater setup? You don't need to have a dedicated home theater with digital projector and $10,000 speakers. But if you know of a really good speaker-pounding movie with kick-*** surround effects, let us hear about it.


    Even though I hate the movies themselves, I must admit that Spider Man 2 and 3 both have incredible effects and action scenes that are awe-inspiring when you listen to them on a good surround system.

    From what I've read, "Master and Commander" is another good one.

    Anyone have a favorite??
     
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    "The Birth of a Nation"
     
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    Transformers.
     
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    If you want a good bass workout check out a cheesy little horror flick called "Pulse"...there's a few scenes around the 1hr 10 min mark that have bass around the 15 Hz mark - bolt down your furniture if you have a big sub!
     
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    I like Black Hawk Down. Great score and awesome SFX. And strangly enough...Monsters Inc., Cars, and other Pixar movies sound very good.
     
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    Probably James Bond, hard to call though.
     
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    I actually have "Pulse." Unfortunately, my sub only has real production down to 25 Hz. No way I'd notice anything as low as 15 Hz.

    I'll pop it in, though.



    Keep 'em coming!
     
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    Never played it in my home. But Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny was the single loudest movie I ever heard in a theater.
     
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    r2473: ouch...no?...

    It's "leading off" status notwithstanding in cinematology chronology, wasn't D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" a "racist masterpiece?"
     
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    master and commander by far...the cannons...wow.
     
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    Correct.

    (It is also a silent film, released in 1915).

    http://www.filmsite.org/birt.html

    It is the single most important and key film of all time in American movie history - it contains many new cinematic innovations and refinements, technical effects and artistic advancements, including a color sequence at the end. It had a formative influence on future films and has had a recognized impact on film history and the development of film as art. In addition, at almost three hours in length, it was the longest film to date.
     
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    Star Wars episode 1 ~ Pod Race
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    LOTR Fellowship ~ Opening fight scene
    LOTR Two Towers ~ The battle at Helms deep
    Saving Private Ryan ~ whole movie
    Pearl Harbor ~ The bombing
    Any Pixar THX thing.
     
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    i wonder what it would be like to watch a maria sharapova vs victoria azarenka match in a home theater system with $10k speakers :)
     
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    For me...Top Gun, The Lost Boys, LOTR series, Star Wars series, and anything Tarantino.
     
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    Thanks for the info.; well stated. I am aware of D.W. Griffith's "Birth..Nation" an amazing film for its time. I saw it once on PBS and had recalled the film's somewhat sympatico vibe towards the Klan. Anyway, I just looked up the film's accompanied "orchestral score" (another first) and lo and behold D.W. himself is given credit for having composed it. Good stuff; thx again.

    on-topic:
    Master & Commander
    Top Gun
    Spiderman 2
    Thirteen Ghosts
    (old school category: Andy Warhol's Frankenstein in 3-D; sick 'sound & vision')
     
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