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The best 5.1 you have heard ( blu ray )

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Posted on 15 Sep 2011 19:28:26 BDT
James Thomas says:
So far I'd probably go with I,Robot.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 08:50:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Sep 2011 08:50:48 BDT
Murali says:
I agree. Bladerunner is phenomenal!!!

Posted on 21 Sep 2011 12:28:31 BDT
The Dark Knight takes some beating.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 13:52:34 BDT
Le Blaireau says:
yes I must watch that again sometime. It was the first Blu-Ray I watched after acquiring a player and a surround sound system. It was impressive, but I was a bit disappointed about the lack of bass. It was only when the next disc I played had the same problem, that I checked the settings and realised I'd forgotten to switch the subwoofer on !!

Posted on 24 Sep 2011 02:35:33 BDT
Neal Vincent says:
Another vote for TRON Legacy here - absolutely amazing. My vote for the most unexpectedly excellent Blu-ray audio, though, goes to "Hobo With A Shotgun" - seriously, I'm not kidding, check it out!

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 18:06:10 GMT
Wazza Jude says:
I've not seen 'inception' or 'the dark knight' yet,,but what i do recommend is the first schumacer batman film 'batman forever'.I think anyone who recommends 'cutthroat island' for anything other than the wrong side of Rambos gun needs seeing to.Who or what would buy '.. island' on bd???!

Posted on 1 Mar 2012 17:18:30 GMT
darren mason says:
has to be the gun battle in the film HEAT.

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 11:59:34 GMT
"Unstoppable" on bluray is suberb, very loud, but clear and immersive.

Although "Hot Fuzz" is not my favourite film of all time, I think the soundtrack is one the best I've ever heard, the whole suround mix is practically non stop, amazingly immersive, full of deep base and sound effects, again very loud, but very clear - give it a go! It was the last thing i was expecting when i watch that film on bluray, astounding!

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 14:55:02 GMT
Wazza Jude says:
yeh.,but u expect that with all modern commercial films.,and check out 'runaway train'.,that'll surprise u.,,I found the recent dvd release very full,effective & immersive,,better than the ''expected'' unstoppable.

Posted on 3 Mar 2012 23:42:12 GMT
S. Pike says:
Behind Enemy Lines really comes alive on blu-ray. I saw this film years ago and thought it was thoroughly average, however, it was recommened to me as a blu-ray disk to work out your home system so I gave it a go and I must say I bloody love it. Great film. The DTS-HD master audio is sensational, check out the jet crash/ejection scene and the tripwire mines scene. Just be careful with the volume knob as your neighbours will be calling the police.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2012 11:21:12 GMT
Wazza Jude says:
it is a crime that so many collectors still watch & review movies based on their widescren tv alone.Like eating food without the taste say.A home theatre kit can be even more effective than a cinema,,even the cheaper ones.Listening to your cd's through said kit has become habit for me also,for just a few hundred quid to bring new dimensions to all your digital media-just great.

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 13:25:43 GMT
Shazzerman says:
This is the problem I mentioned earlier on another thread: BAD films are getting good press just because their 'splosions and stuff look and sound great in your home theatre. TERMINATOR:SALVATION is bad, but the audio is bloody bombastic through the speakers. At least when Michael Haneke turns up the volume in BENNY'S VIDEO or FUNNY GAMES, he is making a point.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2012 13:47:24 GMT
"Terminator salvation is bad" in your opinion. I thought it was great.

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 14:31:47 GMT
Shazzerman says:
Well, a Metacritic score of 52% suggests it isn't great...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2012 14:38:23 GMT
Make your own mind up

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 16:16:04 GMT
Shazzerman says:
I always do. "Terminator: Salvation" is bad, in my opinion. My opinion. I just pointed out other peoples' opinion. I also think "Schindler's List is "bad". And "The Shawshank Redemption". But "Terminator: Salvation" is certainly not as bad as "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" or "Death Proof". Wow. My mind...has been made up.

Posted on 5 Mar 2012 07:46:11 GMT
John Morris says:
The train crash scene on super 8 is awesome and pretty much demo material,also the opening scene in quantum of solace is very good too.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2012 08:36:47 GMT
Avatar: The Last Airbender - very powerfull associated with elements, loads of subwoofer action
Super 8 - many scenes involving crashes, are superbly done
Star Wars 1-3 - sci-fi sounds of starships, droids, large vehicles, sabers, and nature
Star Trek XI - going into warp, coming out, laser fights, music
Transformers 1-3 - loads if stunning sound effects, especially in the third one

Posted on 5 Mar 2012 09:00:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Mar 2012 09:02:49 GMT
Cartimand says:
The final 30 minutes of Passchendaele, depicting the sheer hell of WW1, were awesome in 5.1 - my sub was puffing air at me every few seconds. Also the guerrilla fighting in Che (especially part 2) was impressive, with the bullets ricocheting everywhere. I agree that the remastered Alien quadrilogy had great sound throughout, as did the Swiss sci-fi epic Cargo - the distant graunching sounds really made you feel you were in the hold of a vast spaceship.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2012 13:16:31 GMT
Ari Laasanen says:
michael jakson this is it blu ray sound is best

Posted on 17 Mar 2012 15:00:26 GMT
imazed says:
Is everyone missing the point? Or just me?
I'm pretty sure Mr Roy asked "what is the BEST sounds you have heard" and not "what is the MOST sounds you have heard" Surely explosions and gunfire can never be "Best" as no-one has ever heard 1,000 tons of TNT explode in their living room, and lived to tell the tale.
I thought he was referring to sound quality. Many modern films are spoiled by Directors who think that recording the extraneous noises constitutes some sort of realistic experience. Obviously it isn't as often the dialogue is recorded as a muffled muttering which you really have to try hard to listen to. So what about The House of The Flying Daggers as an example of how it should be done (and that applies to film quality as well) everything is crystal clear in every scene, action or not.
Regarding Music the very best I have heard is on a Music Only Blu-Ray from 2L in Norway. Amazon sell it here Divertimenti - Trondheim Solistene [Hybrid SACD] [Includes Blu-Ray Disc]
When you hear that in full 5:1, reconsider if bangs and crunches really constitute good sound.
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Posted on 17 Mar 2012 16:49:48 GMT
Master and commander - the cannon fire in the ship battles is fantastic.

Posted on 19 Mar 2012 17:22:09 GMT
Quaddy says:
The Police - Certifiable

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012 22:20:30 GMT
fifth element when laguna sings her opera song

Posted on 20 Mar 2012 11:47:12 GMT
M. Hakali says:
Drive -- Awesome 5.1 composition.
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