What movie would you?

Posted by: dakkon

What movie would you? - 03/28/12 10:38 PM

What movie would you watch first on your HT, if you were going back to that time again and why?


Just wondering, as there some who watch a lot more movies than myself.








Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What movie would you? - 03/28/12 10:41 PM

Why do we have to go back in time? Most movies are available on dvd or blu-ray. I guess you mean to see them in a theater at a first time viewing. I'd like to see The Wizard of OZ in a theater for the first time, although, I'd probably be disappointed that it wasn't up to par with the system I have at home. So I'm back to preferring watching it on blu-ray anyway.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: What movie would you? - 03/28/12 10:48 PM



I mean, after experiencing your system and knowing what it is capable of, what would be the most enjoyable movie to watch on your HT...

Bad phrasing of the orignal question...
Posted by: SBrown

Re: What movie would you? - 03/28/12 11:14 PM

It's gotta be Avatar for me and then Rush in Rio....that's what i'm doing! hehe!
Posted by: Murph

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 08:02 AM

Tough call.

With guests, "Fellowhip of the Ring". There is just so much beautiful scenery for enjoying HD video combined with outstanding audio. I never tire of any in that series.

If I'm feeling purely nostalgic, the 'original' Star Wars, Episode IV. I still feel like a giddy little kid every time that first Star Destroyer flies by.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 08:05 AM

Love, Actually.

I want a movie that would be ALL about dialog! grin
Posted by: Bayne

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 09:34 AM

Raiders of the Lost Ark. The best John William's score, the best action Spielberg ever shot, and the best sound effects Ben Burtt ever recorded. Indy's pistol--a Winchester rifle. Those punches--wet leather jackets struck with a bat. Can't wait for the Blu-ray release this fall.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 09:46 AM

I have a whole slew of movies that I've been "saving up" since I started finishing my basement 9 months ago. I picked some that were supposed to be good, and others that were questionable, but I wanted to see with a new projector and hear with the upgraded speakers.

My daughter (who tunes 18 today) says that Super 8 should be our first movie in the new theater. Her boyfriend says that we should watch the latest Fast and Furious movie. My wife chimed in with a (don't pick on me) favorite of mine, Gone in 60 Seconds (love the cars). I think that the first thing in will actually be a demo disc that I've been a (very) minor player in its development over at AVS.

Avatar would be good, although I still find it a bit too cartoonish still. LOTR will be viewed in blu-ray glory, but none of my family are interested in it. Same with Star Wars. Raiders would be good also. But Love, Actually? Um, no...
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 09:55 AM

When the VP160 arrives, I'm going to be "all about dialog" for a week I'm sure! Well, I was joking....

Though I really WILL be looking forward to concert Discs!
Posted by: Murph

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 12:24 PM

Can I come down when you demo NiN, Beside You In Time ??????? I'm always amazed how audible Reznor is despite, umm how can I describe it, well everything else that is going on.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 12:38 PM

Mark, lots of dialog in Sophie's Choice, Leaving Las Vegas, or I Want to Live. (Hide the razor blades!)

Seriously, Hurt Locker has dialog and big effects happening simultaneoulsy. 'least I think it does, but what would I know, me with my VP150 and all.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 01:12 PM

Before my budget tripled on my home theatre, I was going to go with a basic Harmon K system. As I started auditioning bigger systems I saw/heard/felt Master and Commander on a Paradigm Studio 100 based set-up at my local dealer and knew I had to get THAT kind of feeling from my setup. M & C is still my favourite movie for boom boom and surround effects.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 01:44 PM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 01:57 PM

Two movies that I watch a couple times per year - normally by myself as my wife & daughter aren't too impressed with these two:

Midnight Run: De Niro & Charles Grodin. A great cross-country chase move from 1988. Lots of humour & language but not a lot of audio effects; however, it is a good story & Grodin is wonderful.

Last Man Standing: Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken & Bruce Dern. A largely unknown movie. I'm normally not a big Willis fan but I liked him in this one. Located in a dying town (The Great Depression) in the Texas desert with lots of stylized 1930s gangster shootouts with some great audio effects. Ry Cooder's haunting guitar work throughout adds to the ambiance. Overall a great action flic...

TAM
Posted by: fredk

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 04:06 PM

Lots of good movies mentioned already. Lord of the Rings any of the three, Master and commander for the opening battle scene (foot falls acrosss the seiling are so cool), Casino Royal has a really cool scene where you transition from the casino to the street in front and the surround effects are so well done, Iron Man had some really good lfe.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


I bought the Anniversary Edition of that recently, because I had $15 in credits at Best Buy and their CD inventory isn't deep enough for me to find much I like there. For a special edition two-disc B-D set, with good reviews, it's pretty inexpensive!
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 05:17 PM

looks good.

when the mothership flies in, oh baby
Posted by: Bayne

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
looks good.

when the mothership flies in, oh baby


And that scene where you see R2-D2 attached to the bottom of the mothership. Priceless.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 06:16 PM

Inception (Blu-ray)
Posted by: cb919

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 07:47 PM

Pan's Labyrinth always stands out to me as an excellent surround mix. It's been a while now, I don't recall it as sub workout, but makes you look over your shoulder all the time. Great use of the back channels. Discrete DTS-HD 7.1 mix.
Posted by: mpyw

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 09:04 PM

My son (7) will say :"Cars!!"
My wife will say :"The English Patient"
My daughther (10) will say:"Any Korean drama."
I would say:"let's try AVS Demo for all sorts of varieties, but actually, for sound, I would go for Transformer 3, for visual and sound, Baraka."
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 09:15 PM

oooh Baraka. I have it. Some of the scenes are incredible.
Posted by: ghost271

Re: What movie would you? - 03/29/12 11:31 PM

I just recently picked up War of the Worlds and its one of the best audio demo worthy pieces i own ( and i have over 300 HD titles).
Posted by: INANE

Re: What movie would you? - 03/30/12 12:12 AM

I've been building my basement HT for almost 2 years now and I honestly haven't spent any time deciding what will be the very first movie I play. I'm torn between watching something I know will be great vs something I haven't watched (at home) yet.

I'm pretty partial to The Matrix series. War of the Worlds has some amazing LFE. Star Wars 4-6 are awesome thou 1-3 have better effects. I've been holding off watching these at home until the basement HT is completed:

Iron Man 2
Thor
Harry Potter 7 & 8 (haven't seen these at all yet)
Avatar
Transformers 3

It's probably going to be a long time until I watch something like Invictus (non action) again.

laugh
Posted by: cdot2four

Re: What movie would you? - 03/30/12 07:41 AM

Originally Posted By: ghost271
I just recently picked up War of the Worlds and its one of the best audio demo worthy pieces i own ( and i have over 300 HD titles).


Love that movie just for the sound. I wonder which sounds better the tripod coming up from the ground or the ipod that comes up in scary movie 4 smile
Posted by: rvrrat

Re: What movie would you? - 03/30/12 10:23 PM

The Blu-Ray of U-571. I love sub movies and the sound is incredible.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/30/12 10:34 PM

If you have not seen the new Muppets yet....
it is a gorgeous movie with just about a perfect soundtrack.





( I loved it but I am 43 and it brought back a lot of happiness)
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: What movie would you? - 03/30/12 10:37 PM

This review is spot on about the audio in Inception(Blu-ray). To top it off it is an excellent movie.

Having seen Inception in the theater I had high hopes for its soundtrack in the home environment and I wasnít disappointed. This lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio soundtrack is demonstration quality and is going to please those who like to play their systems loud. This recording has wide dynamic range and boasts superlative clarity and high level detail that is truly impressive. Dialogue is definitive and appreciably lucid through the center channel as it reaches far into the room. Itís located just slightly in front of the left/right speakers within the acoustic space it occupies within the soundstage. Front channel separation and imaging is excellent. This draws out both large and small sound elements and allows their directional correlation based upon the onscreen events to be readily definable. The mix makes effective and aggressive use of the surround channels to extend the front soundstage and reproduce the spatial and discrete sounds of this engaging soundtrack. The listening position is submerged into a 360 degree web of sound that can be riveting as it bombards the senses with a combination of well placed sound effects and music. This is a dynamically charged sound mix that frequently utilizes the subwoofer to provide viscerally potent impact. The audioís low frequency effects are applied authoritatively to underscore the bombastic and aggressive aspects of the presentation and it does so quite effectively. Its palpable presence is never in question as it fills the room with refined bass quality that is appreciably superior and on occasion skin tingling. This is a sophisticated sound design that is loaded with various sound effects, spatial cues, music, and dialogue. Each is clearly represented with enriching clarity, detail and appropriate sound field placement. I couldnít see it sounding any better.

This is a reference quality audio/video presentation that truly enhances the enjoyment of this film. Those who like playing their systems at reference levels will want to exercise caution as there are transient peaks and extended dynamic range in this recording capable of testing the limits of lesser systems. Kudos to Warner Home Video on this one.


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1295481
Posted by: dakkon

Re: What movie would you? - 03/30/12 11:52 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
Those who like playing their systems at reference levels


I don't know about you guys... But i can only get to about 1/2 to reference level before the peaks become WAY to loud for me.... With a decent amount of LFE, my EP600 has the cabinets going nuts....

I can not even fathom listening to Anything at reference level, on my system reference level is 31.... My normal listening level is 12.. movies, maybe 17, but at that level it gets Crazy loud quick.. I have the max set to 20....
Posted by: whippersnapper

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 12:05 AM

One of the first things I watched on my new Axiom HT was "Hanna". Tremendous visuals and great sound effects.

Then I pulled out my DVD of Peter Gabriel's "Secret World" concert. It literally took my breath away.

In fact, most of my first round of viewing has been musical. "Hair" was a standout. The opening scene after the bus pulls away and the drum fill pans across the room as "Aquarius" launches. Man, it sounded fine!
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: dakkon
Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
Those who like playing their systems at reference levels


I don't know about you guys... But i can only get to about 1/2 to reference level before the peaks become WAY to loud for me.... With a decent amount of LFE, my EP600 has the cabinets going nuts....

I can not even fathom listening to Anything at reference level, on my system reference level is 31.... My normal listening level is 12.. movies, maybe 17, but at that level it gets Crazy loud quick.. I have the max set to 20....


The dynamics in Inception are superb. My receiver would not be able to handle the dynamic peaks at reference level.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
If you have not seen the new Muppets yet....
it is a gorgeous movie with just about a perfect soundtrack.

Chris, Joyce wanted to see it in the theater, but we never went...so I just ordered the B-D for her. Thanks for the recommendation!
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 05:37 PM

I am not ashamed to say I cried.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
I am not ashamed to say I cried.


But I am.

OK, what'd you aliens do with the real Chris, you know, the one who browbeats salespersons of all creeds, genders and races.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 06:30 PM

I love the Muppets. I always have and I always will.

When I really feel like bawling my eyes out, I watch the episode where the Muppets learn that Jim Henson has died. After they sing the song about believing in each other then I start to feel better.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 06:41 PM

How old are you guys?
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 07:06 PM

43
Posted by: fredk

Re: What movie would you? - 03/31/12 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
43

Is that summed or multiplied? grin

::scurries off to put Muppets on movie list::
Posted by: BobKay

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 10:43 AM

pay 100 bucks for?

One of my favorite films from the late sixties, early seventies is Ken Russell's, "The Devils." It's based on Aldous Huxley's "The Devils of Loudoun" (sp?). I haven't seen it in 41 years and it left that big an impression (welt) on me, so I've been hot to see it again for years.

Around that time, many writers artists and directors were fascinated by what was being termed "ultraviolence." Peckinpaw went there, Kubrick went there, Warhol went there. Python even did a skit, "Ken Russell's Garden Party," which begins as a most genteel and posh Sunday gathering on the pristine lawns, and devloves into a savage bloodbath. I like when that happens.

"The Devils" (1971) stars Vanessa Redgrave (as a nun) and Oliver Reed as Richelieu. Purported to be based on at least some truth, it is an "investigation" into the collision of 1630's French Catholicism with sex and violence. The performances are as stunning as the subject matter and its sometimes gruesome depiction.

It was re-released last month. It has been restored and is uncut, as the original version would have been slapped with an X (boy, that happened very early into the new rating system).

So here's the rub. It's NOT BluRay, and with this effort, it's not likely to be on anyone's "to do" list for a while.

It's $100 for a DVD, from the UK!

I was gonna ask GOD, but we're still not speaking after that little lutefisk incident, so I'll settle for your opinions.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 10:50 AM

A used seller on Amazon has it for 40 bucks. clicky
Posted by: BobKay

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
A used seller on Amazon has it for 40 bucks. clicky


Geez, I wrote all that for nuthin!' (Not really. I was getting kinda excited while I was compsoing it.) Every retailer I asked said they weren't ordering it becasue of the cost.

Thanks tons, Sean!

I looked last week all over the web and $99 was the best I could find. Guess someone already shelled out the $100 and was not happy...... or touched themselves to death.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 10:59 AM

Consider my early Mother's Day gift to you, Bob!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Consider my early Mother's Day gift to you, Bob!


Didn't you leave out an "f?"

Just got it. It was NEW @ that price!

THanks agin, Sean. That was so cool! Wait! there's a ton of other stuff I need you to find for me.
Posted by: J. B.

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 11:03 AM

Re: The Devils (Special Edition), i see Amazon u.k. sells it for 11.99 pounds.
i saw this movie on tv a long time ago and like it a lot.
i had been searching for the title for a few years now, having forgotten it.
too bad it's zone 2 only (for now)...

i might buy it from Amazon u.k., don't know yet.
what i can say is that Amazon's delivery from either France or the U.K. is very fast. last week a delivery from the u.k. took only 4 days.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Consider my early Mother's Day gift to you, Bob!


Didn't you leave out an "f?"

Just got it. It was NEW @ that price!

THanks agin, Sean. That was so cool! Wait! there's a ton of other stuff I need you to find for me.


Hey, anything else will require my 10% finder's fee.


Your welcome, Bob! Glad I could help you find it.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 12:16 PM

Darn you. Now he is going to make me watch it. My favorite tv shows were the Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. I don't know if I can handle it.


Back to the original post: Nightmare Before Christmas is BEAUTIFUL on Blu Ray.
Posted by: Gr8_White_North

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 12:25 PM

UK version start bid on ebay 15.00 ,i can bid on it for you.??
Can you play a UK version??
Posted by: BobKay

Re: What movie would you? - 05/06/12 01:04 PM

I'm all set, I put a rush on it, but the UK compatability is an interesting question. Actually, I think this disc is coming only from the UK, whether direct or to dealers. We'll see.
Posted by: majik

Re: What movie would you? - 05/08/12 02:05 AM

Okay, I'm a movie buff and I know, Transformers, Inception, Gone in 60 seconds (I'm with you on the cars, but I like the movie too), Casino Royale, and Avatar are ones I will watch every now and then (on Blu-Ray of course) for visual and audio reasons.

But there are 4 movies that I love cranking up on my HT:

Bad Boys 1 on BluRay
Bad Boys 2 (DVD) - can't wait for it to hit the bluray shelves... that car chase (on the bridge) is INSAAAANE for sound on dvd.. can only imagine what it'll be like on BluRay!

And of course the Iron-Man movies... when he's flying you hear it go around the room and I can FEEL him going around the room - the 800 is just a bone-rattler..!
Posted by: majik

Re: What movie would you? - 05/08/12 02:08 AM

Remember the first time I watched a horror/thriller... I actually thought someone was running at me from just behind my right ear because that's where the sound came from; jumped right out of my seat lol