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I am fairly new to the surround sound game and I am wondering if there are any surround movies that have great surround sound. I am looking for movies that contain a lot of rear channel action. Most all of the surround movies I watch only have a few things in the rears. I am not partial to it being music or dialog just great examples of surround movies.
 
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The pod race in Star Wars Episode I is pretty impressive.
 

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All Is Lost on Blu-Ray sounded amazing last week when I watched it. No dialogue (well, one word). Nothing but music and sound effects. Pretty effective mix. Oh, and the film is actually really great with a powerful performance by Robert Redford.
 

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"Apocalypse Now" is the film that really began to shape modern surround sound mixing techniques for feature films, and the Blu-Ray release (which has a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track) comes highly recommended! :)

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Apocalypse-Now-Blu-ray/14093/

Plus another great Blu-Ray release with stunning surround sound would be "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, in both its theatrical and extended versions. :)
 

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And even though it might not be the greatest film in terms of a discrete surround mix, there is no Blu-Ray release of a film that I recommend more than the incredible box set Sony put together a few years ago for "Lawrence of Arabia". The video and audio quality are about as perfect as can be, and there's tons of extras for every fan of the film to enjoy.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Lawrence-of-Arabia-Blu-ray/200/ :)
 

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The pod race in Star Wars Episode I is pretty impressive.
Thank you dr simple. I ordered Star Wars Episode I this morning from Amazon on Blu ray. Yesterday I went to Hollywood Studios and rode the Star Tours ride for the first time in 6 months and they have changed the ride to update it to the Force Awakens by including new scenes and using BB8. So cool. It is my favorite ride at HS.
 

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All Is Lost on Blu-Ray sounded amazing last week when I watched it. No dialogue (well, one word). Nothing but music and sound effects. Pretty effective mix. Oh, and the film is actually really great with a powerful performance by Robert Redford.
Thanks Simon A. I am a huge Robert Redford fan and I had been looking forward to seeing this movie. I ordered the Blu ray this morning from Amazon.
 

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"Apocalypse Now" is the film that really began to shape modern surround sound mixing techniques for feature films, and the Blu-Ray release (which has a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track) comes highly recommended! :)

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Apocalypse-Now-Blu-ray/14093/

Plus another great Blu-Ray release with stunning surround sound would be "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, in both its theatrical and extended versions. :)
Thanks rtbluray. I ordered Apocalypse Now and the Lord trilogy on Blu ray this morning from Amazon. I have seen AN but I had not seen LOTR so I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone has been talking about.
 

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And even though it might not be the greatest film in terms of a discrete surround mix, there is no Blu-Ray release of a film that I recommend more than the incredible box set Sony put together a few years ago for "Lawrence of Arabia". The video and audio quality are about as perfect as can be, and there's tons of extras for every fan of the film to enjoy.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Lawrence-of-Arabia-Blu-ray/200/ :)
I have seen LOA and I enjoyed it so I ordered the Blu ray this morning from Amazon. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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That is five movies I ordered from Amazon this morning. Thanks for the suggestions. This should keep me busy for a while.
 

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All Is Lost on Blu-Ray sounded amazing last week when I watched it. No dialogue (well, one word). Nothing but music and sound effects. Pretty effective mix. Oh, and the film is actually really great with a powerful performance by Robert Redford.
I second that - great movie and sound.

This list can be somewhat useful:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Sound_Editing

Last years winner, Mad Max have awesome surround sound effects, but I did not care much for the movie.
 

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I found the mix for the Last Temptation of Christ BD to be excellent. I'm a fan of the soundtrack and it sounds better nowhere else.
 

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Thank you dr simple. I ordered Star Wars Episode I this morning from Amazon on Blu ray. Yesterday I went to Hollywood Studios and rode the Star Tours ride for the first time in 6 months and they have changed the ride to update it to the Force Awakens by including new scenes and using BB8. So cool. It is my favorite ride at HS.
I haven't been to Disney World since 2002, and I just started planning a trip for this summer. I'm REALLY looking forward to the Star Wars stuff!

I hope you're not disappointed with the Episode I blu-ray. You know about Jar Jar Binks, right??? That pod race is the bomb in surround, though.
 

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The Life of Pi sounds and looks absolutely amazing and is a film I look forward to upgrading in true 4K.....along of course with Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Revenant and The Hateful Eight are also worth seeking out. A 4K version of the Revenant is forthcoming which includes a BD~V as well.....Talk about outstanding cinematography AND sound design. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Revenant-4K-Blu-ray/147639/

Martin Scorsese's Hugo is also outstanding.

BTW, A GREAT THREAD. Motion pictures have some of the best surround designs.

The Three seasons of TV's Hannibal also had outstanding scripts, superb acting, surround sound design and cinematography, as well. A pity it was canceled! It REALLY pushed the boundaries of Network TV.
 

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I found the mix for the Last Temptation of Christ BD to be excellent. I'm a fan of the soundtrack and it sounds better nowhere else.
Oh, yes! Peter Gabriel's score sounds absolutely incredible on the new Criterion Blu-Ray! :)
 

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Every Iron Man Movie. Especially the first one – the opening scene is my goto "show off" tool ;-)
 
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