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You've got company coming over and want to make a lasting impression on them with your expensive new home theater system. Quick - what DVD can you play that will instantly blow their minds? Now if you're anything like me, you can sit there staring at hundreds of DVD titles and yet draw a blank when it comes to showcase pieces. Well, no more! Just use one of these fantastic demonstration scenes as submitted by our members.

Know of a great scene? Add it! Did you really like one of these 254 suggestions? Didn't like another? Vote - and talk about it in our DVD forum!

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Submitted by Dan the Man on 01/04/03.
Forrest Gump
(1 vote)
Location:Walking through the Jungle
Features:Spatial
Description:In the scene where Forrest and Bubba are walking through the jungle in Vietnam and all of a sudden the bullets start flying. It sounds like they are whipping around you everywhere. Duck!

This sounded good on VHS and when I checked it out on DVD I was exponentially impressed.

Submitted by Ed Jacobs on 05/17/00.
Frighteners
(5 votes)
Location:Several chapters
Features:Dolby Digital
Description:Great surround effects when Death flies across town. He literally bounces off your walls.

Submitted by Doc Hogan on 04/20/00.
From Dusk 'til Dawn
(2 votes)
Location:Opening sequence
Features:Semi crossing soundfield
Description:The opening scene is a desert road from back left to top right. You hear the semi over your left shoulder several seconds before it enters visuals. You hear it come up from behind/left and dissappear far away to your front right. Awesome use of soundstage that *anyone* could appreciate, without behing overwhelmed by too much action. A perfect intro to 5.1

Submitted by Daniel Tonks on 03/19/00.
George of the Jungle
(5 votes)
Location:Chapter 4, Chapter 5, 6 minutes into chapter 16.
Features:Subwoofer & rear channel activity.
Description:OK, this whole film is excellent for subwoofer and rear channel action, but chapter 4 (lion fight) and chapter 5 (doggie elephant) are GREAT for bass. A bit into chapter 16 is one of the most memorable moments, when the characters (in front) start arguing with the narrator (in the rear).

Submitted by ChadT on 03/04/01.
Gladiator
(8 votes)
Location:(DTS) Beginning Battle
Features:The Sound is Amazing
Description:When the Battle begins, the arrows whistling through the air, the Fire Balls exploding against the trees, and the music playing in the background really puts your system work. One of the best movies to Demo your Home Theater System to your friends and family.

Submitted by Nitesh Patel on 05/09/01.
Gladiator
(6 votes)
Location:(DTS) Fight scene of Rome v Hannibal in Colloseum
Features:Top quality sound effects and panning
Description:Great roar as the Gladiators enter the Arena, with the sensational musical score, followed by trumpets and silence and announcements. Then come the chariots with their spindle wheels. A few bassy areas (nothing huge), but great effects throughout the battle.

Submitted by tom on 07/13/02.
Gladiator
(1 vote)
Location:(DTS) Chapters 8 after "the blade sticks"
Features:Subtle Surround
Description:to hear the sword fly overhead is intense. And then after Maximus finds his wife and son and passes out and "floats" dragging his fingers across the ground gives great seperation of all channels

Submitted by chris on 06/20/00.
Godzilla
(2 votes)
Location:chapter 9
Features:great visuals, super bass recomended
Description:this is like the big daddy of all home entertainment demos. There just isn't anything that compares to a giant monster running at 200 mph destroying everything in the way.Great visuals and sound.

Submitted by Michael on 06/21/00.
Godzilla
(2 votes)
Location:Menu screen
Features:True 25Hz bass ecstasy
Description:You don't even have to start the DVD to see if your sub has what it takes. The footsteps you hear at the menu screen goes down to 25Hz. Throw in this movie then bring up the menu screen, careful not to knock your house of it's foundation.

Submitted by mike mccarthy on 11/17/00.
Godzilla
(2 votes)
Location:crashing out of the street
Features:DD 5.1
Description:I'VE GOT YOU ALL BEAT HEAR ,EXCELLENT BASS AND SUPER USE OF THE SURRONDS.THE FRONT PANS SEAMLESLY.

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