Your favorite DVD to play loud?

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  1. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I just heard THE FUNHOUSE (1981) in a stereo system and it ROCKED! I don't have a stereo (just a TV played very low since I share a cramped apartment which I detest) so it was a treat to see this in stereo at a kind friend's house. The opening credit music is awesome as is the rest of the score. At the finale, Amy's screaming, the flashing lights of the funhouse and the score really rocked. Fun stuff.
    I just ordered the CD score from Ebay.:glasses:
    In a Hooper mood, we watched the last section of EATEN ALIVE just so I could hear all the screaming and electronic bleeps of the score. I never realized how nightmarish both films are. The lead actresses really take a beating!
    Anyway - what are you favorite DVD's to blast when you are given them moment? :evil:
     
  2. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    Actually I have a paranoid aversion to watching DVDs loud. I live in an apartment so I'm always aware of the fact that my neighbors keep hearing nothing but screams during all the movies I watch. I'll appreciate the loudness more when someday I'm a homeowner.
     
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    Haha. Exactly! I have the same paranoia...especially since I can hear the tenant above me fart all night long. Either he some fucked medical condition or the walls are paper thin.
     
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    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    either The Beyond or Suspiria
     
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    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Slayer - War at the Warfield or Still Reigning (subwoofer rocks!)
     
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    Spitfire Suspiria

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    01. Suspiria: The DTS tracks is incredible, the bass is off the wall.
    02. Tenebre: I love the score of this movie, so I like to crank it when I see it. I also own the score of the film.
    03. Predator: What else can I say, machine guns, explosions, and a brilliant score!!!!! One of the best DTS tracks.
     
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  7. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I'm for Tenebre as well. It's a whole other experience when cranked up almost as loud as the speakers will go!
     
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    msw7, I couldn't agree more!
     
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    I have a set of wireless headphones so I can blast the audio in my ears anytime. There's no surround-sound, but many of the old classics are simply in 2.0 stereo. The Sony headphones tend to cut out when there's a sudden loud sound like a scream or a gunshot, so somewhat annoying.

    I love John Carpenter movies and their synthesized music scores. I recently watched The Funhouse and it was great indeed. The Shining (1980) has lovely booming and piercing instrumentals. Texas Chainsaw has great cymbal and gong noises along with that camera flash sound.
     
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    I love listening to Suspiria loud, it just scares the hell out of me!!!
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I live in an apartment too, and if I want to watch a movie with screaming, I will. Sometimes, the screams that my neighbours hear are mine.

    I do, however, restrict my loud viewing mostly to weekends. I don't have to feel bad about a loud movie Saturday evening if my neighbour has thrown a loud party Friday evening. :p
     
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    bwana the clown Supreme Ruler Of Sados

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    The Beyond - fantastic shound on that DVD!

    I hope some day they release a better quality Tenebre DVD/Blu-Ray because that has so much kickass soundtrack potential.
     
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    Suspiria, Suspiria, and MORE Suspiria. Oh and Halloween III.
     
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    For movies: Predator. That scene when Jesse Ventura gets killed and everyone goes off? Fucking fantastic. Aliens is also great.

    For DVDs in general, I'd have to go with The Cure - Trilogy. I also have an SACD of Dredg - El Cielo that sounds REALLY nice. We got a really nice home theatre setup when we bought our Sony Bravia TV, I think it was over a grand regularly but it came to only about $300 if purchased at the same time as the TV. Even regular CDs sound godlike through those speakers.
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Suspiria is awesome! I personally love the Halloween II soundtrack. The synth makes the already frightening theme even more sinister.

    I also love the soundtrack from Inferno, especially that high-flying, loud chorus at the end (those singers must have had it tough - that stuff is mean!).

    But, for the hell of it, I often put on Prom Night or Killer Workout just for the songs. :p
     
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    Halloween 2 and Inferno are awesome. Honestly, there's too many for me to list lol. But truthfully, ALL Argento films are great when played really loud.

    I know this is non-horror, but Tron sounds AWESOME when cranked up. As does Ridley Scott's Legend.
     
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    Suspiria for me as well. Such an awesome experience if you have a good home theater setup. I can't wait for a BD release. I can't imagine a film that would benefit more from a BD upgrade.
     
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    Yea Suspiria immediately jumps to mind- Also Return of the Living dead cuz it has a cool soundtrack. DO YOU WANT TO PAAAAARTY!!!!! ITS PAAAARTY TIME!!!!

    Ah I looove the Cure (my favorite band) and I loved this release - I cant agree with you more on that choice!!! <:
     
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    A really good non horror film to watch with a bad ass surround sound blasted up is "Open Range." Great Jim Muro camera work too!
     

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