The Top 5 Movies for Dolby Atmos
March 22, 2016
With the release of PSB’s Imagine XA speaker, the first PSB speaker to be Dolby Atmos® enabled, movie theatre goers can now experience the magic of Dolby Atmos within the comfort of their own homes. Specifically designed to be used as the “elevation” or “height” speaker in a Dolby Atmos system from 5.1.2 to 7.1.4 or higher, the Imagine XA creates a captivating layer of sound above the listener, and delivers the excitement of Dolby Atmos-encoded soundtracks with 3D realism.
Here at PSB, we love spending a night in with friends watching our favourite films. Furthermore, we have a strong appreciation for the sound effects and scores that bring movies to life. Below are our picks of the Top 5 Movies for Dolby Atmos enabled home theatres.
Based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken was both produced and directed by Angelina Jolie. Following the excruciating hardships of USA Olympian Louis Zamperini, the film is an intense meditation on the power of the human spirit. With a soundtrack that includes an original track by Coldplay, Unbroken will most definitely have you reaching for a box of Kleenex.
4) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The penultimate film in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 1 finds Katniss struggling with the idea of being the face of a revolution. With the fictional world of Panem being thrown into turmoil, it’s up to Katniss to unite the people in order to overthrow the tyrannical President Snow and save her family and friends.
Although Sandra Bullock may not have won the Oscar for her performance as Dr. Ryan Stone, Gravity still remains a tour de force film in every respect. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity follows one woman’s perilous journey into space. Knowing that space is devoid of sound, the film relies heavenly on Steven Price’s Oscar winning score to heighten the destruction and devastation Bullock experiences as she battles her way back to earth.
2) Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The iconic Count Dracula was given new life in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. With a chilling score composed by the late Wojciech Kilar, the eerie horror movie creates an atmosphere of fear, seduction and death. With a cast that includes Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins, Coppola’s fear fest is as captivating as it is haunting.
1) Mad Max: Fury Road
Now the winner of six Academy Awards, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road was the best-reviewed film of 2015. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Mad Max flips the script on traditional action films by addressing issues of mental health and slavery, all the while being lead by a one-armed female road warrior. With a score composed by Junkie XL’s Tom Holkenborg, the electrifying action sequences become that much more powerful thanks to the power of Dolby Atmos. Vibrant, intense and exciting, Mad Max is a must-see for movie lovers everywhere.
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