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Some of the most impressive DVDs to showcase your home theater system include the following:

  • For color reproduction: Finding Nemo, Amélie, Pleasantville, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Singin' in the Rain, and Blue Crush.
  • For black-and-white picture: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Touch of Evil, The Third Man, Sunset Boulevard, Village of the Damned/Children of the Damned, and Down by Law.
  • For picture detail: Alien; Underworld; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Lawrence of Arabia; North by Northwest; Seabiscuit; Hidalgo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Hulk; and Starship Troopers.
  • For surround sound: Saving Private Ryan, Master and Commander, Das Boot, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, House of Flying Daggers, The World is Not Enough, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, and The Fast and the Furious.
  • For music reproduction: James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theater; Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live; The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over; Alison Krauss and Union Station: Live; Concert for George; The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Vol. 1; DeJohnette, Hancock, Holland, Methany in Concert; and The Last Waltz.
  • For best all-around system demos: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Spider-Man 2, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Super Speedway, Days of Heaven, and Apocalypse Now.

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