War Horse (7.1 DTS-HD MA)
Level - 5 Stars (113.21dB composite)
Extension - 5 Stars (1Hz)
Dynamics - 5 Stars (31.2dB)
Execution - 5 Stars (by poll)
Overall - 5 Stars!!
Recommendation - Buy (by poll)
Notes: We might have found our next 5-Star movie, folks. When I first viewed it and commented at AVS (my embarrassing posts to be found here and here), I had a single ported sub. On a review of the BR from Netflix last night with a lot more sealed horsepower (hah), I found out what I was missing - a TON. I have to eat a lot of crow on this one because I was wrong, and War Horse is an absolute MONSTER bass movie!
From the outset, the effects in War Horse are full-bandwidth, with a ton of deep content from 5-10Hz and above. Though it doesn't skimp on midbass by any means, many of the biggest effects seem to have content to DC. The war scene starting around the 1hr30min mark is spectacular!
Fantastic sound design overall, with very immersive and convincing surround work. Gary Rydstrom and his team did quite an amazing job, coupling huge levels with great extension and superb dynamics! This is worth rewatching before you vote, as it's a pretty decent movie to boot.