• Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: Mad Max Fury Road

    This Blu-ray isn‘t just one of the best reasons to upgrade to Dolby Atmos; it‘s one of the best Blu-rays of the year---period. Tom Hardy takes over the title role, bringing along Charlize Theron as one kick-ass sidekick. However, a lot of the credit goes to director George Miller, who managed to revive the franchise without missing one maniacal beat. The audio track is especially impressive, though. It‘s a non-stop thrill-ride with plenty of crazy cars, loud motorcycles, explosions, gunfire, and flailing guitar solos. [Warner Bros.] Buy the Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray on Amazon

  • Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: Gravity

    This blockbuster took home multiple Oscars, including ones for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Music (Original Score). So it makes a lot of sense that Warner Bros. would re-release this film with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. It includes plenty of explosive moments, but just being able to float through space with nothing but Sandra Bullock and an immersive soundtrack should be enough to hook you on this audio format. [Warner Bros.] Buy the Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition Blu-ray on Amazon

  • Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: American Sniper

    There was a lot of controversy surrounding this movie. Some claimed the film was inaccurate, while others had problems with the tone. I thought Clint Eastwood‘s Oscar-winning film was fantastic---fake baby and all. That said, I think there‘s one thing we can all agree on: This movie has a stellar soundtrack. There are many intense audio moments in this movie, including ones with rolling tanks, gunshots and explosions coming from every angle. The sandstorm scene is particularly awesome. It‘s a demo-quality track from beginning to end. [Warner Bros.] Buy the American Sniper Blu-ray on Amazon

  • Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: The Expendables 3

    It‘s definitely the most poorly ranked film on our list. However, Sly Stallone‘s franchise is filled with tons of action heroes---which means there‘s tons of action as well. Aside from Stallone, you‘ll spot Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and plenty more. However, it‘s not just a bunch of cameos, but plenty of bullets, planes, helicopters and other high-octane effects. In other words, it‘s perfect for testing out that Atmos setup. [Lionsgate] Buy The Expendables 3 Blu-ray on Amazon

  • Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: Game of Thrones

    There‘s no other TV show like Game of Thrones. To cement that fact, HBO is re-releasing the first four seasons of the acclaimed drama on Blu-ray---and fans will lap it up. That‘s because each of the new Steelbook Collectors Sets will include a Dolby Atmos track. Besides experience the thrill of battles and the occasional dragon flying throughout the soundfield, each set will also feature exclusive cover art by Elastic, the same team that created the show‘s opening credits. Look for Game of Thrones Season 1 and 2 Steelbook Collectors Sets to arrive on November 3, 2015. No dates have been set for the rest of the seasons just yet. [HBO] Buy the Game of Thrones Season 1 Steelbook and the Game of Thrones Season 2 Steelbook on Amazon Photo: Paul Schiraldi

  • Dolby Atmos Blu-ray: The Fifth Element

    When I first started reporting on consumer electronics, it seemed like every demo I attended showed The Fifth Element. Of course, it‘s a really cool movie---which is about to get the cool factor amplified via Dolby Atmos. At the end of this month, Sony will re-release the sci-fi spectacle with a 4K restoration and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Set in the 23rd century, the film stars Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman. Besides all of those AV goodies, the Blu-ray will include new behind-the-scenes featurettes, such as The Visual Element, The Digital Element, The Star Element, The Alien Element, The Fashion Element, The Diva, Imagining The Fifth Element, and The Elements of Style. Buy The Fifth Element Blu-ray on Amazon

  • Dolby Atmos: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Should you choose to accept the latest installment in Tom Cruise‘s blockbuster franchise, you‘ll get some really immersive audio. Paramount recently announced plans to put out Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation with a Dolby Atmos track. The film has so many action-packed stunts, it has multiple featurettes just to cover those stunts. Frankly, based on the image above, I can‘t imagine this Blu-ray sounding anything less than awesome. Also look for Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames to return. Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson star as well. [Paramount] Buy the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Blu-ray on Amazon