- n. An audio process for motion pictures using low-frequency sound to produce simulated physical sensations in an audience.
- Blend of sense and surround (Wiktionary)
“With a development cost of less than $1 million for MCA, "Sensurround" used a low-frequency sound to enhance the illusion of a rumble.”
“In my mind such bruising demos date back to the arrival of "Sensurround" systems in theaters in the '70's (think THX with plaster-cracking bass), and certainly the arrival of sub-woofers in home theater systems made for a more sound-effects-oriented sales pitch. ”
“They wonder whether audiences will see 3-D as a fad similar to the "Sensurround" effects of shaking floors and blaring speakers for films such as "Earthquake" in the mid-1970s.”
“It would be different if the gimmick wasn't a gimmick, but a natural evolution of film, done almost transparently as stero, then multichannel sound was (oh and even "Sensurround ...").”
“Zuma Press (Coppola, Scorsese); Getty Images (Spielberg) Three-D technology is at a critical juncture in Hollywood, its mixed track record leaving few clues as to whether it will be a transformative leap like talkies or color, a limited platform like Imax or little more than a doomed gimmick like Smell-O-Vision or Sensurround.”
“Somewhat fun, somewhat overlong thriller notable for being one of the few films (besides Earthquake) to use the very of-its-time gimmick of Sensurround.”
“Or even worse — and I never thought I'd say these words — they'll don even uglier shoes: these things called Vibram FiveFingers, which to me sound like a Vincent Price Sensurround movie or an illegal massage I almost had once in Vancouver.”
“The polls are a five-car cluster-fuck in Panavision and Sensurround (who is old enough to remember the movies EarthQuake and Midway in Sensurround?).”
“You knew the original pilot was shown in theaters in Sensurround but what the hell is all this gibberish about three feature films?”
“I haven't been this thrilled by a mixture of campy drama and Grade A disaster since "Earthquake" appeared in Sensurround in the 1970s.”
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