Sep 152012
 

This Judge Dredd release is campier compared with the recent one but like most of Stallone’s films of the 1990s, it does have a certain charm even when the acting can get… hokey. The Blu-ray at least is a solid package with excellent audio/video transfers and even the single featurette, for what it is, isn’t terrible.

 

 

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Dec 232011
 

The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut isn’t great but still a functional action-thriller bringing together manly men on the same screen together. On that front, the film succeeds and is at least a fun way to spend 110-minutes. The Blu-ray has solid audio and video transfers while the features are pretty good, though the best one was ported over from the previous release.

 

 

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Aug 192011
 

Demolition Man is a fun ride and one of Stallone’s better entries in the 1990s second maybe to Cop Land and just ahead of Cliffhanger. One can’t discount Wesley Snipes who to that point had been the hero and takes a fun villainous turn with an over-the-top performance that matched up well with Stallone’s macho personality.

 

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Aug 182011
 

Assassins wasn’t well received upon its release back in 1995 but even back then, I enjoyed the heck out of it thanks to the sharp dialogue, well written plot (even if the finale is predictable) and fine performances from Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore. This Blu-ray release is pretty good with audio and video transfers which make this a no-brainer upgrade over its DVD counterpart.

 

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Aug 172011
 

The Specialist is the tale of three movies: Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone are in one (average film); James Woods in another (an over-the-top but fun one); and Rod Steiger, with help by Mr. Camp himself Eric Roberts (in a bad film) who seemed to be on a different page from everybody else. As a whole, this is an uneven movie with poor pacing for the first two-thirds and it wasn’t until the action-packed finale that things come together.

 

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Aug 022011
 

It’s too bad that the series went in this direction as this third entry in the successful Spy Kids series is downright awful in every way imaginable. The story itself isn’t very exciting, the acting is at best passable and the plotline with the Toymaker doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. But as with the Batman & Robin release, even crap movies can have good transfers as this one does.

 

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Apr 282011
 

Warner Brothers has announced several catalogue titles set for release in the month of August including Assassins, Cobra, Copycat, Demolition Man, The Name of the Rose, Sleepers and The Specialist. What features, if any, are included with these releases? Check out the cover artwork for each of these releases.

 

 

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Jan 152010
 

LAST ACTION HERO

Although the movie would go on as a fairly big bomb for Columbia Pictures, especially back then, but it would seem over the years to have redeemed itself somewhat. No, it’s not one of Schwarzenegger’s better mid-level action flicks, but it certainly had imagination…

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CLIFFHANGER

Cliffhanger is one hell of a ride that in spite of some of its shortcomings in regards to the characters and writing is a lot of fun. This is one of Stallone’s better mid-level movies (i.e. outside of Rocky and Cop Land) […]

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