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HTF Blu-ray Review: DROP ZONE

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted February 05 2010 - 04:08 PM

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted February 06 2010 - 02:41 PM

Thanks for the review, Michael. This is one that I never did catch, so I might pick it up to watch one Saturday afternoon. I now eagerly await another review I know you have in the pipeline involving Christian Slater and one heck of a rain storm!
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted February 07 2010 - 02:47 AM

Good review Michael. I'll probably pick this up eventually.

There was another skydiving action film in 1994, out just a couple of months before Drop Zone - Terminal Velocity, starring Charlie Sheen. I remember renting both films on video probably in the same week. Drop Zone was better but Velocity did have a memorable bit with a car falling out of a plane and I think the leading lady, Nastassia Kinski, trapped in the boot. And 007, sorry Sheen, trying to save her, best scene in the film.

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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Kevin EK

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Posted February 12 2010 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for the review Michael.  I still remember seeing the trailer for this movie when I saw Star Trek Generations in the movie theater back in the day. 

When this hit HBO, I was struck by how far over the top the whole movie was - all the way into the land of complete unintentional hilarity.  I mean, how can you take seriously a movie where a guy (This isn't a key character at all, so this doesn't spoil the movie) has his parachute not open, and yet he still somehow is alive upon hitting the water?!!!   This, while the movie's score by Hans Zimmer goes sailing over the moon.  (Zimmer has admitted that he fell into this while scoring the movie, and that he probably wasn't scoring with the movie so much as laughing at it in his own way...)   Then you have how the bad guy deals with someone he doesn't like in the middle of a jump...

And when you get to the final confrontation between hero and villain, I admit bursting into uncontrollable, loud laughter.  I mean, really!!!!

Still, it's a really fun movie.  I'll probably rent the Blu-ray when I catch up on my queue.  And I think it's the last major Gary Busey role to speak of.  I could be wrong about this, but this was the last big bang remember of his, up to today...

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Posted February 14 2010 - 11:18 AM

 Watched it because of Hans Zimmer.
Great year for cinema watching.

James Gandolfini in Terminal Velocity (pre Sopranos).

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