Cliffhanger SpEd............

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  1. Declan

    Declan Second Unit

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    after living with the old NTSC LD for years i got a lend today of a friends SpEd R1 copy (which was a transfer of the old SpEd LD anyway, except that the movie itself was anamorphic and is in DD5.1)

    What a friggin good disc it is. With most of the extras culled from the old LD (where if you got any extras they were usually very well thought out and produced). This one even has a making of the trailer (Cliffhanger still has one of the all-time greatest trailers).

    Yeah some of you may not like the film.......most of you probably hate it with a passion. Me I love it.

    But after years of looking at the rather ropey looking but great sounding LD I was blown away by the a/v quality of this disc.

    The 5.1 is masterfull.....and extrodinarily powerfull. Check the bass out when the pilot gets killed and falls out the back of the plane during the robbery. Instense is'nt the word.

    Picture quality is great although colours seem a little faded compared to the LD, but detail is fantastic.

    Plus the movie is uncut (like the LD), so this version will never (probably) see the light of day over here in the UK.

    Have to get one for myself now.
    Jesus that 5.1 track..... another demo disc to show off.
     
  2. Esten

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    The DVD is the US R-rated version.To my knowledge an uncut version of this film has never been released on any format.
    Yes,the DVD is a great deal at under $10.Get it,for those that haven't.[​IMG]
     
  3. Christian Preischl

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    Hi,
    I got the SE DVD as soon as it was released. For me, this was an upgrade from the old P&S and cut UK video, so having this film in OAR, uncut and with a good set of extras... well, let's just say I was very very happy. [​IMG]
     
  4. Declan

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  5. Donnie Eldridge

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    I would rate Cliffhanger right up there with my favorite Stallone action movies. That one and Demolition Man are great. It went down hill from there with the exception being Cop Land. Cop Land shows Stallone can act, but has made some really bad choices in movies.
     
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    Yea Cliffhanger was on of few LD's I owned, than I got the first Cliffhanger DVD, the one with basic Menu, one of the first Columbia releases, I think back in late 97 or early 98 i dont remember, well anyways I picked this up in May of 2002 as Spec Edition for 9.95, Man these thing are so cheap now, I bought the First DVD for 24.95 now I bought SE for twice less than that. I LOVE DVD
     
  7. TonyD

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    i was able to get the spec ed laser about 5 years ago dor 25. at tower. it was a misprice should have been 125.

    anyway i like the movie to and someday i'll pick-up the dvd too.
     
  8. JoshB

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    This is supposed to be a Superbit title released sometime this year, either during Q3 or Q4, along with other Superbit titles like Men in Black I and II, Charlie's Angels, and In The Line Of Fire.
     
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    Per the IMDb:

     
  11. Declan

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    BBFC= British Board Of Film Censorship.


    Ironicly the film is uncut here in Ireland but because all of the VHS and DVD releases come from the UK we have to suffer the cuts because of the UK video release is the same which is distributed in Ireland. But when Cliffhanger was shown on RTE 1(Irish TV channel) in 96 the movie was the US R-Rated version.
     

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