Demolition Man

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  1. Todd McF

    Todd McF Second Unit

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    Sorry but I can't help liking this movie. How bad is the Transfer of the current DVD? Outland bad?

    Any hope of a reissue? I'm sure its up there on Warner's priority list [​IMG]
     
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    No it's pretty good. No extras to speak of but the most imnportant part (the movie) looks and sounds really good.
     
  3. Jay Mitchosky

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    Transfer still holds up after all these years. Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    And the line about "the Schwarzenegger Presidential Library" now has an extra kick to it. [​IMG]

    M.
     
  5. Shawn_KE

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    Great movie. I need to pick this and judge dredd.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Judge Dredd is a different issue. The disc isn't anamorphic. OTOH, how likely is it that we'll ever see a new version?

    M.
     
  7. MikeEckman

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    Another vote for Demolition Man. Its certainly worth its bargain bin price. If memory serves me correctly, it even has a commentary by the director.
     
  8. Andy_MT

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    one of the lesser scary looking warner dvds from the early days, but still, it ain't all that. it gets the job done. certainly watchable.
     
  9. WillG

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    It's funny thing with "Demolition Man" A lot of people seem to hate this movie. It is cheesy much of the time. But it seems that more and more, D.M.s vision of the future is coming true moreso than other films that take place in the future.

    For example, weeding out "Societies Evils" we see this going on today with smoking band and movements to supress ownership of firearms. Could Red meat, caffiene, salt be too far behind?

    Schwartzenegger becoming Governor of CA. Blurbs of changing the constitiution so he can run for President (even Ted Kennedy recently said he would support that)

    Excessive corporate mergers to the point where few companies own everything.

    Effectiveness of Police hindered because of P.C. pressure.

    It seems in hindsight. D.M. is getting some of this stuff right. And it's funny how ridiculous it seemed back when the film was first released.
     
  10. Nick Eden

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    Could someone just confirm whether Demolition Man Region 1 is anamorphic or not? I thought it wasn't hence I have held off buying it.
     
  11. Magnus T

    Magnus T Supporting Actor

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    It is indeed anamorphic.
     
  12. Todd McF

    Todd McF Second Unit

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    Amazon says it is - other places its listed as letterbox.

    I had the same question.

    Thanks for all the feedback...
     
  13. Kenneth English

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    Yep, it's definitely anamorphic and looks great (even by "today's standards"). Warner was, overall, doing some excellent transfers even as far back as 1997. Sure, they could probably improve it if they remastered/reissued it but I'm hard-pressed to find any faults with the disc we have now. Go and buy it. [​IMG]
     
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    At the rate things are going with the FCC, pretty soon we'll be fined for swearing just like in the movie.
     
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    Michael.. I just saw a two pack the other day with judge dredd in it, picked it up for the heck of it to look at the back and it said it was anamorphic. I have no idea if the original one said it on the packaging and wasn't or if this was a quiet re-issue. I would have gotten it if I had the money. I'll check again as soon as I can, hopefully it will still be there.
     
  16. Geoff_D

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    Demolition Man is one of the best sci-fi actioners I've seen in years. The action's good, but - as WillG has noted - the movie feels quite prophetic in light of the ultra-PC nature that pervades our societies today. Mix in some genuinely funny moments (anything with the 'Three Sea Shells'!) and the result is a cracking film. And how the hell did they get Nigel Hawthorne? As for the DVD, the UK version sucks! The commentary is gone, the film is slightly cut and the transfer is terrible. The R1 looks a lot better, although it's still not exactly top drawer. The commentary is worth a listen though.
     
  17. Magnus T

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    "We're police officers. We're not trained to handle this kind of violence!"

    Funniest lines EVER! [​IMG]
     
  18. MikeEckman

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    Not to mention the '70 442 at the end is quite nice! [​IMG]
     
  19. Andy_MT

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    that's funny, i could write a book ...
     
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