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Discussion in 'DVD' started by SteveCallas, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. SteveCallas

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    Anybody know anything about a possible R1 dvd release of this Stallone film? I know there is a non R1 version out, but the picture and sound quality are supposed to be horrible. With Alf out on dvd, I see no reason why this film still isn't out yet.
     
  2. Daniel Windsor

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    I watched the French 16:9 disc and it isn't all that bad. I'm sure Sony-MGM are putting this right to the top of their list for USA release.

    For those who can't wait you can get it for €9.99 from www.dvdzone2.com

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    If you don't want to go multiregion try www.armwrestling.com instead.

    I've no idea why so many of you guys are scared to shop outside of the USA.
     
  3. Joel C

    Joel C Screenwriter

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  4. Daniel Windsor

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    Quality [​IMG]
     
  5. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    Bull Hurley is a friggin monster. I remember watchin this for the first time and thinkin to myself..."there is no way Stallone can beat that guy."
     
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  7. SteveCallas

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    The sad part is that I really do want this on dvd.
     
  8. John_McKittrick

    John_McKittrick Stunt Coordinator

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    That kid is such a damn crybaby in this film...very annoying indeed.
     
  9. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    This title is still with Warner, I believe, so I'd be inclined to ask them about it.

    A big hunk of cheese (and I contribute to the 80s Movies Rewind, so I know what I'm talking about).

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    On VH1's "I Love The 80s Strikes Back", why did they cover this in the action-movie segment of the 1987 episode, and not the far-superior "Lethal Weapon"?
     
  10. Tim_Stack

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    One of my favorites as a kid. Robert Loggia rules - I'm not sure who is the best "Yelling" actor - but he might be up there with the other greats, Adam Sandler and of course Bob Odenkirk.
     
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    He's okay but everyone knows that Robert Loggia is the poor man's Gene Hackman.
     
  12. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    Just wanted to revive this old thread since it's coming out at the end of the month.
     
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    I saw this for the first time about 2 months ago on a recommendation from a friend. Being a Stallone fan, he was surprised I hadn't seen this. Definitely an excellent film. The copy I watched was a worn-out P&S VHS, so it's going to be great to see this in its OAR. Can't wait.
     
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    George_W_K Screenwriter

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    Just bought this yesteday. I was very surprised at how nice the transfer was for a movie that seemed to be forgotten about. Only a 2.0 track, but I expected that anyway.

    I looked this up to see if I could find a review. The one I found was on the R2 disc and said it was one of the worst DVD transfers of 2004. That had me worried. Unitl I saw that WB was bringing out the R1 disc. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This is one of my childhood "classics". Just like "Midnight Run" which I bought yesterday too!
     
  16. StephenA

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    I'll have to pick this up. I remember watching this quite a few times as a kid.
     
  17. SteveCallas

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    Finally, sweet payoff!

    Next on the list...No Retreat, No Surrender. A Van Dam classic.
     
  18. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    Any extras on this one? I know that "Year Of The Dragon" (one of several titles Warner released this week) had a commentary.

    Does this have anything like commentary, deleted scenes, an alternate ending or music videos?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    How about a movie about a female frisbee player who battles for her daughter against her corrupt corporate magnate stepsister?
     
  19. George_W_K

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    The only extra is the theatrical trailer.

    I would've liked a commentary too.
     
  20. Jesse Blacklow

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    This is kind of a tangent, but I love this exchange from "The O.C."

    Sandy Cohen: "We've got 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'It's a Wonderful Life,' or 'Sylvester Stallone's Over The Top.'"
    Seth Cohen: "Is that the arm-wrestling movie?"
    Sandy (doing a hilarious Stallone impersonation): "Arm-wrestling classic."
     

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