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Old 05-07-2004, 10:54   #1
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Commando question

Does anyone have that list of the millions of plot holes in this classic film?

Also, what ever happened to the 2 disc uncut Special Edition that was announced in May 2003?

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Old 05-07-2004, 10:59   #2
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Dunno: the French R2 is uncut and anamorphic tho.
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Old 05-07-2004, 11:06   #3
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Yeah, I was holding out for a SE though.

Inevitably I will cave in, buy the French one and suddenly a decent release will be announced . I suppose with Arnie being Govenor now they probably can't get him for a commentary or interviews though.

And the list of plot holes? I searched on Google but to no avail.

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Old 05-07-2004, 12:03   #4
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"Let off som steam Bennet"

I think that list is a review in IMDB.

where can i get the French version from ?
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Old 05-07-2004, 13:13   #5
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Yeah, I was holding out for a SE though.

Inevitably I will cave in, buy the French one and suddenly a decent release will be announced . I suppose with Arnie being Govenor now they probably can't get him for a commentary or interviews though.

And the list of plot holes? I searched on Google but to no avail.

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He's notable for charging outlandish sums for recording commentaries as well.

You can get the R2 from: http://www.dvdzone2.com/dvd/detail.asp?id=116640

I haven't seen anything about a SE of this, so I wouldn't hold your breath. Not sure what they could even put on it.

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2 Disc SE Spec:

Disc 1:

Re-mastered anamorphic transfer
Directors comentry
Remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 + DTS soundtracks
Two viewing modes:
Original theatrical Version
Jump to a one-liner
Never before seen directors cut

Disc 2:

The making of commando: original featurette (10 Mins)
The One man Army: Retrospective Documentary (40 mins)
Outakes
Trailers
Still Gallery
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Where did you get those specs from Marv??
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oh not again
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What's the release date on that?
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oh not again
KeyserSoze you are the man my friend , i did a quick search after i'd read the thread and thought i'd find the old thread where i posted the made up SE Spec before, i think you were the one who relized it as a Joke in the last thread aswell.


The "Jump to a One-Liner" is the seller.
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The "Jump to a One-Liner" is the seller.
It's not that ridiculous: there's a "jump to a sex scene" option for all the naff hand-shandy merchants on the Showgirls disc.

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Matrix: "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?"
Sully: "That's right, Matrix. You did!"
Matrix: "I lied!"

*Drop Sully off a cliff*

Cindy: "Where's Sully?
Matrix "I let him go."
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"Let off som steam Bennet"

I think that list is a review in IMDB.

where can i get the French version from ?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/usercomments-65

The review entitled "I Can't Believe This Macho Bull****!". I doubt it's exhaustive though....

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Summary: "I Can't Believe This Macho Bull****!"

Arnie is a tough ex-commando. Arnie has a daughter. Some bad guys kidnap the daughter, hoping to compel Arnie to assassinate a Latin American politician. Clearly, they don't know Arnie!

Why does the commando bigshot have to visit Arnie in a helicopter? Don't they have phones at Commando HQ? And why does he order his men to 'secure the area'? Why do the bad guys allow Arnie to run to the shed and get his gun?

Why does Arnie resort to his car, even after the engine has been disabled? How come the baddies, on a zigzag path down the hillside, keep getting ahead of Arnie, who is plummeting straight down? Why are all Latin Americans treacherous slimeballs?

How come Arnie can get into the hold of a commercial airliner just by walking through a door? Why doesn't anybody notice when he depressurises the plane? How come he is unhurt after hitting the marsh at 100mph? How did he know there would be a marsh?

How does Arnie get back into the passenger terminal? How did he obtain that car key? Did I miss something? When did it become night? Why isn't anyone hurt in the head-on collision with a telephone pole? Why doesn't Cindy mind when the stranger trashes her sports car? Why does she decide to throw in her lot with this violent, monosyllabic gorilla?

Why do the bad guys plot out their journey on a huge map, then leave it behind, open on the table, for Arnie to find? Why do they have a photo of their getaway plane hanging on the wall? How does Cindy know that the getaway plane is exactly this model?

How does Arnie get that bulldozer started? How does he survive the inadvertently-fired rocket? How come the cops neither search the car nor arrest Cindy? How come the plane is left fuelled-up and unlocked? How come not one of the thousands of machine-gun rounds fired at the plane manages to hit it? How come the bad guys on their hide-away island fail to notice the arrival of an unexpected seaplane?

Why is the dead body carried off the airliner without any police interest, along with the crowd of disembarking passengers? Why are total strangers permitted to inspect the corpse?

Why does Arnie blow up the entire township? What if his daughter was being held in one of these huts? How does he know which building to head for? Along with the string of murders he committed back on the mainland, how is he able to massacre 200-odd soldiers here, without any of them harming him? When his daughter starts yelling 'Daddy', how does she know it's him? How did Cindy become so proficient at flying the seaplane?

Apart from the one or two quibbles outlined above, I thought the film was almost satisfactory.
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Apart from the one or two quibbles outlined above, I thought the film was almost satisfactory.
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:28   #18
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It's a camp homoerotic wonder: impossible to take seriously.

If you see the whole thing as a paean to the unrequited love between Bennet and Matrix it becomes as clear as an azure sky in deepest summer...
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I bought the Dutch version because, according to Rewind, it's uncut & anamorphic. However, it was actually cut! So, go for the French to be on the safe side...
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:41   #20
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My Dutch DVD is definitely uncut, I even compared to an old R1 copy which is also uncut a couple of years back.
The arm-chopping and longer shot of bennet dying are all there. Even the PAL speeded-up runtime matched to the second the time on the R1 when converted.
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