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Old 07-12-2010, 12:21   #1
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[Blu-Ray Review] Judge Dredd

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Dredd's maligned 1995 movie debut arrives on German Blu-ray....

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:21   #2
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Not a big fan of Stallone, or Danny Cannon's direction, but this may be worth it doe Adrian Biddle's cinematography alone.
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Shame that it was such a miss story wise, because it looked absouletly stunning, with the ridiculously huge guns and the costumes fitting exactly with the visual style of the comic.

The one true let down was that no matter how much Stallone claimed to "get it" he clearlt did not, as he took the helmet off practically straight away...a thing that Dredd fans will not EVER forgive.

Roll on Karl Urban.

I have still ordered this though :)
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I wouldn't have minded the helmet coming off if Stallone had the character more, but he didn't. He was superb in the action stuff, but the 'acting' side took a backseat as usual. Thank goodness he's done a couple of films where he lets himself act.

I've always liked this film too, although the last act was a mess. I think they had problems during filming and it definitely shows in the finale.

I'm looking forwards to the Karl Urban film, although they could lose what made the original comics so unique also.
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The last act of the Stallone movie was indeed a mess, but from what I gather is was the studios insistence that Danny Cannon water down his original (more violent) edit of the film into something more kiddy-friendly that the studio could market toys from.
That shows especially in the clone-labs ending which jumps so erratically in places as to be nauseating.

Cannon and Phelps at least had the 'look' of the movie right though.
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Ah. Is that why the ending with the clones looked rushed. I always wondered what the hell happened with the clones. There's no pay-off.
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The last act of the Stallone movie was indeed a mess, but from what I gather is was the studios insistence that Danny Cannon water down his original (more violent) edit of the film into something more kiddy-friendly that the studio could market toys from.
And the punchline is that the film got an R rating anyway, sending any hope of marketing it to the kiddies down the gurgler.
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I love this movie, I even loved Jerry Goldsmith Trailer music to this. To think this failed and Batman Forever was the big summer hit of 1995. This movie is vastly superior.
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This finally arrived today, after being held up for a week (at the sorting office because they just did not have enought staff to get it out any quicker, as told to us by our now regular post person).

Very good picture indeed. This film just looks the business.

Thank you for bringing it to our attention. I can now pass off my non-anamorphic R2 DVD to my mum, she really enjoyed this too, so she will be well pleased :-)
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