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No details on extras, just the cover art




Look other studios, that is poster art! It does exist!
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Excellent. Looks like I can get rid of my HK version of Demolition Man with the Pizza Hut scene and get the US version with the Taco Bell scene.

Also love original poster art.
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Glad I didn't waste my money importing DEMOLITION MAN
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I have never seen the Specialist, not sure if I want too either
But from this Stallone wave





Demolition Man and Assassins shall be bought day one!
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They got the cover art right, now I wait on the transfer...
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Glad I didn't waste my money importing DEMOLITION MAN

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Glad to see Stallone enjoying something of a comeback; I was afraid we'd never see any of these on the format. Definitely in for Assassins, Demolition Man, and The Specialist, not just for Stallone, but for Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, and James Woods and Eric Roberts, respectively, all in their heyday. It's been more than ten years since I watched the dvds - probably on a 27" box - so I can't wait, over-enhanced, outdated masters or not - fortunately, I don't believe Warner had adopted the policy of filtering their masters to improve their dvd encodes yet. Fingers crossed...

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glad to see stallone enjoying something of a comeback; i was afraid we'd never see any of these on the format. Definitely in for assassins, demolition man, and the specialist, not just for stallone, but for antonio banderas, wesley snipes, and james woods and eric roberts, respectively, all in their heyday. It's been more than ten years since i watched the dvds - probably on a 27" box - so i can't wait, over-enhanced, outdated masters or not - fortunately, i don't believe warner had adopted the policy of filtering their masters to improve their dvd encodes yet. Fingers crossed...

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I remember when DVD was first launching that a UK mag compared a screen grab of Assassins from VHS LASER and DVD, as a Laser fanboy I was miffed when they declared the dvd the winner lol
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Haven't seen Demolition Man in years, but that's the only one of the group I'd even consider getting.

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Glad to see Stallone enjoying something of a comeback; I was afraid we'd never see any of these on the format.

Never really understood this train of thought. I mean, these are have remained in-print have years on DVD across the globe and are from a giant Hollywood studio. Of course they would eventually make it to Blu-ray.
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Never really understood this train of thought. I mean, these are have remained in-print have years on DVD across the globe and are from a giant Hollywood studio. Of course they would eventually make it to Blu-ray.

But with the speed and frequency of BC releases if may have been later rather than sooner
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Never really understood this train of thought. I mean, these are have remained in-print have years on DVD across the globe and are from a giant Hollywood studio. Of course they would eventually make it to Blu-ray.

None of these films have received any kind of re-release after more than 10 years; at best some have been repackaged together with another movie to entice budget sales, but until now they've seemingly been forgotten.

I might have gone along with the notion that they're inevitable a few years ago, but I'm much less inclined to such confidence now, especially where largely forgotten catalog releases are concerned. While you and I may still have fond memories of them, none of these are exactly Jurassic Park, and lets face it, if not for Stallone's renewed celebrity, they likely wouldn't be getting any attention now; Banderas is hardly a major headliner anymore, seemingly due to innactivity rather than a drop in popularity, I haven't even heard Woods name in a long time, and Snipes, Stone and Roberts, while still active, appear to be in the same boat as Van Damme, Seagal, Cuba Gooding Jr, etc, for whatever reason... It's going to be interesting to see how well Schwarzennegger's return is received; nomatter how much we may long to see him on the screen again, there are generations out there who don't even know his name that he's still got to connect with.

Since Warner at least isn't pimping their stuff off to Echo Bridge, I'm ready to let these dvds go with fair confidence that the BDs will at least be mild upgrades. But I've still got about 300 other dvds I haven't parted with yet, just in case I'm never given reason to.

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Please do Demolition Man a solid by giving it a good transfer, it is so worth it...
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We already know what Demolition Man's going to look like.


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I remember when DVD was first launching that a UK mag compared a screen grab of Assassins from VHS LASER and DVD, as a Laser fanboy I was miffed when they declared the dvd the winner lol

Same here, I sat with my box of Lasers, rocking back and forth, shouting what Kevin Smith said on the Chasing Amy commentary.

"F*** DVD!"

Didn't have the same problem when HD came along, it was like "C'YA!" as far a DVD was concerned.
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We already know what Demolition Man's going to look like.



Same here, I sat with my box of Lasers, rocking back and forth, shouting what Kevin Smith said on the Chasing Amy commentary.

"F*** DVD!"

Didn't have the same problem when HD came along, it was like "C'YA!" as far a DVD was concerned.

Maybe that was because we went DVD by default! if they kept making Lasers...
I always said as a stupid kid that when I was a director I would have it in my contract that 100 Laserdisc copies of any film I made would have to be struck, just so I could have my body of work on a format I loved if they still made them or not lol
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Not a bad idea.
Been working my way through your videos, Mike. Triggered some great memories, seeing all those lasers. It's sad that such thought doesn't really go into products any more. Seeing Face/Off and remembering that it was such a bloody good disc, but has been crap on every format since. Brings a tear to my eye, lol

Looking forward to the next update.
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Not a bad idea.
Been working my way through your videos, Mike. Triggered some great memories, seeing all those lasers. It's sad that such thought doesn't really go into products any more. Seeing Face/Off and remembering that it was such a bloody good disc, but has been crap on every format since. Brings a tear to my eye, lol

Looking forward to the next update.

Thanks, I am getting bad at keeping up doing them but have been working on the new series this past week.
Yep that THX Face Off (I now own two copies of) are going nowhere, it was a great looking disc
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Really looking forward to The Specialist. There was only one substandard release. Never properly released on DVD.

Looking forward to the Blu ray. Not only for the video, but a lossless surround track with the sound effects and John Barry's excellent score, should be incredible!
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COBRA is so undeniably awesome... Awful in all the right ways.

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Not really about these discs, but for Stallone fans, there is now an Extended version of THE EXPENDABLES, available in HD via OnDemand. (10 minutes longer.)

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10 minutes?? I just got the Expendables Blu-ray last week, what am I missing out on?
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Not really about these discs, but for Stallone fans, there is now an Extended version of THE EXPENDABLES, available in HD via OnDemand. (10 minutes longer.)

Does the 10 mins add all the excitement that was missing to the first version?
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I'll probably have a go at all of these if the price is right. I'm particularly looking forward The Specialist, which I haven't seen since I parted with the Laserdisc many moons ago. Damn, I miss John Barry...

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Not really about these discs, but for Stallone fans, there is now an Extended version of THE EXPENDABLES, available in HD via OnDemand. (10 minutes longer.)

Very excited to hear what have been added to the tc, and does the "new" shots help to build up to the story?

Finally, when will we see the extended cut on BD?
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Glad to see Stallone enjoying something of a comeback; I was afraid we'd never see any of these on the format. Definitely in for Assassins, Demolition Man, and The Specialist, not just for Stallone, but for Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, and James Woods and Eric Roberts, respectively, all in their heyday. It's been more than ten years since I watched the dvds - probably on a 27" box - so I can't wait, over-enhanced, outdated masters or not - fortunately, I don't believe Warner had adopted the policy of filtering their masters to improve their dvd encodes yet. Fingers crossed...

On Cobra I did not see any "enhancing" and I think it looks great for a 80's film, despite some people does not seem to like the gritty look of it.

And ofcourse Cobra is awsome (check out his plates if you don't know that yet).
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Very excited to hear what have been added to the tc, and does the "new" shots help to build up to the story?

Finally, when will we see the extended cut on BD?

Have not watched it myself yet. I did see the BD version and, while the movie was passable, I'm not sure I'd want to pay to see it again. I probably will though, since the extended version does not seem to be available anywhere else. I just won't remember the theatrical version well enough to discern what has been added. (Except for maybe the Willis/Arnold scene.)

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On Cobra I did not see any "enhancing" and I think it looks great for a 80's film, despite some people does not seem to like the gritty look of it.

And ofcourse Cobra is awsome (check out his plates if you don't know that yet).

I love grit, with some films the grainier the better, especially with war and westerns where grain magnifies the vintage set. I haven't seen Cobra, probably, since I first rented it on vhs; it was never a favorite, but I'll probably pick it up on BD at some point, just in case the experience was significantly biased by the medium, or in case I wasn't paying close enough attention the first time out - expectations and all.

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Ultimately Stallone is still the only 80s action star who hasn't "sold out". His characters aren't afraid to swear, smoke, or drink. He still likes to feel the heat from pyrotechnics, broken bones on the set, and doesn't hold back on the violence or machismo. I'm not sure if it was after Awnuld left Hollywood for politics or a little before that, but around that time it seemed like the trend was for "smarter" action, "faster" action, or action comedies. I dunno...

Less talk, more rock... ets...
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Ultimately Stallone is still the only 80s action star who hasn't "sold out". His characters aren't afraid to swear, smoke, or drink. He still likes to feel the heat from pyrotechnics, broken bones on the set, and doesn't hold back on the violence or machismo. I'm not sure if it was after Awnuld left Hollywood for politics or a little before that, but around that time it seemed like the trend was for "smarter" action, "faster" action, or action comedies. I dunno...

Less talk, more rock... ets...
Arnie tried to branch out, but went back to the violence of End Of Days and the Sixth Day. I think he knew where his bread and butter was but at the end of the day R rated action does not make the money it used to, the Expendables proved that
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