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Good news it's the extended cut. I wonder how the PQ will be compared to my Canadian release? Well might have to double dip cause this is one of Stallones best films IMO..
 

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Can someone point out the "rampant edge enhancement" the blu-ray.com reviewer mentions in any of the screenshots they provided? I'm not seeing it. Not the sharpest image, but it looks pretty decent overall to me. Maybe I'm missing something.
 

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Its kinda heading for 3 out of 5 material for me. Looks very soft in a few shots, digital noise mixed with a bit of grain. Looks like an old scan, but it may not be of course.

The Region A looks fantastic....IMO.

If ALL catalog releases looked this good....


Light grain, fine FINE detail.


Although a little flat, the DTS-MA track is sweet.


With all the heavy-hitters in the cast, Lionsgate did some justice here...
 

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I never even knew Debbie harry was in the movie until seeing the BD version
 

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I never even knew Debbie harry was in the movie until seeing the BD version

I thought it was her, but I wasn't sure.

Also thought the actress might have been a worn-out Faye Dunaway....
 

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so the wife worked at the bar also? the scene goes by so fast, I could have sworn it was harry
 

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The Region A looks fantastic....IMO.

If ALL catalog releases looked this good....


Light grain, fine FINE detail.


Although a little flat, the DTS-MA track is sweet.


With all the heavy-hitters in the cast, Lionsgate did some justice here...

Yeah Lionsgate did justice to not to go with the theatrical cut.


But otherwise I was a little disapointed with the US transfer since to this point all Stallone films have been like you said "If ALL catalog releases looked this good...." I was expecting it to be on par with Judge Dredd or atleast on par with the new Rambo transfers because Cop Land is IMO one of Stallones best films..
 

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Yeah Lionsgate did justice to not to go with the theatrical cut.


But otherwise I was a little disapointed with the US transfer since to this point all Stallone films have been like you said "If ALL catalog releases looked this good...." I was expecting it to be on par with Judge Dredd or atleast on par with the new Rambo transfers because Cop Land is IMO one of Stallones best films..

Scream and the Faculty got shafted, a mimic and this show they can do good looking directors cuts.
 

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Review of the 2011 Blu-ray Edition of 1997's Cop Land

 

The "diagonal rule".

 

Picked this up on sale recently, and didn't see an official AVS review on this excellent film, so thought I'd post one here. (This contains some slight spoilers btw.)

 

This is one of Sly's better dramatic turns imo, in a role that's about as far from John Rambo and his other patented action heroes as you could probably imagine. Stallone is almost unrecognizable here as the schlubby sheriff of the aptly named "Garrison", NJ; a tightly knit bedroom community of city cops with some bad apples thrown in who'll go to almost any lengths to protect their private paradise in the 'burbs.

 

The story is beautifully crafted and put together by writer/director James Mangold with excellent lensing by DP Eric Edwards, and solid performances by a supporting cast of the "usual suspects", including Ray Liotta, "mean-streeters" Keitel and De Niro (who are both excellent here as usual, even though they only share one scene together), Michael Rapaport, T2's Robert Patrick, and Paul Calderon (the paramedic in the bridge scene).

 

Liotta is particularly effective as a loose wire threatening to bring down the "cop land" facade which the Keitel character has so meticulously built up, while simultaneously manipulating Sly's sheriff into helping him get out before all hell breaks loose. And there are a couple of fun cameos by J. Garofalo, and one or two other familiar faces in this as well.*

 

There's some great dialogue in this, esp. between the Bobby D, Stallone, HK and Liotta characters. It reminds me a little of Michael Mann's Heat in some ways (though the story and visual style are pretty different here). Herbert Shore's sparse scoring is also excellent, adding just the right emotional undercurrent to the on-screen action where needed.

 

Video quality on the BD is somewhat average overall, but still very watchable, and often fairly dimensional in appearance, esp. in closeups.

 

Highly recommended (mainly for the story/performances and soundtrack) if you're in the mood for a good police drama with a bit of grit to it.

 

Sidebar: Another largely overlooked Mangold film I also enjoyed (and would recommend) is Knight & Day with T. Cruise and C. Diaz. This is a completely different genre though, and more of an action/comedy/spy thriller. Cruise and Diaz are both spot on in this though imho. And I actually liked K&D better than most of the MI's. (YMMV though.)

 

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Blondie's D. Harry as owner/barmaid of the local watering hole, the "4 Aces".
 

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Thanks for yer 2c, Mr. O.

 

Some other reviews I read used phrases like "this proves he can act" and so forth to describe Mr. Stallone's performance in this... which disappointed me a little, because I've always thought he was a pretty decent actor, even in some of his more crowd-pleasing/commercial stuff.
 
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