|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Alyssa Milano, Rae Dawn Chong, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, David Patrick Kelly|
|Director:||Mark L. Lester|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats|
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Aug 2003|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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All that matters to me now is JennyBy thegrimphantasmfear from London , 19 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Don't be fooled by the bloodshed of this movie; the abiding message of Commando is that love- not stomach-turning violence- is the most powerful force on earth. The scores upon scores of evil henchmen to which Arnie lays waste are merely sacrifices, laid down on an alter of love for his daughter, his dear Jenny.
Mark L. Lester was fortunate to have such an emotionally honest actor as Mr Schwarzenegger, though acting seems an inadequate term for what really amounts to a vivisection of the human heart in all its stunning complexity. Consistently elegant, occasionally breath-taking, Commando is surely the one truly convincing love-story to emerge from the troubled 20th Century.
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Who's Rambo??By K77 (48 reviews) from England , 03 Jul 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideArnie does Rambo style one-man-army violence in this brilliant 80's action orgy!
A childhood favourtie of mine, it's been a while since i last watched it. Renting it brought all the memories flooding back, and remembering all of the classsic one liners just before they were said ('hang around' and the best one, 'left off some steam Bennett')!!
I'm sure i don't need to tell you, but if you like Arnie films, action films, 80's films or just want some brainless fun, this film is for you!
"You're a funny guy Sally, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last."By CarlP (2 reviews) from Mansfield , 13 May 2009What can you say about 'Commando' that hasn't been said by hundreds of thousands of Arnie followers? It's a classic film in an era of classic action movie productions, but somewhere, somehow, Commando seems to stand out as one of the best.
It's pure 80's action cheese! And love it or loathe it, you can't deny that it's entertaining.
I rented the Blu Ray version of the film and based on my opinions of the transfer - for the age and condition of the original print, the picture isn't too bad. Yes, it is quite grainy, but the colour saturation and general detail is pretty decent, especially on close-up shots. There isn't much depth to the image, and some detail tends to get lost in the darker scenes, but overall, I was generally happy.
Sound quality was generally ok. Dynamics were impressive and the films' electro-esque music seemed to be the biggest beneficiary of the new DTS HD audio track. Gunshots had a nice deep bass to them and rear surround channel effects were used well during these lead-heavy scenes. Explosions left a lot to be desired though, although I suspect the original sound design of the film is accountable for this. Despite the odd spat of background recording 'hiss' the soundtrack is serviceable, if not Blu Ray material.
I would definitely recommend this Blu Ray disc for rental to any Schwarzenegger fan or action buff. For someone like me, who views the Blu Ray format as a platform for perfection, I doubt this would make a considered purchase.
Arnie at his BestBy a customer from Bristol , 12 Mar 2009One of the many great films from the 80's that's totally impossible yet with Arnie at the front makes you think ' yea he could do it' . Great film that just had to rent !
One thing i did notice though is that the film had some pieces edited out, not large pieces but certain actions [ like snapping the guys neck on the plane ] which have been shown on TV so a little disapointed with that.
but overal a great film
'And right now I...By a customer from West Midlands , 06 Feb 2009'And right now I'm very hungry!'
Makes me laugh every time! Classic Arnie, at his baddy-killing best! Watch out for the speedos!
Heavily cutBy subspace (3 reviews) from Stevenage , 26 Jan 2008A great movie with lots of action and classic Arnie one-liners, but this version has been heavily and fairly obviously cut. Look elsewhere for the directors cut if you want to enjoy this movie at its best.
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