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Product Details

  • Format: Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • Release Date: June 14 2011
  • ASIN: B004RBC5H4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,189 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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GORDON'S WAR: Gordon (Paul Winfield, The Terminator) spent four years in Vietnam as a Green Beret fighting someone else's battle . . . now he's come back home to fight his own. He returns to a Harlem that has changed: drugs and prostitution have taken over his neighborhood, and his wife even overdosed from drugs. Along with his former army buddies, he takes on the Mob to wipe out the corruption that has taken over the city. Also starring Carl Lee (Superfly), Tony King (Bucktown) and singer Grace Jones (A View To A Kill). Directed by Ossie Davis (Cotton Comes To Harlem).

OFF LIMITS: Being a cop is tough. But in war-torn Saigon in 1968, being a cop is crazy. Someone is brutally murdering Vietnamese prostitutes with children by American fathers, and plainclothes military cops Sgt. Buck McGriff (Willem Dafoe, Platoon) and Sgt. Albaby Perkins (Gregory Hines, The Cotton Club) are put on the case that no one wants solved. But things are never what they seem in 'Nam, including a novice nun (Amanda Pays), a deranged colonel (Scott Glenn) and a twisted trail of clues that takes McGriff and Perkins from back alleys to battlefields in search of a serial killer who's ready to make them the next victims. Fred Ward, Keith David and David Alan Grier costar in this explosive action thriller.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Off Limits is a perfect movie for anyone scouring late night TV July 13 2011
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Judge Paul Pritchard, DVD Verdict -- "With only a few minutes allocated to setting up the story, Gordon's War gets into top gear practically from the off, as Gordon (Paul Winfield) and his crew tackle the drug peddling scum of Harlem corner by corner. It doesn't matter that Gordon is able to set up his operation with little in the way of available resources; the viewer is simply asked to just accept that he has a kickass command post with all kinds of surveillance kit ready to go. The film is hardly an original work, but succeeds by virtue of the craftsmanship that has gone into the film. Victor J. Kemper's cinematography lends the film a gritty aesthetic that in many ways helps paper over the screenplays lack of depth. Likewise, the cast, particularly Paul and Gilbert Lewis, deliver authentic performances that never leave the viewer in any doubt as to how badass these guys are. If Off Limits shares any similarity with Gordon's War, its in the lackluster and rather formulaic plot. Set against the backdrop of war, and dealing with a race-related series of murders, Off Limits has much potential, but not once does it use its setting to its advantage. Rather, writer/director Christopher Crowe (Last of the Mohicans) seems content to put the emphasis on the performances of his cast. Gregory Hines and Willem Dafoe prove a good combination, but stealing the film from under their noses is Scott Glenn (Sucker Punch), as an out-of-his-mind suspect. His role may be small, but it is memorable for Glenn's near-psychotic reading of the role. Also offering more than able support is Fred Ward (Tremors). These actors do well to keep the viewers attention away from the repetitive plot. Both films are presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic transfers. Gordon's War is generally good, taking into account the film's age and budget. There's a mild level of grain, and occasional signs of damage. Otherwise it's reasonably sharp, with natural colors and good black levels. Off Limits shows signs of damage, with grain and lack of fine detail evident throughout. Each film comes with a commentary track, the first features cinematographer Victor J. Kemper and actor Tony King, who make a surprisingly good combination. The second featuring director Crowe and Dafoe. Also included are a selection of trailers and TV spots."
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Gordon's War/Off Limits (Double Feature) Dec 21 2011
By caddguy - Published on
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I have seen the movie, 'Off Limits" probably 10 times since it's release, but I didn't own it until just recently when I purchased it as part of a "Double Feature" from The movie is great, as usual, except I notice that a few parts,(scenes), of the movie are missing. I understand, now, why the price is right to own this movie. I assume it was shortened to fit the DVD.
I don't remember the movie being advertised as being cut. When I purchase a movie, I expect it to be the "ENTIRE" movie. I am disapointed, but I will be careful in the future.
I got fooled once, but it won't happen again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
double set Sept. 29 2013
By elray glover - Published on
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I love both of these movies one from 73 the other from 88,i remember the Gordon's war poster my friend had it when I was a kid,off limits I seen this movies back then and I liked it then and now,lots of action.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hard to find title March 14 2013
By maryann rojas - Published on
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Great movie off limits ,glad that I was able to find this title ,good price for double feature even thou I wanted only off limits. Can't go wrong with the extra
Off Limits tells it like it walks it!!!!! Dec 1 2012
By john jerico - Published on
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I purchased this dvd for Off Limits;; not for Gordons war. Off Limits is beyond words as it is ACTION, ACTION, ACTION, from start to finish. This is the best of all the Vietnam movies; better than Platoon, the Deer Hunter, Apacalypse Now, Rambo, Missing In Action, and especially Full Metal Jacket. The cast is fantastic, the movie plot is fantastic, the action never stops and the music is OUTASIGHT!!!! Off limits shows us what FUBAR and SNAFU means. Off limits is not the usual war movie but takes us through a Criminal Investigation Detachment (CID) mystery. For those of us who were a part of that conflict, Off Limits tells it like it was

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