The "Judge Dredd" movie is certainly infamous for not having the character helmet on his head all through the movie, like the character did in the comic books. Probably due of the producers, who won't let an famous action star to not see his face all through the film. That is the major flaw there. Some of the action sequences and an strong cast makes this flawed, Science-Fiction comic book action-thriller fun to watch. Stallone is fine in the role (Although he is overshadowed by his previous role in a Science-Fiction picture titled "Demolition Man" at that time, which it is a slightly better film). But he is surrounded by a top supporting cast like Armand Assante in a over the top performance as the villian, Diane Lane as Dredd's loyal partner, Rob Schneider as a wrongly convinced criminal...who is forced to work with Stallone to stay alive (!), Max Von Sydow as Chief Justice Fargo, Jurgen Prochnow as a Corrupted Judge Griffin and more. The premise is a good one, it has some story surprises and twist. But director Danny Cannon (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) disowned the film, which it was released in theaters. Because of the many changes, Stallone wanted in the script and the director didn't get along with Stallone.
The Blu-ray has an strong anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) 1080P transfer and an terrific DTS 5.1 HD Sound. Some of the CGI effects shot is dated in this transfer but i haven't seen this movie looked good in years. Since i did seen it once in theaters and on VHS, a couple of times since. Blu-ray has one special feature:20 minutes featurette with the cast & cast. "Judge Dredd" was an box office disappointment. It was released in the same week of "Apollo 13" and yes... "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers:The Movie!". But the movie does have an cult following over the recent years. Some of the editing of this movie, especially during the last big action sequences feels choppy. Because it was originally longer, when Dredd starts shooting down the Judge clones. I could swear, i did see this sequence in theaters but on video, it was gone. I remember that sequence was longer in theaters. "Judge Dredd" is a fun movie but if the story was done more seriously and darker, maybe this picture could have been something more and also toned down the sense of humour. But Schneider does get one good laugh, when he imitating Dredd's character on their way to prison. A cast of familiar cast appears in smaller roles, including James Remar and Scott Wilson appears uncredited. James Earl Jones reads the opening narration. Panavision. Grade:B+ for the movie. Grade:A- for the Picture Quality and Sound Quality.