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Last Action Hero Bilingual [Blu-ray]
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Jack Slater is an action-film hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. An old projectionist (Robert Prosky) hands a magic movie ticket to Jack's biggest preteen fan (Austin O'Brien), and the kid steps right inside the latest Jack Slater film, becoming the actor star's sidekick in gunfights and car chases. But when Jack's nemesis (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket, the fight busts out into the real world and Jack (à la Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear) refuses to believe he's a fictional character. Director John McTiernan churns some nifty scenes out of this setup, although the fiction-to-reality shuffle is not as deft as in, say, Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo, and the plot needs the kind of logic and discipline found in that classic when-worlds-collide film Back to the Future. Still, Schwarzenegger has moments of wit and smashing action, and we get a faux-movie trailer advertising an intriguing new shoot-'em-up: "Something's rotten in the State of Denmark--and Hamlet is taking out the trash!" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Edited (since I've now viewed this copy);
I didn't know there was an original Sony release of this film in 2010. So now I'm stuck with a 25GB copy produced from an inferior studio.
Only reason I bring up these points is because after watching it last night it had a lot of grain and sharpening issues with image quality, and the sound wasnt all that crisp. Those aren't issues with many blu-rays these days....
Unfortunately Amazon.ca doesnt offer the Sony edition and I don't really look around Amazon.com unless I'm comparing prices, but the price was already good for me on this. So I only found this all out after a disappointing viewing experience and some research.
Considering the better copy on Amazon.com is roughly the same price (and the version I ordered from Amazon.ca came from the states anyway,) I would highly recommend going over there. They ship to Canada too.
I guess I can be happy that its a better copy than my full-screen DVD edition!
Action-adventure superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger bursts through the screen as a larger-than-life movie hero in this nonstop adventure from acclaimed director John McTiernan 'Predator' and 'Die Hard.' Jack Slater is an action-film hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. An old projectionist Nick [Robert Prosky] who hands a magic movie ticket to Jack's biggest preteen fan Danny Madigan [Austin O'Brien], and the kid steps right inside the latest Jack Slater film, becoming the actor star's sidekick in gunfights and car chases.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance, Frank McRae, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, Mercedes Ruehl, Austin O'Brien, Professor Toru Tanaka, Joan Plowright, Keith Barish, Karen Duffy, Larry Ferguson, Melvin Van Peebles, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Noah Emmerich, Michael Chieffo, John Finnegan, Frank McRae, Ryan Todd, Bobbie Brown (cameo), Angie Everhart (cameo), John McTiernan Sr.Read more ›
I couldn't understand why so many critics and audiences hated this. Naturally I was upset when it bombed in the theatre. It was the most origonal film to come along in quite some time. I mean, really, who hasn't fantasized about being able to actually go into the world of their favorite movie or T.V. show and interact with the characters?Read more ›
This was filmed before Austin O'Brien became truly cringeworthy, with a god-awful haircut in My Girl 2. He's exactly the same here, and there were times I wanted to take a pair of scissors to his hair! (I've just seen a more recent photo, and he looks totally different!)
Last Action Hero has an almost Willy Wonka quality to it. There was a golden ticket that Charlie Bucket had to find and Danny Mannigan also had to find one - or actually got handed it. I was so waiting for Oompa Loompa's to come out! Now that would have been cool.
The whole story climaxes in Arnie being brought out of the movie, and getting to see the 'real' world, which is a very interesting concept, as it could be seen as we're not the ones in control. (I totally believe that) So his whole life was one big lie, and controlled by someone else - not the big man upstairs, but a film director. Arnie basically takes the p*ss out of his whole on screen persona in this, including lots of his trademark sayings, including: "I'll be back!", "Trust me" and "Do it". There's also a very funny scene where Jack Slater meets Arnold Schwarzeneggar - make sense of that!
Also look out for a whole host of cameos in this movie - ones which are easy, to spot, some which aren't! Some of these include: Chevy Chase, MC Hammer, Sharon Stone, Little Richard, Maria Shriver, Robert Patrick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme!
There are some great lines in this. Some of these are:
Danny Madigan: You think you are funny, don't you?
Jack Slater: I know I am. I'm the famous comedian Arnold Braunschweiger.
Danny Madigan: Schwarzenegger!
Jack Slater: Gesundheit.Read more ›
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I liked this as a kid, since I put myself in the protagonists shoes and wished superheroes were real, and it was decent in its time, but when a young boy acts better then his... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Classy Nova
As other reviewers have stated, the image quality is very poor, like it was transferred directly from an old VHS tape. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Khan Adda
I hesitate between 3 and 4 stars. 3 1/2 would have been nice. Anyway, it is packed with action. The idea of traveling between reality and the movie is interesting, altough it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by tornitons
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