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The Running Man [Import]

Arnold Schwarzenegger , Maria Conchita Alonso , Paul Michael Glaser    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
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In this action thriller based on an early story by Stephen King, Los Angeles in the year 2017 has become a police state in the wake of the global economy's total collapse. All forms of entertainment are government controlled, and the most popular show on television is an elaborate game show in which convicted criminals are given a chance to escape by running through a gauntlet of brutal killers known as "Stalkers." Anyone who survives is given their freedom and a condominium in Hawaii, so when a wrongly accused citizen (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is chosen as a contestant, all hell breaks loose. Cheesy sets and a slimy role for game-show host Richard Dawson make this violent mess of mayhem a candidate for guilty pleasure; it is the kind of movie that truly devoted Arnold fans will want to watch more than once. And check those credits--choreography by Paula Abdul! --Jeff Shannon

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New 2012 Audio Commentary with Director PAUL MICHAEL GLASER

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
When I first saw this movie, I looked at it as, well, another 1980's action flick with Arnold Schwarzenegger literally devouring his enemies. It was entertaining, but it had something of a pro-wrestling mentality. It's a pretty good movie. It does recreate the look and feel of many of the WWF superstars, and it also includes former pro-wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura. It seemed to me that it was pure entertainment, as was pro-wrestling itself. However, something changed my mind. It was near the beginning of summer, when the news came that wrestler Owen Hart died of an accident at a wrestling event. His death shook me up, and it was hard for me to like wrestling anymore. After something like that, you realize that in some ways, "The Running Man" is true to life! It's about people fighting for their lives on a game show. The audience cheers for death and for blood. The more people are killed on the show, the higher the ratings go. Killian, the show's host, is a poke at WWF owner Vince McMahon, who, for the sake of ratings, has taken his wrestling federation farther than what anyone has ever seen before. Back then, it used to be Hulkamania, which was decent entertainment. Now, it's loaded with sex, violence, and blood.

What went wrong? I don't know but reviewer Main Man can tell you all about it due to his high knowledge of wrestling. It's been close to a decade since I seen wrestling and the last straw was when Owen Hart lost his life over a stunt to please the fans!

Aside from that, "The Running Man" actually tries to tell something important about the television entertainment we are having nowadays.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps more topical now July 4 2004
By Colin
Format:DVD
While in 1987 this may have been simply another action star for Governor-to-be Schwarzenegger, viewed today this film offers more layers of meaning.
"The Running Man" is a reality show in which criminals are forced to run from bounty hunter-types who are given WWF wrestling style introductions and use a myriad of weapons to kill their prey. The audience cheers and boos mercilessly as the real-life people meet tragic ends. Seen today in the era of "Survivor" and "Fear Factor," among other reality shows, this movie offers much in the way of questioning the direction of such television. Is this the direction reality TV is going? Also good for a look at mass media and people's belief in what is told to them.
The movie is what it is. Fist-pumping commando, guns and heavy artillery. Schwarzenegger is wrongly framed for a crime he didn't commit and made a criminal in this Orwellian society in which the mass media is everything. He's forced into The Running Man world. There's some throw-away jokey lines after disposing of the heavy villains, but the real treat is watching real-life game show host Richard Dawson playing the slimy, evil host of The Running Man - the real villain in this movie full of larger-than-life killers.
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Although I don't consider 'The Running Man' to be one of Arnie's best bits of action fare, it does have more than its fair share of those silly cheeseball moments that I ofttimes crave. I especially enjoy the part where our hero and his fellow contestants/captors take out the first obstacle: Sub-Zero, a deadly blade-wielding hockey goalie who looks a lot like that Odd Job guy. His referring to the late SubZero as "Now, just PLAIN zero!" is a prime example of bad action one liners at their best (worst?)!
Then there's Richard Dawson as the main heavy: a futuristic game-show host with all of the fake glee and smarmy oiliness you can bear! He also gives the best rebuttal to our hero's famous "I'll be back!" here, so be on the lookout for it! And not to go off on a tangent, but does anybody out there imagine how 'The Running Man' would've looked like had present 'Family Feud' host Louie Anderson played Killian, or am I the only one? Um... anyone? A little help here...?
Oh yeah, let's not forget future Minny guv Jesse Ventura as one of the game announcer/enforcers. His raucous, obnoxious blather and uber-macho posturing really adds a pro-wrestling feel to the competition as it unfolds! You'll definitely be feeling Minnesota (or is it FLEEing Minnesota?) after watchin' "The Mind's" performance here!
All in all, 'The Running Man' is one enjoyable waste of an hour-and-a-half for all you testosterone-driven action megacheese buffs out there!
As for the Special Edition extra features: Along with the usual director/producer commentary tracks-- both of which I bailed out on after the first fifteen minutes because they were so inane and uninteresting-- and such are a couple documentaries dealing with the movie's subject matter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Arnie runs for his life June 14 2004
Format:DVD
This overly predictable sci-fi/action yarn (based on a story by Stephen King which he wrote under the pen name Richard Bachman) stars good 'ol Arnie as a wrongfully accused man forced to fight for his life on a TV game show in the year 2017. Former Family Feud game show host Richard Dawson is great as the slimy evil game show host, and the rest of the cast includes Maria Conchita Alonso (as a love interest who believes Arnie's innocence), and the late Yapphet Kotto as one of Arnie's pals. However, the Running Man warrants new viewing today, just to see future governors Arnie and Jesse "The Body" Ventura bash heads. Oh the irony. Artisan decided to release a "Special Edition" version of the film, but why in the heck does it have to be on 2 discs? The extras are minimal and one disc would have served it's purpose, plus such features like the Lockdown on Mainstreet and Game Theory documentaries are pure fluff. All in all, if you own the single disc edition, don't feel the need to upgrade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stephen king and Arnold Schwarzenegger - are you kidding?
This is an old movie but I consider it a classic. It was a must have in my library while replacing tapes with DVD . I'm a fan of both these giants. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Xphile
3.0 out of 5 stars Run away from the Special Features
The Running Man is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Richard Bachman, aka Stephen King. Read more
Published on Aug. 17 2011 by Jason Barrett
3.0 out of 5 stars brutal blu-ray compression - update from upgrade
Let this be a lesson to me (and anyone else suffering from inadequate technology) - after giving my blu-ray player an apparently much needed firmware update, and adjusting the... Read more
Published on July 6 2011 by Cheryl
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Arnie flick (3.5/5)
In the Running Man,Arnold Schwarzenegger play a man framed and wrongly
convicted of a crime in the future. Read more
Published on Nov. 2 2007 by falcon
1.0 out of 5 stars IT SUCKS!
THIS MOVIE SUCKS! ITS JUST ABOUT A CONVICT WHO RUNS! EVERY ONE SAID YOU HAVE TO SEE IT IT'S AN ACTION CLASIC! BUT NO ITS HORIBLE! Read more
Published on Sept. 2 2007 by thibs happy dude from canada
4.0 out of 5 stars When future governors collide
If there's another film out there featuring two future governors, I don't know what it could be. Ironically, both future politicians' characters actually reflect their future... Read more
Published on Aug. 5 2007 by Daniel Jolley
1.0 out of 5 stars Read the book instead
I read the book by Stephen King and I loved it! This movie is NOTHING like the book. The basic plot (and I mean VERY basic) is the same, but the events that take place aren't... Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by Chemerfian
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth for the last 5 minutes itself !
Trashy looking and predictably fun Arnold vehicle based on a Stephen King novel (which he wrote under the name Richard Bachman) has Arnold as a cop turned into a scape goat for the... Read more
Published on June 10 2004 by Jessy
3.0 out of 5 stars Underrated gem!
Let's make one thing clear-- this is not a brilliant piece of filmmaking. It is painfully dated in its look and feel, much of the acting is marginal (Arnie has improved a LOT... Read more
Published on June 5 2004
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