Despite moments of over-the-top villainy and hokey-ness, this film is entertaining and incredibly visual. Stallone is at his physical peak and along with other cast members, performed many of the spectacular mountain climbing/hanging stunts - and against a breathtaking backdrop of the Italian Alps, Cliffhanger is gorgeous on blu-ray. There is some great bonus material which includes the 'making of', and 'special effects' featurettes, along with deleted scenes, and 2 commentaries by both technical crew, and director Renny Harlin, with star Sylvestor Stallone. (Interestingly, Harlin provides a few brief intros in the bonus material, including one on the marketing and making of the trailer.) Definitely worthy on blu-ray.
le 29 septembre 2015
Stallone and his muscles never disappoint me, so if you are also a Stallone fan, this truly is a "cliffhanger", edge-of-your-seat plot. Great cinematography. I also appreciate the gentler side of Stallone - more often than not, his characters don't spew out countless cursings. In this movie, the other characters more than covered those.