- Exclusive access to cleaning, safety, and health supplies. Create a free business account to purchase
Dredd [DVD + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)
Frequently bought together
More items to explore
Customers who bought this item also bought
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English, French
- Parcel Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 81.65 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 18 and over
- Director : Pete Travis
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 1 hour and 36 minutes
- Release date : Jan. 8 2013
- Actors : Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : eOne Films
- ASIN : B00A0YPZU6
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,518 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
- Customer Reviews:
High octane sci-fi action movie with all-out, guns-blazing, bone-crushing, explosives-laden action. Based on the popular comic book character JUDGE DREDD.
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast lies Mega City One - a vast violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge jury and instant executioner. The ultimate Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is tasked with ridding the city of its latest scourge -a dangerous drug and the sadistic prostitute turned drug pusher who is using it to take over the city.
Dans un avenir proche, les Etats-Unis ne sont plus qu'un immense désert irradié. Mega City One est une métropole tentaculaire rongée par le vice. La seule forme d'autorité restante est représentée par les juges, une police urbaine qui cumule toutes les fonctions : flic, juge et bourreau. Une nouvelle drogue se propage, la Slo-Mo, qui permet de percevoir la réalité au ralenti. Sa distribution est contrôlée par Ma-Ma, ancienne prostituée, devenue baronne de la drogue. Dredd, le juge ultime, va se voir assigner une mission dans la tour de Ma-Ma et va devoir s'y confronter.
Though few moviegoers queued up to see it, Pete Travis's Dredd is, like its titular hero, a tough, effective piece of action machinery with a single purpose: to fill the screen with as much eye-popping visual mayhem as possible. Based on the iconic British comic series Judge Dredd, which was previously adapted as the 1995 Sylvester Stallone vehicle of the same name, Dredd hews closer to its source material in its depiction of a postapocalyptic world reduced to anarchy and the police force known as the Judges, who try, convict, and execute criminals in one fell swoop. Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings) is terrifically effective as Dredd, a monosyllabic force of nature dispatched to halt the manufacture of an addictive and disorienting narcotic called "Slo-Mo" by the vicious drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey). With judge-in-training Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) in tow, Dredd works his way up Ma-Ma's 200-story tower stronghold, facing off against her minions as well as corrupt Judges in a barrage of elaborately violent action set pieces. Much of what sets Dredd apart from other comic book and science fiction-action features--the obsessive, brutal focus of its protagonist and the relentlessly bleak environment of the film's setting, Mega City-One--may also be off-putting for viewers who appreciate some grey areas or levity in their entertainment (though that's not to say that Dredd doesn't have its own flinty sense of humor).
But Travis's approach should appeal to both fans of the original comic as well as those who favor a vision of the future on the darkly dystopian side, à la Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop and John Carpenter's Escape from New York. Karl Urban acquits himself well to Dredd's steely single-mindedness, expressing an unyielding sense of righteousness in a helmet that obscures nearly all of his features; Thirlby and Headey are also fine as strong, forthright female characters on either side of Dredd's moral compass. The single-disc Blu-ray includes both the standard and 3-D versions of the film, with the latter option avoiding some of the vertigo-inducing effects of digital 3-D while also offering the best showcase for the extraordinary "Slo Mo" sequences. Extras include a solid, introductory featurette on the history of the Dredd character via interviews with, among others, its creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, and an overview of the picture's visual effects and 3-D process with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle. A brief motion comic outlines the back story for Ma-Ma, while the remainder of the supplements are devoted to electronic press kit coverage of the set design and Dredd's array of equipment, among others. A digital copy and UltraViolet stream/download round out the disc. --Paul Gaita
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top reviews from Canada
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
When I opened the package, I was directed to alliancefilmsdigitalcopy.com to redeem my code, which redirected me to another site where I could not redeem the code.
Then I noticed that the paper was dated 2013 and said it expired January 8, 2018.
Just to try, I went into iTunes and entered the code on the sheet. I was able to DIRECTLY enter this code in to iTunes and it worked.
Hope that helps someone else!
Top reviews from other countries
I put the movie on just for a moment to check out what the picture quality was like. That was since some folk in early reviews mentioned bad picture quality. There is some film grain, but it's normal to me. It is more noticeable in some places that others. However when you're that blown away watching, it's totally liveable with.
Anyway, I only meant to watch for a moment, but could not stop watching until it was over. Considering I have seen this movie already, I was not expecting that. (Not even remotely expecting it.) In BR the film is easily twice as good as it is in SD. Blu-ray takes away that sort of dark greyness that it had in standard definition. The uniforms can be seen to be made of quality leather and you can see the leather grain. It comes to life in Blu-ray. Everything comes to life in Blu-ray. It's alive, vibrant, and right at you.
Action is more dynamic. The effects of slo-mo are stunning and I wasn't even impressed with that in SD. The bike and weapon looked much better. You could see the gun in BR. I saw things in BR that I never or barely even noticed on SD. Like during the bike chase Dredd fires the bike cannons, and you see the rounds hit the vehicle. All I noticed in SD was the van being chased.
I can't really overplay how much I enjoyed this in BR. Urban rocked it. It's well directed. PSi Anderson looked different to how I expected her, but Thirlby rocked it too.
There were downsides to the movie, that were present in any format. In the comics, all of Mega City One was extreme high-rise, but in the movie not. Vehicles were from present day in the movie. Maybe if they had put some effects into making the vehicles look from the era, it might have sold more. I think time relevant vehicles might have sealed the sci-fi vibe. It still didn't detract critically from the movie though, and barely detracted at all. It was just an 'if only' moment.
Dredd has gone from a good/very good movie in SD, to one of my favourite movies in Blu-Ray. On Blu-ray it's right up there equal first, to any other movie I think of as a favourite movie. (Or best action movie.) Any Dredd fan owes it to themselves to buy this in BR format.
This film is the true incarnation of the comic, yes minus the huge golden shoulder pads. It's set in a futuristic America after a global war. People are reduced to living in an extremely over populated 'Mega City' where crime is rife. The government found that the only way to combat the ever increasing crime and disorder were to give the police the ability to judge a criminal there and then... That premise to what Judges do alone creates an interesting scenario on its own.
This film is violent, without a shadow of a doubt and I do hear a lot of people not custom to the Dredd comics complaining about this. But to take away the violence would then strip the nature of what life is like in the Mega city and thereby removing the necessity for the Judge's role.
The story in the film itself is generic. Good guys stuck in a building with the odds greatly stacked against them, having to make their way to the top to take out the boss. The different here is that this is Judge Dredd with a rookie partner, who happens to be psychic, making their way to the top in the most calculative, violent way possible.
What has tarnished this is the Stallone version that came out in 1995. That and the fact that most theatres didn't show this long enough, there was only a 3D option when it was showing and very little to no PR went into it. Once word of mouth got around at how good it is it was already taken off from theatres.
Dredd is a good action movie that sticks closely to the source material which makes a nice change for a comic book movie. Karl Urban to me has found his Christopher Reeve to Superman. You don't need to have read the comics to understand what's going on. Also a nice change to mention is that the film goes straight into the plot, there is no hour and a half origin plot followed by 30 min of action. It's b**ls to the wall straight to the point. Get this. Watch it. Enjoy it and sign the petition to get the sequel!!
The script, a lean 'day-in-the-life' rather than a long-winded origin story, is perfectly suited to this stripped down version of MC1 and the Justice Department.
It could have done with a more fearsome adversary, though Lena Headly does her best with the role of Ma-Ma, and it's a crying shame the film didn't do the business at the box office because this Dredd and his MC1 deserves to be brought back ASAP.
I was very disappointed that it made so little at the cinemas but this can be put down to poor advertising. It was brilliant in 3d at the cinema and I've lost count of the amount of times I've watched it on blu ray.
Even if you dont follow the Dredd comic books (which i dont) it is so worth while watching this film.
I would love them to make another one but they wont as it only made £35 million from a £50 million budget.
As for the movie itself it is very violent with graphic depictions of deaths and injuries with the gore levels heightened as they are filmed in slow motion. But if you can stomach that level of gore then the film is very entertaining it is well made and the leads are all very good and it is more in keeping with the original comic books with its brutality and dry humor. So if you are in the mood for a violent action movie then this could be for you and there is no Stallone to overshadow Dredd.