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Last Action Hero Bilingual [Blu-ray]
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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, Die Hard).
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!
Oil and water would look positively emulsified by comparison.
But it's an _interesting_ film, especially for the type of people who like to argue over issues like creators' moral responsibility toward their characters. ("...I don't really like you. You've brought me nothing but pain." -- J Slater to A Schwarzenegger)
I grant that the animated cat does not belong in the picture at all.
I thought it was one of Arnold's best movies, in fact. I couldn't understand why it got such bad reviews.
Maybe they missed the point of all the self-mocking sarcasm? Arnold got a chance to relax and make some serious fun of himself and his image.
It's a great fantasy, where a kid is sucked into the movie screen, into the world of his favorite action hero movie star. And then he tries to convince the hero that the hero's world is just a fiction in the movies.
Like, the hero gets someone's phone number and the kid points out, so if this is all real, then how come everybody's phone number starts with "555"?
And they're in a video store and they see a poster for a movie that starred Arnold in real life. Only in the hero's world, it starred Sylvester Stallone, and the hero says how much he loved Stallone's performance.
I really think the naysayers just missed the whole point. It really stood up to my 2nd viewing and I will check out the DVD version soon.
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 ›
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In my opinion one of Arnie's better movies. It has lots of action and humor. Good fun and entertainment. Product was received on time and in good condition.Published 4 months ago by Reluctant
Very disappointed. Do not recommend. There's no menu,no scene selection, no special features you can play the movie and that's all you can do.Published 6 months ago by Larry Beazley
Fast shipping, item as described, thanks ! Envoi rapide, objet tel que décrit, merci !Published 6 months ago by David Gagnon
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 9 months ago by CANDYMAN
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