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Sly Stallone's Judge Dredd arrives on Blu-ray in September

08.31.2012by: Ike Oden
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We all saw it coming, didn’t we? With the upcoming release of DREDD September 21st, it was only inevitable that Disney cash-in on the hype by releasing JUDGE DREDD onto Blu-ray.

The Danny Cannon directed mega-flop was hailed by our own Arrow as an underrated favorite, an opinion which I totally agree with. While the acting is hammy and the story is unfaithful to the comics, JUDGE DREDD worked on its own as a cheesy, future dystopian action movie not unlike DEMOLITION MAN. The scope of Mega City in the film is amazing and Cannon’s direction is very dynamic (whatever happened to that guy?). Also, Alan Silvestri’s score ranks as one of his best and will likely fare even better in the crystal clear clarity of Blu-ray audio.

Those feelings aside, we unfortunately will be getting the same lame-o theatrical cut we’ve always had. I’d love for the film to be re-cut by Cannon himself to get a sense of his original vision, which was purportedly substantially different than the studio fluff action film that we have today. I mean, HIGHLANDER 2 got a recut, why not JUDGE DREDD? I suppose the cult audience might not be there as the film was such a critical and financial failure. Still, it's a big letdown.

No technical specs or special features have yet been announced, giving me the feeling that this will be a bare-bones budget title. It hits store shelves September 18th. Check out the cover art below, pre-order it here and prepare to be judged.

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5:05PM on 08/31/2012
I hate that blu ray releases are becoming more and more vanilla these days. I made the mistake of buying Candyman blu ray thinking at least all the dvd extras would be present and it was bare bones. One of the main selling points for blu ray when it firrst came on the market was the features not just picture/audio.
I hate that blu ray releases are becoming more and more vanilla these days. I made the mistake of buying Candyman blu ray thinking at least all the dvd extras would be present and it was bare bones. One of the main selling points for blu ray when it firrst came on the market was the features not just picture/audio.
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4:29PM on 08/31/2012

I am glad to revisit this on Blu-ray soon.

I remember seeing this in a theater, 17 years ago. I thought the movie wasn't bad. It did have some good plot twists and it was entertaining enough, despite some flaws. Also i thought, i seen a longer version in theaters. I believed for a long time, when i see Dredd shooting down the clones. I know, it was cut from the movie in the last minute. But i really believed, i did see it in a theater. I know the ending of "Enemy of the State" was a bit longer in theaters or even Jami Gertz' wet t-shirt
I remember seeing this in a theater, 17 years ago. I thought the movie wasn't bad. It did have some good plot twists and it was entertaining enough, despite some flaws. Also i thought, i seen a longer version in theaters. I believed for a long time, when i see Dredd shooting down the clones. I know, it was cut from the movie in the last minute. But i really believed, i did see it in a theater. I know the ending of "Enemy of the State" was a bit longer in theaters or even Jami Gertz' wet t-shirt in Twister, you can see the goods. Stallone was probably wrongly cast in the lead and he had a lot of things to say in the production. Because he was a big major star and still is. Probably why Cannon disowned the movie. But i would like to see a Director's Cut of this in the future. Removing Dredd's helmet was the biggest mistake in the movie and it did have a bit too much humour, mostly scenes with Stallone and oh yes, Rob Schneider.
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3:29PM on 08/31/2012
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