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Cliffhanger [Blu-ray]

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Sylvester Stallone , Janine Turner , Renny Harlin    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Janine Turner, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Ralph Waite
  • Directors: Renny Harlin
  • Producers: Renny Harlin, Alan Marshall
  • Format: Dolby
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019GJ4BK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,728 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Cliffhanger was a 1994 comeback of sorts for action hero Sylvester Stallone, this time thanks to director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and some spectacularly rugged and vertigo-inducing, high-mountain terrain. The opening sequence alone delivers what the title promises, and there's an extraordinary airplane stunt that was later reprised, with modifications, in Air Force One. Stallone, looking as tough and craggy as the mountains themselves, is a rescue climber who finds himself going after a gang of crooks (headed by John Lithgow in his bad-guy mode) who've hijacked a US Treasury plane and crash landed in the Rockies with millions of bucks. Outrageous action-packed, snow-packed and scenery-packed chase sequences (featuring whirring helicopters, whooshing skis, popping gunfire and clanging pitons that earned the movie Oscar nominations for sound and sound editing) abound. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com

Product Description

Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) is a mountain rescue worker haunted by the memories of a friend whom he failed to rescue, and who perished on the ice peaks. Having quit his job and fled the mountains, Gabe must return to the scene of his undoing to track down nefarious villain Qualen (John Lithgow), who is searching the snow for stolen money. Things get more complicated with the arrival of Gabe's ex-girlfriend Jessie (Janine Turner).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An excellent film 30 Jun 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This has to be one of the best action films i've ever seen (with the exception of PREDATOR and HARD TARGET).
The plot follows two mountain climbers who are called out only to find its a hoax, and waiting for them are a group of armed terrorists who have just stolen $1,000,000. The two mountain climbers are then ordered to help them find the cases which are scattered in random locations.
Lots of explosive action and great fight scenes with some great scenery make this fil a winner.
The reason this film only gets 3 stars is because it was cut by the BBFC, heavily removing violence and violent scenes. The UK version lost over 2 mins.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Action Movie! 19 Dec 2004
Format:DVD
Whether you like or dislike Sylvester Stallone, there is no doubt that 'Cliffhanger', which was a come - back for Stallone after several recent movies that were not recieved well by both the public or the critics, is a superb action movie with a great performance from all the cast especially Stallone, whos acting ability i feel is sometimes overlooked and underated.
Sylvester Stallone plays Gabe Walker Mountain Rescue climber in the Rockies who quits his job and leaves town after a freak climbing accident which resulted in the death of his best friends girlfriend, him believing that it was in fact his fault. However, six months after the accident, Gabe returns to pick up the last few things he has, and to persuade his old lover to leave with him.
Meanwhile high up above the mountains a plane carring a hundred million dollars has been highjacked by a group of master mind criminals, and due to a loophole in their plan, have been forced to crash land the plane in the Rockies. With a big storm fast approaching, helicopters are out of the question to retreive them, and so Gabe is called upon to climb up and bring the back down safely.
However, the money that the criminals are after has been scattered in three black cases all over the place, and with the help of a tracking device, they force Gabe to take them to each location, little do they know that Gabe has his own plans and his familiarity of the mountains allow him to turn the tables.
The performances from all the cast are generally good, especially from Stallone whose acting ability if very often overlooked, and is in fact very good in this film. John Lithgow in his bad-guy mode plays Eric Qualen, the leader of the 'baddies'.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a dissapointment.... 2 Sep 2008
Format:Blu-ray
..but also not a reference title. I had high expectations in "Cliffhanger". Being one of my fave movies, especially a great work from acclaimed director Renny Harlin, this blu ray release does not hold up with my hopes, but does not dissapoint either. The good news: the newly remastered picture and the overall transfer look definetly better than the DVD version. The bad news: It does not really give a thrill while watching the picture quality. Tough some scenes look pretty clear and sharp, and even occasionally touch the quality blu ray stands for, the all-in-all picture throughout the movie appears to be a bit un-sharp, somewhat with a loss of crispy clear pictures. There is no 3D-Feeling that some reference titles may give you.

Its hard to really judge on the pic, but it is not what i expected for a movie with glorious nature shots and breathless action. The compression of the 2,35:1 aspect ratio works very well, filmgrain is visible but does not disturb. Colours are saturated, but do not peak out. Close ups sometimes look awesome, sometimes blurry. The quality is changing a lot within the movie and left me behind with mixed feelings. All in all,
i'd give

65% out of 100% for the picture quality.

The audio does not come up any better. The music score is fine and supports the action, but dialogues sound often faded, while the whole work was done by my two front speakers and a bit by the bass speaker. At some point you can hear a bit wind and snow around the rest of the audio setup, but thats all. Shame is, there are NO subtitles available!

Thats 55% all in all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hang On, Sly Delivers An Action Spectacle 8 Aug 2014
By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Cliffhanger (DVD)

Starring.
Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon, Craig Fairbrass, Gregory Scott Cummins, Denis Forest & Michelle Joyner.

Directed By
Renny Harlin

DVD Info.
Widescreen: Ratio 2.35:1 Anamorphic.
Language: English.
Sound: Dolby Digital (5.1).
Region 2 .
Certification: 15.
Running Time: 109 minutes.
Full Uncut Version.

Trivia.
1)Christopher Walken was originally cast as Qualen but left the production before filming began, so John Lithgow was cast at the very last minute.
2)Renny Harlin initially turned down the opportunity to direct as he "didn't want to make another Die Hard 2 (1990)".
3)The movie is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the costliest aerial stunt ever performed,The scene in which Travers crosses from one jet to the other at a height of 15,000 feet was done without the aid of any safety devices or trick photography.The insurance company underwriting the film refused to insure a stunt man for this, so Sylvester Stallone offered to reduce his own fee for the movie by the amount that the stunt cost to produce in order that the film could be made. The stunt was performed by Simon Crane & because of the extremely dangerous nature of the stunt, it was only performed once.
4)Sneak-preview audiences saw a scene where a rabbit gets killed by gunfire, Their reaction was strong enough for Sylvester Stallone to invest $100,000 of his own money to have the scene re-shot so that the rabbit escaped.
5)On a budget of $65,000,000 the movie went on to Gross $255,000,000 Worldwide.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite Film
Have watched this film many times and will probably watch in many times more. Dont know why I like it maybe its Sylvester that does it for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'A GREAT 'STALLONE' ROLE'
Last time i saw this was on 'VHS' i' knew i liked the film, but had forgotten how enjoyable it was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Stallone movies
With his career almost dead because of a bunch of poor comedies and worse action flics; Stallone was able to resurrect it with this still impressive movie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alejandro Bisio
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie
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Published 5 months ago by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars "thankyou for quick send out i will recomend"
loved it "thank you for quick send out i will recommend" its as stated on the ad ... good price
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