Demolition Man 1993

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In this tongue-in-cheek, futuristic thriller violent cop John and psychopath Simon were cryogenically frozen in 1996. Fast forward to 2032 to a bland utopia - there a benign dictator frees Simon to murder a rebel leader. Simon goes on a murder spree, so John is defrosted to hunt down his old adversary.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone,Wesley Snipes
Runtime:
1 hour, 50 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime
Director Marco Brambilla
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes
Supporting actors Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Dan Cortese, Jesse Ventura
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Starchild on 22 Sept. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Finally, we get the uncut version for home viewing! :)

The UK DVD is missing two hits to the head of Stallone in the final fight, along with a double ear-clap (the BBFC used to cut these routinely, even from 18 films!) for fear of imitabilty. However, they have seen the stupid and ridiculous errors of their ways and this Blu-ray edition is fully uncut :)

Enjoy - its a clever, funny, thrilling 90s actioner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The nineties were famous for its action movies and the heroes who punched and shot their way through them. In the `friendly' rivalry between Stallone and Schwarzenegger, they both had their hits and misses. Demolition Man was not Stallone's biggest hit, but, then again, it certainly wasn't a miss.

Watching it nearly twenty years after it was made is still a joy. It's still, loud, proud, blatantly tongue-in-cheek in places and a great watch. Stallone is the cop, frozen in time along with his arch criminal nemesis, Snipes, and both of them defrosted in a (supposedly) utopian future, only to rage havoc once again.

There are plenty of jokes to go alongside the action and Sandra Bullock is great as the plucky lead (and you can see why her performance led on to her true breakthrough role in Speed a year later). And Nigel Hawthorne should also get a nod for his `futuristic version of Sir Humphrey' in San Angeles - great to see such a serious character actor trading insults with Hollywood's hard men!

If you like your action movies fun and light-hearted then Demolition Man stands up to the test of time. It may not be Rambo, Rocky or the Terminator franchise, but it deserves its place in nineties-action history (even if just for making the audience ask the question `Just what exactly was the deal with the `three seashells'?).
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Graham Clews on 10 Mar. 2004
Format: DVD
When this movie was released, it went head-to-head with Slys old rival Arnie, and his 'Last Action Hero'. Sly won. Not only with box office, but with the critics too. Where Arnie's effort was far too souless, the real joy in DM is the irony and comic elements. Watching Sly's traditional screen persona get shot down and ridiculed at every turn, must have been terrific fun for him. The action is good, the story is ok. Its the design and small ideas that win through. The 'no contact' sex helmets, the music charts being old commercial jingles and, best of all, the President Schwarzenegger Memorial Library (not as ridiculous these days!!).
All very clever and witty. Sly is terrific, relaxed and cool. Sandra looks like heaven and its a great piece of intelligent escapism. Give it a go.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By no1filmaddict on 29 Oct. 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
His career faultering somewhat, Sylvester Stallone decided to try somthing new and branched out into the realmes of sci fi, this being his first attempt, 'Judge Dredd' in 1995 being his second. While most people including some of the fans shunned it, i personally think that it is a breety good film all round. It's a typical Stallone film, with plenty of guns, explosions, a bad guy, and of course a hero which is Stallone himself in the form of John Spartan.
John Spartan is a cop who has been on the trail of master criminal Simon Phoenix for two years, and when he finally does catch him, the building that they are in blows up killing thirty or so innocent people. Of course Spartan is blamed for the incident, resulting in him being incarcerated in a cryogenic prison for thirty odd years.
Finally he is released in the next century, in the year 2032 where the world is very different. All harmful things have been made illegal; smoking, drinking, contact sports, and even salt etc, sex has become a non contact affair as well (much to the dismay of Spartan) and people even recieve criminal credits for swearing, somthing that Spartan (and phoenix) get a lot of.
The reason for his early release is so that he can once again catch Phoenix who has escaped from the cryogenic facility and is causeing havok in the streets of the new San Angeles (San Dieago and LA have merged). None of the police force can handle him and only the outmoded ways of John Spartan and the help of Lenina Huxley to show him the new ways, can save the city from certain peril.
Stallone is perfect in his role as the tough 'old fashioned' cop who is released from Cryosleep to help the new SAPD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 on 30 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Demolition Man.
Directed by Marco Brambilla.
Produced by Joel Silver, Michael Levy, Howard Kazanjian.
Screenplay by Daniel Waters, Robert Reneau, Peter M. Lenkov.
Story by Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Reneau.

Starring.
Sylvester Stallone.
Wesley Snipes.
Sandra Bullock.
Benjamin Bratt.
Nigel Hawthorne.

Blu ray info.
Region B/2.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1.
Uncut version.
Running time 114 minutes.

Box Office.
Budget $57 million.
Box office $159,055,768.

Positive.
1)Sylvester Stallone as John Spartan nicknamed the Demolition Man proves why he's the action king.
2)Great villian in Wesley Snipes as Spartans arch villian Simon Phoenix.
3)Great directed action scenes with the headbutt/handslap cut scenes reinstated on Blu ray.

Negative.
1) Paces dips a little in the middle & the over satirical humour can grate at times.
2)Rob Schneider even though it's a small appearance he's an annoying little b...ard.

Trivia.
1)Lori Petty was originally cast in the Sandra Bullock role of Lenina Huxley but pulled out of filming due to creative differences.
2)A fight scene was filmed with Sly & Jesse Ventura as originally Spartan after knocking out Huxley shoots a further 2 thugs of Phoenix's gang & then comes up against Venturas character & a huge fight scene incurs, This was cut as being to violent for a "R" rating (Can we have a extended edition with this scene reinstated please).
3)There was a subplot that Spartans daughter who is discussed in the film is a member of Edgar Friendly's gang but the scenes were cut for pace & timing.
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