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Eraser [1996] [DVD]

Arnold Schwarzenegger , Vanessa Williams , Chuck Russell    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli
  • Directors: Chuck Russell
  • Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin, Tony Puryear, Walon Green
  • Producers: Chuck Russell, Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson, Caroline Pham
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Mar 1999
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CYA1
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,793 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



If you're going to submit yourself to a dazzling example of mainstream action, this thriller is as good a choice as any. Eraser is a live-action cartoon, the kind of movie in which Arnold Schwarzenegger can survive nail bombs, hails of bullets, an attack by voracious alligators ("You're luggage," he says, after killing one of the beasts), and still emerge from the mayhem relatively intact. Arnold plays an "eraser" from the Federal Witness Protection Program, so named because he can virtually erase the existence of anyone he's been assigned to protect. His latest beneficiary is an FBI employee (Vanessa Williams) who stumbled across a secret government group involved in the sale and export of an advanced weapon capable of shooting rounds at nearly the speed of light. Fantastic action sequences are handled with flair by director Charles Russell (The Mask), so it's easy to forgive the fact that this movie is almost completely ridiculous. --Jeff Shannon

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DVD WARNER, Z1 14202, PAL Region 2

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great film, ruined by BBFC 30 Dec 2003
This is a great movie but the UK version has just under FOUR minutes cut from it. This is frankly obscene and any Arnie fan should forgo the R2 version and shop in the US. The US version is violent to the brink of sadism, yet the UK release barely deserves its 15 certificate.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Ghost of its Former Self 19 Sep 2005
Don't be fooled. I saw this and bought it, having fond memories of the action, explosions, big guns and cliches. The film itself is great, everything you'd expect from an Arnie blockbuster, but you don't get to see it all. What you're buying here is a heavily cut UK 15 certificate version of the film. I saw more of the action scenes last time it came onto the TV.
The running time for this version of the movie is 107 minutes. If you check on at the USA version, you'll find its 115 minutes.
Shouldn't there be a warning, something to say that, actually, what you're buying is only 93% of the film you thought you were buying?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars EXTREME WARNING 21 Dec 2008
Although the film is not cropped, unlike "True Lies" this version, unlike the other has had 8 MINUTES cut from it.

Wish i'd bought the longer version, but why have 2 of them, 1 cut & 1 uncut with no indication of this on either of them.

NB the order number for the 115 mins uncut version is B00004RYLP
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why cut 16 Jun 2005
By England
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have not seen the R1 version of this film, but I do not understand why the version released in England has to be cut as the previous viewer says this one is. I noticed that Commando, another great Arnie film, has been cut. The scene on the plane where Col. John Matrix (Arnie) breaks his minders neck is cut and yet is included when shown on tv.Ridiculous! Perhaps its because the studio wants to sell to kids. If thats the case then why not release 2 versions, a 15and an 18?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Those things on the end of pencils 7 May 2012
By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE
The 2-year gap between True Lies and Eraser forced some action fans into thinking that Big Arn had retired. He had delivered at least one action movie per year since Terminator. Eraser had an awesome trailer, to the tune of Enigma's wonderful "I Love You, I'll Kill You", that rocked my world in the summer of 1996. I saw virtually every blockbuster that year, and the Eraser trailer was attached to every one of them. It came out out in the UK in the very last week of summer (and my first week back at school). I saw it at the now demolished UCI cinema in Edinburgh with a sold-out audience, mostly filled with guys out for a "lad's night". The movie was rated 18, and even though I was 3 years below that mark, I still got in, which was fortunate since the cinema version is the only uncut version of the film that has ever been released in the UK. For its VHS and DVD release the mad BBFC saw fit to cut 4 minutes from Eraser, turning it into an incomprehensible mess. It capped-off an awesome summer season (or so my 15-year-old self thought), and put to rest any fears that Big Arn was slowing down (although he has only made 5 action movies, to date, since then).

Arn is John Kruger (an amusing choice of name since director Chuck Russell also made the 3rd Nightmare on Elm Street Movie), a Witness Protection Program Agent who is tasked with 'erasing' and protecting a high-level informant who can prove that there are traitors within the US government who are selling weapons to Russian terrorists. Naturally the informant is the lovely, and wide-eyed, Vanessa Williams, who involves herself in a subdued romantic subplot with Kruger.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all 13 April 2014
By Mr. S. Storey TOP 500 REVIEWER
Even with the cuts this isn't a bad Arnie vehicle. As a US marshall specialising on witness relocation Arnie (John Kruger) is brought in to hide a company exec turned FBI whistleblower who has uncovered some dodgy dealings at the arms firm where she works. The movie dishes up all you would expect in terms of action and firefights and Williams is a particularly well drawn and sympathetic character rather than a lazy love interest. Arnie almost does some proper acting in this. This isn't an explosion extravaganza but there are a couple of particularly satisfying set pieces, an escape from an aircraft is quite tense and a crocodile infested shootout at the zoo is pretty cool althought the CGI isn't great at times. The ending delivers plenty of action alongside some high tech weaponry. You can compare various versions over at where it does a scene by scene compairson.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eraser (Blu-ray version) 29 Oct 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Director Chuck Russell delivers 1990's action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger in this 1996 action which was released on Blu-Ray in 2008. This follows the usual plot for a film of this vintage in fact for a Schwarzenegger vehicle the violence has been toned down from his previous outings but there is enough here for the fans to enjoy and the get their teeth into as U.S. Marshal John Kruger played by Arnold Schwarzenegger "erases" people's old lives so they can enter the Witness Protection Program.

The up-grade from DVD to Blu-ray is worth it as long as you can get the disc cheap enough and the Blu-ray is the full un-cut version of the movie 115 minutes not the cut version that appeared on the DVD.

This region free 25GB disc is encoded using the VC-1 codec which is in full 1080p resolution the aspect ratio has been changed from the original 2.39.1 to 2.40.1 this has da no affect on the picture quality at all, the soundtrack has not been up-graded to English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 there also English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks as well along with French, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish subtitles there also English subtitles for the hard of hearing
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
greats very good film
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Published 10 days ago by mibs
3.0 out of 5 stars "You've Just Been Erased."
The 90s helped showcase a lot of material for Arnold Schwarzengger, from rousing sci-fi, to family comedy, supernatural horror and of course his staple action films. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Mr. C. Gelderd
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy !!! copy film
Clearly a copy film even film cover is dodgy !!! Crap how amazon can sell these films no wonder so cheap. Rubbish !!!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Pen Name
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Published 1 month ago by Fleetchief
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Arnie
This is a full on adventure in true Arnie style, lots of action and a good story line. Keep it up Arnie.
Published 2 months ago by tony overton
5.0 out of 5 stars Arnies best film for years, hobbled ruinously by the berks at the...
A 15? Really? Wasn't this an 18 in theatres? Anyway the big man here rocks this show and he's ably backed up by a spunky Vanessa Williams. Read more
Published 3 months ago by BigAl82
5.0 out of 5 stars best bye.
10/10 best bye highly recommend good value for your money quick delivery still has the one liners good action all the way though *****
Published 3 months ago by tony lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is one of the films watched years ago, now its in my collection
Published 6 months ago by sandra wilson
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