The Expendables 2010

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Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Roberts, David Zayas, Bruce Willis, Giselle Itie, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture
Director Sylvester Stallone
Genres Thriller
Studio LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 13 December 2010
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Roberts, David Zayas, Bruce Willis, Giselle Itie, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture
Director Sylvester Stallone
Genres Thriller
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 13 December 2010
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By LRJ Burne on 3 May 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
First of all, if you're looking at this review for the Director's Cut, you've probably seen The Expendables already, so I shan't bother talking about the pros and cons of film itself. Instead I'll stick to why, in many people's opinions (including my own), this is the better version of the film.

To be honest, the vast majority of the changes made here are quite small, but it's definitely a case of the whole being greater than the sum of it's parts. A lot of the new dialogue is not only funnier than what was in the theatrical version, but much of it also serves to make the characters more interesting and well-rounded; while I'm not going to claim they're now deep, thought-provoking and complex people (after all, this is still an action movie), they do seem more human and less like the cardboard cut-outs they were before. Sly has also tinkered with the editing in some of the action scenes, and while it may not be easy to spot what exactly is different, the sequences as a whole flow more easily and seem a bit more lucid.

The major changes involve the new opening credits sequence and the new soundtrack applied to the big finale, and how you feel about these differences will probably be down to personal taste more than anything. While I liked the new footage used during the opening credits, I felt the choice of music was out of place and was trying to make the scene far too downbeat. Conversely, I thought the use of Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes" over the final firefight was a big improvement - it gave the scene a lot more energy and to me the rock soundtrack made it feel far more oldschool (which was surely what the entire movie was trying to be, right?).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Dec 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The Expendables Director's Cut (Blu-Ray).

Blu-Ray Info.
Region: B
Aspect ratio: 16.9/2.41:1
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish
Certification: 18
Running Time 110 Minutes

Extras.
Introduction by Sylvester Stallone (HD; Running Time 3 Minutes).
Action: The Expendables (1080i; Running Time 20 Minutes).
Sinner's Prayer Music Video by Sully Erna (HD; Running Time 4 Minutes).
Sylvester Stallone: A Director in Action (HD: Running Time 20 Minutes).
Inferno: The Making of The Expendables (HD; Running Time 92 Minutes).

Positive.
1)Sylvester Stallone & Jason Statham are a great double act as Barney Ross & Lee Christmas.
2)Mickey Rourkes scene stealing emotional cameo.
3)Dolph Lungdren As Gunner mad but likeable.
4)Fantastic action scenes that deliver.
5)Great script & well directed action film by Sly.

Negative.
1)The alternative rock track during the finale action sequence doesn't work in the film.
2)Bruce Willis smug cameo looks like he's half asleep.
3)My minted cousin Man of Steel 85 for showing me this version & other extended cuts forcing me to buy a Bu ray player & extended cut Blu ray dvds.

Cast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Marriott on 3 Dec 2014
Format: DVD
There are two schools of thought regarding The Expendables. One, that it is a silly, nostalgic tribute to action films, and the icons of 80s cinema. And two, that it is a cynical, risible attempt for a bunch of has-beens to bask in the spotlight once again.
Ultimately, neither of these standpoints are valid; the film should be judged on merit alone. The problem is, whatever criteria you choose to apply, it fails miserably.
The action scenes feel a bit flat, and the one-liners are forced and awkward. The ensemble cast of old war horses are joined by a bunch of MMA stars, ex pro-wrestlers and other assorted non - actors who all sound as if they're reading their lines off of idiot cards. As for the plot? Erm, there isn't really much of one - just a lot of explosions and cringe-worthy bromance.
There will be those who claim that I don't 'get' The Expendables, but that isn't the case. I was weaned on 80s action movies, and silly as they were, I have the upmost respect for the legacy they've left behind. I 'get' them as well as anyone. Sly, Arnie and company were gods of 80s cinema - the second golden age of the silver screen, but The Expendables doesn't pay tribute to that era - instead, it is a bunch of guys old enough to be your grandad, paying tribute to THEMSELVES.
Seeing what these men have become is just depressing.
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128 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Sep 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"The Expendables" is a merry cheerful genocide between old friends à la sauce testosterone, a very violent and in the same time surprisingly tender, nostalgic, full of humour and less than half serious movie - and I loved every minute of it!

The story is in principle about a group of mercenaries, many of them a little bit aged, who are hired by the CIA to eliminate the military dictator ruling a little island in the Caribbean - but the plot is really really NOT important, and so it will not be discussed further.

The team of mercenaries is small but lethal (of course!). Its leader Barney Ross is (of course!) played by Stallone himself, who also wrote the scenario and directed the film. Ross is the oldest member of the team; he is also a man of few words, without much personal life, very calm and slightly sad. His great pride is to be the fastest man to draw and shoot the gun - "Only light is faster"...

The second in command, Lee Christmas, is played by Jason Statham, who gives an IMPRESSIVE performance!! Christmas is much younger than his commander (and best friend), much more extraverted and with a gorgeous, although unfaithful girlfriend played by Charisma Carpenter. He is an excellent marksman and an accomplished martial arts expert, but his personal specialty is knife fight and especially knife throwing. In homage to the "Magnificent seven" old western classic, Ross and Christmas have at every possible occasion a friendly speed competition between knife and revolver...

The third most important member of the team is Gunner Jensen, a gigantic sociopathic and borderline insane sniper played with great brio by Dolph Lundgren - who gives in this movie his (in my modest opinion) best screen performance ever.
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