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

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 42 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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2 of 2 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 Corey Newcombe on 4 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries.

When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney heads to the remote locale to scout out their opposition.

Once there, he meets with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

When he escapes the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul....

It's the film I wanted to do really well, these are some of my favourite actors from the eighties, rolled into one film, to do an old school classic.

And for me, it was a big letdown. Each member has made worse films, but his had so much going for it, and Stallone gave us to little, and promised us so much.

The plot and narrative are straight from the nineties bin of sin, and the action sequences, the main thing about his film, felt overlong and boring. The final set piece is good, but it gets very long indeed.

Thrown in with the fact that you cannot understand half the cast sometimes in the film, and the bad CGI, it's one of the biggest letdowns in recent memory.

But, there is the scene with the Planet Hollywood owners, which is amazing and nostalgic, and almost makes up for the entire thing.

Almost.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Norwich on 6 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I love an action movie as much as the next man, but this was mediocre at best, predictable old format. There are 101 other films like this, but better - watch one of them.
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