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The Marksman [DVD] [2005]

Wesley Snipes , Emma Samms , Gabi Burlacu    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Wesley Snipes, Emma Samms, William Hope, Warren Derosa, Serge Soric
  • Directors: Gabi Burlacu
  • Producers: Marcus Adams, Donald Kushner, Pierre Spengler
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Dutch, English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Dec 2005
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AV3QIC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,156 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Wesley Snipes (Blade Trilogy) is armed and extremely dangerous in THE MARKSMAN, an explosive action-adventure thriller where nothing is what it seems. With Russia on the brink of nuclear annihilation, there's only one man who can save it: The Marksman (Snipes). An elite U.S. Special Forces operative, he's been ordered to take out a Chechen nuclear power plant before terrorists set off a live reactor. Infiltrating the heavily-guarded facility, The Marksman indicates the target for an American \missile strike and makes his escape. But when he discovers it's the missiles and not the terrorists that'll ignite the device, The Marksman realizes he's been set up. And so begins a race against time as he attempts to disarm a target whose detonation will trigger the death of thousands and topple two world powers.

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THIS DVD IS EX-DISPLAY - Good to Very Good Condition - BECOMING VERY COLLECTABLE NOW DAYS - BX1 - HARD TO FIND - (The case may be slightly shop soiled but the disc has been kept in a plastic disc sleeve in a dry area). This dvd has been inspected & tested plays fine maybe a few fine surface marks.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away from this movie! 14 July 2006
Format:DVD
I don't know what Snipes does here. He says barely 5 lines in total in this movie. Then he runs and pretends to be an expert. The worse military movie I have seen to date. At the end - the credits are longer and more interesting than any other action scene in this movie. Look elsewhere - here you will not find anything that will catch your attention.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The way I review movies is often by the feeling I have at the end, after 'the experience'. I felt nothing at the end of this. I felt like 90 odd mins had passed, and I may as well had stared at a blank screen.

The actors were hammy, unconvincing and D grade. Wesley is a great actor, but the movie drags him down. I love wesley, but he is hurting himself.

The top-gun ripoff air scene has 2 of the worst aircraft explosion attempts I have ever seen. You feel like the camera just got switched to a cr@ppy 90's flight sim with some pixelated rubbish explosion on screen. The in cockpit views look like 'afterburner' fromt he sega master system.

Many scenes dont make any sense why they are there. A guy is chased by a tank, escapes, then get's shot by a 'super baddy henchmen guy'. You know the one, the prized second in command, but just like Under Siege 2, this one puts up no fight against our hero. He actually takes on wesley with a knife, not realising wesley has an uzi, needless to say he became a holey man.

There are some pov attempts at underlying themes, like the reltaionship between some female commander & snipes. it's awkward & confusing, and hammy. they open with this, and end with this. It's like someone thought about the script whilst watching a football game & drinking beer. And it appears they used a similar tact on budgeting.

In my TOP 5 of worst movies ever, which is a shame, cos I love Wesley Snipes (Demolition Man, White Man Can;t Jump, US Marshalls etc).

Cheers

MattYjMc
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally rubbish!!!!!!!! 7 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I honestly thought that this was made about a decade ago. it is so boring and is the same old cliche of a storyline - nuclear threat, some hero saves the day etc. etc. It tries to emulate other better films by twisting the storyline halfway through but it doesn't work. i rented it (thankfully) and wouldn't even be bothered to watch it again - even for free!!!
spend your money on something else like mission impossible.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Wesley, Wesley! 17 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Whether you have bought this DVD or just rented it, heck, even if someone gave you this film for free, you will feel cheated as the credits roll, assuming you got that far into it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Marksman 10 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
I thought that this film was really for television and not the big screen, but saying that,I disagree with most of the other reviewers in that it is a fairly good film to watch if you like military action movies.Yes,it is definitely not Wesleys best film, but he is always a good watchable actor.The supporting cast are pretty wooden and I can only feel that "top gun" got ripped off somewhere along the line, but a watchable film if you have nothing else to do.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absoloute Tosh 28 April 2006
Format:DVD
This is in my top 5 worst films of all time, the acting is amazingly bad its like crossroads goes commando the plot stinks and even wesley is terrible, if you have someone you want to upset get this film for them i managed to watch about 30 mins then i just had to turn it off bad bad bad.............
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wesley Snipes, Didn't he once act for a living? 3 July 2006
Format:DVD
I have never reviewed a film before for Amazon but as my feelings are so strong about this I decided to, put simply this is one of the worst films I have ever seen it has awful acting, plot and dialogue. Snipes is capable of much better, I even got the feeling that even he thought the film was rubbish. I wouldn't waste your time unless your IQ is the same as your shoe size.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking 'DTV' rubbish from Snipes... 17 July 2008
By Robster
Format:DVD
Right...

Let's straighten out a few things... This is a 'Direct to Video' movie. Most people on here are reviewing this like a cinema release. Mistake.

This is a great piece of hokum for Snipes/DTV fans. Here, Wesley is a mysterious 'Painter' who goes behind enemy lines to identify targets to enable better missle strikes from the air. A Russian terrorist takes over an old, disused (or is it?) nuclear power plant and, well... you can guess the rest...

Snipes doesn't exactly throw himself into it and I kinda think he's under the illusion this is a big budget cinema piece, but the decent support, good DTV production values (from Andrew Stevens Entertainment and Sony Home Pictures) and zippy plot keep things interesting all the way along...

Up there with better DTV action efforts from Steven, JCVD, Dolph & Don 'The Dragon' etc, this is worth a look for fans of 90 minute daftness...

Of course, this film is complete DTV rubbish, so adjust your expectations accordingly (ie; Saturday night with wine & pizza), but worth a laugh for most and fans will love it...

Compared to the bland 'squillion dollar' budget Die Hard 4.0, I know what I'd prefer... get it cheap and have a laugh...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The Marksman - Wesley Snipes
A pretty average film with a fairly good amount of action. A reasonable watch if you can buy it cheap.
Published 7 months ago by Mr. David Hopwood
1.0 out of 5 stars Embarrassingly bad!
I don't care if this wasn't meant to be a big-screen movie ... it would be rubbish on ANY size of screen! Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2008 by Mr. R. J. Mcgregor
1.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU RENT OR BUY GO UNDER COVER!!!!
To say this film was bad is being polite and kind it is in my top 5 of worst films I have seen. The story there wasn't one the acting was so wooden it was laughable to watch as... Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2008 by Jason Thorne
2.0 out of 5 stars OK for its budget
This is a low budget with a script that had great promise. This action-packed military movie stars Wesley Snipes and Emma Samms. Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2007 by M. A. Ramos
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad from start to finish
I rented this movie because I thought Wesley Snipes is in it,it can't be that bad - how wrong I was - Paper thin plot that has holes everywhere and a story that makes no real... Read more
Published on 11 April 2006 by James Connolly
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Don't Bother
Cliche-ridden, by the numbers, write the script yourself nonsense. Do not, unless you really want to waste 90 minutes of your life, bother to watch this rubbish. Read more
Published on 4 April 2006 by M. Davies
2.0 out of 5 stars Formula driven movie
Just a run of the mill military action movie. So corny it could be seen as a comedy. If you want to watch a short no brainer type flick with a few bangs and whistles then this is... Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2006 by JJ 786
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