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Wedlock [DVD] [1991]

Rutger Hauer , Mimi Rogers , Lewis Teague    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar, Stephen Tobolowsky
  • Directors: Lewis Teague
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • 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 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Feb 2004
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00012SYLO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,375 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Electronics whizz Rutger Hauer is persuaded to pull off a jewellery heist by his girlfriend. She promptly double-crosses him, shoots him and runs off with the third team member. Hauer survives and is sent to a high security prison where all the inmates wear collars containing explosives. All the collars come in pairs and if you move more than 100 yards from your unknown 'partner' both heads are blown off.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wedlock finally gets a DVD release! 11 Feb 2004
Rutger Huer teams up with Mimi Rogers in this violent sci-fi thriller as two escaped convicts linked by electronic collars that explode if they are more than a hundred yards apart. The action is kept up at a fast pace and the two principle characters bounce off each other nicely: 'Can I be frank with you? You couldn't turn me on if I had a switch!'. An old favourite on video (released in a double pack with another Huer favourite, Split Second) this early nineties sleeper is long overdue a DVD release. Print is clean and much better than the video release but unfortunately for fans no special features to speak of.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great Hauer Gem 10 Nov 2011
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Wedlock is a little known gem of a movie. Rutger Hauer leads the cast as a man sent to prison sometime in the future over a jewelery theft which has gone wrong. The prison scenes are well executed and the head of the prison does an excellent job here in being a cold sadistic person.

Mimi Rogers is probably miss cast, she can't act that well. But the tension runs through the film and the script is tight. As ever Hauer is excellent. This is an essential purchase if you are a fan of sci fi/ dystopian movies, it's a hidden gem that you will not be disappointed with.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Idea 8 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I bought this film as I was recommended it by a friend years ago, and I like Rutger Hauer films in general. Well this film certainly isn't one of his best, but for die hard fans of Rutger Hauer is worth seeing. It doesn't really live up to his lead roles in say Blind Fury, but he survives sufficiently. Problem here seems to be that apart from Mimi Rogers the supporting cast is rather "bargin basement" material and thus lowers the viewing standard of what is otherwise a fairly decent story. The story itself centres around Rutger Hauer, having been double crossed after a robbery ending up in a high-tech prison where everyone is "Wedlocked" to an unknown partner by explosive collars, the collars being like the ones used at the beginning of The Running Man. It is quite amusing the way there are no locks or walls in the prison, and all the prisoners are stopping each other from escaping. The collars certainly are the centre of the story and result in some close escapes. To sum up there have been better Rutger Hauer films. This one is average, the idea is good, but it could have been done better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 9 July 2014
By Plinky
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Good Film.
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This movie, which was made in 1991, starts with the words "somewhere in the future". Nothing could be further from the truth and the movie isn't futuristic at all (Note for examples the not so modern Landrover prison vehicles).

Everything about this movie is bad: the acting; the props; the cast. My guess is that Rutger Hauer must have been short on cash when he accepted a role in this disaster of a movie.

The story line: Rutger Hauer plays a convict (who has stashed away a small fortune in stolen diamonds) that is serving a sentence in a privatised prison. The vedlock is an electric ring around his neck which connected to the vedlock of another prisoner. It will blow up if the distance between these two prisoners becomes to great. Rutger manages to escape with this other prisoner and the film is one long chase after the fugitives.

None of the actors does a particularly good job and the selection of Stephen Tobolowsky (remember the annoying insurance salesman in "Groundhog Day"), in the role as the evil prison director, was a huge mistake.

Many of the scenes are painfully awkward. Examples:
1. Hauer is punished by the prison director and has to stay a box (which looks like a refrigerator) full of water for a week or two. Rutger comes out of the box with a full grown beard and there nothing wrong with him. But, an ordinary person would most likely have started to rot after this treatment.
2. Rutger takes a stroll around the prison facilitie. One gets the distinct feeling that he is walking in the cellar of an electric plant, and not in a prison.
3. Rutger hijacks a Greyhound bus and forces the driver to drive to a certain park.
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