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3.0 out of 5 stars "Don't Bake And Drink"
Lets be honest, this wasn't one of Arnie's best movies, it was a sort of stop gap for him, but one that really didn't really cut it for me. Yes, this is fun, watching Arnie trying to be the tough guy and a lover at the same time amused me, and there are some memorable moments, especially when he tells his wife to not drink and bake - but the moment when he's in the...
Published on 25 July 2010 by DL Productions UK


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3.0 out of 5 stars "Don't Bake And Drink", 25 July 2010
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This review is from: Raw Deal [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Lets be honest, this wasn't one of Arnie's best movies, it was a sort of stop gap for him, but one that really didn't really cut it for me. Yes, this is fun, watching Arnie trying to be the tough guy and a lover at the same time amused me, and there are some memorable moments, especially when he tells his wife to not drink and bake - but the moment when he's in the gravel pit listening to The Rolling Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction while killing the bad guys was probably its pinnacle, but really this is a typical gangster movie, and Arnie does OK, but doesn't blow us away.

He's a sheriff trying to get back into the Bureau, and his job is to infiltrate a Chicago Mafia family - by any means - but he has to stay under the radar to make this work.

This blu is pretty fine, with a 5.1 Master Audio track which pumps at 2 megabits a second - the quality is much better than the 2.0 mix I had before. The video is AVC and is around 30Mbit/sec - and the quality of the picture just shows you what artists Studio Canal are, and this shines really nicely. The extras are poor, the only highlight is Dave Saunders talking about the movie, though a big Arnie fan, he wasn't impressed with this one. Sadly there are no subtitles or other languages, it's rather bare, but for what it does it does it well.

This isn't a bad disk, but the fact it's bare doesn't do the fans justice, I know this film is a bit niche and has a following - but really it could have done with being feature packed, or at least a couple of languages and subtitles. This is really aimed at megafans of the movie, and fails as they already have this on DVD. The only redeeming feature is the fact it is in HD and is stunning.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Top Class Arnie Fodder, 7 Aug 2014
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Mr. C. Gelderd "aka GelNerd" (Basingstoke, UK) - See all my reviews
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Sandwiched between such classics as ‘Commando’ and ‘Predator’, this otherwise over-looked Arnie offering is a nice, basic shooter with a very simple plot, very simple characters but plenty of action. It actually showcases a good performance from Arnie encompassing a good deal of emotion in his role as Mark Kaminsky, from his quiet role as Sherriff, to a tough-talking Mafia gangster and a devoted peacekeeper. He plays the role very well and clearly is having fun, which makes for a very entertaining character to follow.

It’s a classic mob story in Chicago, with one man making waves on both sides of a gang war which leads to the clichéd characters of the stressed detective, the brutal mob boss, the tough right hand man, the heavy and the moll. Granted they are taken from the cinematic action film handbook, but with the likes of San Wanamaker, Robert David and Darren McGavin playing the roles they are still fun to watch and really get under your skin as you root for Arnie to finally wipe the smug smile from their faces towards the end.

With good action sequences and plenty of heavy duty Arnie fist-fights and brawls, some proving to be far more entertaining than when he takes up a gun, the final showdown doesn’t disappoint for fans of the genre as he takes on a whole gang of heavies himself armed to the teeth and is accompanied by “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones – it sums up the basis of this film. It’s satisfaction in a big, loud and simply entertaining package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 July 2014
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Bought this as a present and the recipient is pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Jun 2014
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Just one of his greats .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted !, 20 Jun 2014
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I've been looking for this movie, found it, very happy about it,
still looking for other movies to fill up my collection !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Flick, 6 Sep 2013
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haven't seen this Arnie film in years.
Blu Ray picture looks sharp. colours seem stable.
overall: excellent transfer to HD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Guess this is what they mean by....Poetic Justice!, 22 April 2013
This review is from: Raw Deal [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is good old Arnie, and good old 80's Action. Any Action Movie plot about a disgraced FBI Agent, and now small town Sheriff, is going to be a Drunken Mans Action lets be Honest! The thing i find great is that anyone who either Loves or Hates this Movie, when discussing any plot falls or daftness, never seem to hit on what i find the most Crazy! a Law Enforcement Officer who fakes his own Death, by breaking in and blowing up a Oil Refinery so he can go on a Killing spree, to help a old friend avenge his Dead Son, and does not have to face Criminal Action for it is totally Mad!!! that's why i Love old Action Movies, the Madness knows no bounds. A little 80's Cracker!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Arnie's got a raw deal!, 9 Dec 2011
This review is from: Raw Deal [DVD] (DVD)
Decent enough action flick but hardly Arnie's best hour. Raw Deal came just after the highly impressive and Arnie's best work in The Terminator.

There are a few funny oneliners thrown in, and two great massacre action sequences that will leave fans of Austria's finest export more than happy- one comes with a storming Rolling Stones soundtrack.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, disposable Arnie flick - nice 2.35:1 transfer, 7 May 2001
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This review is from: Raw Deal [DVD] (DVD)
The main review is about right - not Arnie's best, and a fairly predictable plot, but some well-known faces in support, a few good Arnie-isms ("you should not drink and bake"), gunplay worthy of the A-team and the comfortable, comforting familiarity of the plot make this a very enjoyable "second division" movie. As for the DVD, it's a bare-bones affair with only a trailer as an extra but the transfer is excellent... and is full 2.35:1 widescreen. Perfect budget release.
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3.0 out of 5 stars nobody gives shwarzenegger a raw deal.....!, 27 Sep 2014
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An early movie for arnie,, he gets revenge on behalf of his former cia boss whos son is murdered by a mafia druglord....9/10.martin ralph
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