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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Action Movie!
Whether you like or dislike Sylvester Stallone, there is no doubt that 'Cliffhanger', which was a come - back for Stallone after several recent movies that were not recieved well by both the public or the critics, is a superb action movie with a great performance from all the cast especially Stallone, whos acting ability i feel is sometimes overlooked and underated...
Published on 19 Dec 2004 by no1filmaddict

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3.0 out of 5 stars An excellent film
This has to be one of the best action films i've ever seen (with the exception of PREDATOR and HARD TARGET).
The plot follows two mountain climbers who are called out only to find its a hoax, and waiting for them are a group of armed terrorists who have just stolen $1,000,000. The two mountain climbers are then ordered to help them find the cases which are scattered...
Published on 30 Jun 2002 by beef_2049


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An excellent film, 30 Jun 2002
This has to be one of the best action films i've ever seen (with the exception of PREDATOR and HARD TARGET).
The plot follows two mountain climbers who are called out only to find its a hoax, and waiting for them are a group of armed terrorists who have just stolen $1,000,000. The two mountain climbers are then ordered to help them find the cases which are scattered in random locations.
Lots of explosive action and great fight scenes with some great scenery make this fil a winner.
The reason this film only gets 3 stars is because it was cut by the BBFC, heavily removing violence and violent scenes. The UK version lost over 2 mins.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Action Movie!, 19 Dec 2004
This review is from: Cliffhanger [DVD] [1993] (DVD)
Whether you like or dislike Sylvester Stallone, there is no doubt that 'Cliffhanger', which was a come - back for Stallone after several recent movies that were not recieved well by both the public or the critics, is a superb action movie with a great performance from all the cast especially Stallone, whos acting ability i feel is sometimes overlooked and underated.
Sylvester Stallone plays Gabe Walker Mountain Rescue climber in the Rockies who quits his job and leaves town after a freak climbing accident which resulted in the death of his best friends girlfriend, him believing that it was in fact his fault. However, six months after the accident, Gabe returns to pick up the last few things he has, and to persuade his old lover to leave with him.
Meanwhile high up above the mountains a plane carring a hundred million dollars has been highjacked by a group of master mind criminals, and due to a loophole in their plan, have been forced to crash land the plane in the Rockies. With a big storm fast approaching, helicopters are out of the question to retreive them, and so Gabe is called upon to climb up and bring the back down safely.
However, the money that the criminals are after has been scattered in three black cases all over the place, and with the help of a tracking device, they force Gabe to take them to each location, little do they know that Gabe has his own plans and his familiarity of the mountains allow him to turn the tables.
The performances from all the cast are generally good, especially from Stallone whose acting ability if very often overlooked, and is in fact very good in this film. John Lithgow in his bad-guy mode plays Eric Qualen, the leader of the 'baddies'. This role was originally going to be played by Christopher Walken however he pulled out before shooting began. Michael Rooker plays Hal Tucker Gabe's 'ex' best mate who blames Gabe for the death of his girlfriend. And Janine Turner plays Jessie Deighan the girlfriend of Gabe.
As regards extras on this DVD, there are quite a few, which should please most fans. There are two trailers, a teaser trailer and an original theatrical trailer. There is a 'making of' documentary which shows you the dangers and problems of filming so high up in such an isolated place etc and some interviews from several of the cast and crew. There is a behind the scenes documentary which is just literally a look behind some of the scenes. There are a number of interviews with some of the cast, including Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, and Renny Harlin the director. Finally there is a a photo gallery with photos from the film. As i have said, plenty to satisfy fans.
This film also appears in the Guniness World Records for the most dangerous stunt ever in a movie. Which was jumping from one helicopter to another at thousands of feet up, with no for of safety cord or anything. This stunt was actaully performed by Stallone himself, no stunt doubles, as he wanted it to appear as real as possible. Obviously it was only performed once due to the danger risk.
On a slightly negative note, this DVD version of the film is significantly cut from the VHS version due to the age rating system of films now a days. Apparently the full version would not have made a fifteen certificate. Despite this, i don't think that the film really loses any of its excellence, and is just as entertaining amd enjoyable to watch.
Overall, 'Cliffhanger' really is a brilliant action movie that will certainly please fans of Sylvester Stallone, or just action fans in general. If your looking for a non-stop action movie to entertain you on a Saturday night, then this is the film for you. So an, awesome action packed movie with an awesome backdrop (the Alps), and some awesome performances. Highly recommended.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a dissapointment...., 2 Sep 2008
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This review is from: Cliffhanger [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
..but also not a reference title. I had high expectations in "Cliffhanger". Being one of my fave movies, especially a great work from acclaimed director Renny Harlin, this blu ray release does not hold up with my hopes, but does not dissapoint either. The good news: the newly remastered picture and the overall transfer look definetly better than the DVD version. The bad news: It does not really give a thrill while watching the picture quality. Tough some scenes look pretty clear and sharp, and even occasionally touch the quality blu ray stands for, the all-in-all picture throughout the movie appears to be a bit un-sharp, somewhat with a loss of crispy clear pictures. There is no 3D-Feeling that some reference titles may give you.

Its hard to really judge on the pic, but it is not what i expected for a movie with glorious nature shots and breathless action. The compression of the 2,35:1 aspect ratio works very well, filmgrain is visible but does not disturb. Colours are saturated, but do not peak out. Close ups sometimes look awesome, sometimes blurry. The quality is changing a lot within the movie and left me behind with mixed feelings. All in all,
i'd give

65% out of 100% for the picture quality.

The audio does not come up any better. The music score is fine and supports the action, but dialogues sound often faded, while the whole work was done by my two front speakers and a bit by the bass speaker. At some point you can hear a bit wind and snow around the rest of the audio setup, but thats all. Shame is, there are NO subtitles available!

Thats 55% all in all.

The menu looks nice and works well, alongside with a bunch of extras that Optimum Releasing put on the disc, like personal introduction by Renny Harlin, Interviews, Behind The Scenes, Trailer etc. Especially the Audio Commentary work of Renny Harlin, together with his friendly and informative drop ins of the deleted scenes are worth a try. Thats 75% of 100%

Parting thoughts: "Cliffhanger" could have been a killer blu ray, if only the transfer and sound would be better. If you don't own the DVD, you may be very pleased with the blu ray, but if the title is already in your DVD collection, you better save the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hang On, Sly Delivers An Action Spectacle, 8 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Cliffhanger [DVD] (DVD)
Cliffhanger (DVD)

Starring.
Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon, Craig Fairbrass, Gregory Scott Cummins, Denis Forest & Michelle Joyner.

Directed By
Renny Harlin

DVD Info.
Widescreen: Ratio 2.35:1 Anamorphic.
Language: English.
Sound: Dolby Digital (5.1).
Region 2 .
Certification: 15.
Running Time: 109 minutes.
Full Uncut Version.

Trivia.
1)Christopher Walken was originally cast as Qualen but left the production before filming began, so John Lithgow was cast at the very last minute.
2)Renny Harlin initially turned down the opportunity to direct as he "didn't want to make another Die Hard 2 (1990)".
3)The movie is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the costliest aerial stunt ever performed,The scene in which Travers crosses from one jet to the other at a height of 15,000 feet was done without the aid of any safety devices or trick photography.The insurance company underwriting the film refused to insure a stunt man for this, so Sylvester Stallone offered to reduce his own fee for the movie by the amount that the stunt cost to produce in order that the film could be made. The stunt was performed by Simon Crane & because of the extremely dangerous nature of the stunt, it was only performed once.
4)Sneak-preview audiences saw a scene where a rabbit gets killed by gunfire, Their reaction was strong enough for Sylvester Stallone to invest $100,000 of his own money to have the scene re-shot so that the rabbit escaped.
5)On a budget of $65,000,000 the movie went on to Gross $255,000,000 Worldwide.

Whats The Story.
Gabriel "Gabe" Walker is a skilled rescue climber in the Rocky Mountains along with his fiancée Jessie & a couple of friends Hal Tucker & Sarah However, everything changes radically when Hal & Sarah need rescuing & Sarah dies accidentally during the rescue.

Gabe can not climb anymore because he blames himself for the accident & he decides to quit to another place as his,best friend Hal blames Gabe for his girlfriend's death & leaves behind all the people he loves, in order to forget his past.

Eight months later Gabe returns intending to resume with his fiancée but his plans are scuppered as a group of thieves is in the mountains are searching for two suitcases containing hundreds of million dollars that were occasionally dropped off from a plane.

Lead by the villainous Eric Qualen they are willing to do anything to retrieve it so Gabe & Hal a tricked into a fake rescue attempt & are captured.

Putting there differences aside Gabe & Hal attempt to retrieve the money but Qualen informs his men to kill Gabe but he manages to evade capture & escape teams up with his fiancee Jessie in a bid to rescue his friend Hal & takedown Qualen & his vicious henchmen with the terrain of the snowy Rocky Mountains his only ally.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is when Stallone made awesome R rated action movies that delivered great action scenes & nerve shredding drama unlike the recently announced 12a toned down Expendables 3 (How could you do it to your fan's Sly).

Renny Harlins direction is awesome & delivers spectacular action & breathtaking stunts giving Sly one of his best action movies.

Cliffhanger could be deemed as Die Hard on a Mountain as Sly who also co-wrote the screenplay plays Mountain rescuer Gabe Walker who can avoid quite a large number of bullets with ease & can slam face-first into several rock faces with no apparent side-effects but who cares this is Sly doing what he does best "Action" & he certainly delivers the goods here allowing the character a certain fallibility in the movies nerve shredding opening sequence that consequences carry throughout the movie.

Cliffhanger is one of the most exciting action movies I've seen in ages & still holds up well 20 years on that showcases great stunts & action awesomeness while John Lithgow's lead villain Eric Qualen is entertainingly psycho & ruthless delivering a icy cold villain.

Cliffhanger is easily one of Stallone's best action efforts & one of Renny Harlin's best directed movies & is released completely uncut on DVD & Blu ray for the first time which delivers action, stunts, humour, suspense, great bad guys, wonderful locations & nerve shredding tension.

A action masterclass.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, Cliffhanger uncut!, 11 Dec 2008
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I'm not going to bother reviewing this movie - It's one of Stallone's best, so enough said. But I will say that this appears to be the uncut version! Fans of this film should avoid the 2001 Momentum Pictures (106 minute) version and get this 2008 Optimum Home Entertainment (108 minute) version instead.

The anamorphic 2.35:1 picture quality is pretty good (sometimes too good - it can be obvious what scenes are shot on a set!) and the audio doesn't let the movie down either. Add in some commentary and some extras, and you have a great package. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GRIPPING, 14 Nov 2000
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This film is an absolute must see. Sylvester Stallone plays the part of the mountain rescuer so well that it borders on Academy award status.
The plot is really exciting too. Its fresh, stylish and makes for a wonderful nights viewing.
The story consists of Gabe Walker (Stallone) who has decided to retire from mountain rescue after a seemingly routine task went wrong.
He is called back into action when a group of terrorists hi - jack a plane and have to drop the cases of money, which become lost in the snow, before their plane crash lands.
The terrorists need to find the money, and the only way to do that is to call mountain rescue and pretend that they have been involved in an accident, when really they need their knowledge of the mountains to find the cases.
Once Stallone and his partner (Michael Rooker) are on the scene they quickly realise what is really going on and the film turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse before the shattering ending.
Cliffhanger has to be one of my favourite films of all time. It has all of the elements of an action film, and more, and they just don't seem to make them like this anymore....
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film but edited !, 2 Sep 2002
This review is from: Cliffhanger [DVD] [1993] (DVD)
This film is a great action film but the problem is , is that it 2 mins were edited to get a 15 cirtificate rather then a 18 . This would'nt be a problem if the film was cut well but it isnt , as you can tell when the film has been cut.The worst scene for cuts is when travers gets shot and falls into the icy water , it looks pretty lame due to editing.With those problems aside this film is very good and great on dvd . Just one more thing , why is frank smiling at the beginning when the woman falls to her death ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars AN EXCITING, STUNNING, WELL-ACTED ACTION FEATURE!, 27 Dec 2000
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This review is from: Cliffhanger [DVD] [1993] (DVD)
A lot of movies with men such as Arnie and Sly Stallone are just violent romps with rubbish plots but this film really hits the spot. Sylvester Stallone plays a retired mountain rescuer who quit his job when he failed to rescue a good friend. Then a ruthless gang of terrorists go up to the local mountain range to search for the money in a briefcase that fell out of the plane that they had carried a mid-air cross onto just to steal it. The action and stunts hot up at the end, with some fun macho scenes that make the bad-guy look slightly stupid. This film also contains a spectacular fight scene on board a crashed helicopter that is hanging perilously high up a mountain-side. If you love a daft, funny but enjoyable action film with some top stunts and a funny script, then buy this DVD right now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CLIFFHANGER [20th Anniversary Edition – Uncut] [1993] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [German Import], 3 Aug 2014
CLIFFHANGER [20th Anniversary Edition – Uncut] [1993] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [German Import] ‘Cliffhanger’ is a 1993 American action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow. Sylvester Stallone, who co-wrote the screenplay, plays a mountain climber who becomes embroiled in a failed heist set in a U.S. Treasury plane flying through the Rocky Mountains. With the woman he loves and his best friend, Gabe Walker [Sylvester Stallone] braves the icy peaks only to discover that the distress call is really a trap set by merciless international terrorist Eric Qualen [John Lithgow]. Now millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance. Against explosive firepower, bitter cold, and dizzying heights, Gabe Walker must outwit Eric Qualen in a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon Robinson, Craig Fairbrass, Gregory Scott Cummins, Denis Forest, Michelle Joyner, Max Perlich, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Max Perlich, Trey Brownell, Vyto Ruginis, John Finn, Bruce McGill, Jeff McCarthy and Wolfgang Güllich (stunt double)

Director: Renny Harlin

Producer: Alan Marshall and Renny Harlin

Screenplay: Michael France and Sylvester Stallone

Composer: Trevor Jones

Cinematography: Alex Thomson

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and German: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles: German and German SDH

Running Time: 113 Minutes

Region: Region B/2

Number of discs: 1

Studio: StudioCanal

Andrew’s Blu-ray Review – ‘Cliffhanger’ is Sylvester Stallone and anybody alive in the 1980’s remembers that bold billing of the star who basically singlehandedly started the great action craze of the decade. Sly Stallone is that star; with pictures like the Rocky sequels, the Rambo’s and offbeat films like ‘Nighthawks’ and ‘Lock Up’, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that action hero image and was on the top of the game. With hit after hit, he became a larger than life figure, who could not only act when the situation called for it, but could also put out countless dumbed-downed action flicks that so many of us still crave. So here we are, in the early 1990’s. Stallone has convincible wrapped up his career launching franchises, and is looking for something different. The question is; how is ‘Cliffhanger’ different? It’s probably not. ‘Copland’ was more of a return to form, but one thing is clear about ‘Cliffhanger’; it has a hell of a lot more snow than anything we’ve seen from him before.

A gang of terrorists plan to hijack a plane carrying $100 million dollars in uncirculated US Department of Treasury notes. With no real easy way to pull off such an intricate plot against the government, a daring mid-air exchange between a freight carrier and a small plane is ultimately necessary to transfer the loot. The heist is to be executed in collaboration between a traitorous CIA agent Travers [Rex Linn] and the fearless gang, run by a crazed lunatic named Eric Qualen [John Lithgow]. Travers has turned sides and there is no going back, so it’s basically carry out the plot flawlessly or die in shame. In doing so, he must kill everyone on board, even his fellow agents. One thing neither accounted for is a sloppy exchange that left one agent alive enough to shoot. So during the transfer, the cases were lost and spread out over hundreds of miles of the snow laden, mountainous terrain of the Rocky Mountains.

Enter our unknowing hero, Gabe Walker [Sylvester Stallone], who is a mountain guide by day, stud muffin by night. He is currently struggling with the death of his best friend’s fiancée, a death that he inadvertently caused. The question of what happens when an inexperienced climber, Sarah [Michelle Joyner], reaches the top of precarious peak is answered, as she dies a gruesome death. I mean come on, what else did you expect to happen? Her high-altitude plunge leaves her future husband Hal Tucker [Michael Rooker] and Gabe torn with regret. Their friendship suffers, as Hal is convinced that Gabe caused her to fall. It really doesn’t make that much sense though, as Gabe tried to save her and Hal should have never put the novice climber in such a position.

After the terrorists crash land, because of damaged suffered in the brief firefight, they begin to search for the lost bounty. In the process they call the mountain rangers for a rescue team, in a brilliant play of assistance that turns out to be double sided ploy. Just so happens, that Gabe is back in town to reclaim a lost love of his own, Jessie Deighan [Janine Turner], and also to pack up the rest of his belongings into the back of his beat-up, Jeep Waggoner. Seriously, I mean what women in her right mind wouldn’t want to run away from a snowy paradise to live out of the back of Gabe’s crappy Jeep. It’s a no brainer really. When

Jessie Deighan calls out Gabe, asking him to face his fears rather than to run away, he agrees on one more rescue, which could very well be his last. Eric Qualen and his crew of misfits; including obsessed soccer fan Delmar [Craig Fairbrass] who couldn’t act himself out of a wet paper bag, as he is without doubt the worst actor to ever grace the cinema screen, explosives expert Kynette [Leon Robinson], Travers of course, and one psycho broad named Kristal [Caroline Goodall], who has a tendency for delivering pain through sharpened steel. They may not be the coolest bunch, but they are all hell bench on finding the cash and nothing; not even torturous cliffs, extreme weather, at least 25 inches of snow, Gabe, Hal and did I mention snow, yes lots of snow…can stand in their way. It’s really all pretty strange, how inexperienced climbers almost always come close to finding the cash just before a professional, who has basically lived most of his life in the Rocky Mountains. In fact, Gabe is so accustomed to the area that he can go for hours with basically no equipment and wearing nothing but a burlap sweater, aged from the early part of the century.

Fresh off the success of the dramatic film ‘Lock Up’ and the not so classy comedy, Stop! or the ghastly embarrassing Estelle Getty Will Blow Your Freaking Brains Out, Sylvester Stallone was looking to switch things up and steer clear from the typical Box Office behemoths of pictures he was associated with the majority of his career. So he went on to film the snowy action thriller in ‘Cliffhanger‘. Don’t worry about Sly though; he is never really in any danger or falling to his death or catching a cold from not wearing a jacket the entire film. Stallone is ripped for the film as always. It’s amazing how good the man looks, as he is actually 47 years old during filming. Unbelievable really, how the man maintains a near perfect physic. Hell, I’m almost 30 and his body looks better than mine, not that mine is terrible, hey - I work out! Janine Turner ages faster than fine wine, but turns out to be vinegar. It’s cruel and unnecessary, but I really can’t believe how fast the actress went from being the young and sexy Jessie in ‘Cliffhanger’ to aged broad we found in the nightmarish television series, ‘Northern Exposure’. John Lithgow delivers a quality performance as the crazed Eric Qualen, and the same can be said about the rest of the cast, who plays out their parts with decent efforts.

‘Cliffhanger’ is not a particularly bad film; but has it edge of your seat moments. Don’t get me wrong, I personally love the film and have so for almost two decades now and I’ve always been a huge Stallone fan in general. Almost obsessive actually. The film does have great locations and cinematography, even though the majority of the stunt shooting was filmed on big budget sets. A little known fact is that ‘Cliffhanger’ is actually in the Guinness Book of World Records. For the most expensive aerial stunt ever preformed. Simon Crane, a stunt man, was paid a million dollars to perform the intense aerial transfer scene in which he crossed between two planes at an altitude of 15,000ft. It garnished some respect and maybe more than I’ve given, as it was nominated for 3 Oscars; Best Visual, Sound Effects Editing and Best Sound. I still remember seeing the film in the theatre as a teenager and the nostalgia effect looms large in my screening of the film. This probably accounts for my generous score, as I rated the film 6, which seems harsh, but in reality, it probably reaches its peak at a 5. In any event, fans who loved the film then, will undoubtedly love it now as it really has aged pretty well. It’s still packed with action and the storyline is well executed with little flaws or overall holes. It’s a grand scale, fun film and that’s all it really reaches for, and never claims to be anything else.

Blu-ray Video Quality – StudioCanal debuts ‘Cliffhanger’ as an avalanche of thrills on Blu-ray with a stunning awesome 1080p encoded image and the results are anything but ordinary. Mostly shot through exterior locations and sets, the scenery is intense and realistic. Anyone who has seen the film countless times, as I have, will remember how dull and sometimes grey the exterior shots were in the original source. On Blu-ray we find the lifeless exteriors transformed into vibrant and naturalistic outlooks. The disc is clean and bright, with a freshness to it that is unmistakable. Some dulling effects are noticeable to background shots, especially long- range camera pans. Clarity is fine and the overall sharpness has been dramatically improved. A minor problem I noticed was that the actual snow wasn’t really crisp enough and never really popped with detail or contrast. One never really gets the sense that you are in the mountain range, as altitude is minor at times and blunted. Colors appear bold and natural, sometimes glowing with intensity. Skin tones are a little bronzed at times, but never outright glazed. The transitions from the live action sequences to sets are noticeably and sometimes hinder the transfer in certain areas. The interior sets appear darker and the overcast changes in tone, with some loss of intensity. The ‘big-air’ stunts appear a little grated and the overcast appears a bit darker and dulled, as do mountain cavern scenes.

Blu-ray Audio Quality – “If you want me, I’m in here.” Those words have never sounded better than through the intricate 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track either in English or German. Overall, the Blu-ray sounds totally awesome and fantastic at the same time, with bold sensitivity to the background and concentrated bass throughout. Helicopters sound particularly intense, with wild flapping of the blades slightly inhibited for effect. Explosions slam through surrounds and ambiance is present with the correct amount of tone. Undoubtedly, one of the better sounding BD releases of 2010 so far. Honestly, despite the relatively low score that I felt was necessary for minor element flaws, I’m a fan of this transfer. It’s clean, clear and sharp. A major upgrade from anything we’ve ever seen from the film. The overall effect is of the transfer is dramatic and powerful. I feel StudioCanal did right by the film and kept it natural. Never adding too much and taking away just the right amount of grain for impressive results. I can easily recommend this film and viewers can expect a beautiful experience on Blu-ray waiting for them.

Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:

Sneak Peaks: Flight and Cold Blood [German Voice Dub]

Documentary: "Stallone on the Edge: The Making of 'Cliffhanger'" [20:00] Sylvester Stallone, in costume for 'Demolition Man,' and Renny Harlin dominate this rambling, self-satisfied documentary that doesn't go into nearly enough depth about this daunting production. Sylvester Stallone talks about the importance of taking risks, expresses a fear of heights, and interjects some cheesy comments while on-set footage provides glimpses of life behind the scenes.

Interviews: Here you get up close and personal with short interviews with Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Renny harlin, John Lithgow and Alle Abspielen [German Subtitles]

Theatrical Trailer [HD] [5:00] The classy original theatrical trailer is presented in high definition, that has only background music.

Trailers: Mann Beist Hund, Possession – Das Dunkle In Dir, Taratino XX, Total Recall, Universal Soldier – Regeneration and Vehicle 19 [German Voice Dub]

Finally, for diehard action fans, it really doesn’t get much better than near vintage Sylvester Stallone, especially with all those bulging muscles. Now over 15 years since its release, ‘Cliffhanger’ makes a darling comeback, with a dominating presentation that will sure knock your socks off, especially with the stunning visuals and detailed special effects. Sylvester Stallone remains true and pumps out another quality effort, as does the rest of the cast and the storyline read one of a modern classic. So much so, that a remake from ‘StudioCanal’ was rumoured to begin filming in late 2010, but obviously they had second’s thoughts or they could not raise the money? ‘Cliffhanger’ on Blu-ray is sure to shock fans with its bold presentation and gorgeous transfer. It’s really an easy buy and the only thing left to do is recommend it. Enjoy it, I sure did and to have this German Limited Edition SteelBook Blu-ray because it is a really beautiful stunning looking SteelBook and a great honour to add to my Blu-ray Collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'A GREAT 'STALLONE' ROLE', 6 Jun 2014
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Last time i saw this was on 'VHS' i' knew i liked the film, but had forgotten how enjoyable it was.
'Sylvester Stallone' plays a mountain rescuer 'Gabe Walker' who after a tragic accident he blames himself for, leaves his partner and friends behind and disapears .
One year later he returns, can he re-kindle his previous life or is it too late ?
A call comes through for the rescue team, 5 people trapped on the mountain after a plane is forced to make an emergency landing, because of the weather the 'chopper' can't take to the air, 'Gabe' ( sly ) is asked to help because of his climbing skills.
The five stranded have a hidden agenda, and have a need for the mountain climbing skills of the team now on the way.
It turns into a fight to survive the brutal intent of those the team thought they had come to save.
Great action, great stunt work, great scenery, the latter of which is the main aspect of the film to benifit from it's 'Blu-ray' upgrade
the film is well worth owning or in fact re-visiting.
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