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Cliffhanger [Blu-ray] [1993] [US Import]

4.4 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002V9PEUE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,166 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Cliffhanger was a 1994 comeback of sorts for action hero Sylvester Stallone, this time thanks to director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and some spectacularly rugged and vertigo-inducing, high-mountain terrain. The opening sequence alone delivers what the title promises, and there's an extraordinary airplane stunt that was later reprised, with modifications, in Air Force One. Stallone, looking as tough and craggy as the mountains themselves, is a rescue climber who finds himself going after a gang of crooks (headed by John Lithgow in his bad-guy mode) who've hijacked a US Treasury plane and crash landed in the Rockies with millions of bucks. Outrageous action-packed, snow-packed and scenery-packed chase sequences (featuring whirring helicopters, whooshing skis, popping gunfire and clanging pitons that earned the movie Oscar nominations for sound and sound editing) abound. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com

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..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.
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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'.
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Why do most people hate this movie? Sure - it's not realistic, but then what movie is? So what if Sly Stallone's character climbs a freezing cold mountain in a blizzard in nothing but a T-shirt at one point? James Bond survives being peppered with depleted Uranium shards before being shot by Moneypenny and falling well over 200ft from a bridge into a river without breaking every single bone in his body in the over-rated Skyfall! Cliffhanger is a fun action movie - just enjoy it without bringing along any pretentious prejudices.
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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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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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