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Red Dawn [DVD]

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  • Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki
  • Directors: Dan Bradley
  • Writers: Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore, Kevin Reynolds, John Milius
  • Format: Dolby, PAL, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Koch Media
  • DVD Release Date: 8 July 2013
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00C0TAE5K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,290 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The citizens of Spokane, a small town in Washington state, awaken to the sight of North Korean paratroopers dropping from the sky. The U.S.A. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Without warning, the town is unable to fight back and finds itself under enemy occupation. Evading capture, a group of young patriots - led by Jed Eckert (Hemsworth) seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganising themselves to become a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines , banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors and take back their freedom.

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Those parachutes floating quietly down over the skies of Spokane are disconcerting, to say the least. For good reason: that's the advance force of the invading North Korean military, who have nothing less than the occupation of the U.S. of A. in mind. That's right, the North Koreans; because the Soviet fighters of the 1984 version of Red Dawn have gone the way of the Cold War, this 2012 remake looks to Kim Jong-un's isolated regime as the 21st-century Commie menace. As before, it's up to a group of local teens--you know, the Wolverines--to lead the resistance; Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck step into the roles played by Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell in the original. All of which could still have some jingoistic survivalist appeal, if only the remake weren't executed so ham-handedly. The action might be lively, but the dialogue scenes are staged as though nobody in the movie had ever spoken before. Each character has a single note, and the actors--including Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, and Tom and Nicole's kid Connor Cruise--tend to play the intensity card. If the David vs. Goliath fantasy still works, great; otherwise, stick with the '84 version, which at least had director John Milius's craftsmanship on display, however absurd the story might have been. (Footnote to film history: this version of Red Dawn was shot with the Chinese identified as the invaders, then altered in postproduction to shift to North Koreans. Fear of losing the Chinese market proved a greater argument than plausibility, if plausibility comes into play in these circumstances.) --Robert Horton

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I never really liked the original Red Dawn,so when I heard they were remaking it I had high hopes that this version would be a better movie.When I then found out Chris Hemsworth was going to be the lead,my hopes increased even more.He made a great Thor in my opinion,and I loved Avengers Assemble.Sadly my hopes well and truly dashed within the first twenty minutes or so,when I realized that somehow they had made an even worse version.

I don't mind if an action films story is weak,as long as it serves its purpose of moving things forward from one set piece to another,but this one is wafer thin,and worst of all is cliche ridden in the extreme,to the point where you can see whats going to happen next a mile away.But even this I could forgive if the action sequences were good,but they're not.They're too far apart,way too brief and unforgivably dull,it also needed a higher certificate because its all too lightweight.Its like your watching a censored version its all so tame.Chris Hemsworth is wasted,and was presumably killing time before finding a project more worthy.As for the rest of the cast,they're instantly forgettable,and,especially in the cases of Josh Peck and Josh Hutcherson,as wooden as they trees they spend a lot of the film running through.

Its a dull mess of a film,how they managed to spend an estimated $65,000,000 on this turkey I'll never know.I cant think of a single level that it really works on.
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I never saw the original 1980's "Red Dawn" so I cant compare it to this bizarre 2013 remake. I was attracted to this film based as it is on the totally absurd premise of a North Korean invasion of the USA mainland. The film starts with large numbers of North Korean paratroopers landing in Spokane ,a large town on the Pacific seaboard. Within a short period of time the Norh Koreans subdue the city with large amounts of military hardware including tanks which appeared from nowhere . You really have to suspend your disbelief for the duration of this film as a gang of good looking teenagers form a guerrilla band and engage in terrorist acts against the North Korean occupation forces. How big a nuisance to the Oriental invaders will this group be ? Not a lot happens plot wise and the characterisation isnt particularly good. One action sequence ,with lots of explosions, follows another and I found myself losing interest in the film throughout their duration. Interesting that this is the second film I have seen this year featuring North Koreans invading the USA (Olympus Has Fallen being the other). The Americans are really stuck for a good enemy these days if North Korea is the best one they can find.
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The first time around, it wasn't the best eighties movie in the world, but it had a great cast, and it was fun for what it was.

Take this remake, probably the worst remake I've seen in a very long time, and you realise the only reason this has seen the inside of a movie theatre is because of Thor, Avengers Assemble, and The Hunger Games, no other reason what so ever.

This time, the North Koreans have invaded, and the character from Die Another Die is trying to take over whatever.

The worst thing he can do is kill Thors dad, not only will this vex the 'Wolverines', it gets rid of the best actor in the film very early on.

But the biggest problem is the fact that the heroes rarely seem in danger, from the first encounter, the N. Koreans just stand there and watch them drive about and look perplexed, and the res too the film the heroes just blow up stuff and argue.

Toward the end of the film Dean Morgan, the cut price George Clooney appears to give it Gravitas, but its too late, the film is ruined, as there is no real flow in narrative structure.

It's the worst mainstream release I've seen since that awful RZA film with Crowe, and it really poisons your memory of a half decent eighties movie.

A horrid, rancid, pointless movie, that the film company has released in a desperate attempt to make a little money on the basis that two stars are quite big now.

It fails, miserably
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This is better than the original version with Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey, the post world war 3 survival of youth against the might of the Russian federation and Cubans . Where the new version is up to date and gave you a look at politics of the world at this point in the history. A great film brilliant cast and well directed to give you the buzz of if this happen in this country would I be a fighter or a slave I know where I stand do you.
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By Smally on 16 Mar. 2016
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Such a good no thoughts action film. Yet has been overlooked. The picture and sound quality of the Blu-ray is spot on and really pushes my surround sound to the limit. For the price this is well worth getting.
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i gave you 1 star because the plastic was already ripped which tells me that someone has already opened and used the disc, not happy, what kind of operation are you running. So I'm not considering this as new as it was handled already. it may still work, but service wise that is poor. I'm disappointed.
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Wasn`t to sure about this being a remake? i prefered patrick swayze film about it. so i rented it first from local dvd shop (blockbusters).

watched on my own and then watched it with my wife and i give the makers credit, i liked it just as good as p.swayze`s version.
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