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on 22 July 2015
PLOT...
In a futuristic London 2008, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under water. Rutger Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him.

This is a great sci-fi classic with plenty of great looking scenery and sets, cool action mainly in the form of bloody shoot-outs, cool cast, Rutger Hauer was a great actor back in the 90's, also stars Kim Cattrall and the great Pete Postlethwaite in a small role, good soundtrack too, the movie has a hint of blade runner and alien and predator 2 all in one, great effects too, cool looking alien, certainly one to pick up, great to see these little gems getting new releases.

Blu-ray picture is 1080p HD looks good, a slight step up from previous releases.
Features include a short 4-min reel of deleted Japanese scenes.
Region B only, 91-mins, 1991.
Filmed entirely on location in London England.
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on 28 December 2016
AUDIO: English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
SUBTITLES: none
RUNTIME: 86:55 mins. PAL
REGION: 2 (locked)
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes from the Japanese Cut (with forced Japanese subtitles)

Video Quality: * * * / * * * * *
Audio Quality: * * / * * * * *

Watch SPLIT SECOND late at night for maximum effect... This little low budget sci-fi/horror chiller is surprisingly effective and with Rutger Hauer it has a very good lead. The supporting cast is also amazing: Kim Cattrall and Pete Postlethwaite are more than one would think on the tight budget. Sure, SPLIT SECOND is over-the-top and cheap, but it knows it's a B movie and doesn't pretend to be more than it is.
The director Tony Maylam made the most with what he had at hand, and the scenery (London) is used in a brilliant way as not seen before. He doesn't waste any time either, the pacing is perfect and the film is dark as it should be!
Special effects are rather scarce, not badly made and effective.
Think of it as an ultra-lite BLADE RUNNER with some creature feature instead of synthetics and a serial killer storyline and you got SPLIT SECOND. Not the worst Rutger Hauer film!
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on 6 April 2013
One of my all time favourite films. I was put off at first by some of the reviews about the country of origin, but as I know this film very well from video days I bought it because I just had to see it again. Don't be put off by negative reviews, there is nothing wrong with the quality or sound and it certainly is not 'dubbed'. I call this film 'Bigger Guns' which I think is a better name/description for this film.
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on 10 February 2018
A very good film!!! also good in Blu-ray.

many thanks Gordon
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on 22 January 2018
good film
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on 25 November 2015
I am sorry to say I found this movie boring. If I watch it again it'll be because I believe on giving some things a second chance.
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on 27 September 2015
blade runner meets alien ? well... no but early topless shot of kim catrall probably the most notable frame ( loved rutger in BR )
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on 14 January 2017
great movie but a bit expensive
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on 10 September 2017
Love this film...We're going to need bigger guns! Lol spot on very happy
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on 22 October 2016
Cult classic, great!
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