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on 25 August 2016
I have restored my faith in Bruce Willis by watching Hostage and trying my very best to forget the likes of Vice, The Prince and Extraction. Those three films are complete and utter crap and should not be given the time of day. Having said that I own them all because I'm still a big fan of Bruce Willis and am still eager to watch his films because I just know my patience will eventually pay off and he will make good films again soon. His performance in Rock The Kasbah was better that he has been of late, I'm looking forward to Precious Cargo which I have preordered and the fourthcoming Marauders. Until that time comes I have stepped back in time slightly and dug out one of my favourite Willis movies, Hostage.

On the face of it this film is not very original having Bruce playing a cop with an upsetting past and ending up back in saddle to deal with a hostage situation. Bruce is on familiar territory and can play this type of role with his eyes close. And he has been doing exactly that of late! But let's be positive and concentrate on Hostage because it really is a fantastic film.

The movie has a very original feel to with Bruce playing down his full on action hard man cop role. This is no bad thing let me tell you because instead or having him running around saving everyone he has bursts of action and at times fails at his tasks. Unlike what Die Hard became with Die Hard 4.0 and A Good Day To Die Hard where John McClane became a superhuman, Willis's charecter in Hostage remains vulnerable and in a situation he is forced into.

For the most part Hostage is a pretty simple but very effective cop movie but then changes direction slightly and becomes a sort of horror film when one of the hostage takers starts to lose it completely. It gives the film a very sinister edge and is slightly disturbing. But it all works famously and you are left with a tense and exciting violent action thriller. Not far from Die Hard in terms of performance from Willis but given the similarities between the two chatecters, Hostage feels very fresh, even by today's standards.
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on 18 April 2016
WARNNG!
This dvd is 6 minutes are missing from the original film.
Just make sure of that before buying this dvd.
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on 13 August 2005
This is a very good film, mix of action/ thriller that is well acted and directed. Bruce Willis plays a cop who decides to move to a quieter area for an easier life where they have "no crime Tuesday" but this goes wrong when 2 brothers and there recent acquaintance upgrade from car theft to hostage taking, but they pick the wrong house and Bruce must does his best to solve this quickly for his own personal reasons!
It's a good action thriller if a bit predictable but I did feel some things were left unanswered by the time the film had ended but still very entertaining despite this one minor gripe. Fans of Willis or good action films will enjoy!!
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on 28 March 2017
all action movie !
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on 15 May 2017
good
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on 19 April 2017
Quality
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on 30 June 2014
This is a top-notch movie. Bruce Willis has not had a bad movie in his career(I correct myself, Die Hard 2 and 5, but still a pretty flawless career.)
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on 12 October 2015
gr8 film...
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on 8 February 2015
Very good
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on 15 April 2009
The Blu-ray transfer of this great thriller preserving its 2.35:1 PANAVISION ratio is suberb. The soundtrack includes a remastered 5.1 HD track which BOOMS! .This disc is region free, so it should play on all Blu-ray players. Beware of the Canadian Blu-ray release,although also excellent, it is formated to 1.85:1. Even though the movie was filmed in Super 35mm, the PANAVISION theatrical release is more impressive on the BIG screen. Great job!
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