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on 12 June 2017
Not seen this dvd yet but watched it on tv but I think dvd will be better
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on 25 May 2017
Good movie.
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on 29 May 2017
Very good
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on 18 March 2017
Thank you
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on 21 January 2015
fantastic all round
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on 22 July 2013
I love it. best items on sale depending on what reason you want it. A very good item to have.
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on 6 November 2017
Ok no problems
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HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 14 December 2007
The 2005 Assault on Precinct 13 is an above-average remake, an efficient Saturday Night Special that never quite gets the adrenaline pumping in the action scenes as much as it could but doesn't trash memories of Carpenter's no-budget classic as much as expected. If anything, the template here is more a scaled down Die Hard 2 minus the planes, even going so far as to borrow both central plot twist and one of the more memorable killings. Ethan Hawke is in Tom Cruise-lite mode - all the focused self-righteous concentration with none of the Scientology - and Laurence Fishbourne offers a smooth update of Darwin Joston's cool criminal but Maria Bello is wasted in a nothing role that exists solely to serve Hawke's redemption backstory. There are a couple of neat new plot twists and one unexpected killing, but mostly this delivers familiar genre thrills with a comforting lack of originality. It's certainly more effective than the French near-remake Nid De Guepes/The Nest.

The DVD extras, like the film, are satisfying without being particularly outstanding, though it's a shame the trailer isn't included.
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on 25 July 2017
Awesome thank you!
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on 14 February 2014
An update of the Carpenter classic, which itself was an update of Rio Bravo, the film is slightly different, this has more to do with police corruption, rather than a gang getting revenge.

It's a slightly different film for Hawke to be in, he must have been funding something, but he really excels in this movie.

There is some sort of back story involving Hawke and a NARC style opening, but that just sets the mood for the rest of the film, showing that Hawkes Character is weak, thus making the group vulnerable.

Then we have Fishburne as the 'bad' guy. He is all swagger in this and very little else. It's as if he's saying 'I was just in three of the biggest science fiction films of the last ten years which were not Star Wars and don't you forget it!!!'.

Byrne is wasted, looking moody and cold. The rest of the cast are okay, especially Bello, who does convince as a 'shrink'.

But what is most striking about the film is how brutal and relentless the film is. No one is safe, and the director doesn't flinch when disposing of characters (Bello the most significant), and this makes the film a little more urgent.

It's nothing special, not a patch on the original, and Fishbourne becomes annoying toward the end, but for a little standalone action movie, it passes the time, and the brutality makes it deeply unsettling.
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