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BTW - the Blu-Ray of that just got released in the US.. The cover (spoilered below) is enough to make you cry..

Good grief; I've seen DVD covers in Poundland better than that.

Anyway, I watched Dredd on Saturday and loved it. :) I'm not usually a fan of 3D, but couldn't find it showing in 2D anywhere close so went with it anyway. I'm glad I did see it 3D though as I think the Slo-Mo scenes actually benefited from it. I've only read 2000AD on and off over the years, but what I do know of the Dredd universe I thought was transferred to screen really well.

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After all the other shit they'd shown, me and my friend were sat in the cinema involuntarily saying "Oh god" in the full expectation they'd continue that shot of her four feet from the ground all the way until she'd bounced.

I remember making a wispy sound with a sharp intake of breath through my teeth and recoiling in my seat as i thought they were going to flip to normal speed and have her brutaly collapse like an accordian onto the concrete with blood and bone splattering everywere.

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The jacket in Ma-Ma's apartment

was one taken from one of the rival gangs. During the 'clear out' scene she's stood over presumably the last gang member (the Judged had the bottom floors) holding the jacket and smiling.

Just back from my second viewing, still awesome. Pity they'd moved this from the main screen into a side room as the projector wasn't as bright. :/

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Channel 5 showed the Stallone one yesterday...

It's even worse than I remembered... :(

BTW - the Blu-Ray of that just got released in the US.. The cover (spoilered below) is enough to make you cry..

Compounded by an ill placed white glow that makes it look like he's called "Judge Bredd"

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Aren't commentators being a little bit quick to declare this a financial failure? I mean, all the territories where it isn't yet out, plus eventual Blu-ray sales, are surely going to see it well into profitability, aren't they? Surely? No? :-(

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It's because it's failed in the US, and a lot of people still think that failure there means failure elsewhere. That might be the case here in the long run (I don't think it will be) but the US is no longer the only yard stick for success. But the US is still a very, very important territory to sell your film in (and counts for a lot when you're trying to push a sequel). The ironic thing in the case of Dredd is that Lionsgate only paid for prints and advertising in the US, so fail or succeed in America, they won't really lose out.

Look at Resident Evil: Retribution - it'll probably finish the US with less than the last film made, maybe even the last two. Overseas - $105M in two weeks.

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The marketing for Dredd could have been a lot better. I didn't think much of the trailer- in fact I had very low hopes for the film based on everything I'd seen before it and was genuinely surprised at how good it was.

They would have done well to release small scene snippets to give a better idea of the tone of the film- hell, the small comedy scene with Anderson -

the "He's thinking about going for your gun" elevator scene

followed by on orgy of violent shots would have done a much better job in showing there was a bit of humour in there in terms of a trailer.

Also... :(

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I predict this will do massively well on DVD and blu ray.....

Didn't blade runner flop at the flicks as well????

I think you are right and hope that that is taken into consideration when/if the sequel greenlight is up for a decision.

Blade Runner was considered a flop and has now become a cult classic but it's only now getting a sequel, 30yrs after release. I'd like to see a 60+yr old Urban do Dredd in 2042 but I'd also like a few other films in between.

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I'd love a HBO Dredd TV series. I loved the movie, but it did seem in points to be a REALLY expensive but cinematic TV pilot - probably cause of the reduced budget. (Am I weird in thinking this?)

But I'd mainly love to see a TV series because Mega City 1 is such a fantastic world I want to see more of... there's so mainly characters, groups, politics, and action you could fit in.

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Saw this last night, and really enjoyed it. I'm not a Dredd reader at all, but it was dead good.

A few bits fell flat for me:

The "he's thinking about going for your gun" bit fell slightly awkwardly between light joke and played straight.

They provided no in-film context for the corrupt judges seemingly proper disliking Dredd, and why Dredd's so incorruptible/rigid with the law.

But that was it. I really liked how the action was well-pitched. No silly balletic jumps and kicks (or even much running) just precise shooting and walking. And although it's plot-light, it hung together really well. And made sense!

Avon Barksdale was good too.

So yeah, Dredd/10.

Should I read some? Is it easy enough to pick up self-contained Dreddnesses?

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A few bits fell flat for me:

The "he's thinking about going for your gun" bit fell slightly awkwardly between light joke and played straight.

They provided no in-film context for the corrupt judges seemingly proper disliking Dredd, and why Dredd's so incorruptible/rigid with the law.

I was curious that him being a clone wasn't mentioned as it would've made a neat, short explanation for his single-minded dedication to the law ( and the other Judges' dislike for him ) but the line 'we're losing this city' made me think that the cloning process hadn't yet been introduced to beef up Judge numbers in this version of the Dredd universe. Then again, I was never sure how many clones were in the justice dept in the comics, though it was often mentioned.

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Even with the stupid glasses.

Did you not like the usage of 3D in this?

A lot of us in here hate 3D. Shitty glasses, an effect that hampers rather than promotes immersion, crappy picture, strangely shot scenes to emphasize AWESOME 3D!!! etc. This film just didn't suffer any of that, except the glasses of course. I was seriously pleasantly surprised.

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Did you not like the usage of 3D in this?

A lot of us in here hate 3D. Shitty glasses, an effect that hampers rather than promotes immersion, crappy picture, strangely shot scenes to emphasize AWESOME 3D!!! etc. This film just didn't suffer any of that, except the glasses of course. I was seriously pleasantly surprised.

I didn't, really. I mean, there was noting stupid in it, but it added nothing to any of the scenes. With the possible exception of the long shots looking down the height of the tower.

It wasn't even well used in the slow-mo shots of water particles and stuff.

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So was thinking of going to see this...when I learned that there are barely any 2D showings in the UK. My closest is 2 hours away by car. I refuse to see a 3D version because wearing the 3D Glasses over my own gives me a fucking headache, and like hell am I driving 2 hours to see it. Annoyed by this cos I was actually looking forward to seeing it.

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