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Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

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Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

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Special Features:

Audio Commentary by director John Hyams and Dolph Lundgren

Days of Reckoning: The Making of US4:

total running time: (HD, 1:20:15)

Coming Into Focus : looks at the characters in the film, the making-of several sequences, and the challenges of shooting those scenes.

There Is No End : Chronicles the final scene along with the weapons and stunts used to create it.

Production Wrap : Cast and crew discus the production of the film, along with an in-depth look at some of the last days on set, fight rehearsals and stunt choreography.

I liked it a lot. I think in the technical sense this film was superior than Regeneration. Though Regeneration got to the meat quicker and the locations were more visual and played well for the film. Also the story is well...really weak and cliche at times.I think Regeneration is better but I admire what they did here as well. I hear that this will be the unrated cut. So that'll be neat.

here's a blu-ray.com review. Good video and audio.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

As I said in the Movie Talk thread, the best release is the German release. It's the uncut version of the movie (the American BD only has the R-rated cut) and has the 3D version as well.

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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

is German version region free?
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
is German version region free?
It is region free.

It's a bit pricey, however (about $33.34).
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Unfortunately, it's not sold by Amazon.de currently, but a third-party seller who doesn't sell overseas. Otherwise, I may have been all over this! Didn't even know there were different cuts. What's the difference between them, RocShemp?
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

I had no idea this was in 3D. Saw it on HDMovies, but I didn't like it anywhere to the point of buying this.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Originally Posted by mcharro3 View Post
Unfortunately, it's not sold by Amazon.de currently, but a third-party seller who doesn't sell overseas. Otherwise, I may have been all over this! Didn't even know there were different cuts. What's the difference between them, RocShemp?
One of the posters in this thread specified to only order this version because the regular retail versions are all censored.

The only difference I know the director singled out in an interview was
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the death of Andre Arlovski. You see his head get smashed to pieces when Askins kills him with the bat.
Supposedly there are other graphic bits sprinkled throughout the movie but that's the only one I know of specifically.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

I found this comparison of the cut and uncut versions. It's NSFW. I don't understand why they didn't bother releasing both versions here?

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=583749
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Hyams posted on his FB today that he's heard that the Australian Blu-ray is Unrated, too. He has not verified that, though.

He also mentions that when the digital versions of the film are released (iTunes, PSN, etc.) they will be Unrated.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

I also thought the Canadian version was also the uncut version.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Amazon has the Canadian version at 114 minutes and the US version at 113 minutes. Looks like I'm buying Canadian...
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

this movie was just terrible. so uninspired and boring. Regeneration kicks its ass.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
I had no idea this was in 3D. Saw it on HDMovies, but I didn't like it anywhere to the point of buying this.
Careful, this may be one of those shitty German conversion jobs that I hear people complain a lot about. Check Amazon's German site for other examples.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
this movie was just terrible. so uninspired and boring. Regeneration kicks its ass.
I couldn't agree more. Which is a shame because I was really hyped for it until I saw it on HDnet Movies.

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I found this comparison of the cut and uncut versions. It's NSFW. I don't understand why they didn't bother releasing both versions here?

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=583749
The color timing is very different in the final shot of the NC-17 cut. Both cuts seem to have that dried vomit look from beginning to end but that final shot seems more natural in the NC-17 cut. I wonder why that change or if it was simply an oversight when the NC-17 cut was transferred.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Someone on the Day of Reckoning facebook page confirms that the Canadian version is unrated.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

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Someone on the Day of Reckoning facebook page confirms that the Canadian version is unrated.
I seriously doubt that would help it. This is just a bad direct to video release that actually feels every bit of the moniker. Sad to say to, as Roc said above, it had the makings of a decent movie and Regeneration was more than decent, but this was so bland. What little we see of Jean-Claude and Dolph is all amateurish and caracitures of more sadistic, ruthless unstoppable soldiers. Just not well made all around. Maybe expectations were too high, but so what, this just failed on many levels. Oh well. Maybe some will find something to like in its gratuitous violence and bad acting, especially by Adkins.
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

Directors cut now available on Amazon Streaming

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Sold...3726621&sr=8-8
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Re: Universal Solider: Day of Reckoning (1/22/13)

for those with Showtime Extreme, they have been airing the Unrated version as well (TV-MA-DLSV as opposed to R)

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