Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Double Dragon |
Actors: Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson
Director: James Yukich
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Is the uncut version worth it?
Thomas | Georgia | 06/11/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Double Dragon dvd has been out of print for nearly three years now. Double Dragon has always been one of those movies in the sense that people either love it or hate it. People have often bashed this movie complaining about how it doesn't relate very well to the arcade and nintendo games. While that may be true, the film definately relates to the Neo-Geo version of Double Dragon. As for the movie itself, it is definately a B-flick though I personally found it to be entertaining. Double Dragon is without question an action/comedy. Though some argue that there is more comedy than action, I say that both the action and the comedy blend well. The humor is a bit dumbed down at times mainly due to Scott Wolf's cheesy yet catchy one-liners as well as the character of Abobo getting transformed into a mutated imbecile. For those of you who are familiar with Mark Dacascos, his martial arts performance is good in this movie along with Robert Patrick's character, Alyssa Milano's and Linda Lash's good looks, and the overall setting of futuristic Los Angeles. Now onto the uncut dvd... It is important to note that despite the feature listings on this website, there are no cast & crew filmographies or any production notes to speak of. The uncut version is in full frame versus widescreen. So is the uncut version worth it? Normally I would not care about a movie including four extra mintues of added scenes though in this case the four extra mintues of added scenes are worth viewing. If you wish to view Double Dragon, decide which version you would prefer; the original widescreen version or the full frame uncut status?"
Ian Burman | Moorhead, Minnesota USA | 07/10/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a horribly bad movie. I was a big fan of the video game, and I wanted to see this, but when I watched it, I found out it had little to do with the game. This is worse than the mario bros. movie, which wasn't that good either. Like I said before, don't bother with this movie."
2 STARS FOR MARK DACASCOS ONLY!
henna | 05/14/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I actually enjoyed playing Double Dragon as a kid so I waslooking forward to this movie, a bad mistake! Set in the futurewe see two brothers (Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf) become involved in a billionaires (Robert Patrick) plan to achieve ultimate power through a mystical medallion, the Brothers must prevent that from happening as the Double Dragon medallion holds the key to their true power and destiny. There is plenty of Martial Arts action (Mark is particularily good at this!)and the usual special FX, sounds like it could have been good? (if only that were true! ) However... Scott Wolfs character is... obnoxious, it seemed to me he was trying too hard, he had the 'Look at me syndrome' which thankfully Mark didnt suffer from. In my humble opinion only Mark Dacascos shone in this movie! if not for him I wouldnt hesitate in giving this a ZERO or a minus rating! However I have generously given 2 stars instead, if you do watch this movie be warned, there are better Game to movie titles available like Mortal Kombat and Wing commander (which wasnt even good! ) So think before you try!"
Only like %5 of this movie is similiar to the game.
henna | 10/24/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Watching this film and other video-game to movie translations makes me think that the producers intended to make this film stupid. This movie is tore up from the floor up. I can't even express, in mere words, how HORRIBLE "Double Dragon" is! It seems like the producers main goal was to piss video-game fans off. The Jimmy and Billy Lee of the game are much more buffed out and Jimmy is supposed to have blonde hair. Also, they are twin brothers as far as I know but in the movie one is 19 and the other is 17. And look at the Shadow Master. Eeeaagh! Just about everything in this movie is changed, terribly. What makes the reputation of video-game to movie translations even worse is the fact that they seem like they will never learn from their mistakes. Movies like "Street Fighter:The (live-action) Movie"(very disappointing), "Mortal Kombat:The Movie"(pretty good), "Mortal Kombat:Annihilation"(sloppy), and "Mario Brothers"(pathetic) had great potential, but all four did not prove that their potential could be fulfilled. I beleve they could have been excellent if they were made by the right people. I wouldn't be suprised if they made an even worse sequel to "Double Dragon." If anybody wants to see a martial arts movie, starring Mark Dacascos, they should check out "Drive"."