Search - Gunmen on DVD

Actor: Mario Van Peebles
Genres: Action & Adventure
R     2001


Movie Details

Actor: Mario Van Peebles
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure
Studio: Greatest Sports Legends
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/22/2001
Original Release Date: 02/04/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 02/04/1994
Release Year: 2001
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good movie hurt by video format.
Midflinx | the San Francisco Bay Area | 04/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is a shame Gunmen didn't get fair treatment when it was brought to DVD. Originally shot in 2.35:1 widescreen, the DVD and obviously, the video are only available in 1.33:1 full TV screen format. Almost half the picture is missing, and it shows. Even ignoring the lush scenery cut off, too often the characters' faces are missing from the frame. Even worse is that the DVD transfer is rotten. It may have been from a S-VHS master from what it looks like. It is full of film grain which compresses awfully on DVDs, making the entire movie look muddy.This is a terrible shame because Gunmen is a fun, lightweight flick of two guys, one good, the other bad, forced to work together against a common enemy. There are many funny one liners, and the action scenes are pretty good, though low budget. Denis Leary is always fun to watch when he's angry or evil, and he's almost always both in Gunmen."
Congratulations Artisan, You've Ruined Another Great Movie
Seifer | 04/22/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Gunmen is one of my favorite action movies, it's got great scenery, action galore, a fast pace, and great performances, especially from Denis Leary, who steals the show as villain Armor. However this DVD really hurts the film. It's presented in pan-and-scan with poor quality and so-so sound, and has no extras. Artisan ruined another great movie called Joshua Tree (or Army Of One, as the DVD cover for that movie incorrectly states) with the DVD, which featured a similar DVD transfer (very poor). I'd wait for a re-release with a better transfer and sound and with the film in it's OAR plus with some extras, like a commentary and making-of featurette..."
"i gotta tell ya, I don't swallow"
lord_zargo | Newborough, Victoria Australia | 04/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Real nice B-grader, Lambert has a real flair for the comedy, if only the people behind the camera could make up their mind whether it's a action comedy, or action thriller.
Because it's certainly not the latter, but the laughs dry up a bit after the hilarious first half hour.
Leary always entertains as the bad guy as well."
For the CineVu disc
Sheri Richardson | Formerly San Jose, CA US, now in the Wilds of OR U | 04/07/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Starting with the packaging, the outer artwork looks like low-quality inkjet output, streaks and all. The physical disc is labeled "Compact Disc" with CineVu's label overprinted as "DVD Video".

Cheap and cheesy, and I could accept that...IF the disc had actually contained a widescreen, Dolby 5.1 presentation of GUNMEN as advertised. IT DID NOT. Instead, the disc contained a program titled "Amalia Rodrigues 50th Anniversary Concert - Live in New York".

I adore GUNMEN, I've long awaited a widescreen DVD. I can't express the depth of my disappointment with CineVu, or with Amazon for selling this dreck. I'm sending the disc back post haste. Buyer beware."