Marianne R. (sonnen) from AUSTIN, TX Reviewed on 8/14/2011...
This was a disappointing set for me because the primary reason I wanted it was for Demolition Man. The disc contained for Demolition Man is a commentary version of the film--At no point, that I can tell, are you able to watch the movie from start to finish without director and producer commentary--this effectively renders this disc useless IMHO.
I did enjoy The Specialist -- that was a good movie. If the other three films are ones you want to watch, then 2 credits is a good purchase price. However, spending 2 credits for Demolition Man, in this rendition, is a waste of credits.
Kent J. (kentj) from DUNBAR, WV Reviewed on 8/9/2011...
I have no problem with three out of the four movies but with Demolition Man the best I can figure there was originally tw disks or a double sided disk with disk 1 / side A containing the movie Demolition Man and disk 2 / side B containing the making of supplementary material so that when this collection was produced the wrong disk or side was included so that rather than the movie the set has the making of materials.
Getting Some Stallone In Your DVD Collection Fast!
Eric Ericson | Venice, Florida USA | 11/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay let's be brief:
If you want to kick-start a Stallone collection, this set is a good way to do it. You get one simple keepcase with a leaf inside that holds two double-sided discs. Each movie is exactly as they were released back in the late 90's/early 2000's on DVD, there's nothing new here. But this time they pressed each's anamorphic widescreen side ignoring the fullframe that was originally offered separately. All the movies in this set are single-layer, so don't expect a high bit rate, even though each film looks pretty darn good for standard DVD definition. It's well worth the $10 I paid for it.
Personally, I bought it to finally have a copy of Demolition Man, probably the best film here. But the others, especially if you're a Stallone fan to begin with, aren't too bad either. Warner Bros did a good job thinking up a new 4 Film Favorites line, and here's to hoping they do a "Stallone Collection II" in the future!
NOTE:I've heard that "Tango & Cash" isn't anamorphic like the box stated, but the others are (remember what I said, each of these are EXACTLY as they were originally released, and T&C was first released non-anamorphic). Still, it's a great bargain, it's up to you."
Four Times The Action
L. Young | 10/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My two absolute favorites in this set are on the flip-side of each other: Demolition Man and Tango & Cash. They're action-packed and have touches of humor.
One being Kurt Russell dressed as a woman and wearing spike heels in Tango & Cash. The combination of Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell was right on the money. They play well off of each other. Their characters are direct opposites but both are good and effective cops. In fact, too effective because they're both set up by the same criminal whose business they keep busting up. They both get jail sentences and are supposed to go to a minimum security facility but the crime boss works it so they go to a grungy maximum security prison where he owns the guards and where there are a lot of guys that Tango and Cash have put away. They escape and do their own investigating and clear their names while getting "the gov'nor" who set them up.
Stallone as the good "mad man" going after the bad "mad man" Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man was a good hate-hate relationship and led to many great action fights and pursuits. It takes place in the future where society is devoid of violence and people have "joy-joy" feelings above ground where anything deemed not good for you is outlawed - like salt on food. But, the people who choose to live with all the unhealthy things are living underground and have to forage for their food. Jesse Ventura has a small part as one of Snipes' thawed-out criminals.
The Specialist has a lot of explosive action with a bit of romance between the assassin Stallone and the calculating, vengeful Sharon Stone. The two share a very hot shower scene.
Over The Top is not as action-packed but it's a good story about a disconnected father and son who are put together after the wealthy mother dies and it's her last wish that the trucker/arm wrestler father get to know his son, so they go on the road together. It took some time for them to get along because the son was a spoiled rich kid whose grandfather did not like his father and greatly objected to the father (Stallone) having anything to do with his own son. The son's knowledge of his father was greatly influenced by his grandfather's viewpoint. But, in the end, the father/son become a duo as the grandfather pushes a little too hard against Stallone, in addition to under-estimating the bond that occurred by the two being together."
Tango & Cash not formatted for widescreeen TVs.
Michael Kuzmanovski | Hickory Hills, IL United States | 06/12/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"While Demolition Man, The Specialist, and even Over the Top are in the 16:9 format for widescreen TVs, Tango & Cash is not. The video quality is pretty lousy as well. I feel like I'm watching this movie on VHS."
Very disappointed in at least one of these films
J. Condon | Columbus, Ohio | 11/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"all the other films look good for what its worth as advertised except for one. and of course that would be my favorite.
Tango and Cash is NOT in 16x9 anamorphic format as stated on the back of the DVD. this is the same dirty print that was so shoddy in it's first presentation. let's hope Warner Bros does the right thing is replace the bad disc or issue a special edition of sorts"
DVDBuyer | NJ | 03/02/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm usually very good at reading the negative reviews thoroughly to see if there are any common defects, & I dropped the ball on this one. I ordered this DVD for Tango & Cash, & Demolition Man. T&C plays fine, but Demolition Man has the stupid Director audio commentery throughout the whole thing, & it cannot be turned off. Sure enough I checked the reviews more thoroughly & found other warned of this same thing. So buyer Beware!!!"