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RE: DREDD - 14/1/2013 10:23:24 PM   
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This is probably one of the only films so far I've actually wanted to see in 3D and could be the one that makes me buy one.

Don't get excited though DK - I know you'll buy anything with 3D on the box


Well not anything.... everything! This is definitely a movie that was made with 3D in mind, rather than 'tacked on' as some might say

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RE: DREDD - 14/1/2013 10:24:13 PM   
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Not sure about DNR, seems like noise has been added!


I'm fairly sure the film had digital "grain" added anyway, but to me it looks like that crossed with smoothing in parts, and boosting in others. It's an odd problem.

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RE: DREDD - 14/1/2013 10:29:18 PM   
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Not sure about DNR, seems like noise has been added!


I'm fairly sure the film had digital "grain" added anyway, but to me it looks like that crossed with smoothing in parts, and boosting in others. It's an odd problem.


The scene in the corridor with Mama at the 24 min mark definitely looks like there is DNR in the mix, her face as it comes to her close up looks very smoothed over as you say. Coupled with the weird digital noise/ grain/ whatever that stuff is!

There are plenty of moments where the image looks spectacular. What a mixed bag.

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 2:55:43 PM   
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Got to admit, it's freakin brilliant.

For myself who has enjoyed Judge Dredd in 2000AD, my hopes of ever seeing a quality adaptation were destroyed after the Stallone effort.

With the news of the reboot, I was not overly optimistic. I thought it would be just as bad. And I don't like 3D.

Then came the good news.

Karl Urban immediately said the helmet would stay ON.

Alex Garland was writing the script.

John Wagner approved it.

Still, I wasn't able to see it in the movies, so i pre-ordered the blu-ray.

I watched it last Friday and I was in awe. A brutal and uncompromising adaptation. No attempt to water down the title character, he was just as brutal as the comics which launched him.

Yes, the budget was limiting, in respect of the scope of the city, but that just added to the gritty feel of the movie. It also made sure this didn't appear as just another Blade Runner dystopia clone.

It's a shame that it's low return will rule out a sequel. Had this been released any other time of last year, it would have been bigger, but other comic book movies diminished it's potential.

There's not many movies that will be considered as cult hits, however, this will be one.

Thanks to Karl Urban and team, you did well.

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 3:37:22 PM   
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Got to admit, it's freakin brilliant.

For myself who has enjoyed Judge Dredd in 2000AD, my hopes of ever seeing a quality adaptation were destroyed after the Stallone effort.

With the news of the reboot, I was not overly optimistic. I thought it would be just as bad. And I don't like 3D.

Then came the good news.

Karl Urban immediately said the helmet would stay ON.

Alex Garland was writing the script.

John Wagner approved it.

Still, I wasn't able to see it in the movies, so i pre-ordered the blu-ray.

I watched it last Friday and I was in awe. A brutal and uncompromising adaptation. No attempt to water down the title character, he was just as brutal as the comics which launched him.

Yes, the budget was limiting, in respect of the scope of the city, but that just added to the gritty feel of the movie. It also made sure this didn't appear as just another Blade Runner dystopia clone.

It's a shame that it's low return will rule out a sequel. Had this been released any other time of last year, it would have been bigger, but other comic book movies diminished it's potential.

There's not many movies that will be considered as cult hits, however, this will be one.

Thanks to Karl Urban and team, you did well.


Great to hear you enjoyed it mate! It definitely is a superb adaption and one as you say, is on the road to becoming a cult film. In my review i said it was like Dredd via City of God and a still stand by that. Its a brutal, unflinching and uncompromising film with balls.

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 4:31:49 PM   
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Still yet to see this film but I have a strange sense that I will dislike it.

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 4:34:31 PM   
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Still yet to see this film but I have a strange sense that I will dislike it.


You haven't seen it yet? You should. And what makes you think you might dislike it?

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 4:43:56 PM   
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Still yet to see this film but I have a strange sense that I will dislike it.


You haven't seen it yet? You should. And what makes you think you might dislike it?


Gut feeling.
Will check it out eventually.Though I heard the DVD quality isn't great.

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 5:46:10 PM   
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quote:

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Still yet to see this film but I have a strange sense that I will dislike it.


You haven't seen it yet? You should. And what makes you think you might dislike it?


Gut feeling.
Will check it out eventually.Though I heard the DVD quality isn't great.


Its not all that bad if i'm honest. It wouldn't really stop anyone from enjoying the film.

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RE: DREDD - 21/1/2013 11:09:19 PM   
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Saw it again on the weekend on DVD after seeing it in the cinema last year.
Unbridled fun in the vein of Verhoeven action films gone by.
A nice trim running time as well, only too rare these days.

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RE: DREDD - 22/1/2013 1:56:33 PM   
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Great film - Urban is almost perfect as Dredd, Headey is menacing as Ma-Ma and the low budget look grounds it in the sort of reality that you just wouldn't get with big CGI - although a few more $$ could have provided just a bit of polish to the existing fx.
This really was a lot of fun to watch (despite the gritty grimness of it all!), and probably the closest thing to Robocop (still the best 'Dredd' film) I've seen.
Slender runtime too, no fat on this beast (slo-mo scenes reasonably excepted!).

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RE: DREDD - 23/1/2013 1:35:10 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

quote:

ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

Still yet to see this film but I have a strange sense that I will dislike it.


You haven't seen it yet? You should. And what makes you think you might dislike it?


Gut feeling.
Will check it out eventually.Though I heard the DVD quality isn't great.


Its not all that bad if i'm honest. It wouldn't really stop anyone from enjoying the film.



It's actually shots from the Blu Ray release that people have been displeased with, no one is really unhappy with the DVD.

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RE: DREDD - 24/1/2013 10:07:39 AM   
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Finally watched this last night. I thought it was ... pretty good. I preferred The Raid. Sure, this may have been written / shot first, but I saw The Raid first, and it was a more effective story than this one. There was nothing in this film that really surprised me. Solid entertainment, no more.

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RE: DREDD - 24/1/2013 12:30:59 PM   
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Finally watched Dredd 3d Blu ray plus watched the 2d Version awesome film, but like other people said, film is very grainy in places. Infact my other half asked me if it was a pirate copy. Which is isn't.

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 11:22:27 AM   
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Sequel not happening - http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=27306&count=0

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 11:49:44 AM   
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Sequel not happening - http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=27306&count=0


I thought they always do this after a movie - don't think it means anything....

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 11:51:09 AM   
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Although I agree - there will not be a cinema sequel.

Maybe a Direct to DVD one....

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 1:56:44 PM   
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Wow. Dredd is fucking awesome! Really good action flick, I think I prefer it to The Raid. They are both awesome but I prefer the sci-fi setting of Dredd...

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 2:17:30 PM   
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Sequel not happening - http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=27306&count=0


I thought they always do this after a movie - don't think it means anything....


I would have thought if there was even the slightest chance of a sequel they'd keep hold of the bikes...

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 4:15:53 PM   
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It's a good time movie, very dry writing, very violent, a few nice hints to the comics even if a lot of the straight up humour is absent Dredd is still a funny guy in the right kind of ...total jerk way. It looks very cheap in a few places but thats not a real issue I guess. I'd have preferred a little more sci-fi in the world like robots and flying riot wagons or whatever but it's a small complaint considering the scale of the movie.


As for the sequel, how it that not possible when total garbage like Resident Evil gets churned out every year?

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 5:18:47 PM   
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Wow. Dredd is fucking awesome! Really good action flick, I think I prefer it to The Raid. They are both awesome but I prefer the sci-fi setting of Dredd...


Glad you enjoyed it Scott.

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RE: DREDD - 26/1/2013 11:22:53 PM   
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Can anyone say if the disc is supposed to have two longish documentaries on? (I say long-ish I mean a bit longer than the handful of chopped up interviews that were already on youtube months ago) I read there would be

"Mega-City Masters: 35 Years of 'Judge Dredd' (14 min) " and "Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of 'Dredd' (15 min)"

....but I don't see them

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 10:53:31 AM   
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Wow. Dredd is fucking awesome! Really good action flick, I think I prefer it to The Raid. They are both awesome but I prefer the sci-fi setting of Dredd...


Glad you enjoyed it Scott.


Great to see more people discovering this gem of a film!

Watch and pass the word around!

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 11:25:09 AM   
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Just found the film on youtube.
I'm going to shamefully watch it.

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 1:40:58 PM   
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Just found the film on youtube.
I'm going to shamefully watch it.


No! It'll ruin your viewing experience....depending on quality of speed though. But this film deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. The soundtrack alone deserves big fucking speakers.

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 1:48:08 PM   
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I haven't watched it,because its been pulled.

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 1:58:51 PM   
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I haven't watched it,because its been pulled.


Yeah that happens quite often! , but seriously, wait if you have to but make sure you watch it anywhere other than a tablet or PC Screen
it'll be 10 times more enjoyable that way.

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 7:38:32 PM   
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Wow. Dredd is fucking awesome! Really good action flick, I think I prefer it to The Raid. They are both awesome but I prefer the sci-fi setting of Dredd...


Glad you enjoyed it Scott.


Me too.

Just about to watch it again. Shame it's probably not going to get a sequel, it deserves one.

Makes me wanna pick up some Dredd comics aswell...The character is very cool.

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 9:04:31 PM   
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As for the sequel, how it that not possible when total garbage like Resident Evil gets churned out every year?


Because garbage like Resident Evil actually makes money.

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RE: DREDD - 27/1/2013 9:52:31 PM   
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The soundtrack alone deserves big fucking speakers.





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As for the sequel, how it that not possible when total garbage like Resident Evil gets churned out every year?


Because garbage like Resident Evil actually makes money.


Perverse!

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