UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby dude hallenbeck on 13 Feb 2018, 07:28

Great episode. Very interesting about the oil platform, since Universal Soldier has been a huge influence on the Metal Gear Solid games and they feature oil platforms prominently.
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Moltisanti on 13 Feb 2018, 09:36

Jox wrote:That would be bold! I was thinking more in terms of a Halloween party of something :wink:


But it would make quite an impression at the market, especially in the frozen foods section.
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 13 Feb 2018, 11:22

dude hallenbeck wrote:Universal Soldier has been a huge influence on the Metal Gear Solid games and they feature oil platforms prominently.

I didn't know that, thanks!
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby dude hallenbeck on 13 Feb 2018, 11:44

Jox wrote:
dude hallenbeck wrote:Universal Soldier has been a huge influence on the Metal Gear Solid games and they feature oil platforms prominently.

I didn't know that, thanks!


Oh yes. Several characters in the series are named Emmerich in homage to Roland too. Metal Gear Solid V released in 2015 features a similar beginning and twist to Adkins character in Day of Reckoning (Waking in a coma, implanted fake memories and different identity).
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 15 Mar 2018, 23:37

New Japanese release
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B079P87JDD

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 05 May 2018, 13:55

I was pointed out that Andrew Scott's line "Are we having fun yet?" could very likely be a wink at a popular American character named Zippy the Pinhead

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 09 May 2018, 14:28

GHANAIAN MOVIE POSTER
https://www.pagodared.com/items/univers ... h+lundgren
Frequently unable to import official posters, theaters in Ghana hired enterprising artists to create and embellish designs to promote the films in their own style. Exemplified by this rather realistic example, the resulting work became an art form unto itself. Over time, these singular pieces of movie history have become sought after by collectors the world over.
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 30 May 2018, 10:20

Michael J. White on being in the first UNISOL:
I was actually in the first “Universal Soldier”, as well, in the Vietnam flashback, but you need the pause button to see me! Jean-Claude and I trained a lot together during the making of the first one, and I was just starting out at that point, but he was really gracious and we got along really well.

http://kungfukingdom.com/interview-with ... i-white-2/
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 13 Jul 2018, 01:12

For football (a.k.a. soccer) fans out there, Cristiano Ronaldo's favorite film is UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
http://www.paramountchannel.it/news/cri ... iti/kha4sf
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 31 Aug 2018, 14:51

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnH8lCuAErS ... phlundgren
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Universal Soldier 1991
You might not know that Andrew Davis was originally going to direct UniSol & it was going to be a completely different movie.
Here is a test puppet head we made while Andrew was still on the project.
#universalsoldier #spfx #spfxmakeup #animatronics #dolphlundgren

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby savagesketch on 31 Aug 2018, 18:04

I'm now all the more intrigued... What would the movie have looked like???
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 11 Sep 2018, 19:21

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER : UN SOUS-ROBOCOP PLUTÔT EFFICACE
https://culturellementvotre.fr/2018/09/ ... -efficace/
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (Roland Emmerich, 1992)

Postby Jox on 25 Sep 2018, 20:24

Our own Krom unearthed this 1989 Carolco /IVE (aka Live Enterainment, bought by Kassar's/Vajna's company) promo reel on a LOCK UP videotape screener, with UNIVERSAL SOLDIER in the line-up as well the in-production TOTAL RECALL and unproduced BURNING CHROME based on William Gibson's short story, that James Cameron was then to adapt (Carolco also briefly had JOHNNY MNEMONIC in their projects).



Indeed, I remember UNISOL being announced in magazines back in January 1990 (so the company surely officially made the announcement in late 1989).

By the way, I just found another source confirming that the great John Millius was once set to direct UNISOL before Andrew Davis was...
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