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Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2010, 11:50
by Jox
leigh1975 wrote:Aside from Johnny Mnemonic, I think this was the only UK theatrical release Dolph had between Universal Soldier and The Expendables. I did manage to catch it on it's short run, but it's strange that of all the films to release, this was the one. I think Men Of War or Silent Trigger would have been stronger bets. Even Showdown In Little Tokyo was DTV here :?

I'm pretty sure this has to do with the European co-production financing model, with Canal Plus, Arco Films and Polygram and some of the institutions involved, it was almost guaranteed a limited release in most European countries (it was also good for quotas was maybe even contractual). (btw MEN OF WAR went theatrical almost everywhere in Europe except the UK and Germany)

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2011, 04:11
by Jox
Maruschka Detmers and John Ashton guests of the Karlovy Festival (Czech Republic) in July 1995 where THE SHOOTER premiered out of competition (I supposed Dolph was filming SILENT TRIGGER at that time)

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Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2011, 22:01
by Jox
New cover for Echo Bridge/Miramax budget upcoming re-release
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Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2011, 22:02
by Travis
I wonder what the difference will be between this and the previous DVD relsease.

Also, there is a new triple feature DVD coming out. Is the DVD quality of these OK or are they very compressed?
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Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2011, 23:38
by Jox
Travis wrote:I wonder what the difference will be between this and the previous DVD relsease.

Probably no difference at all, Echo Bridge Ent. licensed 250 titles from the Miramax catalogue to re-release them at a cheap price so I doubt they make new masters for those...

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2011, 02:57
by Travis
I just bought the 3 pack at Wal-Mart for $5. Hopefully they aren't compressed from fitting them all on one DVD.

I'm not crazy about Blackjack or Men of War, but Hidden Assassin is a fav.

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2011, 08:57
by Lt. Brannigan
That set is a double sided disc, two films on one side and one on the other.

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 08 Apr 2011, 09:00
by Travis
I watched the new DVD release of this last night.

I am watching the Dutch uncut version on youtube and it has a lot of dialogue that explains things a lot better.

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 08 Apr 2011, 11:04
by Jox
Yep the international uncut version (15mins) is obviously much better and gives you more insights about the characters and plot (and no house / dance song in the end credits but the orchestral score by Stefano Mainetti)... Damn you Miramax for re-cutting it!

http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/dolph-in/shooter.html

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 08 Apr 2011, 12:09
by Travis
I love the dance song at the end and the flashbacks of her on the dance floor and then how he walks off after thinking about here.

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 08 Apr 2011, 20:39
by Axel Berntsson
Hey!
Does anyone now anything about this version of the movie?
Quallity etc?
http://www.tradera.com/Hidden-Assassin-Dolph-Lundgren--auktion_302093_130494307

Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2011, 00:30
by Jox
If that's the region 1 as it seems, then a it's a good quality original aspect ratio widescreen transfer but it's the short cut (89mins).

Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN - Ted Kotcheff (1995)

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2011, 21:46
by Jox
October 11 in Germany... could be the extended version! (104 mins)... but f**k the UK cover from DC!

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http://www.lighthouse-kg.com/home/produ ... 274c3e92a5

http://www.amazon.de/Shooter-Ein-Leben- ... 948&sr=1-5

Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2011, 14:43
by Geoff
Sorry if it got covered off already, but I watchd this again the other night and noticed that Billy Ray helped write this. Is it the same Billy Ray who wrote State of Play, Flightplan and others?

Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2011, 17:05
by Jox
I think so, THE SHOOTER went his way earlier in his career, I believe he was brought in to rewrite Yves André Martin and Meg Thayer's original screenplay.