PENTATHLON (Bruce Malmuth, 1994)

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Postby Nathan on 13 Oct 2008, 23:57

Yeah let me give you a link to the new better UK region 0 cover:

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/1087349/ ... oduct.html
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Postby Moltisanti on 13 Oct 2008, 23:58

Here's a link to copies of the R1 SWEEPERS available from various sellers on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/6305669562/ref=sr_1_olp_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1223931292&sr=1-1

The brand new ones are ridiculously expensive, but the used ones are at a fair price.
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Postby Craigie-Boy on 14 Oct 2008, 04:33

Jox wrote:There is a 15 rating so you can watch it without asking your parents Mosquito . :wink:

But wasn't the movie originally rated as an 18? At least, the old VHS copy I had was an 18... - if this DVD is rated 15, then either the Scandinavian certification system differs from that of the UK, or the film is cut...
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Postby leigh1975 on 14 Oct 2008, 18:11

It's always been a 15 in the UK.
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Postby Craigie-Boy on 15 Oct 2008, 03:46

The VHS copy I used to have was definitely rated an 18 - though I never really understood why; it didn't seem to contain enough of the kind of content that usually warrants such a high rating...
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Postby Jox on 15 Oct 2008, 19:19

There's a few UK titles for which I have seen different ratings (15 & 18) on the cover for the same film, I think it's one for rental and the other for retail.
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One little question

Postby Jack Caine on 22 May 2009, 04:37

Is Pentathlon as good as the owner of the main Ulimate Guide website says it is? I've heard it's pretty bad but I want to know your guys' opinions.
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Re: One little question

Postby Moltisanti on 22 May 2009, 08:13

I find it to be one of his worst, in his bottom five at least.

The problem is that it tries to be an honest depiction of the Pentathlon event and a standard Lundgren action film. The combination just doesn't work. I would have preferred it to just be a traditional sports movie. Wouldn't have been all that original but it would have helped it stand out a bit in his overall career of films.
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Re: One little question

Postby Jox on 22 May 2009, 11:16

Jack Caine wrote:Is Pentathlon as good as the owner of the main Ulimate Guide website says it is? I've heard it's pretty bad but I want to know your guys' opinions.

NO.

Actually this isn't my review but still the one from the initial founder of the site, I wanted to change all the reviews with my own but haven't got to it and didn't find it to be a priority. EDIT: my reviews started with DETENTION

That it could have been an interesting movie, Dolph had worked on it for a while and I read a previous script that was a bit different, less realistic but more action packed. Sill I don't mind the script here, and there's some efforts of a departure from Dolph, but the budget is really low (heard D had been ripped off by greedy producers), the direction, the cast are bad etc.

PENTATHLON is one of Dolph's worst.
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Re: One little question

Postby leigh1975 on 22 May 2009, 17:27

Jox wrote:Actually this isn't my review but still the one from the initial founder of the site, I wanted to change all the reviews with my own but haven't got to it and didn't find it to be a priority.



Ooohh!!! Is this where I offer my services, Jox? :wink:
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Re: One little question

Postby Mosquito on 22 May 2009, 17:49

leigh1975 wrote:
Jox wrote:Actually this isn't my review but still the one from the initial founder of the site, I wanted to change all the reviews with my own but haven't got to it and didn't find it to be a priority.



Ooohh!!! Is this where I offer my services, Jox? :wink:


Heh, sounds good, where are your references? ;) And what about Tom? His reviews are usually top quality and little pieces of great literature.
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Re: One little question

Postby Jox on 22 May 2009, 18:50

Mosquito wrote:Heh, sounds good, where are your references? ;) And what about Tom? His reviews are usually top quality and little pieces of great literature.

http://www.dvdactive.com/reviews/dvd/men-of-war.html

Ooohh!!! Is this where I offer my services, Jox? ;)

HUm I never thought about that could be a great idea! Indeed between Leigh1975 and Tom we have two in-house writers (if only both could represent the quality of mainstream critics in top newspapers and mags)!
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Re: PENTATHLON

Postby Jack Caine on 22 May 2009, 22:22

Out of curiosity, who IS the original creator of the site who wrote that review?
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Re: PENTATHLON

Postby Jox on 23 May 2009, 00:04

His name is Blaine and is from Canada. After a few years, he updated the site (initially the "definitive" guide) less and less. Meanwhile I sent him lots of updates and started my own site in 2002 (Dolph-in: the unknown Dolph Lundgren). In late 2003 Blaine told me he had no time to take care of the site and asked me if I wanted to take it over so I combine our two sites to make it "the ultimate guide".

You can read this here from Blaine:
http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/10thAnniversary.html
http://www.calgarymovies.com/localscene ... ndgren.asp
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Re: One little question

Postby Mosquito on 24 May 2009, 09:11

Jox wrote:http://www.dvdactive.com/reviews/dvd/men-of-war.html


He's got my vote!

HUm I never thought about that could be a great idea! Indeed between Leigh1975 and Tom we have two in-house writers (if only both could represent the quality of mainstream critics in top newspapers and mags)!


Absolutely, I think it sounds like a great idea.
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