JOSHUA TREE / ARMY OF ONE (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby bomaz on 25 Aug 2021, 14:59

Yes, the seond interview is only on the DVD.
And the uncut version on the BR is easily found (but of ... well, questionable quality).
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby JuV on 25 Aug 2021, 17:34

Kinda feel stupid now lol I was aware that it's a hidden feature but I was expecting it to be in the 'versions' tab, it is not. It's at the movie's title in the menu and when you press that a VHS effect starts and then plays the movie. As for the picture quality (can't properly compare) maybe it looks slightly worse than the Artisan DVD I got but it's (I believe?) the first physical OAR release so I'll take that any day over a 20-year-old 4:3 DVD. Since no one seems to have posted any pics of the standard release yet enjoy some pics below (and a screenshot of the DVD menu).
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 27 Aug 2021, 16:18

bomaz wrote:And the uncut version on the BR is easily found (but of ... well, questionable quality).

MGM only produced an HD master of the R-rated version, and we tried to locate 35mm materials for the unrated version but couldn't even find a vintage print from the French theatrical release... :(

Sadly this is the best widescreen uncut version of the unrated cut that could be found. :?
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby bomaz on 27 Aug 2021, 18:38

Yes, of course, I didn't mean any disrespect by that :wink:
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 27 Aug 2021, 19:38

I didn't think you did :wink:
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 30 Aug 2021, 19:03

Apparently they've included the very rare teaser trailer that I own on a VHS. 8)

This teaser was cut after the first weeks of filming in order for some foreign distributors to include it before UNIVERSAL SOLDIER then playing in cinemas...

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 31 Aug 2021, 19:19

Reviews
https://www.critique-film.fr/test-blu-r ... de-la-loi/
"The rest of the extras is as exciting [as the unrated cut] and would even justify the acquisition of this JOSHUA TREE Blu-ray + DVD Combo for itself"


https://www.culturopoing.com/cinema/sor ... 3/20210831
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Dida on 01 Sep 2021, 15:28

Does this bluray release have English subs?
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 01 Sep 2021, 16:08

English language tracks but no English subtitles.
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 02 Sep 2021, 17:12

Review from magazine LES ANNEES LASER

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 04 Sep 2021, 12:34

Jox wrote:Reviews
https://www.critique-film.fr/test-blu-r ... de-la-loi/
"The rest of the extras is as exciting [as the unrated cut] and would even justify the acquisition of this JOSHUA TREE Blu-ray + DVD Combo for itself"


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...on the DVD included in the Combo, we find a second interview with Jérémie Damoiseau (12 minutes) who provides an a fascinating presentation of the film. He puts the film back in its context, comes back on the first encounter between Vic Armstrong and Dolph Lundgren. He then evokes the influence of John Woo and Raoul Walsh on the movie, on the different endings that have been shot, as well the implication of Dolph on the project. He also explains that Dolph Lundgren is always a little reluctant to practice martial arts in his films because of his big height - indeed, when you measure 1,96 meters, no need to do jumped kicks! A fascinating subject, that we would have loved to find on the Blu-ray."
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 14 Sep 2021, 11:23

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 06 Dec 2021, 15:26

Podcast review of the French edition
(most of it is a beat by beat telling of the story and then about the edition and the special features)
https://soundcloud.com/sep7iemedimensio ... phlundgren

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 08 Dec 2021, 20:40

About the hidden unrated extended cut in the French edition:

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