THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

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Re: THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (1995)

Postby Jox on 07 Oct 2011, 13:28

Jox wrote:New cover for Echo Bridge/Miramax budget upcoming re-release
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 22 Oct 2011, 23:51

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

Postby Jox on 30 Nov 2011, 12:38

Found out THE SHOOTER may have initially been meant to become some sort of franchise for Dolph/Michael Dane to return in a couple more movies but the idea was dropped very soon as Miramax didn't seem to like the film and, like MEN OF WAR, ultimately decided not to release it theatrically in the States.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Geoff on 30 Nov 2011, 14:14

Another bad decision from the again then...
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Nikolai Cherenco on 24 Feb 2012, 11:55

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

Postby Jox on 28 May 2012, 21:59

Just found out that THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (the shorter version) is available on Blu from Echo Bridge/Miramax in a 6 films pack. I hear it's not a great transfer but still HD.

http://www.amazon.com/6-Film-High-Power ... 063&sr=1-6

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.a ... id=1602610

https://planetaxel.com/product/6-Film-H ... m-Supercop)/096009032616

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

Postby Nathan on 24 Jun 2012, 19:31

Been having a bit of a Dolph marathon recently, what with Silent Trigger, Bridge of Dragons, Sweepers, Red Scorpion and Hidden Assassin. I think I prefer that title, The Shooter is a bit cheap, whereas Hidden Assassin actually makes sense.

Love the locations in Hidden Assassin which I think, along with the gritty action scenes, make the movie. Especially the fights which are quite realistic, one punch to the gut type thing, a few scrambles. I can imagine the Cohen brothers directing something like this nowadays, a sort of cold, nasty spy thriller. It does have its downsides but all in all, one of the most serious Dolph movies. Still hoping one day that the super-douper length version is released in the UK. Hey, if Pentathlon eventually made it...

Looking back, I feel Dolph never really got the best chance. I mean, every single movie he made up until Universal Soldier, was practically plagued with issues beyond his control. Masters was released when the fad was over and Cannon were in charge, these days it would be a major, major studio backing such an adaption. Companies went bankrupt or lavish looking Lundgren starrers, ended up DTV when they shouldn't have. Red Scorpion had production issues.

Even after Universal Soldier, Joshua Tree and Men of War should have made it to the theatres. There is always something slightly missing. Like if you look at an Arnold movie, let's say...Commando which is the closest I can think of in comparison with Joshua Tree, it seems to have an advantage over it, and it shouldn't.

I can't quite describe it really. But yeah, I feel Dolph didn't get the chance, just bad luck for the most part. Now he has a better chance for more interesting parts, provided he can hold off on the awful DTV movies by now. With every poor release, the people who buy it will get less and less. But he is a better actor now, and in a better position than he was ten years ago.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 24 Jun 2012, 20:34

For sure!
Nathan wrote:Still hoping one day that the super-douper length version is released in the UK...

The longer version actually was released in the UK (in most Europe except France)... in theaters and VHS! :wink:
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Dida on 25 Jun 2012, 11:48

What's the difference between those versions?
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 25 Jun 2012, 12:02

The US/French version is 15 minutes shorter (89 mins instead of 104 mins), less character & story development:
http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/dolph-in/shooter.html
(Dida you're from the Netherlands right? They released the long version)
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Mosquito on 25 Jun 2012, 21:54

Nathan wrote:I can't quite describe it really. But yeah, I feel Dolph didn't get the chance, just bad luck for the most part.


I hear you... :(

Now he has a better chance for more interesting parts, provided he can hold off on the awful DTV movies by now. With every poor release, the people who buy it will get less and less. But he is a better actor now, and in a better position than he was ten years ago.


Well, let's hope it works out. Unfortunately he made a few new cheap movies. Let's see what happens after Ex2.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Nikolai Cherenco on 04 Jul 2012, 23:28

I like the movie from time to time more. Good chemistry between Lundgren and Detmers.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Dida on 06 Jul 2012, 11:49

Jox wrote:The US/French version is 15 minutes shorter (89 mins instead of 104 mins), less character & story development:
http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/dolph-in/shooter.html
(Dida you're from the Netherlands right? They released the long version)


Yes you are right Jox.

I have this version. It's the long version.:

http://www.bol.com/nl/p/shooter/1002004000092049/
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Tom on 06 Jul 2012, 22:04

Anyone know if the Italian dvd version has english audio, and if subtitles are removable?
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