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Tank Girl (Collector's Edition) [Bluray/DVD Combo] [Blu-ray] (1995)

Lori Petty , Naomi Watts , Rachel Talalay  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Malcolm McDowell
  • Directors: Rachel Talalay
  • Format: Anamorphic, Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,077 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

• Audio Commentary With Director Rachel Talalay And Actress Lori Petty

• Interviews With Lori Petty, Malcolm McDowell And Writer Ted Sarafian

• Vintage Featurette

• Theatrical Trailer

Editorial Reviews

The year’s 2033 and since a humongous meteor hit earth, the world just hasn’t been the same. No movies, no cable television, no water! A mega-villain, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell), the leader of Water & Power, holds the world in his grasp since he controls all the water…or so he thinks. Two colossal enemies stand in his way: (1.) The Rippers, an army of half-men/half-kangaroo people whose sole purpose is to bring down Water & Power and (2.) a chick with a tank and tons of attitude: aka Tank Girl (Lori Petty). Kesslee had better get a grip on reality and his water jugs because not even a run in her stockings is going to stop her from saving the world!

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure entertainment May 4, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Tank Girl is, make no mistake, a campy B sci-fi. It lives up to the genre perfectly, keeping a light, humorous tone in a world so dark that it would make most of us hide under the bed. It's probably no surprise that someone like Tank Girl would survive the apocalypse.
Lori Petty's character is perfectly witty, a girl who plays it large and in charge even when things are at their worst. She can kill an armed man and then answer the irritated stares of his buddies with "What?" While McDowell's character tries to break her in for a mission, she spends all her time coming up with lines to really get under his skin--and succeeds.
The complaints of some accusing McDowell of hamming up the role of the villain are unfounded; he not only plays the role perfectly, but does it so well that I don't think anyone else could have done it. He's playing the stereotypical megalomaniac bad guy, yes, but on top of that he adds a touch of class and intelligence. His repartee with Tank Girl proves he's nearly a match for her wit with flippant remarks. He's a very bright guy with an ingenious solution to an ongoing problem, who's simply flummoxed by the dauntlessly rude spirit of his opponent. McDowell is brilliant enough as an actor to get all these characteristics across. Bravo.
The plot gives us a nice, reasonable adventure without being overly simplistic; the campy tone prevents it from getting any more complex. The off-the-wall antics of Tank Girl bleed over at times from the character to the movie itself, which gets a bit goofy (in a good way) in parts where you'd never otherwise expect it to. In the middle of the film they break into a musical number in the silliest of venues--it might not be logical but it's a whole lot of fun.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful CULT favorite of mine. March 4, 2001
I first saw this movie when i was 16 (now 21)... and i fell in love from the very beginning. I'd never call this "quality cinema," but it is thoroughly entertaining, and quickly became one of my favorite movies. The color is breath-taking, Lori Petty is absoltuely beautiful, sexy, funny, wonderful, etc. And this is just a kick-a#$% grrrl-power movie, without the corporate cheese that tends to come in the package. It is a fantasy world that i ventured to often as a teenager... and now with a DVD version, the journey can continue. ENJOY!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ULTIMATE chick flick.... March 16, 2005
Okay, I didn't just like this movie, I love, LOVE this movie. Yes, its campy, yes the plot line is bizarre, No I can't get a guy to watch it with me (but they won't watch Earth Girls are Easy either) but I just love this movies humor and girl power without being GI Jane.

Yeah, the Rippers (aka Kangaroo people) are a little scary, but they are genetically engineered kangaroo mutants who happen to be trying to find their creator. (I got over the Rippers scariness when Rebecca and Jet were high on helium and then doing that stupid dance.)

I think about this movie when I am down because most of the movie had me laughing my head off. But I guess this tells you about my personality because this movie isn't for everyone. Don't watch this movie expecting to learn anything or have a plot to follow. Just sit back, and enjoy the cartoons...and the fact that one of the main characters is a tank!

While I didn't know this was a comic first, I'm curious to see them now. But since I generally won't watch a movie if I've read the book, I can understand why the people that read the comic didn't like the film. To them I have to say I'm sorry, because I still adore this cartoon/movie. But I will admit that knowing now that this was supposed to be an Australian flick explains a lot...I always thought this had kind of a Mad Max feeling too it.

BTW, it really would have been cool if they had done outtakes etc on this movie, so I do agree there...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tank Girl DVD! no extras??? February 10, 2001
From the first minute I saw the movie I was hooked, the charcters are fantastic and the film just so rich in design and content.
It's also one of the funniest things i've seen in ages with the humour pouring from it!
I was however sad to hear that many scenes had been cut from the film and that a DVD would never be released. I started up an internet protest to get MGM to release it on DVD with the footage and here it is! This DVD is out due to the fans who protested for it!
I am still angry that have not included ANY extras or the cut footage and after much arguing with MGM i dont think they ever will replace the footage! Anyway check out [...] to see what bits they have not included on this disk and sign our online from to try to get them to put more stuff on the disk! theres still time!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "To the bat tank!" July 22, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
There is just something about this movie. It ranks on my top 5 list of all time favourite movies. Lori Petty is kick [tail], wears kick[en] clothes and does the weirdest things to her hair. Her sidekick Jet is just awesome. But lemme tell ya', nothing beats the fighting Kangaroos. This movie is sci/fi-comedy, has an awesome sountrack, can be quite silly at times, and is wholly entertaining. Kick back and relax when watching this movie. Alcohol will only intensify the sensations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone, but loads of fun October 24, 2001
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Format:VHS Tape
This is a movie you either like or don't. I find it fast-moving, colorful, loads of fun, and entertainingly bizzare. It's not something to think about too much, and it drags toward the end, but it is a cult favorite for a reason. Great soundtrack, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i have been waiting
I have been waiting for this on BluRay for so long. This movie is delightful & I'm so glad it was finally offered in this format!!
Published 16 days ago by Stephanie M. Schrader
5.0 out of 5 stars Cult classic
I love this movie. I have so many favorite parts, lines and scenes. It's so funny, quirky, but not awkward. I just adore the positive messages one can get out of it. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Sherri Jones
1.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't play
This CD is terrible. I hate the fact that when I was so excited to watch this DVD. I put it in the DVD player and it says that it can't play in this region.
Published 1 month ago by starr cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie in great condition
Tank Girl showed up in fantastic condition, in a short period of time. Didn't have any issues. LOVE THIS MOVIE HEHE
Published 1 month ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars ok...
So this dvd was a region 5 disk or something and is not able to play on my playstation. I think it will play on a regular dvd player but not on a playstation 3
Published 1 month ago by mike 67
5.0 out of 5 stars Tank Girl
Everything one could wish for when searching for a post-apocalyptic, drug induced movie with mutant kangaroo love interests and gals in tanks. Lori Petty IS Tank Girl. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ShopperBee
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and thought provoking
I loved this movie. I had never heard of Tank Girl until a friend bought to my attention. It was fun, it made me laugh and cringe. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shirley
3.0 out of 5 stars Eccentric movie
This is one of Naomi Watts' first movie (yes that is her with the brown hair and Australian accent) and it's a weirdly, eccentric film. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steph
5.0 out of 5 stars be aware
be careful of your purchase, because I bought the UK version. I have been trying to get it swapped out for several months now still have the UK version at home. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracy S. Duplantis
5.0 out of 5 stars So outrageous, I practically laughed through the whole film
I found this film just the right kind of outrageously hilarious to keep laughing and enjoying myself thoroughly all the way through the picture. Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. Helms
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