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In this early action classic that features his unique blend of thrills and offbeat humor, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Col. John Matrix, ultimate soldier and one-man army. Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army. With the help of a feisty stewardess (Rae Dawn Chong) and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she's killed.
A massively underrated action thriller that kept Arnold Schwarzenegger occupied between mid-'80s blockbusters, Commando may be one of the last shoot-out films ever to have real characters in it. Not, of course, that they're anything other than stereotypes, but they're painted with such detailed, positive strokes that it's impossible not to relate to them. Arnie plays a retired military special-ops officer whose daughter (played with an expert balance of cute/feisty by Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped by the baddest of bad guys, who'll only hand her back as and when he's assassinated a tiresome banana-republic president on their behalf. Needless to say, Arnie is deeply annoyed by this, rescues the moppet single-handed amid more bullets and explosions than you can shake a stuntman's pay cheque at, and... well, why spoil the fun by revealing any more? Co-star Rae Dawn Chong gets some nice one-liners as the innocent bystander who gets caught up in the mayhem. --Roger Thomas
This is 'Arnie' at his Muscle-Bound and Action-Hero Best............
These days former Delta-Force operative 'Colonel John Matrix' (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads a secluded... Read more
Arnold plays a master soldier named John Matrix. He'd been the leader of an elite counter terrorist unit. Then he gave it up to raise his daughter Jenny. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Customer
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|Is this anamorphic?||
Yes, both versions (theatrical and director's cut) are in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format.
The director's cut is exactly 96 seconds longer than the theatrical cut. (Theatrical runs 90:08 and director's cut runs 91:44)
Sep 18, 2007 by turnstile67 | See all 3 posts
|Commando Director's Cut||
I understand it is the cut version (by almost 2 minutes) so some "gore" is lost.
The director's cut has 5.1 surround (as has blu ray) wheras the standard DVD/VHS was 2 channel I believe.
What really p****s me off is that they have not even made the effort to "port" across... Read More
Mar 12, 2009 by S. Edgar | See all 3 posts
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