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It was the movie that stunned audiences, shocked the MPAA and marked the debut of one of the most uncompromising filmmakers in modern horror. Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice, Dark Blue) stars as a post-apocalyptic scavenger who brings home a battered cyborg skull for his metal-sculptor girlfriend. But this steel scrap contains the brain of the M.A.R.K. 13, the military's most ferocious bio-mechancial combat droid. It is cunning, cruel, and knows how to reassemble itself. Tonight, it is reborn...and no flesh shall be spared. Stacey Travis (GHOSTWORLD) co-stars - along with appearances by Iggy Pop, Lemmy of Motörhead and music by Ministry and Public Image Ltd. - in the kick-ass sci-fi thriller from Richard Stanley (DUST DEVIL) that Fangoria calls "gritty, trippy and frightnening...HARDWARE is one of the best horror movies you've never seen!"
Totally Uncut, Uncensored
And On DVD For The First Time Ever!
* Audio Commentary with Director Richard Stanley
* No Flesh Shall Be Spared - All-New Documentary featuring interviews with Cast and Crew
* 'Incidents In An Expanding Universe' - Early Super 8 Version of HARDWARE
* 'The Sea of Perdition' - 2006 Richard Stanley Short Film
* 'Rites of Passage' - Early Richard Stanley Short Film
* Richard Stanley on Hardware 2
* Theatrical Trailer
* Deleted, Extended & Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Audio Commentary with Director Richard Stanley
- No Flesh Shall Be Spared - All-New Documentary featuring interviews with Cast and Crew
- 'Incidents In An Expanding Universe' - Early Super 8 Version of HARDWARE
- 'The Sea of Perdition' - 2006 Richard Stanley Short Film
- 'Rites of Passage' - Early Richard Stanley Short Film
- Richard Stanley on Hardware 2
- Theatrical Trailer Deleted, Extended & Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Top Customer Reviews
Well, not exactly---but that's the plot of Richard Stanley's surreal, cyberpunk, brutal, bloodthirsty dreamscape of a sci-fi flick "Hardware", which you should do whatever you need to do to beg, borrow, or steal a DVD copy. It's sick, bloody, good stuff.
First off, know that "Hardware" director Richard Stanley is a Hollywood wild-man: notorious for all sorts of brooding, decadent fits, he was sacked on the 2nd day of filming for the ill-fated (doomed!) "Island of Doctor Moreau". He snuck back on set clad in nothing but a dog-mask. Takes guts, Richard---takes guts.
Anyway, he was 24 when he helmed this sick, sacrilegious, probably evil little flick about the ultimate Christmas present gone wrong. Wayfaring soldier Moses Baxter (the grounded Dylan McDermott, who brings a lush breeze of reality to all the hynpotically surreal surroundings) finds a severed robot head in the hopelessly irradiated desert and hauls it back to his sexy, crazy artist-lover Jill (played wantonly by the yummy Stacey Travis...yeah). Turns out it's the head of the notoriously unreliable military warbot Mark XIII, and it has a nasty fetish for a little Yuletide bloodletting. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, indeed.
I was relatively young and naive when I first saw "Hardware", and my young self thought the thing was positively immoral. I was shocked. The Mark XIII warbot is an angry young man: it kills viciously, indiscrimately, and then cloaks itself in the raw nuclear apocalypse reds and oranges and shadows of Baxter and Jill's little love shack. And mind you, this thing kills *brutally*. People are sliced in half and boy oh boy, the blood spills out like Franco-American carbonara sauce.Read more ›
A few years later I picked up the Hardware soundtrack because I remembered it was the most memorable part of the film. I loved Simon Boswell's haunting electronic score and the unforgettable Public Image Limited song the Order of Death which echoes in your head with "This Is What You Want...This Is What You Get" lyrics ironically summarizing my initial reaction to the film perfectly. Around that time I happened to catch Richard Stanley's following film ...Read more ›
As you can see, there is far more to this film than meets the eye. If you'll give it a chance, and watch more than 20 minutes of it (see below), you'll see what an incredible work of art this movie is. And now, we'll have it in beautiful DVD format!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great underrated movie, bought two, one for us & one for my brother. He & I have owned various bootleg & proper VHS versions of this over the years. Read morePublished 5 months ago by TR
The end fight scene blows the film.
Was almost genius, then kerplunk.
P.I.L. - Top Notch Score and Soundtrack
Based on all the 5-star reviews I actually spent twelve bucks on this piece of garbage, and I want my money back from somebody. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Todd A. Clark
Unless you're a really devoted fan of no-budget B movies, don't believe the hype. Stanley's cult rep as some kind of mad genius is hardly on view here. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jack Ryan
I saw this movie again recently for the first time since it came out in theaters. I find it held up well with a good story and acting. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Austin Donner
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|Is the U.S. version Region Free???||
My copy I ordered is NTSC Region O...so yes, I'd say it's region free! Is the UK versioin that infamous edition that Amazon seemed to be selling at first...
the one with the metal tin and "limited editon" satus? My copy did NOT receive a metal tin whatsoever. I have also heard about... Read More
Nov 5, 2009 by compsciguy | See all 3 posts
|Hardware on DVD: It's About Time!!!!||
Isn't this blu-ray release only the R rated version though. Why go to the trouble to release a blu-ray version and not have it uncut? or at least put both versions?
Jul 26, 2009 by Zombiegirl | See all 5 posts
|where is the amazon.ca release?||
Is the Canadian release different than the U.S. release? Is it the one with the metal tiin?
Nov 20, 2009 by compsciguy | See all 3 posts
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