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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Gloria Reuben
  • Directors: Peter Hyams
  • Writers: Mark Verheiden
  • Producers: Moshe Diamant, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1), French (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: December 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000X1BYN8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,434 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Timecop [HD DVD]" on IMDb

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

In this "pumped-up adventure packed with white-knuckle thrills" (Associated Press), time travel is not only a reality, but an opportunity to alter the past for power and profit. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in the sci-fi thriller that mixes hard-hitting action with awesome special effects, romance and murder. Ron Silver co-stars as Van Damme's cunning adversary in what People magazine touts as "clever and original, Timecop is a thinking man's movie."

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Pay no attention to the fact that Timecop is an insult to intelligent science fiction, and that it gradually succumbs to an acute case of the sillies. It is a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, after all, so check your brain at the door and enjoy this action flick set in the year 2004. Van Damme plays an officer in the Time Enforcement Police, assigned to prevent criminals from traveling to the past with the intent of altering the future. Ron Silver plays the evil politician who plots to retrieve a stockpile of gold from the Civil War to finance his latest campaign. The film is clever to a point, and entertaining if you can ignore the dumb jokes and inconsistencies. Best of all, it's an above-average vehicle for Van Damme (relatively speaking), who gets to kick some villainous butt and share a few scenes with Mia Sara, who plays the Timecop's wife. As Van Damme fans can tell you, this is one of the action star's better movies. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews

Best movie ever made ever.
bob williamson
If you like to consider the perplexities of messing with time and include with that some seriously good action, watch this movie.
Leonard Foster
Good storyline with decent action movie acting.
Melvin Yee

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John S. Ryan on December 31, 2003
Format: DVD
Apart from the _Terminator_ series, there haven't been all that many SF time-travel action thrillers. There have been time-travel _movies_, but they're generally not action flicks. (_Somewhere in Time_, for example, is primarily a romance, and the brilliant _12 Monkeys_ isn't about "action.") Of course there's Nicholas Meyer's excellent _Time After Time_, which isn't as well known as it should be.

And there's this one. It's not (just) a Van Damme vehicle, though it works well enough for fans of the Muscles from Brussels. It's also a fairly well constructed and enjoyable SF movie.

SF readers be warned: it does _not_ have the logical tightness of Robert A. Heinlein's early time-travel stories ('By His Bootstraps', 'All You Zombies'), or even of the first _Terminator_ film. But as Heinlein found in later life, an unalterable past/future just doesn't make for very exciting drama. (As of _The Cat Who Walks Through Walls_, RAH was officially allowing the past, and therefore the future, to be changed.)

For this film, director Peter Hyams and screenwriters Mark Verheiden and Mark Richardson (also the writers of the Dark Horse comic on which the film is based) borrow liberally but loosely from Poul Anderson's Time Patrol stories. Since (according to this scheme) a physically feasible means of time travel not only exists but can be used to change the past, there will be all sorts of baddies around who will try to adjust things to their own advantage. So there will have to be some time-travel cops who intervene to preserve the 'real' timestream.

Van Damme is one such cop. And in this film he's pitted against Ron Silver, well cast as a crooked politician who wants to rearrange things so that he becomes dictator of America.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By the gunner VINE VOICE on March 23, 2008
Format: HD DVD
Time Cop DVD

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a time-traveling law enforcement officer whose mission is to prevent and/or apprehend anybody from traveling back in time for their own personal gains. You know that as soon as humans invent Time-Travel someone will be abusing the invention.

Highly recommended for fans of Jean-Claude Van Damme and the book The Time Machine (Signet Classics)

Gunner March, 2008
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget on July 21, 2002
Format: DVD
For a film that was shot in full anamorphic Panavision 2.35:1 by a very good director/cinematographer I find it very weird that Universal would only release this in cropped format. Many other people have expressed their disappointment in other reviews about this but I must let you know that the R2 version IS in widescreen. If you must by this film then get the UK Region 2 version. The Dolby 5.1 soundtrack remains the same but the movie is shown in it's correct OAR. And that is what matters most.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Reedy on February 13, 2008
Format: HD DVD Verified Purchase
Alright, first things first: this movie is by no means great cinema. The plot holes will make you nuts if you think about it too hard and the acting is, well, it's a Van Damme movie, so you know going in that there are no award winning performances. That said, the movie is a whole lot of fun - the action is great, the one liners are cheesy fun and Mia Sara is stunning.
The HD has a good picture, definitely a major improvement over the old standard edition DVD. The old DVD was pan and scan, the HD version is 2.35:1 1080p. The sound is much better as well.
If you've seen it before and liked it, I recommend picking it up. The price is good as well - I expect with the format war nearly over that more HD DVD prices will drop, allowing those of us who took the plunge to at least score some discs on closeout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cain on August 25, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I think that for a movie that professes to be nothing more than what it is this movie rates high. It is pure science fiction, action. escapism. Nothing more - nothing less. It is pure entertainment. All right so its hard to understand Jean-Claude all the time but they gave him a superlative supporting cast of actors, especially Ron Silver who is always good, who basically carry the movie. The martial arts were kept controlled to the story line and there actually was a story. This movie was not meant to explore the deeper meaning of life. For that go see "The Big Sleep" with Humphrey Bogart. For pure entertainment

get this one. In my opinion Jean-Claude's best movie, through no fault of his own. A great flick. For those nay-sayers out there GET A GRIP.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OP 9MM on March 23, 2008
Format: HD DVD
I love this film when it first come out on the big screen, i have owned the VHS version aswell as the DVD too but when i found out this was coming out on HD DVD, i was baffled as i thought maybe this film would look good in quality as old film transfers dont look the best in 1080p, however, this film looks brillaint in detail, obviouslt dont expect modern HD quality images but for a classic film turned HD, it looks brilliant, better than most old film transfers!
Only grudge is that it doesnt have any special featured :(
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gypsymuse on May 30, 2006
Format: DVD
YES!

I agree with the other reviewers!

This is the one VanDamm movie I LOVE and when I found it in my one used shop I was so extatic I never looked to see screen format! I never though that it would be Full Screen@!#!*!%!!!!!

Ye Gods!

it totally ruins that wonderful sceen in the kitchen of him doing the splits!

Hey ya I'm a red-blooded female...and I can go OUCH at that scene too! that stunt hurts to do and man.....Whistle.....Looks very nice!

The cropping really really ruins the impressive impact of that scene and I've not see the picture since it first came out

it was really a Disappointment when I saw FULL SCREEN

Come on UNIVERSAL!!!

WE WANT WIDE SCREEN!

FULL PICTURE!!!!

this is a fantastic action picture and a crying shame to see it in full screen only!!!!!!
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