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Escape Plan [DVD + Digital]
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One of the world's foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : SMIT66130862000DVD
- Director : Mickael Hafstrom
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 55 minutes
- Release date : February 4, 2014
- Actors : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezil
- Studio : Artisan / Lionsgate
- ASIN : B00H1RMWYW
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,812 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The extras on the Blu-ray are superb. The audio commentary with the director and cowriter is very insightful and very enjoyable. The feature about the making of the film called EXECUTING THE PLAN runs in at approximately 20 to 22 minutes and is a lot of fun. The feature called CLASH OF THE TITANS is partially a mini bio of sly and Arnold as well as their role in ESCAPE PLAN, and runs approximately 13 to 15 minutes. The documentary THE REAL LIFE TOMB is partially a history of prisons as well as "corrections" in the US; whilst they clearly want you to believe that the maximum security prisons as well as the federal super Max is un-breachable, they do qualify their statements with almost escape proof, and pay close attention to the comments made by Bruce Schneier, since he is a well-respected security analyst who knows his material, and to top it all off he is not the only one who raises a few doubts about the total security of these high and super Max security prisons. They better up their game, since whilst they sneer at ESCAPE PLAN being pure Hollywood, their own prisons are not 100% escape proof. If you want to believe that you are safe from the super criminals, do not watch this documentary called THE REAL-LIFE TOMB.
The deleted scenes are a disappointment: key scenes are deleted, one was in my opinion essential. One deleted scene showed Arnold acting skill in droves. An expository edit at the end of the film is a big loss.
For the price it was an excellent watch - they still manage to maintain their box office charisma despite their age. There is the standard fare of violence so probably wouldn't let teens under 18 get too hyped up on this one. There will more than enough time later to be challenged by avoiding the UN-necessary bad language that always accompanies movies of this nature. All said - this movie is just a matter of lesser of two evils. - all violence and no story or some story and a little redeeming quality to ending. You be the judge.
Basically, you get two, older, muscled-up stars (Schwarzenegger and Stallone) doing what they do best: kicking a-- to overthrow the bad guys and looking like bada--es while they do it. Also, a couple of surprises throughout, such as Sam Neil and Vinnie Jones. While Schwarzenegger and Stallone don't "look" the way they did 20 years ago, I've got to say that the tenacity of these two is inspiring, and if I look as half as good when I'm their age, I'll say I'm doing alright.
In short, a good lazy afternoon flick.
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*** Slight spoilers follow.
Stallone plays a security specialist who breaks out of jails for a living but eventually finds himself double-crossed by his partner and incarcerated for real. In jail he meets Schwarzenegger and they team up to mount a prison break. Action, shooting and derring-do follow in the prescribed manner.
Sure, it's not going to win any awards, but there's something comforting about watching these two actors do what they do best. You won't find too much depth in this film but, if you want a tense, wise-cracking action movie from the old school, I think you'll enjoy it.
The story is preposturous, which is what you would expect, and other actors, particularly Jim Cazaviel are terribly wasted, but if you just want an old fashioned action prison movie then this is definately worth a look on a Friday night with a few beers!
We were not disappointed. Stallone plays a successful prison tester, spending his life escaping to highlight flaws in security. Arnie is a long term inmate of a secret, privately funded `escape proof' prison where the nation's most unwanted are housed. Jim Caviezel plays the warder and Vinnie Jones, surprise, surprise, is his thuggish sidekick while Stallone's shifty boss is excellently played by Vincent D'Onofrio. With the cast in place you have the ingredients for a cracking bit of entertainment; all that is needed is a half decent script and a director who knows how to shoehorn every action element into the approved formula and, hey presto, a very acceptable movie is born.
It was never going to win any Oscars. There are no outstanding performances, the characters are monolithic, the plot ridiculously simple and the outcome is never in doubt, but it is a great ride nonetheless. In this respect it perfectly fulfils its role; providing a splendid bit of brain-out entertainment while giving Sly and Arnie a chance to do what they do best. It is an easy film to sneer at but it doesn't pretend to do anything other than provide some real old-school classic 80's action. Splendid stuff; just open a bottle of wine, disengage those higher cognitive functions, get comfy on the sofa on a wet Sunday afternoon and let this entertaining nonsense take the reins. Silly, indeed, but most excellent and hugely entertaining.