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Nemesis [Region 2]

3.8 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The year is 2027. Alex Rain is a Los Angeles policeman who has been shot-to-pieces in the line of duty in a gunfight with a terrorist organization 'The Red Army Hammerheads'. Rebuilt with robotic implants, Alex is now more machine than man and is now a cyborg. Alex decides to retire from the LAPD and runs a private business as a data smuggler. But Alex's former boss Police Comissioner Farnsworth and his associates decides to give Alex one last assignment, Alex is to apprehend his former partner Jared who is smuggling data to the Red Army Hammerheads who plot to kill government officials. To force Alex do the assignment, they implant a bomb in his heart. But Alex uncovers a cyborg conspiracy as Cyborgs plot to rule the world and The Red Army Hammerheads are really fighting for humanity and Alex begins to question the assignment. ...Nemesis

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Product Details

  • Actors: Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Merle Kennedy, Yuji Okumoto
  • Directors: Albert Pyun
  • Producers: Nemesis
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Japanese
  • Dubbed: Japanese
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Run Time: 92.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00122M238
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,416 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Jeffrey Leach HALL OF FAME on October 13, 2003
Format: DVD
An Albert Pyun production can threaten the mental stability of even the most diehard B movie fan. This director is a master of cheesy, low budget films loaded with hammy acting, molasses like pacing, and terrible scripts. As far as I know, there are only two Pyun films really worth watching: the early 1980s sword and sandal picture "The Sword and The Sorcerer" and this movie, the 1993 science fiction thriller "Nemesis." Two good movies out of a slew of stinkers doesn't mean I wouldn't watch any of his clunkers, though. If anything, a bad movie always promises to deliver a few laughs. Anyway, Pyun's name is synonymous with junk in B movie circles. Just scan some of the movie review sites on the Internet and laugh out loud at the abrasive comments aimed in Al's direction. The success of "Nemesis" eventually led to several sequels, each a victim of diminishing returns. The first one is a winner worth watching, but still contains plenty of plot holes for the discerning viewer to giggle over.
Los Angeles cop Alex Rain works hard to break up crime rings and terrorist groups. It's the year 2027, and humanity has changed quite a bit in the near future. It appears that technology dominates, with doctors capable of implanting robotic machinery directly into the human body. In 2027, you've got millions of people ambling around the country with implants, many of them more machine than human. The growing numbers and strength of these cyborgs is starting to become a real problem for the rest of humanity. Eventually, some people fed up with the increasingly metallic composition of the population form resistance groups to fight the growing cyborgs. It is Alex Rain's job to help keep the peace, and to bring in these people when they break the law.
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Low-budget action doesn't get much better than this. NEMESIS is a good-looking, hard-fighting SF adventure that delivers on every level, from character development to plot. Considering that the film had no theatrical run, it's really solid stuff that will not disappoint.
The DVD release of NEMESIS is surprisingly good, considering the direct-to-video origins of this, writer/director Albert Pyun's finest film. A crisp transfer with a nice (though small) collection of extras, including a making-of promotional reel reminiscent of the "VideoZone" features once included on Full Moon Pictures' DTV releases. Cast and crew bios, plus television and "theatrical" trailers round out the package, and one comes away from the DVD feeling as if it was definitely worth the money.
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This is a great action film. I don't know if it borrowed from what had been done before but it was exciting. It was the first time I saw a hero slide backwards, on his back, down a hill, and shoot at the persuers as they came over the hill after him.
Olivier Gruner's performance has been criticized for lacking range. I thought his deadpan, stoic emphasis was JUST RIGHT for this role: a cyborg.
Merle Kennedy was a delight. This was the first time I had seen this actress, and she is marvellous as "Max Impact." She knows how to act. Her only other BIG roles are in Night of the Demons 2 and Perry Mason The case of the Heartbroken(?) Bride. She also played a drug addict in one of the best early episodes of E. R. (tv series).
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Albert Pyun's movies usually aren't worth more than half a glance. Though he's directed some of the more creative of celluloid premises, his films tend to be underdone action C-titles featuring poor casting, even worse acting, bare-bones production values, and a consistently bland color scheme that makes the movies boring even to look at. Though he never really outdid his breakout attempt (The Sword and the Sorcerer) and lost just about all of his Tinseltown value after 1993, he just managed to squeeze out one more good hunkajunk before going off of the cinematic deep end when he made "Nemesis": a sci-fi shoot-'em-up combination of The Terminator and John Woo's Hard Boiled, and the launchpad of Olivier Gruner's career as an action hero.

The story: in the year 2027 - when America and Japan have merged into a single entity and robotic implants are commonplace - Alex the cyborg cop (Olivier Gruner, Angel Town) is strong-armed into accepting a final mission from his superior (Tim Thomerson, Iron Eagle): stop his ex-partner (Marjorie Monaghan, Space Rangers) from smuggling data to the Red Army Hammerhead terrorist organization.
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