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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
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Brace yourself for hilarious, action-packed adventure! When street-smart NYPD cop (Fred Ward, Tremors) regains consciousness after a bizarre mugging, he has a new face and a new identity! Now he's Remo Williams, the #1 recruit of a top-secret organization, and he's toppling evil at every turn - even atop the Statue of Liberty - in this spectacular and funny adventure film. Trained by a quirky Korean martial arts master (Joel Grey, Cabaret) to dodge bullets, brave terrifying heights and thwart attackers with his bare hands, Remo become the ultimate criminal exterminator. But when he faces off against a corrupt millionaire and his army of henchmen, the real adventure begins! Directed by action great Guy Hamilton, the director of Funeral in Berlin, Force 10 From Navarone and 4 James Bond classics including Goldfinger and Live and Let Die! The stellar cast includes Wilford Brimley (The Thing), J.A. Preston (Body Heat), George Coe (The Entity) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway of TV s Star Trek: Voyager).
Special Features: Trailers
- Aspect Ratio : 1.77:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : unknown
- Director : Guy Hamilton
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
- Run time : 2 hours and 1 minute
- Release date : December 8, 2015
- Actors : Fred Ward, Joel Gret, Kate Mulgrew, Wilford Brimley
- Studio : Kl Studio Classics
- ASIN : B015UDEN9K
- Number of discs : 1
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Filmed 35 years ago, "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins" stars Fred Ward as Remo, a tough ex-cop who was unwillingly recruited by a secret organization. His mission is to assassinate a corrupt industrialist and his henchmen. Their crime is supplying a U.S. Army base with defective weapons that have already killed a soldier during a training exercise. But because of political influence, the millionaire manufacturer is able to continue supplying the defective equipment. Thus the need for Remo's vigilante justice.
In preparation for his deadly assignment, he becomes the student of a Korean master of martial arts, played to perfection by the amazing Joel Grey. Just watching him perform as Chiun, the Master of Jinanju is a special delight that you won't forget. Eventually Remo learns how to dodge bullets at close range, to use his hands as lethal weapons, and to run like the wind without touching the ground.
The movie was directed by the great Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger) and the heroic musical score composed by Craig Safan is pure magic. The all-star cast includes the grizzled Wilford Brimley, the majestic J. A. Preston, and the magnificent Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager) with whom Remo foresees the ignition of a romance...but first, the assignment requires his attention.
The fight scenes that ensue atop the Statue of Liberty and amidst treetops in timber country are just a few of the highlights in this breath-taking scenic adventure movie. This is a world-class production that you'll want to view more than once, and each time you'll be caught in its spell and enjoy it anew.
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Joel Grey is a delight as Chiun, Remo's trainer in the secret Korean martial art of Sinanju, bringing Remo along in the development of skills he didn't have a clue he could begin to master. The chemistry between Remo and Chiun is the glue that makes this film work and provides the comic relief. Kate Mulgrew appears as a very thin Maj. Rayner Fleming before her later roles of Captain Janeway on "Star Trek Voyager" or as a Reagent and Mother of Pete Latimer on the series "Warehouse 13". I guess many of us pack on the lbs as we get older.
It is too bad that a sequel never made it to the screen but not entirely unexpected. (I liked Dr. Detroit but the "Revenge of Mom" sequel never made it to the screen).. I guess it's like music groups one hit wonders like Shocking Blue's "Venus". Such is life. All said, I find this movie a pleasant diversion that doesn't require brain busting concentration to enjoy, no out of sequence time shifts or convoluted plot lines, just simple action leading to a satisfying conclusion. Like a good western, the bad guys get theirs in the end and the audience is not left hanging out to dry. Most of the news we get now is very depressing and I like a movie that gives me a spiritual lift.
My DVD played perfectly and the picture was very good. Now if some company would produce a good DVD of Burt Lancaster's "The Crimson Pirate"...