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Arnold Schwarzenegger is special agent Harry Tasker, a top spy in the ultra-secret Omega Sector who also dances a mean tango- although to his neglected wife, Helen, (Jamie Lee Curtis) he's just a dull computer salesman. But while Harry's been busy fighting terrorists, Helen's been gathering secrets of her own. And when their two secret lives unexpectedly collide, Harry and Helen find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save not only their marriage but their lives as well. Packed with non-stop action, spectacular special effects and unprecedented stunts, this "domestic epic" from director James Cameron (Titanic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) is a rollicking `90's twist on the super spy genre.
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These days I almost never buy DVDs. But since they never released this on Blu ray, it was the only option it seems.
This DVD could have been better. It says it's 2.35:1 Widescreen format, which it is. However when playing the movie, it is matted on the top and bottom as well as the sides. If I could zoom in, the quality would be even worse.
I would only buy this DVD as reference material. As far as a quality product, NOT!
There will be plenty of money to go around for everyone if they release this in Blu-ray.
In addition to one of the most incredible chase scenes ever filmed, is one breathtaking mid-air scene in which secret agent Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger) is trying to rescue his daughter from a group of bug-eyed terrorists while flying a Harrier jet and totally demolishing their operation. This was preceded by a terrifying helicopter rescue attempt to save his wife (Jamie Lee) who is trapped in an out-of-control limousine speeding toward a fiery destruction atop a blown-out bridge.
There's also a cool comedic sub-plot and one seductive "stripper" scene which alone is worth the price of admission, and that's no lie. But WHY are Arny's movies so universally popular? Aside from being top-notch productions by major studios and directors, people are attracted to the ex-bodybuilder for different reasons. To men, he represents the physical ideal. To women, he represents the clean-cut and moral masculine male. And to kids, Arnold represents the real-life superhero.
So it's easy to overlook the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very bright and talented deadpan comic with a great sense of humor. And as a successful yet underrated actor, he can handle serious roles with equal impact. Even playing the role of Governor was "no problemo" :)
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It's a real shame it isn't available on Blu-Ray. C'mon! I finally broke down and bought the DVD, which suffers from serious compression artifacts / bad contrast. It just looks...ugh. Think: VHS tape. The only saving grace is the audio, which seems to be just fine.
So, buy this DVD if you must, at least until whatever producer is sitting on the rights agrees to re-release this fantastic gem of a film.
Man secretly works for the CIA> His wife is bored but doesn't know her husband lives such an adventurous life on the side. Their daughter is a troubled teen as she doesn't know her parents. AND the dad doesn't know that his wife and daughter feel they way that they do. Then by accident he has the chance to create a fake situation to add some excitement for the wife. But it turns into a real dangerous situation. The daughter is kidnapped as well. The dad is exposed as he tries to save his family.
I can remember watching this in the theatre. I loved the seen when Jamie Lee Curtis shows up at the hotel and transforms in the hallway. The french guy's accent. The music. The dance. It was just pure fun. The late Bill Paxton did a great job of course. It was just a fun movie I thought.