This is a great DVD, despite having a pretty cheesy interview with John Carpenter but it's worth adding to your collection if you have any interests in classic HD shotgun at the old jailhouse. :)
Assault on Precinct 13 (http://www.epinions.com/mvie-review-9A6-3066B846-39A6D8A3-prod5)
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August 24, 2005, 06:09 PM
Big G, little tip, if you convert images to .jpg, they'll load faster :)
(just open it in paint and re-save it as a .jpg/.jpeg)
August 24, 2005, 06:15 PM
How can I resize the image to take out the background and make it just what I want to show? Paint has a fixed white square it looks like. Thanks!
August 24, 2005, 06:26 PM
I watched this flick about three weeks ago....
My five year old son said it best, "This is dumb!"
But you gotta love all the evil menacing bad guys skulking around, out in the open...moving targets! :evil:
I have a lot of respect for John Carpenter, especially "The Thing" (Any movie where a man's head falls from his body and becomes an eight legged creature is way awesome...), but he must have been having a bad day when they filmed this one...
Wonder of the remake is better.
August 24, 2005, 06:40 PM
I saw it when it first came out. Have the $5.00 dvd now. It's cheezy but most of those old police shows were.
Did anyone notice that the white prisoner (murderer) is cuffed in front and the black prisoner is cuffed in back. I found that interesting.
August 24, 2005, 06:41 PM
The new one is chock full of the F-word- usually about every 3-5 words- it'd make Art's Grammaw keel over...
Good weapons though- I believe G-36C's, although I don't know much about the G-36 series. Also, a tommy gun! However, it is not really that good. Of course, the regular Hollywood screwups (endless mags, to name one) are present.
August 25, 2005, 01:51 AM
Absolutely... I also admire the upstanding female portrayal in this film. Here you'll find a babe that takes a hit and keeps on fightin' until the fight is over.
Really quite nice in balance. And let me add that this original Precinct 13 edition outdistances the latest rehash by a mile; an opinion determined in part by my 50 (not 5) years of reviewing... :neener:
Gosh, and now that you've made mention of it... I'll have to play it again!
August 25, 2005, 03:36 AM
Yeah, long story short, the new one suffers from not being good. The silenced revolvers of the original can be forgiven once you watch the new one, IMO.
August 25, 2005, 08:02 AM
I didnt really care for either one of them. I did enjoy the new one more though. I think it was because the first one had ruined any hopes of it being a decent movie, it lowered my (already low) expectations for the 2005 flick, so it was better than I thought it would be, therefore I enjoyed it a little more.
But to be fair, if I saw the '05 flick first, I'd probably like the '76 release better.
August 25, 2005, 08:53 AM
I've always thought that John Carpenter is pretty hit-and-miss, but Big Trouble in Little China is one of my all-time favorites. I'll have to watch this one.
August 25, 2005, 12:13 PM
I love the occasional double-taps between ejecting shell and loading a new cartridge on both the bolt action rifle and the pump shotgun.
August 25, 2005, 12:40 PM
the old one was well, interesting. Some of the acting (that girl, is she even alive?) was questionable, but I guess its old.
The new one is about the same, with bigger explosions and better filmography (sort of)