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"Universal Soldier" (Blu-ray)

movie-january-2009-universal-soldier.jpgSynopsis

In Viet Nam, 1963, two dead soldiers, Luc Deveraux (Van Damm) and Andrew Scott (Lundgren) are put on ice and taken to an experimental US military laboratory, where, years later, they are brought back to life and turned into super soldiers with sophisticated technology. They are called "Unisols" (Universal Soldiers). Deveraux is GR44 and Scott is GR13

The duty of Unisols is to handle situations that the regular military and police can't, such as rescuing hostages held by terrorists.

During one of their missions, GR44 begins to remember his past as a soldier in Viet Nam, and the terrible things he did during that war.

So, he abandons his role as a Unisol and takes off.

The military does not want GR44 to expose how Unisols were created from dead soldiers, and they chase after him with the intention of termination.

 

 

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
  • 1992, Rated R, 1 Hr 42 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Jean-Claude Van Damm, Dolph Lundgren
  • Directed by Roland Emmerich
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

This was produced by Mario Kassar, who was involved is The Terminator series, so you can assume correctly that this story is filled with great action scenes.

Technical

For a 1992 movie, the image is terrific. Very sharp, perhaps mastered from the camera negative. DTS-HD Master Audio handles the explosive action in the way it should be.

Extras

These include Director Commentary, The Making of, Guns, Genes and Fighting Machines, and other things.