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Dredd [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D] [2012]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1017 out of 1095)

    Special Features


    • "Mega-city masters: 35 years of Judge Dredd" featurette
    • "Day of chaos: the visual effects of Dredd 3D" featurette
    • "Dredd" featurette
    • "Dredd's Gear" featurette
    • "The 3rd dimension" featurette
    • "Welcome to peach trees" featurette
    • Dredd motion comic prequel

    Synopsis


    Dredd
    A feared urban cop takes on a vicious city drug dealer in a futuristic metropolis as director Pete Travis (Vantage Point) and screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) team to bring iconic 2000A.D. lawman Judge Dredd to the big screen. In the future, much of North America has been poisoned by radiation. The sprawling urban jungle Mega City One stretches from Boston to Washington D.C., and in order to keep the growing criminal element in check, police enforcers called "Judges" have been given the power of judge, jury, and executioner. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of them all, delivering death sentences with impunity as he fights to rid the streets of "Slo-Mo" -- a powerful new drug that alters its user's perception of time. In the process of training psychic rookie Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), Dredd receives a report of an incident in a sprawling criminal stronghold ruled by fearsome drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), and ventures in to investigate. Upon learning that one of her top men has been captured by Dredd shortly thereafter, an enraged Ma-Ma seizes control of her massive 200-story complex, launching an all-out war against the Judges as Dredd and Cassandra find themselves trapped in the belly of the beast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Karl Urban
      Karl Urban - Judge Dredd
    • Olivia Thirlby
      Olivia Thirlby - Cassandra Anderson
    • Lena Headey
      Lena Headey - Ma-Ma
    • Wood Harris
      Wood Harris - Kay
    • Langley Kirkwood
      Langley Kirkwood - Judge Lex



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1095 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Defied my expectations every step of the way

      Posted
      Treydle
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      You’re being hunted, outnumbered, you’re unable to escape. To make matters worse, your only ally is inexperienced and you have a prisoner whose safety is your responsibility. What do you do? The majority of the United States is now uninhabitable, thanks to radiation. Those areas are referred to as The Cursed Earth. Mega-City One, one of the habitable areas, is a large violent metropolis containing close to one billion people and suffering 17,000 violent crimes a day. The only bulwark maintaining some semblance of order is the greatly outnumbered Judges. Despite their name, they perform the same tasks as police officers in addition to carrying out the duties of determining guilt and imposing sentence. One such man is Judge Dredd (played by Karl Urban). Dredd (Urban) is well-known among his fellow Judges for his uncompromising nature and stiff sentences. Against his will, Dredd is ordered by his superior to evaluate a young officer who failed her exams but was offered the chance to be a Judge because of her psychic abilities, caused by the radiation and making her part of a societal caste referred to as “mutants”. The young rookie (played by Olivia Thirlby) is named Cassandra Anderson and, while Dredd wears a helmet throughout the entire film, she elects not to for fear that it will inhibit her psychic abilities. Simultaneously, in a 200-story slum referred to as The Peach Trees, a crime boss named Madeline Madrigal, also known as Ma-Ma, (played by Lena Headey) has three men drugged, skinned, and dropped from a high floor in The Peach Trees. Dredd and Anderson are informed via radio and arrive at the scene to investigate. Anderson’s psychic abilities allow her to identify one of the perpetrators almost immediately, causing Dredd to take the man into custody so he can be interrogated back at the Judges’ headquarters. Something Ma-Ma cannot allow. And the hunt begins. Now, I have seen the seen the 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie which was inspired by the same source material. In fact, I’ve seen it many times. I’m not proud of it, but it’s true. While this film doesn’t explore Dredd’s origins or allow the same “growth”, I’d say Dredd succeeded where its predecessor failed. No, it doesn’t have Rob Schneider to offer comic relief or Diane Lane and Joan Chen as strong and attractive female characters, but the cat-and-mouse game Headey’s character and the illustration of the drug referred to as Slo-Mo more than compensate. It doesn’t break new ground or challenge the actors, save for Headey who is forced to appear unattractive onscreen for the first time in her career, but it is highly entertaining and I enjoyed it a great deal.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      That CHIN tho!

      Posted
      S1L3NT
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      Move over Stallone, Karl Urban is here! This is Judge Dredd the way he was MEANT to be! Let me start off by saying that this 2012 version is far better than the cheesy 90s flick. It gets everything about the character pretty much right. Its gritty, violent, dark and str8 up awesome. The bloodshed in this film is sort of a wink and a nod to those hardcore violent action films of the 80s and the cast is brilliant -- especially Karl Urban and his commanding presence and that freakin' CHIN of his, which is absolutely amazing! Not since I saw Michael Keaton in the Batsuit as a kid have I seen an actor dawn a mask (or in this case, a helmet) that suits him so well. He's perfect for the role! On top of that, the sets are amazing and the special effects are very impressive. Both of those elements really lend themselves to the whole shooter-video-game feeling of the film and it works very well. Plus the 3D is the cherry on the top. It elevates the on screen action that much more... Which brings me to the vital statistics of the blu-ray. This is very fine presentation in 2D and even more-so in 3D! Nothing ever pops outta the screen here, which is why I didnt give it a perfect 5 outta 5 (Im a sucker for gimmicks), but depth and dimensionality are smartly utilized, sometimes subtly and sometimes drastically, and the result is quite dazzling. Things seem pretty well seperated/layered at times, and though there are a few scenes that appear virtually flat with no sense of natural space, theres not enough of them to get mad about. There is a bit of noise in the darker hallway sequences tho, kinda looks like static or grain, but its not too distracting at all. The SLO-MO drugs sequences are a trip and, needless to say, very very cool! The sound on this movie is LOUD, aggressive and crystal clear. Dialogue might even get drowned out sometimes by all the gunfire and explosions at certain points in the film, as this is a bass-heavy and bombastic soundtrack. (C'mon guys. It is an action film after all) But make no mistake, I loved it. To me, its one of the better action soundtracks out there. All in all, this is a great buy and the price was hella cheap for a 3D blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Redeems Dredd from bad Stallone Film, Great 3D

      Posted
      Bauer24
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Dredd is everything that people that were disappointed in the old Stallone film could ever want. We get a movie where the action is truly gritty, just like the comic. You get an actor that doesn't take his helmet off and looks and acts like Dredd, and you leave the theater satisfied and talking with your friends about the film for days. Dredd is just pure fun. And with the Blu Ray 3D, it is even more fun watching it at home than the 3D in the theater. The Blu-Ray is a perfect transition. At home, the 3D really flies out at you at the screen and you feel like you are inside the movie. For the slo-mo sequences, it is worth buying this blu ray for just that alone. Now while the plot is on the thin side (nearly the whole movie takes place inside a building, and it could've used more extras) this is a great Blu ray 3D release. Yeah, there are a bunch of featurettes in the extras, but they are short and could've expanded on things. But the good completely outweights the minor annoyances. You get awesome action, great one liners, great picture, sound, and absolutely fantastic 3D. Even if you don't know who or what Dredd is, still give it a shot, you might enjoy yourself, especially if you have a 3D tv at home. If not, and you already own this film, it might be worth buying a 3D tv for.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A grueling, down and dirty, blood bath

      Posted
      Krazyredboy
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      Don't take my 4-star rating for granted. I LOVE this movie. However, that does not make it a perfect movie. Yes, this movie is big, violent, and does not hold back. Yes, the content is definitely of a mature nature. Yes, this is the darker take on the Judge Dredd that I had wanted for so long. Yes, this is a glorification of rage-fueled violence. The photography is unique in many instances, almost beautiful and almost sickening at the same time, which really added to the atmosphere of the movie. No, this is not an Oscar-winning performance, even though I thought Karl Urban was excellent. The script and plot were only ok. Some of the ultra-violence did not serve any more purpose than to give the visual effects folks something to do... not that I would complain about that, but some things were unnecessary to the point that it detracted from some of the more engaging and excellent scene work. Again, overall I love this movie. If you are a Judge Dredd fan, I believe you will love it to.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An action-packed comic adaption that hits the mark

      Posted
      RoaNoCommonSense
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      Following the unintentionally hilarious release of "Judge Dredd" in 1995 starring Sly Stallone, the hope of any future films centered around the no holds barred Judge, Jury and Executioner brought to life by John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra seemed pretty grim. However, in 2012, DREDD 3D was released to little fanfare in the states, and while not a box office smash, it offered one of the most loyal comic to film adaptions to date with great action sequences, a solid story and redemption for the 1995 disasterpiece. Some fans have pointed out plot similarities between DREDD 3D and Gareth Evans' fantastic "The Raid: Redemption". While the two share the same basic premise (which isn't all that unique to begin with), the execution of both are different and give each film their own identity and feel. This 3D/2D Blu-Ray offers very crisp audio and visuals, though the extras and bonus features are a bit lacking. Still, it is a fantastic offering for hardcore Dredd fans and casual action flick viewers alike. The characters, presentation and ambiance in the film stay fiercely loyal to the source material without ever straying too far from mainstream accessibility.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      No Need To Dredd

      Posted
      ScottBot
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      Comic books movies lately have taken on a more serious tone. In Dredd, that's a good thing. After all, you can't dispense "judgement" with a PG-13 rating. Alex Garland's (28 Days Later, Sunshine) screenplay is great, depicting Dredd (a perfectly casted, Karl Urban) as a "seasoned" judge, taking rookie Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) on her first assignment. From the moment Dredd's helmet is on, it's all business, carrying out judgements with the authority of RoboCop, assessing situations like a Terminator, all while schooling Anderson like that english teacher you hated in high school. With nothing more than the bottom half of his face revealed, Urban impeccably communicates Dredd's disdain for lawbreakers using nothing more than his gruff, guttural voice and his multi-faceted Lawbringer. All the acting and action is top notch. You won't see any movie cliches, red herrings or unnecessary Michael Bay explosions. You don't have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this movie. Sit back, press play and enjoy the judgement.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Got 3 copies, all defective

      Posted
      AnthonySG
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      I rented this movie through Redbox, was ecstatic to find the 3D version on the rental to play on my new 3D TV. Immediately wanted to own it, so I bought it from Best Buy. A few days later, I went to go show some friends, and the disc wouldn't read in my PS3. Tried it in another PS3 and a computer's blu-ray drive, both wouldn't read it. I returned it for another copy. This one read, but the 3D version froze every 20-30 seconds. The 2D version worked great, but I bought the movie for the 3D. I returned this copy for another one that just flat-out didn't read like the first. When I went to return the third copy for a fourth, the CSR saw my stack of return receipts and offered to exchange it for store credit or a different movie. I was worried about Best Buy's return policy on open movies, but they person was very very helpful, so no hard feelings. I would sit tight for a little while before buying this movie. Let them work the kinks out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well done and one to pick up for action fans !!!

      Posted
      eringo
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      Well done movie and worth picking up for any action fans. More grittier and darker plot with more blood and gore than the previous Judge Dredd. The actor Karl Urban did an excellent Judge Dredd. If you have a nice surround sound system your ears are in for a treat. Audio is optimized for a 7.1 setup and can be played on a 5.1 setup and still sounds incredible. Could not believe how sharp the audio was and must say a good movie to demo a surround sound system. Very good special features that go into the behind the scenes of the movie and the history of the Judge Dredd comics by the creators. There is also a prequel to the movie motion comic under the special features. If you have a 3D TV a 3D version of the movie is also included on the same disc. Just hope a Dredd 2 will be done.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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