Last Man Standing [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 3284699
  • Release Date: 11/19/1997
  • Rating: R
Walter Hill's update of classic spaghetti Westerns,Last Man Standing, comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers, biographies of the cast, and highlights of star Bruce Willis. New Line has done a respectable job with this DVD, making it worthwhile when considering the reasonable list price.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Widescreen and full-frame versions of the film
  • Cast biographies and filmographies
  • "Star Highlights" showcasing Bruce Willis in seperate clips from two other movies
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 channel Surround Sound

Synopsis


Last Man Standing
The traditions of the western and the gangster film meet head-on in this dark crime drama. Jericho is a small town in Texas that in the 1920s looks much like it did in the 1860s, except that two violent gangs of rival bootleggers have driven away nearly all of the citizens not involved in the booze racket. Strozzi (Ned Eisenberg) leads a gang of Italian rum-runners with the help of his right-hand-man Giorgio (Michael Imperioli), while Doyle (David Patrick Kelly) is the head of an Irish mob, with Hickey (Christopher Walken) serving as his enforcer; the town's sheriff, Ed Galt (Bruce Dern) is powerless to stop the crime in Jericho, and he mainly tries to stay out of the way and keep an uneasy peace between Strozzi and Doyle. John Smith (Bruce Willis) is a ruthless and amoral gunman on the run from the law who passes through Jericho on his way to Mexico. Sizing up the situation, Smith quickly hatches a scheme by which he'll sell his services first to one of the gangs, and then the other, eventually turning the two sides against each other while he stays in the middle and takes the profits generated by both sides. Writer and director Walter Hill based his screenplay on Akira Kurosawa's classic samurai picture Yojimbo, which also inspired Sergio Leone's ground-breaking spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - John Smith
  • Christopher Walken
    Christopher Walken - Hickery
  • Bruce Dern
    Bruce Dern - Sheriff Ed Galt
  • Alexandra Powers
    Alexandra Powers - Lucy
  • Michael Imperioli
    Michael Imperioli - Giorgio



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blast

    Posted
    Swazi88

    Last Man Standing is an all out gunfight from beginning to end. It is based in the 1940's where the Tommy Guns where the Rulers of the Streets. Bruce Willis (John Smith) has a pair of .45 caliber pistols that he uses threw out the entire movie to put his point across. And of course there is a woman that he is trying to free. This movie is a great addition to any movie archive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the greatest movies

    Posted
    Jalloppi

    this movie is a must own it is one of the best action movies out there if u don't own this buy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action Movie

    Posted
    nickou812
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    Great Action Movie Starring Bruce Willis, Plenty of Gun fights, and action to Boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated

    Posted
    JonathanMince
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    Such a fun movie. A Perfect tribute to Kurosawa and the Western.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Movie

    Posted
    bohica
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    Quality as expected. This movie was a great movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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