Red Heat [Special Edition] [DVD] [1988]

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi team up to fight crime behind the Iron Curtain in this Cold War-era crime drama, which gets a polished release on DVD. Red Heat has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in two formats, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround; the dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include the movie's original theatrical trailer, four television spots, and four documentary shorts on various aspects of the film's production.
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Rating 4.15 out of 5 stars.
4.1
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Special Features

  • Newly remastered 16 x 9 widescreen feature
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital Sound
  • East Meets West: The challenge of making "Red Heat," featuring original interviews with cast and crew
  • "A Stunt Man for All Seasons": A special look at the legendary career of the man behind the stunts on Red Heat
  • "I'm Not a Russian, But I Play One on TV": Ed O'Ross interview
  • Original making-of TV special
  • Original TV spots
  • Theatrical trailer
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Red Heat
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a taciturn law-enforcement officer from Russia. James Belushi co-stars as a wise-lipped Chicago cop. Though they go together like caviar and White Castles, they are forced to team up to collar the Soviet Union's most notorious drug lord. Thus does director Walter Hill recycle his 48 Hours formula for another unlikely star team. Unfortunately, Red Heat isn't half as enjoyable as the earlier film, owing to a lack of rapport between the two leading men and an overall lack of inspiration infecting the whole project. The one notable aspect of Red Heat is that it was the first commercial American film to stage scenes in Moscow's Red Square. Watch for Laurence Fishburne (still billed as "Larry") in a secondary role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Capt. Ivan Danko
  • James Belushi
    James Belushi - Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik
  • Peter Boyle
    Peter Boyle - Police Comdr. Lou Donnelly
  • Ed O'Ross
    Ed O'Ross - Victor Rostavili
  • Laurence Fishburne
    Laurence Fishburne - Lt. Stobbs

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