The Last Stand [UltraViolet] [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 05/21/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (293 out of 310)

Special Features


  • Closed-Caption
  • Not in my town: Making the Last Stand
  • Cornfield chaos: scene breakdown
  • The Dinkum Firearm And Historic Weaponry Museum Tour
  • Actor-Cam anarchy with Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander
  • Deleted and extended scenes

Synopsis


The Last Stand
A border-town sheriff pulls out the heavy artillery to prevent an escaped drug kingpin from blasting his way into Mexico in this sun-scorched action opus starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, and the Weird). A former LAPD hot shot who opted for an easier life after becoming the sole survivor of a bloody drug raid, Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) retreated from the city to become sheriff of Sommerton Junction -- a small town on the U.S./Mexico border. He's just adjusting to life at a more leisurely pace when infamous drug-kingpin Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) stages a daring escape from an FBI convoy, and sets his sights on Mexico. With a hostage to guarantee his safe-crossing and a violent mercenary named Burrell (Peter Stormare) clearing him a path to the border, Cortez races south in a custom Corvette ZR1 that can outrun anything on the road. Meanwhile, Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) realizes that should Cortez manage to slip through Sommerton Junction, he may well be lost forever. At first it seems that Sheriff Owens' skeleton crew will be no match for Cortez's speeding juggernaut. But when Owens decides to stand his ground with the help of Sommerton Junction's finest, Cortez comes up against an immovable force with enough firepower to stop him dead in his tracks. Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, and Rodrigo Santoro co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Sheriff Ray Owens
  • Peter Stormare
    Peter Stormare - Burrell
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Agent John Bannister
  • Jaimie Alexander
    Jaimie Alexander - Sarah Torrance
  • Luis Guzman
    Luis Guzman - Mike Figuerola



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 310 reviews

95%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Last Stand [Blu-ray] [2013]

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    reepa
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    This is pure guilty-pleasure cinema. You know you can't defend seeing lots of nameless guys in black suits and machine guns mowing down people and that there's only a bullet here or there that might get one of our good guys (and I mean, y'know, Luis Guzman, who is always fun to watch in that very familiar character-actor way by the way, same for Harry Dean Stanton's walk-on), and it hearkens back to that time in the 1980's and 90's when Arnold Schwarzenegger dominated cineplexes with this kind of action trash. But over time, as super glossy and hyper-kinetic and chaotically-shot cinema floods theaters, this almost comes as something of a refreshment. How do I simply say "I got thrilled by the action, laughed at the craziness in the set-pieces, and loved seeing Arnold tear it up and have one-line retorts: "How do you feel?" asks a towns-person - "OLD!")

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Predictable, but enough surprises to enjoy watchin

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    EricL63
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    The movie itself is about average, but in general I would say below average for a Schwarzenegger movie (I never miss one of his). After scanning initial reviews, I was going to pass on the movie, but after seeing a trailer I got interested in that it was different than I had expected. After watching it, it was again different than I expected, better than I expected after my initial review point of view, but not quite up to the trailer expectation. There was enough there to be worth picking up the movie if you haven't seen it. The 1000+ horse power car gives it an interesting twist. It wasn't theater worthy, but OK for discount Blu-ray. The HD video and audio are above average. Plenty of extras, but didn't take the 90+ min to watch all. While I have recommended it, it may be worth just renting, unless you're an Arnie fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor Blu-ray quality

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    Anonymous
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    My review is not about the performance because I really didn't get to enjoy it. That is because the Image quality is so poor that I couldn't watch it. There was excessive video noise that is unbearable. At first I thought it may have been that one particular disc, so I returned it for another one. The 2nd one revealed the same experience. I first tried it with my Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray player on my 64" Samsung plasma TV. The noise was extremely annoying and quite large. I then took it to my 40" Sony LED with Panasonic Blu_ray player. Same results. Then to my 32" Samsung LED with Samsung BDP-5900 Blu-ray player, same results. I returned it. I've seen the DVD played at Magnolia on quite large screens and the problem doesn't exist in the DVD version. I think I'll just buy the DVD since Oppo players are great at upscaling to 1080p.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE LAST STAND

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    reepa
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    Every scene is contrived; a character races across the desert at triple-digit speeds, in a 1000+ horsepower Corvette, without ever needing to stop to refuel. Characters in moving vehicles win a shootout against a barricaded opponent who knows they will be facing trouble. A character standing in the open defeats a squad of FBI HRT operators. A helicopter loses track of a car traveling on the only road for hundreds of miles. The antagonist drives in reverse at, what appears to be, double digit speeds, etc. This movie is one giant facepalm

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    starts slow, ends big

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    XRaiderV1
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    I should point out I've had a bit of a difficult time finding this movie on disc, so I was rather surprised to find it in my local store's bargain bin. that said..onto the review proper: some towns have a reputation for being quiet and sleepy, and some hide fierce defenders of the law. in this movie, Arnold and co hold the line against a real 'nice' guy seeking to elude the long arm of the law and escape into mexico. starts slow, ends with a BIG finish. the law's reach is LONG indeed. well worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best Arnold

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    Kamahama3x
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    The Last Stand did not have the action, tone or pace that I thought it would. The trailers made it out to be a sort of throwback to action films of the 80s. What we get is a series of not-very-well-choreographed action sequences, much too much plot, shallowly written supporting characters with subplots that seem to go nowhere, and way too much time spent with the bad guys. I guess the film was entertaining enough for what it was, but it never once hit the bullseye for me. Arnold was in decent form, however. I just wish he had a cooler script to return with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Arnold

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    jviviani
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    This movie is Arnold Schwarzenneger proving he can still get after it well past his prime. It starts off with him as a police officer in a quiet town. If there's anything we know about Arnold, it's that he doesn't do quiet. He wasn't even quiet in Kindergarten Cop. He then proceeds to kick butt at an appropriate pace. Thankfully there's real no love interest in the movie, so we don't have to watch him butcher that. If you're looking for that type of thing, Pride and Prejudice is down another aisle. If you want a ridiculous action movie to add to your collection, pick this up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great story for an old terminator

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    Brie
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    Arnold is getting older but no less entertaining at destroying the plans of crazy villains and taking care of the good guys. His character is an aging border sheriff whose calm country life goes to heck when a bad guy attempts to cross the border to escape prison. As usual, Arnie is underestimated and spends the next hour or so battling the bad guy and saving the day. Somewhat predictable but well worth the watch, especially if you are an Arnie fan. Of course, the extra features always make owning the DVD an excellent choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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