Universal Soldier [Special Edition] [DVD] [1992]

Another Jean-Claude Van Damme masterpiece hits the DVD shelves in a big, outrageous special edition of Universal Soldier from the fine folks at Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Newly remastered with both an anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen picture and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, this disc brings this sci-fi brawl into the digital age the right way. Extras on the disc include an alternate "touching" ending, along with the newly created 19-minute featurette "Guns, Genes and Fighting Machines -- The Making of Universal Soldier." Featuring interviews with Van Damme and co-headliner Dolph Lundgren, along with writer/producer Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich, the featurette is a good look at the production from the eyes of two young action stars and a pre-Independence Day production team just on the cusp of box-office success. Those four also star on the audio commentary, a spliced together affair of competing accents that was taken from three separately recorded tracks that weigh heavily in the Devlin/Emmerich corner rather than the goofy ramblings of the one from the "Muscles From Brussels" or the fun insight from Lundgren. Also on the DVD is another featurette, "Tale of Two Titans," a look back at the early days of the two stars that features classic old photographs and stories of each one's break into show business from the actors themselves. A definite improvement over the film's previous DVD releases, this release is sure to bring new love to the film and its ridiculous action stars.
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  • Universal Soldier [Special Edition] (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English) 1992
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Special Features

  • Newly remastered 16 x 9 widescreen feature (2.35:1)
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
  • Director, writer, and talent commentary
  • Alternate ending
  • "Guns, Genes and Fighting Machines - The Making of Universal Soldier" featurette
  • "Tale of Two Titans" featurette
  • New interviews with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Universal Soldier
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren play archenemies from beyond the grave in this action film. During the Vietnam War, Luc (Van Damme), hoping to be sent home, comes upon blood-crazy Scott (Lundgren), who is starting a one-man genocide program. When Luc tries to stop Scott's carnage, Scott fights back and they end up killing each other. But now the government gets involved, cryogenically freezing their corpses and using their bodies in a secret government project call "UniSols" --turning the dead men into android fighting machines. Luc and Scott are now metallic fighting members of a robot SWAT team. But Luc begin to have flashbacks to the final moments of his life in Vietnam, as does Scott, who recalls that one of his final thoughts was to kill Luc. Meanwhile, a snoopy reporter named Veronica (Ally Walker) stumbles upon the secret of the UniSols, and soon Luc is trying to save both himself and Veronica from the wrath of Scott, who is trying to kill them both. All of the action culminates in a wild chase between a prison bus and a UniSols van, racing around hairpin turns on desert precipices. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
    Jean-Claude Van Damme - Luc Devreux
  • Dolph Lundgren
    Dolph Lundgren - Andrew Scott
  • Ally Walker
    Ally Walker - Veronica Roberts
  • Ed O'Ross
    Ed O'Ross - Col. Perry
  • Jerry Orbach
    Jerry Orbach - Dr. Gregor

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