The Terminator (1984) – review

Laserdisc – italian audio track
Long story short: a cyborg comes from the future to kill the mother of the resistance leader.

I needed to check the quality of the audio of this old italian PAL laserdisc,  so I thought: “Hey, I watched it a lot of time ago, so let’s watch it again…”

No need to write something more about the story, as I’m quite sure anybody on this planet who loves sci-fi has seen it – multiple times… but I should write something, so here I am!

Acting is quite good, and I loved the fact there are many Cameron’s preferred actors; Schwarzy, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton (as the punk leader). OK, not Academy Award lever, I should admit, but not bad at all!

Music is good, and follow the pace of the story, that was very original at the time; SFX makes you smile if compared to nowaday’s ones, but think it was the top notch at the time, and I still love the non-CGI effects, so…

At the end, a milestone in the sci-fi panorama; the last few ones remained on this world who hasn’t watched it yet, should buy a copy and watch it… NOW!

My vote: 7.5/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247

Robocop (2014) – review

WEBdl – italian audio track

Long story short: a mega corporation needs an human to be implanted into a robot, to change the law in its favour.

I’m a big fan of the original Verhoeven’s RoboCop, so I was quite skeptikal when I decided to watch this version… and I must admit I was well pleased!

The story is similar to the original one, but it’s different enough to be a good story; SFX are, obviously, gorgeous and really superior in comparison the the weak ones used in the 1987’s version – sorry, even if I love the original RoboCop, the SFX were quite poor, in particual the stop-motion…

Music is good, locations too; acting is awesome, but this is obvious, taking in account the actors present in the movie… Michael Keaton is a really convincing bad CEO, while Gary Oldman is the good scientist, and Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect son of a… anchorman!

A very fast action and technologically packed film, reccomended to all sci-fi aficionados who love robots (ED-208/9) and cyborgs (RoboCop).

My vote: 7/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234721