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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13215 on: 02 June, 2019, 11:12:50 AM »
“I’m not intending to do many more” 😢

Such news is, of course, disappointing but we've still got a few more episodes to look forward to and a treasure trove of Wagner's work to go Thrill Factor Overload over. John Wagner's done his service above and beyond the call of duty in my estimation.
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13216 on: 02 June, 2019, 03:40:18 PM »
“I’m not intending to do many more” 😢

Such news is, of course, disappointing but we've still got a few more episodes to look forward to and a treasure trove of Wagner's work to go Thrill Factor Overload over. John Wagner's done his service above and beyond the call of duty in my estimation.

He's certainly earned his long walk and then some!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13217 on: 27 March, 2021, 05:25:59 PM »
Well, I never thought I'd post here again but I found out yesterday that Dredd was on Netflix and had my fourth watch, after a healthy gap of a few years.  Nothing will compare with my experience of watching it in 3D in an Imax cinema, but the film is just as great as it always was.

Having listened to the new Penguin audiobooks, and having tried to Toby Longworth's Dredd out of my mind (though he was a million times better than whoever did Dredd in the old radio plays), I still think Karl Urban does Dredd's voice better than anyone else. 

And for all the flying blood and guts and horror, it's kind of a beautiful film.  It's an incredible feat, and one which I hadn't really appreciated before, that a grey, grimy and not particularly futuristic-looking setting, coupled with the haunting score, can be made to look aesthetically stunning.  Wouldn't want to live in Peach Trees, mind you.
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13218 on: 25 July, 2021, 07:24:57 PM »
Well, of course, 2000AD celebrates an astonishing milestone next year, as it signals forty five years since its first publication.
Less significant maybe, but none the less impressive, it'll be ten years since the superb Dredd movie tore up cinema screens in 2012!!!!

Wow, can it really be that long ago since I sat eagerly awaiting, something I never expected to see if I'm perfectly honest, a second Judge Dredd movie at the cinema?'
And by grud, was I happier than a fattie in munce after the film had finished rolling, or screening at least, pretty much everything was digital by that stage!!!

Any hoo, I'm as curious as Old Stoney Face himself to see, a decade on, how or if Rebellion will mark this event.
Maybe a lovely hardback omnibus of all the spinoff Dredd movie comics, with a newly commissioned cover by concept artist of the film, Jock or even a brand new story set in the movieverse?
It would be really nice if Entertainment In Film in the UK gave us a decent physical release this time around too, preferably with newly commissioned art and in a Steelbook, like other territories have received, perhaps even a 4K release?

Regardless, I hope something is done to pay tribute to what I, and I'm sure others, consider to be a modern Sci-Fi/Action classic and up there with some of the very best in the genre.  :)

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13219 on: 29 July, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »
Blimey, ten years since DREDD last graced the Movie screen. So much has changed, yet the world has become more like Mega-City One in that time, proof to me that DREDD was ahead of its time. It seems a Neo-Medievalist style future may be on the cards, with Nation-states retreating or breaking up into smaller regions with plenty of scope for Authoritarians to get their wicked way. Let's hope Judge Dredd is just fiction, a horrifying warning of what may be rather than an accurate vision of a bleak future.
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13220 on: 29 July, 2021, 03:59:26 PM »
Blimey, ten years since DREDD last graced the Movie screen. So much has changed, yet the world has become more like Mega-City One in that time, proof to me that DREDD was ahead of its time. It seems a Neo-Medievalist style future may be on the cards, with Nation-states retreating or breaking up into smaller regions with plenty of scope for Authoritarians to get their wicked way. Let's hope Judge Dredd is just fiction, a horrifying warning of what may be rather than an accurate vision of a bleak future.

Dredd comics often have a foreshadowing take on the future. But it's maybe for the better. The whole world seems on going on what HG Wells proposed and that is one world government. And when i see what's going on in some areas in the globe, I am happy where I live in.
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #13221 on: 14 August, 2021, 12:08:27 AM »
How about this drokking cool Dredd poster by Ruiz Burgos?
Whack that on a Blu-ray/4K Steelbook for the 10th anniversary next September and I shall definitely multiple dip!!!!  :)