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Hardware: Special Edition

Released on 22 June 2009

Featuring: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis & John Lynch

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

3.0 out of 5 (12 customer reviews) | Write a review

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In the Twenty First Century there's a new endangered species... Man.

In a post-apocalyptic, nuclear-scarred future the world has become a radioactive, neon drenched, industrial wasteland populated by the disenfranchised and the demented. Amidst the dust and decay of a poisoned landscape a 'Zone Tripper' manages to salvage a disembodied robotic head. But what is initially mistaken for discarded techno trash is in fact the mechanical remains of the M.A.R.K 13: a merciless killing machine programmed to activate, exhilarate and exterminate. After ending up in the isolated apartment of an introverted artist, the M.A.R.K 13 re-assembles itself for an eye gouging, chainsaw wielding, body drilling, skull-crushing rampage where no flesh shall be spared.

Inspired by the 2000AD comic strip SHOK: Walter's Robo Tale and Directed by Richard Stanley (Dust Devil), Hardware features a face pounding soundtrack and appearances from twisted rock legends Iggy Pop, Motorhead's Lemmy and Fields Of The Nephilim's Carl McCoy. Available for the first time as a special edition, Hardware remains a highly original, mind melding, Cyberpunk, horror/sci-fi cult classic, so plug in, turn on, download and prepare to have your inner circuits pulled out and re-wired.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • UK exclusive commentary with the director and producer
  • Voices of the Moon - documentary by Richard Stanley
  • Two of Richard Stanley's super 8 shorts
  • Never before seen deleted, extended and behind the scenes clips
  • Promotional featurette - Original market promo
  • Trailer
  • Booklet containing liner notes written by Kim Newman and Shok! Reprinted with permission of 2000AD

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 Gut-crunching serious sci-fi horror

| | See all Cropsy72's reviews (2)

The best adaptation of a 2000AD strip to date, HARDWARE is a fast, exciting flick that should satisfy the more discerning horror/sci-fi fan. There's not a teenager in sight with this one - it's a serious, sombre flick packed with plenty of style, gruesome gore (watch out for those sliding doors!) and a cracking soundtrack to boot. This special edition DVD is superb and is definitely one to check out.

 Derivative Brit Sci-fi - Not Without Merit

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Hardware is a highly derivative low budget british sci-fi shocker that inexplicably became a cult hit for palace pictures upon its original release. Based on the story "shok!" from magazine 2000ad, the movie is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a young scavenger acquires a "mark 13" robot head found in the desert wasteland and unwittingly takes it home to his girlfriend for her sculpture - unprepared for the mayhem that lies in store. The awful truth is soon revealed - the mark-13 head has the ability to reassemble itself into a formiddable (yet slightly cumbersome looking) killing machine that wages war on humans. Director stanley should have taken notes from terminator director cameron in terms of pacing - this film takes far too long to get going, before cutting loose in the second half with some effective action sequences and gore. It's not without style, but demanding sci-fi fans may expect much more. Hardware never looked particulary good on vhs with a reliance on orange and red filters, so it really does benefit from an improved presentation on dvd. Optimum's special edition release is loaded with extras, some of which are exclusive to r2, making this a very collectable purchase.

 A classic, but not a good one...

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Worth a watch if you are a fan of the genre but it ain't going to set the world on fire...

 Hardware -

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I remember seeing this on VIDEO about 15 years ago and, oh my god, it was awful. I like most things, but this was just excrutiatingly awful. Save yourself the bother of wasting precious time and hard earned money. Don't do it - I beg you!

 If you care, you need to see this.

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Prophetic, current (even after all these years), fantastic cast, is not dated at all; fantastic soundtrack. If you're between 18 and 35 and think too much, worry too much, see beneath the skin of this infected society, or are watching a decline paralleled only by the shameless delight of military 'invention', give this a go. Besides, any film where Lemmy is a bit-part playing the ferryman whilst listening to a wired Iggy Pop on apocalyptic radio has got to be worth a punt!


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ActorsDylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, William Hootkins, Iggy Pop, Carl McCoy, Mark Northover & Paul McKenzie
DirectorRichard Stanley
Certificate18 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.