New Release: Four Sylvester Stallone action movies on Blu-ray

Demolition Man

Demolition Man

Warner Home Video delivered Sylvester Stallone movies Assassins, Cobra, Demolition Man and The Specialist in high-definition Blu-ray on Aug. 16, 2011. And good ole Sly is his usual bad ass self in each one.

The oldest of the films, 1986’s Cobra stars Stallone as a lock-and-load city cop on the trail of a serial killer.  Stallone’s ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen (Beverly Hills Cop II) also is in the cast.

Stallone also plays a cop in 1993’s Demolition Man, albeit a cop in the future. Cryogenically frozen for a crime he didn’t commit (sentenced to become a popsicle was better than the death penalty in 1996, apparenlty), Stallone is thawed out in the future to take down his old enemy (Wesley Snipes, Game of Death). A convicted killer from the 1990s, Snipes also was frozen but is revived for parole and stars a murderous rampage in the future crime-free society. As they battle, Stallone and Snipes earn the Demolition name nicely. And pre-Oscar Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Benjamin Bratt (La Mission) and Denis Leary (TV’s Rescue Me) also star.

Assassins Blu-ray boxIn 1994’s The Specialist, Stallone gets a promotion to an ex-CIA bomb expert. He’s involved with Sharon Stone ($5 a Day), who tries to use her very feminine charms to convince Stallone to bomb the mafia that killed her family. James Woods (Once Upon a Time in America) and Eric Roberts (The Expendables) are also in the film.

Cobra Blu-ray boxDirected by Richard Donner (Superman, of course), 1995’s Assassins stars Stallone on the other side of the law, as a seasoned hit man who wants out of the business, but his retirement is complicated when a younger assassin (Antonio Banderas, Desperado) tries to take him out. Julianne Moore (A Single Man) also stars as a hacker who teams with Stallone.

Each Blu-ray is priced at $19.98.

Cobra includes a making-of featurette and commentary by director George P. Cosmatos, and Demolition Man contain a commentary by director Marco Brambilla and producer Joel Silver.

All made their high-definition debut in the U.S., but Cobra and Demolition Man had been released on Blu-ray overseas.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.