In the year 2139, the Earth has changed into a virtually uninhabitable place called the Cursed Earth. All of the Earth's population have crowded into the cities across the planet, now known as Mega-Cities. The crimes in these Mega-Cities became so violent and so powerful, that the regular justice system was powerless to contain, then it collapsed completely. However, a new justice system came from the ashes, there were three justice systems in one (police, jury and executioner), they were called Judges. In Mega-City One (formerly, New York City), there was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder, and was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it.Written by
There were 6 practical firing Lawgivers, all with slight variations in their casings. There were 2 sfx "Double Whammy" Lawgivers designated as H1 and H2. Both guns had motorized barrels which were servo operated by radio control by off-stage technicians. Sensors built into the front and rear of the Beretta's external magazine well caused the lit casing elements to operate. By releasing the rear sensor and squeezing the front the side elements go out and the red elements on each side of the casing signal flare', 'rapid fire' etc. None of the practical live fire Lawgivers had the Double Whammy rubber scope with glass lens. The base practical-fire guns would later be re-used (in altered form) in Blade II (2002). See more »
Dredd tells Chief Justice Fargo that he is sorry about being brought up in front of a tribunal. However, later in the film, Dredd tells Fergie that he has never apologized. See more »
In the third millennium, the world changed. Climate, nations, all were in upheaval. The Earth transformed into a poisonous, scorched desert, known as "The Cursed Earth". Millions of people crowded into a few Megacities, where roving bands of street savages created violence the justice system could not control. Law, as we know it, collapsed. From the decay rose a new order, a society ruled by a new, elite force. A force with the power to dispense both justice and punishment. They ...
See more »
The UK video version has been cut by almost 4 secs by the BBFC in three places. Two headbutts have been cut from the fight between Dredd and Mean Machine, as well as Stallone shooting an enemy right after he breaks free. A headbutt has also been cut from the fight between Hershey and Ilsa. The UK cinema version was uncut. A photograph in an SFX magazine article in 1995 showed Dredd shooting a Judge clone, but this scene isn't in the US or UK versions. This scene was also featured in the serialized comic strip adaptation of the film that was printed in Sunday Magazine in 1995. See more »
You Come Closer
Performed by the World Beaters and Youssou N'Dour
Written by George Acogny and Youssou N'Dour
Produced by George Acogny
Engineered by Rod Beale and Moogie Canazio
Mixed by Moogie Canazio
Published by George Acogny Inc. and Delabel Music (a division of Virgin Music)
Youssou N'Dour appears courtesy of Sony Music
The World Beaters appear courtesy of U. Groove LTD. See more »
Schneider is like Jar Jar Binks but without the charisma... Sheesh, does he suck or what? Every 5 seconds we get to hear him utter some annoying joke or phrase, too bad Dredd didnt put a bullet in his characters skull, it woulda made the movie much more palatable. Assante was pretty good as usual, however this film coulda been great if it had centered on Judge Death. Too bad comic book fims are almost always garbage.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this