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Review: The Glimmer Man

Kotegashi

Master Of Disaster
Staff member
#26
Hi kotegaeshi,
Is it the movie where Steven Seagal goes to the therapy group?
Hi Maurizio,

Nope, that would be Exit Wounds. This is the one with Keenen Ivory Wayans and if I'm not mistaken the first one in which Seagal openly shows his budhism influence and the first one in which Seagal fysically is getting a bit out of shape :D

peace
 
#27
Hi Maurizio,

Nope, that would be Exit Wounds. This is the one with Keenen Ivory Wayans and if I'm not mistaken the first one in which Seagal openly shows his budhism influence and the first one in which Seagal fysically is getting a bit out of shape :D

peace
Here in Italy they translate the movie titles so I don't know which is. I liked so much exit wounds, he was pretty ironical
 
#29
Hey Maurizio,

Looked it up for you.
Exit Wounds is Ferite Mortale, The Glimmer man is Delitti Inquietanti.

Peace
Wow thank you kotegashi I apreciate it. I like delitti inquietanti for the fight scenes but for the rest I prefere above the law or under siege or exit wounds
 
#30
Hey, guys. I recently picked up a used copy of this set:
https://www.amazon.com/Film-Favorites-Steven-Seagal-Glimmer/dp/B000U1ZV6C/ref=sr_1_2

I noticed something strange. All the films are widescreen except for Glimmer Man, which is the one I wanted to watch. All the films are listed as widescreen on the back. I've owned this set before and I don't remember GM being pan and scan in spite of what the packaging says. Anyone else have this issue with this set?
 

J.Lucas

Active Member
#31
Hey, guys. I recently picked up a used copy of this set:
https://www.amazon.com/Film-Favorites-Steven-Seagal-Glimmer/dp/B000U1ZV6C/ref=sr_1_2

I noticed something strange. All the films are widescreen except for Glimmer Man, which is the one I wanted to watch. All the films are listed as widescreen on the back. I've owned this set before and I don't remember GM being pan and scan in spite of what the packaging says. Anyone else have this issue with this set?
I have Glimmerman DVD...from 1997...all the Seagal DVDs in those days has widescreen on one side and full screen on the other..and all had the theatrical trailer.
there have been a few collection sets...picture DVDs,etc ...but I have no idea what they contain.
Being yours is used it could contain anything...maybe after they started selling widescreen and full screen as separate dvd to make more money....someone just kept the widescreen one and slipped in their old full screen version.
I suppose you could write the seller..ask them why it is a full screen version.
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if your going to be buying 'sets' ...don't fall for something like this set:
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Foreig...BRHZETYRG22&psc=1&refRID=VA5F1MXT8BRHZETYRG22
 
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lee nicholson

Well-Known Member
#32
I have Glimmerman DVD...from 1992
Not being nit-picky....but DVD's didn't really exist till around 1997/98....and around 1999/2000 in the UK.....I'm asuming you meant 2002 (as the movie wasn't even made till 1996) :)


Batman
I first saw this movie at the cinema (which was obviously shown in it's original ratio).....then about a year later it hit VHS, and I bought it (which was full-screen) fast forward another year and Warner Brothers rereleased/ repackaged a Widescreen version (which I also bought) Warners (in the UK at least) did this with a few other Seagal releases (Under Siege, for example)

I'm assuming the DVD version was widescreen?
You may have stumbled upon some rare transfer by Warner Brothers, taken from their original fullscreen VHS release to DVD?

I just wish Warners would release this badboy on Blu-Ray.....
 
#33
I have Glimmerman DVD...from 1992...all the Seagal DVDs in those days has widescreen on one side and full screen on the other..
If you buy the movies individually on DVD then they might come that way. Mine is part of a two-disc set that has one movie per each side of the two discs. The Glimmer Man, pan-and-scan, is on one side of a disc, while Under Siege, widescreen, is on the other side of the same disc. I thought this was very odd having one film full screen and the other film widescreen. I thought maybe someone might know whether this was a pressing mistake and only few copies were produced this way, or what was going on. I guess I'll have to just pick up the movie individually to get the widescreen version. Luckily, they can be had pretty cheap...
 
#35

J.Lucas

Active Member
#36
Just out of curiosity, what's wrong with that set? It looks like 8 films on 4 discs, which would mean all the discs are double-sided. I can understand someone wanting each movie on its own disc, but other than that, what don't you like about that set?
Well...IMO....Black Dawn/The Foreigner/Out Of Reach/Flight Of Fury are completely terrible movies....
that's half the collection...and the remaining 4 are a step up...maybe Urban Justice being the best for it's grittiness
and Danny Trejo in it....to be honest I can't even remember what Shadow Man was about...Seagal's DTV career has at best been mediocre to me..
 
#37
I like Shadow Man. It's the only one of his DTV titles that has him using his "MacGuyver" skills with jury-rigging weapons from found items a'la Under Siege. The martial arts stuff is also decent. I agree Urban Justice is one of his stronger late-career titles, but the rock-bottom production values bring it down a bit, imo. Other than those two titles, I agree that set doesn't really have anything worth owning. Definitely not his better DTV work. I already own the two DTV titles I mentioned individually so I'm really not interested in that set.

Has anyone seen Contract to Kill? The hand-to-hand stuff looks pretty good in that one. I'm thinking about picking it up.
 

lee nicholson

Well-Known Member
#38
Yeah, you're right...I wasn't even thinking about when the movie actually came out...says Warner Home Video 1997 on the back cover..
of course that could mean the VHS version.
I have all of the original Seagal Warner VHS...then switched to DVD versions when they came out...
completely stopped with 'Out Of Reach'....couldn't stand that movie.


Pretty sure it was released summer '89 and I remember seeing the VHS(all of them were full screen here) all over the place around Christmas '89

Really they released Batman in widescreen VHS?...I don't remember seeing that here in the US...
I have the DVD version of it(and Batman Returns) and it's just like the Seagal DVDs...full screen one side ...widescreen the other...has the same Warner home video 1997 on the back...also says the audio was remastered Dolby 5.1

What ...Glimmer Man?....
Fire Down Below, On Deadly Ground, The Patriot(as far as I know) aren't either...tho' they are shown in HD on TV
which I guess is just upscaled.

Eh....Don't know where to start (hope you're being glib).....and I'm certain that you know I was adressing 'Batman' (the username and forum member) not the 1989 Tim Burton movie :confused:

Sorry if you felt the need to do this....Just because you claimed to have a DVD (a good 7 years before existence of the actual format) but also 4 years (by your own admission) before the movies actual conception?

As for TGM, FDB & ODG.....I'd like them on BD (I don't collect TV transmitions....they're very hard to lend out to friends) :D

***EDIT*** I see you since updated your 'Glimmer Man' DVD from 1992 (as you originally stated) to 1997 (I'll be honest, I think it came out around early 1999/2000) but you've at least you've saved face (this time) and given the DVD release a later date than the actual movie itself :D
 
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J.Lucas

Active Member
#39
Eh....Don't know where to start (hope you're being glib).....and I'm certain that you know I was adressing 'Batman' (the username and forum member) not the 1989 Tim Burton movie :confused:
Sorry...no I didn't know you were addressing 'batman' forum remember...
As for TGM, FDB & ODG.....I'd like them on BD (I don't collect TV transmitions....they're very hard to lend out to friends) :D
Ok...no problem, but it's the only way to have an HD copy of them.
***EDIT*** I see you since updated your 'Glimmer Man' DVD from 1992 (as you originally stated) to 1997 (I'll be honest, I think it came out around early 1999/2000) but you've at least you've saved face (this time) and given the DVD release a later date than the actual movie itself :D
Had to correct it...maybe it did come out in '99....I was just going by the date on the DVD cover...
Sorry for all the inaccuracies I originally posted
 

Administrator

Administrator
Staff member
#40
I bought the digital versions of On Deadly Ground, Fire Down Below and The Glimmer Man from iTunes. They have them in 1080P too and are much better quality than the DVD versions in my opinion.