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Treatment 239 – Judge Dredd (1995)

rob-schneider-judge-dreddThe Matt & Doug Show, aka Schlock Treatment, kicks off its annual tradition of calling September some other word that starts with S-tember. This year, you’re in for a real treat, because it’s Stallonetember! We’re running hard out of the gate, too, into the near future dystopia of…

Judge Dredd!

Doug sentences Stallone to star in the greatest biopic of all time!

Matt submits evidence on Judge Dredd’s 1,000 Strange Choices!

Next week: Stallonetember tunnels ahead as we try to reach Daylight!

5 thoughts on “Treatment 239 – Judge Dredd (1995)”

  1. Maurice Roeves who played Miller was in the Baywatch Episode, “Princess of Tides,” Steven De Souza wrote the screenplay and also wrote Steet Fighter aka Treatment 140 and The Running Man aka Treatment 174, Adrienne Barbeau was the voice of Central (uncredited) she was in Swamp Thing aka Treatment 24, the composer Alan Silvertri also wrote the score for The Quick and The Dead aka Treatment 212, Mac and Me, and Stop!!!! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

  2. My thoughts on Judge Dredd can be found on my long defunct movie blog, which you can get to by clicking on my name right there.

    I went out to karaoke the week after the whole GUN=Stan thing. I considered doing that song, but then realized I hadn’t heard it in years and would probably only get the Dido part right, so I just sang Ice Ice Baby instead.

  3. Although Judge Dredd is a British comicbook, Mega City One is supposed to be in the US. A major part of the series was satirizing American culture. There was even one storyline about fast food wars between Burger King and McDonalds, and by fast food war, I mean actually war with guns, etc. So any ‘Americanization’ in the movie is accurate. The 2012 Dredd doesn’t touch much on this, but there is a scene with an American flag in the background and a brief appearance of a ‘fattie’.

  4. I listen to the podcast at work and have been behind for a little while because it’s been busy. Now I’m catching back up! I remember watching this movie with my Dad who passed away 3 years ago. I watched this movie again before listening. Took me back 🙂

  5. Eric Canootsen is accurate that Judge Dredd took place in America so there is no Americanization if it is supposed to take place in the United States. The mutant Angel Gang are some of Dredd’s oldest enemies and have been around pretty much since the early days of the book. In fact Mean Machine and the rest of the Angel Gang are thought to have been inspired by the original The Hills Have Eyes from 1977, which is also the year the Judge Dredd stories began appearing in the comic 2000 A.D..
    The movie was shepparded by Charles Lippincott after reading the Cursed Earth storyline. Lippincott was also instrumental in helping get the original Star Wars into production.
    The ABC robot is based on a character called Hammerstein from another story in the book called ABC Warriors who later came into the Dredd stories. I don’t believe there was any CGI used he was a purely a practical effect.|
    I was very glad to hear you not make too many comparisons to Robocop or to call it a ripoff, since Robocop is closer to being a ripoff of Judge Dredd, who by the way is never seen without his helmet off or at least is put in shadows when it is off.
    Although it is not a perfect film by any means it was fun to see aspects of Dredd’s world brought to life. The new film was much better although it portrays the more recent story ideas. The early years where a lot more fun than the later darker stories.
    Good show guys!

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