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Hardware (1990)
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:24:07 AM »

Hardware is a 1990 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Richard Stanley and starring Dylan McDermott. Inspired by a short story in 2000 AD, the movie depicts the rampage of a self-repairing cyborg in a post-apocalyptic slum.

There's something about this film that I love, that I can't quite describe in words. Many cite this as a Terminator rip-off (which in some ways it is), but it is so much more. Pure nihilistic, grim, post-apocalyptic beauty, which I personally would take over all the Terminator films combined; and I do not dislike Terminator.

Plus, the theme song by Public Image Ltd, despite its repetitive nature fits the film's mood perfectly:









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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 05:00:13 PM »
You know, I had never realised this was a Brit movie and it's beginnings story wise. But now looking back on it I can see this quite clearly image wise. It has been years since I have viewed it. In fact I watched it and when it first got released. I didn't think it was all that great either even though it is fairly popular.

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 05:04:34 PM »
You know, I had never realised this was a Brit movie and it's beginnings story wise. But now looking back on it I can see this quite clearly image wise. It has been years since I have viewed it. In fact I watched it and when it first got released. I didn't think it was all that great either even though it is fairly popular.

A lot of people don't seem to care for it, but I absolutely love it for a variety of mad(?) reasons. Have you seen Stanley's Dust Devil, Splat? Most prefer it to Hardware.

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 06:13:45 PM »
I have but to be honest I cannot picture it in my head at this time sorry.

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 06:17:10 PM »
I almost blind bought this a month ago, seeing that Lemmy was in it. You can guess I'm a fan of him, just look at my Avatar!

But I had a feeling he wouldn't be in it a lot. And just have a cameo like he so often does. So I passed.

Is his role in it substantial?
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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 06:06:00 AM »
I almost blind bought this a month ago, seeing that Lemmy was in it. You can guess I'm a fan of him, just look at my Avatar!

But I had a feeling he wouldn't be in it a lot. And just have a cameo like he so often does. So I passed.

Is his role in it substantial?

Nah, he's only on screen for about a minute or so. He plays a taxi driver.

Lemmy or no Lemmy it's still a great film.

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 12:58:35 AM »

Nah, he's only on screen for about a minute or so. He plays a taxi driver.

Lemmy or no Lemmy it's still a great film.

Don't bull shit me.

I'd even watch Twighlight daily if Lemmy was as much as an extra in the back ground. That man is a GOD! And one badass mother fucker.
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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 09:31:33 PM »
A lot of people don't seem to care for it, but I absolutely love it for a variety of mad(?) reasons. Have you seen Stanley's Dust Devil, Splat? Most prefer it to Hardware.

Long gone but not forgotten Blood!

Got the Subversive Cinema Dust Devil Final Cut in Melbourne last time I was down there. That five disc one with ALL the extras plus his docos.

Fuck it's an awesome film to say the least. WAY different to the first release that got raped by the producers...Lionsgate I think  :thinking: Had seen that and guess it was like ok I suppose.

Final Cut is like WOW! Must see with it's visuals, story and gore when needed. Amazing film, aid big bucks for this...most expensive movie I ever bought but mind you it's pretty much a boxset with everything that comes with it!

Deserves more love here....

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 11:16:55 PM »
Haven't seen it but it's on my list, looks amazing.

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 11:19:41 PM »
My memories didn't serve me well for it, guessing the early cut wasn't worthy. When you do catch up with it be sure to watch the final cut.

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Re: Hardware (1990)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 01:54:10 AM »
Honestly only seen this once and enjoying it many yrs back. Maybe a time to revisit it soon, as to see if I think/believe the same way about it