R | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.
In the comics, the judges always wear their armored shoulder pads and gloves on duty, in this film when they aren't on the streets they wear an indoor uniform without armor or gloves. The higher ranking judges wear black and gold shoulder rank devices, these were created for this film and aren't seen in the comics.
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 ...
Rico kills the council with multiple bullets, yet when Griffin shoots himself with 1 bullet the Judges in the black suits come running in. (Unless it was all setup by Griffin).
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.
$12,291,536 (USA) (2 July 1995)
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