#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A post-apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a ragtag group of “Juggers” to one of the remaining Nine Cities for glory and redemption.
Plot: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a lady. However now joined by a talented newcomer, Kidda, an ambitious young peasant girl he and his team find they have one last chance for glory
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It was a while ago when I first saw this movie and watched it again recently. People might complain that it doesn’t have enough dialogue, plot is not intricate enough, there aren’t any special effects for a Sci-fi movie, and it is too low budget to be considered a good movie. But I’ll say people who say such things, they don’t really know how to appreciate a good movie or understand what a good movie is, because they are too used to modern day rubbish jam packed with special effects, explosions, unnecessary twists and horrible scripts.
I think everything is done just right in the movie and I especially love the way they give no sentimentality to the backdrop to the movie. No discussion of the past as to why the world they do jugging is the way it is and everyone in this world just get on with their lives in this gritty desolate world without any lamenting thoughts to the past.
I won’t go into much detail, but all I’ll say is just watch the movie and you’ll be glad that you did. By the way, it seems like there are two versions which I didn’t realise until I read the comments here and seems like the shorter version cuts out the ending. Since I thought the ending was very fitting I do recommend you watch the longer version, it just won’t have the same impact without the proper ending.
Gritty and involving
Sand, scars and blood just about sums up Salute of the Jugger (the title for the full 104 minute version, not the 90 minute US “Blood of Heroes” cut). Salute is an unapologetically brutal story, perfectly cast, well played and very competently filmed. All the cast acquit themselves well; Hauer is suitably grizzled, and Chen manages (believably) to be cute, scary, vulnerable and savage all at once.
There’s very little plot or dialogue in Salute, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The showcase here is the heart pounding Jugger matches, which are genuinely gripping and gritty action sequences, shown to a sparse percussive soundtrack that only very occasionally veers slightly too close to smug Americana triumphalism.
Top marks go to the stunt, makeup and continuity people. There are no Jackie Channish balletic combats here – faces smash open under brutal blows, and the face remains smashed in the following scenes. The wounds heal slowly over time, but the grimly realistic scars of the Juggers remain consistent throughout. Continuity is often underemphasised, as you only miss it when it isn’t there, but there are no slip ups in Jugger despite its low budget.
One interesting point is the change of emphasis in the 90 minute cut. The title changes to “Blood of Heroes”, and the message of “Salute” that there *are* no heroes, only winners who sleep in silk sheets, is diluted by ending prematurely on a victory high. In the full Salute, there’s a frank message that for some, beyond “happily after after” lies more sand and scars and blood. If you get the choice, the 104 minute “Salute” is a more complete and consistent film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (Japan), 1 hr 39 min (99 min) (UK)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Director David Webb Peoples
Writer David Webb Peoples
Actors Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo
Country Australia, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Laboratory Colorfilm Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia (processing), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm