Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were the undisputed heavyweight champs of the action-movie genre for most of the '80s. Arnie has since muscled his way into politics as California's governator, while Sly has started to reinvigorate the two series that made him famous—Rocky
—with impressive new sequels.
Rewind to 1993 when Stallone was getting his Rocky Mountain high in director Renny Harlin’s Cliffhanger
and Schwarzenegger had the magic ticket to a big ensemble cast in The Last Action Hero
. Sony is bringing both to Blu-ray on January 12, but which one is more ripped? The Last Action Hero
has the 5.1 DTS-HD sound and 1080p picture we expect, but the only extra is the nifty movieIQ BD-Live feature that lets you check out what the cast is doing now on IMDb (in Schwarzenegger’s case, it should connect to the governor’s office). Cliffhanger
, however, has commentary with Harlin and Stallone, “Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger,
” special-effects featurettes, storyboard comparisons and deleted scenes, as well as movieIQ. In this battle of the action-movie champs, Rocky wins by knockout.