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Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods (2009)

Richard Dean Anderson  |  NR |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Richard Dean Anderson
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0029WLJHK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,177 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Forced Trailers: Stargate Universe Trailer, Stargate SG-1 Franchise Trailer
  • Commentary by Brad Wright
  • Featurette

Editorial Reviews

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For the legions of Stargate SG-1 fans who followed the series from its inception in 1997 through the final episode some 10 years later, Children of the Gods will be like taking a trip back in time, albeit with a minor detour. This is the pilot episode of the show, but under the guidance of executive producer Brad Wright, it has been polished up and given a fresh coat of paint, as it were. At 93 minutes, it’s a little shorter, with some material deleted (including a very brief nude scene) and some added. The original musical score has been restored, special effects sequences have been enhanced, and, in perhaps the most notable change, actor Christopher Judge (Teal’c) has re-voiced his entire performance. This is Stargate before there even was an SG-1 team. Only when the heroic but insouciant Col. Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson), who took part in the one and only previous Stargate mission (depicted in the feature film that started the whole thing in 1994), is called out of retirement to battle the dreaded Goa’uld does he even meet science geek Capt. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), reunite with Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), and come across the alien Teal’c, who spends most of the pilot as one of the bad guys. The gate itself is barely understood; in fact, our heroes at first think it only leads to one other place in the universe: the planet Abydos. In hindsight, all of this seems somewhat primitive (and even the improved visual sequences aren’t up to later standards). But that’s part of the fun--loyal viewers will definitely enjoy revisiting what amounts to an "origins episode," knowing full well that Stargate SG-1 soon evolved into one of TV’s most durable and well-executed sci-fi shows. Bonus material includes audio commentary and a featurette detailing the developments leading to this reissue. --Sam Graham

Product Description

Remastered, recut, reimagined, remarkable! The thrilling pilot episode of television’s longest-running sci-fi series is now yours to own on DVD! With exclusive special features and masterful fine-tuning from series Co-Creator Brad Wright, Stargate SG-1 Children of the Gods Final Cut is a whole new experience.

Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) leads a formidable team on a mission to Abydos to defeat fierce warriors led by the vicious Ra.  With the threat of the brutal Goa’uld hanging over the galaxy, the team must succeed – or General Hammond (Don S. Davis) will unleash an apocalyptic solution!
  • Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Surround / French: Dolby Surround
  • Language: Dubbed & Subtitled: English, French & Spanish
  • Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Full Screen: 1.78:1

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • New Edit with Never-Viewed Scenes
  • New and Enhanced Visual Effects
  • Revoiced Performance by Christopher Judge
  • Original Score by Joel Goldsmith
  • Special Features includes: Commentary by Co-Creator Brad Wright and Actor Richard Dean Anderson and Back to the Beginning Featurette



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131 of 132 people found the following review helpful
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I have to admit that I was apprehensive about the content and undecided as to whether or not I would buy this DVD. I read the reviews on Amazon.com, and ultimately decided to buy it, since I was very curious to see it, and wondered what exactly was put in that was different. Brad Wright, in the featurette, admits he took out 7 minutes of the original footage, but enthusiastically says that he "put in new footage." I am an ardent Stargate fan, and I was hoping to see some interesting new footage.

First, several of my favorite lines were removed - Carter's "Just because my reproductive organs are on the inside..." speech is removed, and frankly I object to that for two reasons - first, people watching Moebius in season 8 will not get the joke as she repeats those lines, and secondly, I think it makes O'Neill's line a bit later "I don't have a problem with women, I like women..." seem a bit out of context to me. Also removed - O'Neill's back and forth with Hammond about writing a book after retirement - that was funny, and I miss it!

Changed, just for example, when the team first gets to Abydos, and O'Neill brushes past Daniel to get to Skaara, he actually brushes him in the original, leading to a slightly hurt look from Daniel as he recoils from the brush-by. In this version, that does not occur. It is interesting to me to see the different ways the shoot a scene. The dead Jaffa that is unveiled now also has a friend - female at that, which goes against Canon. The prison scene where Daniel regains consciousness seems to have more dialogue between him and Jack, and he seems to almost pass out a couple more times than I remember from the original. The scene where Daniel and Sam are dialing the gate at the end is shorter.
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101 of 111 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For new comers only! (Maybe) August 24, 2009
Format:DVD
First off, dont get me wrong i LOVE Stargate! i own every DVD of both SG1 and Atlantis, even have a few novles! Shows i watch and watch and love the more i watch! When i first heard last year about this "re-imagined" pilot movie i was excited! Becaused it is one of my fave episodes of SG1 (If not my first)
But when i watched this right off the bat i was deeply disappointed! Lines were cut out from the movie that didnt even need to be! making much of the start seem rushed! Sam's intro scene got a big chop, She has a few new lines here and there in the movie as well. Brad Wright said it made her character 'stronger' i didnt see this! Because she seems more wide eyed then in the original! Especially when she meets Dr Jackson for the 1st time!(i did a face palm to that one!)
Teal'c (Christopher Judge) had his ADR re looped making him sound out of Season ten where his voice has become alot deeper with age. The new CGI isnt anything that made me go 'wow what an improvement!' Yeah the nudity scene was cut, this i didnt mind cause thats not what Sg1 is about, but the few new 'scenes' added in have changed the flow of the movie for me! The new scenes are nothing worth the money of this DVD! They seemed rushed and poorly scripted (and the reason why this dvd was done was cause Wright didnt like most of the early writing?) Most are just different takes of scenes that were in the original, which i guess were not In the original because they werent as good in performance and scripting!!
The biggest sin of a change was taking out the "Macgyver" referance, which i thought was a nice touch to Richard Dean Anderson who is one of may fav actors! But this next change is what has me stumped the most! Where Major Kawalsky gets a Goa'uld in him is completely removed, why? I have no idea!!
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157 of 186 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUCH better than the Original! July 19, 2009
Format:DVD
I don't know about the others on this board, but I have actually watched through the movie, listened to the commentary track, and viewed the featurette. If I have any one complaint, it would be for a longer featurette.

First of all, this is a completely new re-edit. Expositional scenes that are establishing the basis of the series (which are wordy and slow the pace of the original pilot) are trimmed. The action is tighter. The movie has also been re-scored, whereas the pilot contained re-hashed music from the original Stargate feature film. There are also a handful of new shots, improved special effects, and a re-recording of Teal'c's voice (no longer does he have that strange accent that he had in the pilot, but it is now in keeping with the rest of the series).

There is no longer any graphic nudity. Carter no longer makes the cringe-inducing comment about her reproductive organs being on the inside, nor does she say she can "McGuyver" anything, and a continuity error has been removed regarding being able to step back through the Stargate once entering (see Apophis' entrance at the beginning of the film).

There are new scenes trimmed from the pilot now restored in this film. In all, this feels like a film and not like a studio pilot. As a result, the entire feature "feels" more in keeping with the series as a whole.

Richard Dean Anderson joins the commentary track; all in all, an enjoyable commentary.

The feature is presented in Widescreen 1.78:1 and Dolby 5.1 surround. The quality of the presentation on DVD is much better than the original box set pilot and feels much less "compressed."

*PLEASE SEE COMMENTS AND MY REPLIES FOR MORE INFORMATION*
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the best movie
Stargate children of the gods is one of the best movies that I own I love it and it rocks
Published 1 month ago by SEAN RYAN
5.0 out of 5 stars better telling.
Cutting that cheap, ill placed nude was it's biggest plus- story moved much better and more focused, great new begining to an excellent sci-fi series-
Published 2 months ago by DAVID G, MARSH
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series.
The start of a wonderful 10 year run. One of the best sf series of all time. A must watch.
Published 2 months ago by Stiman
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this --- first of three --- stand-alone movie.
I live abroad, and haven't seen ANY of the ten years' worth of episodes.
I bought all three of the STARGATE SG1 movies, and enjoyed them de-
spite NOT having had seen ANY... Read more
Published 2 months ago by G'-bye!
5.0 out of 5 stars Stargate Addict
My collection is almost complete. I cannot be without my stargate movies and tv show thank you for sharing your imagination and story with us!!
Published 2 months ago by Serena
5.0 out of 5 stars Stargate Children of the Gods
I have always liked this episode of Stargate. In fact, this is what gat me on the road to becoming a Stargate fan. You will enjoy it.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Collectible
An item for my sci-fi collection! Collecting all of the SG collection ever made, and should be a great addition to my sci-fi collection.
Published 3 months ago by John T. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Movie
Cool Movie. Great addition for the person that loves Stargate SG-1 and has all seasons. The interstellar travel adventure continues.
Published 4 months ago by Joshua Minette
5.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting the beginnings.
Very interesting. The script is changed from the opening episode but only slightly. Pleasure to revisit the beginnings. Very captivating.
Published 4 months ago by Diether
5.0 out of 5 stars Unedited episode one!
This is the unedited first episode of SG1. It's not included in the box set so it's a well needed addition to the rest of your set. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steven Wilkins
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