Stargate (Special Edition)
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- Includes both the theatrical version and the special edition version with nine additional minutes of footage
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So, I was a little leery purchasing this release because of the bad experience with the previous release. I am so glad to be proven wrong this time.
The video quality on this one is amazing! All of the images are very clear and crisp, the blacks are very black and there is none of the graininess as in the previous release. There is no pixelation that I can find. The audio quality has been boosted as well. They also spent a little time making a decent intro and menu this time as well. They have finally "done right" by this film and released it in what appears to be a new transfer from the film.
They also included all the extras found on the various releases, something completely missing from the first Blu-ray release. This kind of film demands "making of" specials, and the specials included are very interesting. They explain the sources of the film. You get to meet the director, the producers, and some of the actors as well. It's always very interesting to hear from the people who made the movie why they made the movie, what they experienced while making the film, and what they were thinking when they chose do one thing instead of something else.
If you have been waiting for a GOOD Blu-ray release, you don't have to wait any longer. This is the one to get.
Good: Being a fan of Stargate SG-1, I wanted to own the original movie as well, and when the ult. ed. was released, knew it was time to buy. I watched the director's cut, and was amazed. There were added scenes, as well as extended existing scenes. These changes really gave me a better understanding of how things in the tv show came to be the way they are, such as the relationship between Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson. In the director's cut, we see more interaction between them. We also get more into the head of Jack, and better understand just how messed up he really is after the loss of his son.
Bad: The only disappointment I have with the ult. ed. is that there were no 'gag reels' or bloopers, or other deleted scenes included. I enjoy watching these on other DVDs I have, and would have loved to have seen them for Stargate.
Overall, I'm glad I added this DVD to my collection. My only wish is that the Stargate SG-1 DVDs included behind the scenes or blooper reels as well.
They find a desert planet where humans are being made to mine for the same material that the gate was made from.
The people are Egyptians who were removed from Earth over 10,000 years ago, by an alien, and even Daniel Jackson can't understand their language because living languages CHANGE.
The movie is careful to stay away from many of the cliches of most sci-fi movies but also stays away from having characters which are TOO simple. Both Daniel and Jack (played by James and Kurt) are real people, not cardboard cut-outs, with all the flaws and merits of our own reality. The natives are catch between trying to be friendly towards strangers AND not pissing off their Gods.
The science and technology used by Ra and his men look very sleek and very real. From the spaceship to the gliders, everything has a touch of old Egyptian myth mixed with advanced alien know-how.
The DVD comes with two versions of the movie, Director's Cut and the theatrical cut, in which the former has audio commentary. The DVDs also have a great 'Making of Stargate' featurette, a 'Is There a Stargate?' short starring Erich von Daniken himself, trailers, scane access, crew and cast information and production notes.
Everything you could want in a DVD set, a mixture of sound science fiction, a touch of great effects and the pinch of old fashion adventure. This is a great pop corn flick. Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this show when it was new, I loved the SG-1 and SG Atlantis series'. Got this disk to watch it with my son. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Courtney S. Putnam
That moment when you realize that you've forgotten to review a cherished purchase...well, that's where I'm at now. How could I forget to rate this one? Read morePublished 7 days ago by FilmScoreFan75
I was quite surprised to read about the negative critical response heaped on Stargate on its original release. Read morePublished 11 days ago by M. Matthews
This was a replacement for a worn out copy. It's still a good go-to movie.Published 17 days ago by Peggy Harvey
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|Is the Stargate Blu-ray just the DVD SE version in 1080?||
yes it is, they ran it through the most basic filters and clean up tools and just packaged the ultimate edition.
It has the same chapter structure and chapter images the same interview tracks...ect The particle noise is exactly the same in both versions.
Jan 22, 2009 by William Baker | See all 4 posts
|Two DVD versions?||
The original version of the ultimate edition had a 2nd disc which had the theatrical cut of the film, and a bous feature titled "The Making of Stargate", 2 trailers, and something called cast and crew files which is basically a text writeup on various people involved int the making of...
Apr 23, 2008 by Thomas J. Fallon | See all 5 posts
Hello, just got it and it runs on a german PS3 perfectly. So I conclude, it is in fact region-free.
Feb 14, 2008 by Joe Tex | See all 6 posts
|119 or 128 mins?||
I'm guessing, but it's probably the 2003 version of The Ultimate Edition as compared to later releases. If you read the product description for Stargate: Ultimate Ed., David Horiuchi mentions the directors cut being 9 minutes longer.
Jun 6, 2010 by D. Richardson | See all 2 posts
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