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Starship Troopers (Superbit Collection) (1997)

Casper Van Dien , Denise Richards , Paul Verhoeven  |  R |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (942 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris
  • Directors: Paul Verhoeven
  • Writers: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein
  • Producers: Alan Marshall, Edward Neumeier, Frances Doel, Jon Davison, Phil Tippett
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (942 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008EY5W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,848 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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In the first and finest RoboCop movie, director Paul Verhoeven combined near-future science fiction with a keen sense of social satire--not to mention enough high-velocity violence to satisfy even the most voracious bloodlust. In Starship Troopers, Verhoeven and RoboCop cowriter Ed Neumeier take inspired cues from Robert Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel to create a special-effects extravaganza that functions on multiple levels of entertainment. The film might be called "Melrose Place in Space," with its youthful cast of handsome guys and gorgeous women who look like they've been recruited (and in some cases they were) from the cast of Beverly Hills 90210. Viewers might focus on the incredible, graphically intense action sequences (definitely not for children) in which heavily armed forces from Earth go to off-world battle against vast hordes of alien "bugs" bent on planetary conquest. The attacking bugs are marvels of state-of-the-art special-effects technology, and the space battles are nothing short of spectacular. But Starship Troopers is more than a showcase for high-tech hardware and gigantic, flesh-ripping insects. Recalling his childhood in Holland during the Nazi occupation, Verhoeven turns this epic adventure into a scathingly funny satire of fascist propaganda, emphasizing Heinlein's underlying warning against the hazards of military conformity and the sickening realities of war. It's an action-packed joy ride if that's all you're looking for, but Verhoeven has a provocative agenda that makes Starship Troopers as smart as it is exciting. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

PURE PERFORMANCE The Superbit™ Collection will set a new benchmark in high resolution DVD picture and sound creating the ultimate in home entertainment. Superbit™ DVDs utilize a high bit rate digital transfer process that optimizes video quality and offers both DTS and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. Use your existing home theater equipment to its optimal performance.From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga with its sweeping galactic views to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu teeming with shrieking fire-spitting brain-sucking special effects creatures acclaimed director PAUL VERHOEVEN crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein s classic sci-fi adventure. CASPER VAN DIEN DINA MEYER DENISE RICHARDS JAKE BUSEY NEIL PATRICK HARRIS PATRICK MULDOON and MICHAEL IRONSIDE star as the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.System Requirements:Running Time 129 MinsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: SCI-FI/FANTASY Rating: R UPC: 043396012271 Manufacturer No: 01227

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190 of 215 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm amazed that so many people miss the point ! January 10, 2001
Format:DVD
I'm amazed that so many people can blindly miss the subtleties of this movie. While it works as a brainless, enjoyable gung-ho piece of sci-fi cum war hokum it's also quite a clever piece of satire, taking a pot-shot squarely aimed at the kind of control that governments, regardless of ideology, exert over their populace. While the spoofed propaganda TV commercials most obviously display the parody in this movie, one can also see it littered throughout the movie. The director has chosen to ape Nazism as it's an extreme view of what can happen when a government has a strong grip on its people, because of his childhood experience being under Nazism and because by cloaking the heroes of the movie in Nazism he shows a self-mocking sense of ironic humor.
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Johnny Rico being a blonde, blue-eyed Aryan. While Van Dien's abilities as an actor are frequently ridiculed at there's no doubt that he is perfect for this movie's take on the character. He *looks* like an actor straight from WWII German and Soviet propaganda films and indeed that is exactly what he's supposed to appear like.
Ok let's clear up some other points:-
BAD ACTING:-
It's not bad acting. Bad acting implies that the actor does not bring fully to life the character he/she is playing or overplays the part ect ect. The characters in ST are supposed to be parodies, tongue-in-check cardboard cutouts. Given that all the actors in ST play their roles pretty well. That they are all very pretty (especially Dina Meyer) is the intention. Like any good propaganda it shows people whom we'd like to be or be with trying to become citizens and succeeding, whilst following the 'state line'. The love triangle is thrown in there for entertainment value and it works in a cheesy way.
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101 of 116 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Need Extended Memory to Load April 12, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
You must have extended memory loaded to play. All copies are the same, so there is no use exchanging it. I was waiting on my second copy when I found a HD forum talking about the loading problem. The forum members determined the problem is the way the disk was authored. The disk looks for enough memory to support the BD Live content even when BD Live is not enabled. I tried the second copy I received and it would not load either. I updated my firmware and it still would not play. I put a flash drive in my Sony BD S350 and the second copy loaded fine. The bottom line is you need to add extended memory to load this disk, whether your player takes an SD Card, Flash Drive, or whatever.

As far as the movie goes, I would have given it 5 stars if not for this issue with the disk. It's a great action flick with great special effects that look even more awesome on blu-ray. Excellent satire of blind alligence to government and military. I didn't read the book, so I don't have a problem with it not being true to the original story.

Highly recommended, just realize you will need to load extended memory to play.
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179 of 224 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'War makes fascists of us all.' January 3, 2004
Format:DVD
So says Paul Verhoeven, who has said (and says again in the commentary on this DVD release) that it's one of the statements made by this morally complex film.

I love listening to Verhoeven's commentaries (especially the one he does with Arnold Schwarzenegger on _Total Recall_). Here he shares the task with screenwriter Ed Neumeier, and putting the two of them together was an excellent choice. The commentary is one of the best features of the special edition.

The film itself is hard to evaluate. Because it's Verhoeven, it's got sex, gore, and social satire. What it's also got -- and something that was arguably missing from the Robert A. Heinlein novel on which the film is based -- is a high level of moral complexity that doesn't divide everyone neatly into Good Guys and Bad Guys.

The effect is odd, and oddly disturbing. On one hand, the film succeeds quite well as a combat shoot-'em-up in the style of the great World War II films. At that level, if we like, we can take the 'bugs' of Klendathu, playing as they do into our 'natural' loathing of insects, as a politically correct version of the sort of enemy Heinlein probably intended. (As long as we don't take the film's incompetent 'military action' too seriously.)

On the other hand, the film also contains lots of sly references to the Third Reich, lots of little clues that suggest the 'bugs' didn't start the war, and lots of opportunities for the characters _and_ the audience to conclude that war may not be the best way to approach the problem here at issue.

Okay, this latter stuff is a huge departure from Heinlein's novel, which was primarily focused on what makes military folks tick and what it means to be a responsible citizen.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You may need an sd card to see this movie July 24, 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Good movie, but I learned the hard way that it may not play in Panasonic Blu-ray machines unless an SD card in isnerted. The horizontal thermometer fills in, showing that the movie is ready to go, and then everything stops. Tried it again and again. Returned the disk and got a new one. Same problem. So I checked online discussions and found that the fix is to insert an SD card. I did, and viola!, there was the movie in beautiful HD. I can find no explanation for why this is so. I have no other Blu-ray diskd that have this problem.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Only Really Enjoyable if You Aren't a Heinlein Fanboy
The book is a brilliant conservative manifesto written for teen boys. The movie is fascists vs. bugs. Roger Ebert called it, "the most violent kiddie movie ever made. Read more
Published 3 days ago by NoOneYouKnow
3.0 out of 5 stars Takes bug wars to a new level
A tongue in cheek admiration of war. It makes war mongering look silly. The only thing that "bugs" me is the critics were too harsh on a "message" movie that if... Read more
Published 12 days ago by audaz
1.0 out of 5 stars A Movie Made by Haters
This is perhaps the only movie ever made by people that openly hated the source material. Paul Verhoeven, who gave us the excellent “Soldier of Orange”, stated that he thought the... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Al Hence
2.0 out of 5 stars Simple minded
First , the good. I like some of the actors in this film (Michael ironside, Caspar Van Dien, etc. There was a lot of action and some decent special effects to appeal to those... Read more
Published 21 days ago by irishgaels
4.0 out of 5 stars No deep thinking involved
Campy, formulaic and fun. This is one of those movies that doesn't make you think too hard - just pure entertainment.
Published 22 days ago by Massphatness
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to RAH standards.
Heinlein was/is the world's best S.F. writer. His imagination and belief in mankind's ability has far out striped our progress. This was not up to his standard.
Published 22 days ago by J. Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars classic action flik!!
i have seen this movie 100x easily lol&i love it to death!its so funny yet violent too?!i miss these types of films.i just love the prices here omg too cheap. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Mahor!
1.0 out of 5 stars Apalling interpretation
The book of the same name asked the question: Is there a way to be a good human being and a good soldier at the same time. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jeff Evarts
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Arrived in great condition and was perfectly fine to give to my fiance to complete his movie collection. would buy again since it was brand new.
Published 28 days ago by Natasha
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest movies of all time
Starship Troopers has to be considered one of the greatest movies of all time and a cinematic masterpiece. Paul Verhoeven is a movie genius. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Bernitt
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