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Director's Cut Is Excellent!,
This review is from: Stargate (Ultimate Edition) (DVD)
I'm not sure what makes the ultimate edition much different from the special edition, as both include the director's cut and theatrical version. The ultimate edition does include a 'making of' featurette, as well as a 'Is there a stargate' featurette that isn't included on the special edition. These are both interesting, but nothing to write home about. One big difference is the audio. The ult. ed. includes DTS 6.1 audio, as well as dolby digital 5.1.
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.
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Initial post: Sep 24, 2009 11:31:55 AM PDT
Sluster House says:
I couldn't agree more.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010 6:29:31 PM PDT
Although I'm a great fan of the movie, the Blu-Ray transfer is awful. In the sunlit parts of the movie, everything's fine, but the dark areas are grainy and green. Go for the DVD and depend on your player to upconvert it. Don't buy the Blu-Ray. It's dreadful.
Posted on Sep 22, 2011 1:05:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2013 8:50:05 AM PST
John Colaresi says:
Confederate: Yesterday I watched the DVD and it looked very grainy when upscaled to 1080P and the entire video quality was also 'dreadful.' Not all DVDs look better when upscaled as I am learning. The Blu-ray you write about has been replaced by one with better quality according to Amazon reviewers and at Blu-ray.com. I have ordered this latest Blu-ray version (15th Anniversary), which has many extras, and will let you know how it looks.
Posted on Mar 19, 2015 1:52:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2015 1:55:21 PM PDT
M. Sharpe says:
is the ultimate addition enhance for 16:9 tv's? I have the special edition (earlier release) of the film on DVD and it isn't enhance for a widescreen tv. the picture is smashed down.
hmmm and on the grainy picutre, mine seems fine. I used to the own the widescreen version SE on VHS and always remembered how sharp the picture was, i wasn't too disappointed with the DVD copy I have even with it not enhanced.
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