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    Added on: 18/6/2001 12:05
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    Starship Troopers (Reissue) (UK)

    9 / 10
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    Prepare for battle
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    The Federation needs you for an urgent do-or-die mission in `Starship Troopers`, the ultimate sci-fi action thriller from the director of Total Recall... hailed for its mind-blowing special effects and amazing futuristic settings! The new millennium brings man face to face with the deadliest enemy of all... an intelligent race of alien bugs, some thirty feet tall, some that fly and all capable of destroying every living thing on Earth!

    That`s where brave young freedom fighter Johnny Rico comes in. While Johnny trains in an elite infantry unit, his stunning girlfriend Carmen becomes a top fighter pilot - but is seduced by a suave flight instructor! Join their mission to the aliens` home planet where an all-out intergalactic war is about to begin and with the future of mankind on the line.

    Epic filmmaking and jarring action sequences that put you in the middle of it all make `Starship Troopers` the definitive space-age adventure thriller in this or any universe!

    Become A Citizen!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Making Of Featurette
    Audio Commentary
    Scene Development
    Deleted Scenes
    Screen Tests
    Teaser Trailer
    Pearl Harbour Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:
    French
    Hebrew
    Polish
    CC: German
    Italian
    Swedish
    Finnish
    English
    Spanish
    German
    CC: English
    Greek
    Croatian
    Danish
    Norwegian

    Directed By:
    Paul Verhoeven

    Written By:


    Starring:
    Michael Ironside
    Patrick Muldoon
    Seth Gilliam
    Clancy Brown
    Neil Patrick Harris
    Jake Busey
    Denise Richards
    Dina Meyer
    Casper Van Dien

    Casting By:
    Johanna Ray
    Elaine J. Huzzar

    Soundtrack By:
    Basil Poledouris

    Director of Photography:
    Jost Vacano

    Editor:
    Caroline Ross
    Mark Goldblatt

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Allan Cameron

    Producer:
    Phil Tippett
    Edward Neumeier
    Alan Marshall
    Stacy Lumbrezer
    Frances Doel
    Jon Davison

    Distributor:
    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    Two years after Buena Vista released a flipper version of the film with no extras, they have now given Starship Troopers the treatment it deserves.

    The picture and sound quality are perfect. The main thing about this re-issue is the extras. First, we have a 2 minute trailer. Then, a 8 minute featurette which is fairly interesting.
    The deleted scenes are next which there are 5 but these are just romantic moments. An audio commentary from Paul Verhoeven and another guy whose name I can`t remember is on the disc which is a good listen. There are 3 mini featurettes
    which focus on the destruction of the starship, the bugs and a test which was shown to Hollywood studios. There is also screen tests featuring Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards.
    Finally. there is a trailer for Pearl Harbour.

    All in all, Disney should be congratulated on finally realising how to put together a DVD. This is only the beginning though. According to the BBFC, there is some promising extra material for Disney films such as The Emperor`s New Groove, Dumbo and Pochantas. They are also re-issuing all of their remaining flipper titles with extras. So things are looking good for the House Of Mouse.

    If you have not bought Starship Troopers due to it being a flipper, get this version now. It contains everything from the R1 version so you are not missing anything.
    posted by AD1986 on 20/6/2001 00:20
    7 / 10
    This is a great new version, but not worth buying if you have the original, even if it is a flipper.
    posted by rubber faced warbler on 17/7/2001 17:42
    10 / 10
    starship troopers is a brilliant action film filled with great visual
    effects and tonnes of gore,when it first came out on dvd it was
    a flipper and turned me off from buying it,since then it has had
    a visual make over with some new extras,the picture is great
    and the sound is sharp, the extras consist of deleted scenes
    screen tests ect.This is the kind of treatment it deserves and it is about time!
    posted by verhoeven on 21/2/2002 21:09
    10 / 10
    Loved it, still do! What an epic! ;)
    posted by NiM on 14/10/2002 18:04
    8 / 10
    What would you do if, the only way to become a citizen of earth were to enlist in military service? Now before you answer, remember that we have discovered that there is a planet of bugs that is attempting to colonize the earth by hurling asteroids towards us that have their spores on them.

    If you are the type of person that doesn`t have a problem with leaving your brain at the door prior to going to a movie, or if you prefer action and splatting to plot and character development then this may be a movie you would enjoy. Don`t take that the wrong way, this is not to say that the movie is not good for what it is (a sci-fi, shoot em up thriller), just don`t expect any best actor or best picture awards for this one. There was one question that remained in my mind from the start of this movie and still remains now, "why not just nuke the whole planet?" but I guess that would have made for a much shorter movie.

    I guess it`s up to the individual viewer to decide if this new edition is worth buying for those who already own the original, but if you`re a big fan (if you are a big fan then why not invest in the region 1 Spec Edition?), I`d probably say yes. The one thing that especially impressed me was the informed materials and commentaries that did not shy away from discussing the political aspects of the story, while still maintaining a professional examination of the film on a technical level.
    posted by Aslan on 14/10/2002 23:36
    9 / 10
    this movie is`nt and should not be treated as a simple vaccuous hollywood blockbuster in the same vein as all the other crap around today.
    it is a very acute commentary on communist ideology using a superb mixture of propoganda parodys in highlighting why anything foreign and alien must be destroyed rather than understood. it has the subtle and exceptionally dark humour that was so prevalent in the outstanding Robocop but was sadly lost on most people who saw this movie as a b-movie shoot-em-up.
    leave any preconceptions at the door when watching this fantastically underated gem of a film and you`ll love it.
    posted by Rawshark on 17/10/2002 16:48
    9 / 10
    A brilliant cult sci fi movie that is destined to be a classic. The characters are very well developed. Casper Van Dien hasnt made many good movies, he`s a bit of a B-movie actor but he plays his role with some style. Denise Richards was fairly unknown before she made this movie but after finding fame with this movie, she has quickly become a household name.
    The visuals are very cool. There is alot of impressive CGI used in this movie but you can hardly tell. The picture quality is brilliant. The sound also is fantastic. The extras also of superb quality.
    Bottom line, this is a fantastic dvd but there is a new region 1 special edition 2 disc set that is identical to this but has a brand new feature length documentary so I think it would be best to get that version.
    posted by dicanio on 18/1/2003 17:30
    10 / 10
    Feature:

    Paul Verhoeven`s take on the novel by Robert A Heinlen is in two ways. 1) it turned out how we expected it to, extremely violent 2) it actually turned out to be a good film. The Cast do actualy take their roles properly but play them in style. The film features some impresive CGI and effects. It`s a really enjoyable sci-fi romp!

    Sound:

    Who needs DTS when you have a Dolby Digital track like this one!

    Picture:

    Brilliant

    Extras:

    The Commenatry is good and informative, the making of feature is aslo good. The deleted scenes are a good asset to this package as is the screen tests and scene breakdowns.
    posted by the_film_king on 7/8/2003 19:41