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    Unique ID Code: 0000002818
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    Added on: 29/12/1999 18:51
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    Starship Troopers (UK)

    5 / 10
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    Prepare for battle
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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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!

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    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian

    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:
    TriStar Pictures
    Touchstone Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    2 / 10
    Just a brief note. This disk is a flipper (It has to be turned over half way through the film) and if at all possible you should buy the region 1 version.

    This is a great film with a great story which although a little blunt at times keeps the viewer involved. It is only a shame that they did not bother to take the same quality to the DVD.
    posted by Paul Miller on 27/5/2000 14:07
    7 / 10
    An enjoyable satiric romp
    posted by Richard73 on 30/1/2001 14:15
    7 / 10
    A really nice surprise. This is a top notch sci-fi with a great plot and intense action.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the CG looks awesome. Actually, it is occasionally superior even compared to more recent movies. Yeah, that good. Alas, this disk is a flipper.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. the surrounds are constantly used for bugs` noises (and quite a lot of them).
    The menus are all still and silent.
    The disk contains no extras whatsoever.
    Bottom line - a very enjoyable movie, which is presented in a pretty awful disk.
    Two remarks:
    1. Van Dien was 29 when the movie was shot and in no way can he pass as a high school graduate.
    2. The shower scene alone is enough to make the movie R rated and not PG-13 rated, and that`s without mentioning the CG violence throughout the rest of the movie.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/11/2001 17:40