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    Unique ID Code: 0000040457
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    Added on: 29/9/2002 12:26
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    Supernova (Australia)

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    In the farthest reaches of space, something has gone terribly wrong
    Certificate: M15+
    Running Time: 87 mins
    Retail Price: 34.95
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    Beyond comprehension, beyond imagination and beyond the deepest regions of this galaxy... life as we know it is about to end! James Spader and Oscar nominee Angela Bassett strike sparks and Lou Diamond Phillips, Oscar nominee Robert Forster and the mesmerizing Robin Tunney are stunning in this spectacular sci-fi thriller that expands the universe of suspense to a whole new realm of raw power and unspeakable terror.

    In the farthest reaches of deep space, the medical vessel Nightingale keeps a lonely vigil for those in trouble. When a frantic cry for help pierces the void, the crew responds with a near fatal, hyperspace dimension jump into the gravitational pull of a dying star.

    The disables ship rescues a shuttlecraft containing a mysterious survivor and a strange alien artifact. Now the crew must unravel a chilling secret and the nearby imploding star before the forming supernova blasts them and entire galaxy into oblivion.

    Special Features:
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Alternate Ending
    Multiple Subtitle Options
    Deleted Scenes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Jack Sholder
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Walter Hill

    Written By:

    James Spader
    Robert Forster
    Angela Bassett
    Wilson Cruz
    Robin Tunney
    Peter Facinelli

    Casting By:
    Mary Jo Slater

    Soundtrack By:
    David C. Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Lloyd Ahern II

    Michael Schweitzer
    Melissa Kent
    Freeman A. Davies
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Costume Designer:
    Bob Ringwood

    Production Designer:
    Marek Dobrowolski

    Ash R. Shah
    James R. Johnston III
    Jamie Dixon
    Daniel Chuba

    Executive Producer:
    Ralph S. Singleton

    United Artists
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    An ordinary (yet enjoyable) sci-fi flick with lots of visuals and sound that slightly compensate for the pretty simple plot.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen, but the picture is not 100% clean of dust particles. Still, the visuals are mostly stunning and the CG is very impressive.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good, too. The surrounds are used effectively throughout the movie.
    The menus are partially animated with sound.
    The extras include 13 deleted scenes (including an alternate opening and ending scenes). It`s quite obvious why most of the deleted scenes didn`t make it to the final movie.
    Bottom line - a totally enjoyable (aka - no brainer) movie with stunning visuals and sound. Too bad the disc doesn`t offer more extras.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/9/2002 22:51