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    Unique ID Code: 0000008198
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 31/8/2000 14:40
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    Supernova (US)

    6 / 10
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    In the farthest reaches of space, something has gone terribly wrong
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 91 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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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 Lour 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, hyper-space dimension jump into the gravitational pull of a dying star.

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

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Never-Before-Seen R-Rated Version
    More Than 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes, Including an Alternate Ending
    Collectible Booklet
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jack Sholder
    Walter Hill
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Written By:

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

    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
    Space has never been so sexy. :) This movie oozes sex (and space).
    The plot is a typical space exploration one - a call for help, a crippled ship, an alien life form and so on.
    The video transfer is ok. While there are a couple of scratches and dust particles especially during the first half of the movie, the special effects are really nice.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is excellent. It especially excels during the "Plasma jump". The combination of the visuals and the audio (assuming you are well equipped audio-wise) is overwhelming. I actually watched that scene about half a dozen times just to re-live the experience.
    The menus are simple.
    The extra features include almost a dozen deleted scenes (including an alternate beginning and ending).
    Bottom line - not a lot of actual acting here, but very enjoyable, especially to effects lovers.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/10/2000 01:43
    5 / 10
    Supernova seems to be universally(no pun) hated by critics, yet when viewed purely as eye candy it`s an entertaining, if unoriginal, 1h-30 mins of entertainment. It should of been better but it wasn`t so you`ll just have to forgive it`s shortcomings and just switch off and enjoy!
    posted by Lee Thews on 28/11/2000 12:18