Stargate 1994

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Egyptologist Daniel Jackson deciphers the secret code of a relic, reactivating the Stargate, a portal that can transport people to another dimension proving the theory that the pyramids were placed by an alien race.

French Stewart,Mili Avital
1 hour, 56 minutes

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Roland Emmerich
Starring French Stewart, Mili Avital
Supporting actors Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors, John Diehl, Alexis Cruz, Leon Rippy
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Parental Guidance

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Jan. 2011
Format: Blu-ray

This March 2010 Blu Ray reissue (15th Anniversary) of Roland Emmerich's 1994 Sci-Fi blockbuster is a bit of a mixed bag. At least it has 4 hours of NEW extra content (on top of previously released features) and both the Extended Director's Cut and the Theatrical versions of the film - but its print is gorgeous one moment and awful the next...

There's a lot on here, so let's get to the spec details first:
* 1080p High Definition Print in 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio
* Opening Menu Offers 3 language versions - German (overdubbed), French (overdubbed) and English (see subtitles)
* Theatrical Version (121 minutes)
* Director's Cut (130 minutes)
* New 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio for English
* 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio for both French and German
* Subtitles German and French ONLY (NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
* New "Deciphering The Gate: Concepts And Casting" Featurette
* New "Opening The Gate: The Making Of The Movie" Featurette
* New "Passing Through The Gate: The Legacy" Featurette
* New "Never-Before-Seen Gag Reel"
* New "Picture-In-Picture STARGATE Ultimate Knowledge" Feature
* "Is There A Stargate?" Featurette
* "The Making Of Stargate" Documentary
* Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Writer/Producer Dean Devlin
* Original Stargate Previews
* B-Roll Footage
* BD Live

As you can clearly see from the impressive list above, this Optimum Releasing/Studio Canal reissue isn't blindly throwing the film out there - there's really great new extras on here and fan-orientated too. But having said that, the whole shebang is let down somewhat by the actual print itself.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Asger Harlung on 3 Jan. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Too many one-line reviews here. "Ah like/hate it" and "Best/worst muhvie evah" reviews are notoriously both moronic and unhelpful.

Too many "Bad quality" claims, too. A lot of people complain with a lot of blu-ray versions of slightly dated movies; for example that the movie looks grainy, when in fact it looks about as good as it ever did on celluloid. It is quite easy to find qualified information about transfer/reproduction quality in professional reviews with technical information on picture quality, comparisons with other releases etc. The subjective and unqualified opinions that some people put forth about "good releases" which are measurably bad and "bad releases" which are measurably good are not very helpful if you actually want to know about the quality of a specific release.

It is of course okay if a person does not like the original picture quality. But it's not okay to blame a technically very good reproduction for being the opposite. That is clearly putting the blame in the wrong place.

A few facts are needed, hence this review:

1) Quality

If you are in doubt about the picture/sound quality, look up a technically backed review, for example on (search for Stargate Anniversary Edition), or on (search for Stargate Ultimate Edition). At the review offers comparison pictures with the earlier blu-ray release which will remove any possible doubt that complaints about this release being "bad quality" are completely off the mark. The transfer and picture quality of the "Ultimate Edition" blu-ray is simply close to perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 April 2015
Format: DVD
Stargate Directors Cut (DVD).

Product Info.
Region 2
Certificate: PG
Subtitles: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Turkish
Anamorphic Widescreen
Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
English Dolby Digital 5.1
English DTS
German Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Surround
Running Time 123 Minutes

DVD Special Features:
Commentary by Roland Emmerich (Director) & Dean Devlin (Producer)
Theatrical Trailer
Stargate Promo Reel
Photo Gallery

Kurt Russell as Colonel Jack O'Neil
James Spader as Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson as Ra
Alexis Cruz as Skaara
Mili Avital as Sha'uri
Erick Avari as Kasuf
Viveca Lindfors as Dr. Catherine Langford
Leon Rippy as General W. O. West
John Diehl as Lieutenant Colonel Kawalsky
French Stewart as Lieutenant Feretti
Richard Kind as Dr. Gary Meyers
Rae Allen as Dr. Barbara Shore
Derek Webster as Lieutenant Brown
Carlos Lauchu as Anubis
Djimon Honsou as Horus
Christopher John Fields as Lieutenant Freeman
Jack Moore as Senior Airman Reilly
Steve Giannelli as Lieutenant Porro

About The Directors Cut.
1)An additional scene added straght in at the beginning immediately after the opening titles shows the entirety of the scene where Ra takes over the body of the caveboy showing the cavemen running from the light in the sky & showing him walking towards it.

2)Moments after the stargate has been hoisted up by the workmen at the Giza dig, people notice that there is something underneath it: a group of the Hora guards encased in the stone.
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