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.

Starring:
French Stewart,Mili Avital
Runtime:
1 hour, 56 minutes

Stargate

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

40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Jan. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2010 UK BLU RAY REISSUE of "STARGATE THE MOVIE - ULTIMATE EDITION" ***

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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19 of 21 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 blu-ray.com (search for Stargate Anniversary Edition), or on ign.com (search for Stargate Ultimate Edition). At ign.com 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Peter M. on 20 Jan. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
The movie itself still stands the test of time as one of the true classics of the genre.The Blu-ray transfer is good but not perfect.The whole film is crisper, sharper and shows more detail in the dark scenes. Colours are generally rich and vibrant with the outside scenes,in particular, very brilliant by comparison to the standard DVD. Whilst I do not see this transfer as 'benchmark', it none the less improves the visual experience of the film by a fair margin. Well worth the upgrade to Blu-ray.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LLeuad on 28 July 2009
Format: DVD
The menu for this DVD mysteriously announces that this is 'Disc II: Theatrical Version' - one wonders what happened to Disc I. The film itself is worth a five star rating, but it is once again let down by the DVD release: the picture quality is hardly improved compared to the 2001 director's cut release and because this is the theatrical version, it is missing the extra ten minutes of footage. This one has more special features, although the 'Making of' is still not included, and neither is the director's commentary which both featured on other European releases. It is a shame that the film which started an entire franchise is still not getting a proper special edition.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Oct. 2001
Format: DVD
This is an excellent DVD for those of us who like the Stargate saga. The transfer of the original part of the movie is truly superb: sharp and wonderful colours. The sound is also amazing, even though I only have Dolby Pro Logic to hear it on (Dolby Digital and DTS are included). The extra footage is welcome, but suffers from not being as high quality as the rest of the movie. It's interesting to hear the commentary from the producer & director, usually explining which is their favorite bit (most of the film it would seem!). All round though, an excellent disc.
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