Stargate: The Ark Of Truth 2008 Subtitles

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This thrilling feature-length film picks up where SG1 left off, thrusting the Stargate team into their most exciting adventure yet. In search of an Ancient artifact they hope can defeat the oppressive Ori, the team learns that the Ori are set to launch a final assault on Earth and a double-crossing I.O.

Ben Browder,Michael Shanks
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction
Director Robert C. Cooper
Starring Ben Browder, Michael Shanks
Supporting actors Christopher Judge, Amanda Tapping, Claudia Black, Beau Bridges, Spencer Maybee
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By James Uscroft on 29 April 2008
Format: DVD
Having watched "The Ark of Truth" and read many of the other reviews here on Amazon, I can't help but wonder what the people who didn't like it were expecting; A cameo appearance by Elvis Presley? The secret of transmuting Lead into Gold?

Some people have complained that it wasn't a 'Film,' but merely two episodes of SG-1 that were shown back to back. But even though they could have easily replaced two of the `filler' episodes in series ten, they were still two of the best episodes ever made.

We might quibble about being charged an extra ten or fifteen pounds to see the end of the Ori story line, but I can't see how this could ever be a basis for disliking the film itself. And whilst at least one person has complained that you need to have watched most of SG-1 to really know what's happening, how could anyone `skip to the end' like this and not feel as if they didn't know what the heck was going on?

Whether it's actually the last two episodes of SG-1 or not, this film was made for the hardcore fans who were deeply engrossed in the story, not the uninterested people who just happened to flick past it one night on the `Sci-Fi' channel.

At this point in a review of course, I would normally go into explicit detail about the ethical issues that SG-1 deal with, the incredible writing, the wonderful acting and the spectacular (but never gratuitous) special effects. But as far as this film is concerned though, I honestly don't feel there's any need.

If you loved the depth and soul of 'Stargate SG-1,' were moved by the intelligent and emotional storylines and watched it for something other than `The cool explosions and the bright pretty colours.' If you understand what I mean when I use words like Replicators and Asgard, Ancients and Ori, Doci, Priors, Jaffa and Shol'va. If you honestly understood SG-1 and felt gutted when the tenth series simply tailed off at the end, then I can almost guarantee that you will love this film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Brooks on 29 Mar. 2008
Format: DVD
I'm sure that like many others, I was a bit disappointed at the sort-of cliffhanger ending of season 10, and wanted to see SG-1s conflict with the Ori come to an end, be it for better or worse.
Then I heard that there were several feature-length one-offs in the making, and that they would be direct-to-dvd releases. Normally, I don't take much notice when a film goes direct-to-dvd, as usually I find these are just low-budget films made for the sake of it, just to bring in that extra bit of money.
As such, I didn't have great expectations for the 'Ark of Truth' initially.
However, I stuck with it to the end, and was pleasantly surprised; this feature-length special has some great action setpieces, some great character development moments (especially Teal'c's determination and vala's more emotional side, not forgetting showing just how ruthless the Ori are when dealing with prisoners), and the return of a familiar yet somehow not completely unexpected villain.
All in all, this amounted to a good afternoon's viewing, and I would very much recommend it to any fan of the show.
However, was it just me, or was the ending a bit too reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 May 2008
Format: DVD
stargate SG1 is a tv show that ran for ten years. based upon the 1995 movie stargate it involves a military/science team exploring the galaxy via an ancient system of gates that allows instanteous travel between worlds. they seek out new life and new civilisations and battle nasty aliens on the way.

When the tenth and final season came to an end there were still a few stories to be tied up, most notably involving the ori, the big bad enemy of the final two seasons. and this movie exists to do that, giving the team a chance to take down all those involved with the ori once and for all.

It looks and feels like a movie rather than a long tv episode, thanks to some impressive visuals, a cinematic feel, and a strong score. but I suspect that how much you enjoy this depends on how big a fan of the show you were. And despite there being an eight minute long prelude [an optional extra on the dvd] to bring viewers up to speed I don't thin non fans or new viewers could really get into this, as there are plot elements that do depend on you knowing your stargate continuity.

Personally I always liked the show but it was never my favourite programme and I thought It was showing signs of getting tired later on. And to me, the movie confirms that. plot wise it's nothing we've not seen before, there are quite a few plot devices, and despite all the characters getting some decent moments there was nothing new here. the whole thing does what is required of it, and that's wrapping up the story arc, and the final scene is slightly stronger than the final scene of the very last episode, but that's about that.

But don't necessarily take my word for it. As I say, the bigger a fan the more likely you are to enjoy it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By O. Doyle on 22 April 2008
Format: DVD
The Ark of Truth was clearly made to tie up the loose ends that were left when Stargate SG-1 finished with Season 10. For avid SG-1 fans this is the ending that Season 10 was missing and which needed to be told to satisfy the appetites of those who were robbed of their last meal after a decade of following the exploits of SG-1.

The Ark Of Truth lives up the hype of fans hoping for an epic end to the storyline that drove the show's final two seasons. Indeed, The Ark Of Truth proves to be both an epic and fitting end to the Ori storyline. There were no major surprises, but it was carried off very well. In the end it felt more like an extended episode of Stargate SG-1 than a blockbuster movie in its own right but as an SG-1 fan I came away happy.

For those unfamiliar with the SG-1 series I would advise holding off until you have seen at least season 9 and 10 of Stargate SG-1 before embarking on The Ark of Truth as you may otherwise find yourself completely baffled as to who is who and what is going on.
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