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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, with more to it than meets the eye
This film is rightly considered a classic. It can be watched on two levels. On the surface its a great action film with sweeping battle scenes. On another level there is a lot of ironic, tongue in cheek humour in the film. In a really subtle way the subtext of the film is an allegory about fascism, with nods to the Roman Empire.

If you want to see pretty people...
Published on 15 Aug 2010 by Son of Sam

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Dated Now
A good film but a bit dated now. Still, price was reasonable and delivery was pretty quick. Probably would not buy now though
Published 1 month ago by Alan Edwards


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, with more to it than meets the eye, 15 Aug 2010
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Son of Sam (London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This film is rightly considered a classic. It can be watched on two levels. On the surface its a great action film with sweeping battle scenes. On another level there is a lot of ironic, tongue in cheek humour in the film. In a really subtle way the subtext of the film is an allegory about fascism, with nods to the Roman Empire.

If you want to see pretty people shooting up aliens, this film will not disappoint, but there is so much more besides. Its very slightly dated now, but still worth the watch.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie: 4.5/5 Picture Quality: 3.5~4.5/5 Sound Quality: 3.75~4.5/5 Extras: 2/5, 14 July 2008
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This review is from: Starship Troopers [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Version: E.U / BVHE Touchstone / Region Free
VC-1 BD-50
Running time: 2:09:37
Movie size: 37,491,136,512 bytes
Disc size: 40,984,117,470 bytes
Average Video Bit Rate: 26.56 Mbps
LPCM 5.1 4608Kbps English
DD AC3 5.1 640Kbps

* Deleted Scenes (8 min. SD)
* Scene Developments with Audio Commentary (9 min.SD)
* Making-of Featurette (8 min.SD)
* Screen Tests: Johnny and Carmen (4 min. SD)
* Teaser Trailer (2 min. SD)

Movie: 4.5/5 Picture Quality: 3.5~4.25/5 Sound Quality: 3.5~4/5 Extras: 4/5
Version: U.S.A / Sony Pictures / Region Free
MPEG-4 AVC BD-50 / High Profile 4.1 (1080p) / High Profile 3.2 (480p)
Running time: 2:09:27 [could be due to an editing error that trims the running time by 4 to 6]
Movie size: 35,201,273,856 bytes
Disc size: 44,711,666,541 bytes
Average video bit rate: 23.00 Mbps

Dolby TrueHD English 1834 kbps (5.1/48kHz/16-bit)
Dolby TrueHD French 1971kbps kbps (5.1/48kHz/16-bit)
Dolby Digital 2.0 192 Kbps

Subtitles: English / English SDH / French / Spanish
Number of chapters: 16

* 2 Audio Commentaries
* Documentary
* Featurettes
* Screen Tests
* Deleted Scenes
* FX Comparisons
* FedNet Mode Picture-in-Picture Commentary (Profile 1.1)
* BD-Live Content (Profile 2.0)
* Recruitment Test
* Blu-Wizard
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant satire, 15 July 2007
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E. Baumgartner (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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I think a lot of people, including some reviewers here, soft-pedal or miss the really brutal satire at work here. It was trashed by one US reviewer when it came out as 'Melrose Place Goes to War' (in reference to a now long defunct Beverly Hills 90210 knock off), which in a sense it is, but that's the point. It presaged our current conflicts, but the film is more relevant and funnier now than ever, dressing up beautiful people in post-Wehrmacht garb and sending them off to have their brains sucked out while in the heartland women encourage their kids to stamp on bugs. Otherwise, the effects are cartoonish but fun and the world scarily recognisable...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs !!!, 5 Jun 2013
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What else needed to say about a movie on Bugs, Bugs and Bugs?! Go beserk and kill 'em all bugs !!! Audio is deaf pounding (in a good way). It really works out my MA speakers !!! Picture quality is okay too.

Thats That ....... A good popcorn flick for a lazy afternoon !!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still good 10 years later, 14 Jan 2008
I watched ST on TV the other night having not seen it for a while. I was pleasantly surprised that it still looks good even 10 years later. Despite enjoying the film I had for a long time been critical of the fact that such a technologically advanced society sends lightly armoured foot soldiers in to fight such a deadly enemy. Having watched it again though this makes a lot of sense - human life is far cheaper than developing weapons that are effective. However it does vary a great deal to the Heinlen book it is based on. In this the troopers did have pretty good weaponry so the fight was not always so one sided. All in all though a classic film we will doubtless still be watching in another 10 years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A film which achieves what it set out to be: a whole lot of fun, 27 July 2007
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Charles Edge "A real critic" (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This film has nothing to set it apart from other films, nothing to make the audience go 'wow, what an incredible movie'; the acting is nothing above average, the direction also, but the one thing that this film does succeed in doing is putting a smile on the faces of those who watch it. It is not a film which will have a deep and lasting impression on you, it has no true moral beyond that of survival and determination in the face of adversity, but it is an extremely enjoyable fun-fest with some fight sequences which will delight and a story which is altogether complete.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intergalactic bug wars! Pure comic book hilarity!!, 14 May 2002
Earth in the distant future: the New World Order. A global Fasisct state with two classes: Citizen and Masses is threatened by invading BUGS! Film follows the journey of a number of young recruits including the gorgeous Denise Richards (in one of her better acting roles!) and action-man lookalike Casper Van Dien through their (amusing!)training, warfare, tragedy and ultimate victory and glory as top-class citizens. Pleanty of bug killing and lots of very humourous comic-book style propaganda makes this a DVD not to be missed by anyone under the age of 40, but could appeal to all ages (except the faint hearted!). Presentation of the disc is also top-notch!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeper than you might think - if you want to!, 20 May 2007
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J. Butcher "flying high" (Bristol, UK) - See all my reviews
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A true pleasure to watch! This film falls into two categories: the late night gung-ho, watch with a few beers, action genre. And the 'hmmm what if?' look at a future society.

Reflections of the world today are given and amplified. The issues concerning the role of government, the people and of course the military are addressed in an enjoyable yet not oppressing or condescending manner. Philosophy for the masses!

If you want to analyse it, analyse it. If you want to just kick back with a friend, stick on a film and have a few cold ones, then you can do that too!
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good for it's age, 28 Aug 2007
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John R. Murdoch (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Starship Troopers [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
There are 43 Amazon reviews on the standard definition version of this film so I will comment on the Blu-ray aspects only. I did not expect to see such an old film come out in high definition format. This movie is largely made with computer generated graphics which probably explains why the image quality is so high. The many action scenes are pin sharp with vivid colours and no motion blurring. Looks amazing and even if you don't love the movie worth having to demonstrate the full benefits of high definition. When the non computer generated scenes are viewed there is a slight but noticable drop in image quality with slight grainyness hence only the 4 star rating.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CGI is very good, non-cgi is slightly grainy, 3 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Starship Troopers [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Good film. This is probably one of my best blu-ray discs. The space scenes are very crisp and look superb. The non-cgi scenes are slightly grainy but still not as bad as some 'remastered' blu-ray discs I have seen.
If you liked the film and have it on standard dvd and have a blu-ray player I would recomend buying this and getting rid of your standard copy. The improvement is definitly worth it.
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