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Star Wreck [DVD]

3.1 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Samuli Torssonen, Atte Joutsen, Kari Väänänen, Jari Ahola
  • Directors: Timo Vuorensola
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Finnish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver
  • DVD Release Date: 4 May 2009
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QVI194
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,016 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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From the director of IRON SKY. Captain James B. Pirk of the Starship C.P.P. Kickstart and his crew, Commander Dwarf and Commander Info, find themselves stranded on 21st Century Earth after a previous adventure to save the planet from hostile aliens. Life is not good and Pirk s daily routine consists of stuffing his face at the local fast food restaurant and trying to convince the ladies that he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero form the future. As the prospects for humanity's conquest of space look increasingly bleaker, Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind's future... Created by an ingenious band of die-hard Star Trek fans this terrific sci-fi comedy will have you gripped all the way through to its stunning conclusion! Wreck on!

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Making a Star Trek movie is not easy. One should be able to capture the spirit of Star Trek, have phaser-blazing action, romance, light-hearted fun, end-of-the-world scale drama, corrupted to the core villains, all in one story. Making a parody is not easy at all, one should take what made the original good and retain it, while with a keen eye pointing out all the little (or big) silly notions and mercilessly make fun of them - and yet the end result should remain watchable on its own.

Star Wreck manages all of the above, and as an indie movie, to boot. The special effects are completely state of the art and would do in any commercial movie of today. Every scene is lovingly crafted to as near perfection as the shoestring budget would allow. Where the homeknit quality does show, it feels mostly like homage to the cardboard and styrofoam props of ST:TOS and Babylon 5.

The criticism that could be fairly given is that the plot and the characterization suffer from a lack of a professional writer in the crew. Even then, the pacing of the movie is good, the jokes, while boyish, are on the spot, and all in all the movie leaves all the other sci-fi parodies out there completely in the dust. A definite mood-lifter for the viewer, and the story of how the movie was made is worth seeing in itself.
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this was great, a star vtrek parody that picks on a lot of the little things about the show, which when listening to the commentary i learned just how "nerdy" the makers of this were. It also crosses over with babylon 5 which i didn't know much about but that didn't matter as it was still humorous. The story is the follow on from a previous short film which can be seen on youtube and is technically star wreck 6, though this is irrelevant to my review. The commentary gives interesting facts and trivia from the makers and is in english compared to the film (subtitles but that doesn't detract from it being a good spoof)
I would recommend for sci-fi fans and possibly non sci-fi fans as it doesn't require you to get too absorbed in it to bee able to follow
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If you want to buy another safe, predictable big budget blockbuster then fair enough, look elsewhere. If you are open minded and want to be inspired by this epic, 7 year labor of love by a dedicated team of Finnish amateur film makers then stick around! I have dabbled with a bit of CGI and put the odd holiday DVD together. If you have the slightest idea of the effort involved in getting anything on screen you will be blown away with what has been achieved. This film hasn't made it to a commercially available DVD without good reason. If you watch the film with goodwill and ride over the rough edges and moments that lack pace, you will see some completely original and laugh-out-loud sci-fi comedy moments and effects sequences of a scale and complexity that square up to their multi-million dollar rivals.

The negative reviews of this film appear to have been written by people with unrealistic expectations who didn't stop to understand what they were buying, not least that yes, this film was made in the Finnish language! What genuine film lover prefers to watch a dubbed version of a film anyway? I bought this film because I knew it would do things Hollywood never would, and I wasn't disappointed!
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This 7 year long marathon to make a film has got to fill you with respect for the tenacity of the makers to keep going with this project, especially on such a small budget. The effects are surprisingly good and the story not to bad. I have seen a lot worse acting (StarHyke!) and whilst some scenes are a bit ropey the film makers manage to pull this one off.

If you are a Star Trek or Babylon 5 fan you may get a little more out of it with the funny references to each sci-fi franchise, if not then you can watch either series to find out.

The subtitles add that extra something to the whole thing with some funny translation like "worm holes" coming across as "maggot holes", "twinklers" and "light balls" to add to the mix!

Let's hope that the sequel due apparently in 2011 sometime is as good...
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This film is hysterical. I laughed the entire way through.

As a die hard scifi fan I thought this would be terrible. I think it was actually better than quite a few major productions. The special effects definately give a lot of major productions a run for there money.

If you have a sense of humour, loved films like galaxy quest, babylon 5 and startrek, you will love this.
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If you're not familiar with both Star Trek and Babylon 5 you'll miss a lot of the references in this. But if you are, and you've ever wanted to see them fight, you have to see this!
Was OK at the start, but once they got into space it really took off.
While the scenes with people show their low budget origins, the space scenes are excellent (better than Babylon 5's) - considering that they didn't come from a major studio I was astonished.
Generally quite funny.
In my opinion wouldn't be quite so good for someone who wasn't a B5 & Star Trek fan.
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Just watch it and laugh! I'm a diehard Star Trek fan and this film has everything that makes Star Trek great! The storyline is a little weird at the beginning but everything falls into place at the end; oh and watching the International Space Station get blown up by 3 `Light balls/Photon Torpedos' is something more films should have!

One reviewer mentions how an incredible amount of bear must have been involved in the making of the film and they are right but not for the wrong reasons. The light hearted fun (and use of `Light beer' in the `Light balls') coupled with watching the film in a foreign language (with UK subtitles) makes for a crazy night in.

I can understand that for some viewers the unrefined humour wont appeal to them but for anyone who has seen at least one naked gun film (and liked it) should watch this to!
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