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Starship Troopers SE Moratorium

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24th September 2006 16:37  #1

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Starship Troopers SE Moratorium
Just a quick note to let everybody know that Sony will be placing the R1 two-disc SE of Starship Troopers on moratorium beginning on the 9th of October. This is a great set, and if you haven't already done so I suggest you go grab it while you can. Most retailers are currently selling it for around $9.99, so there's little reason not to pick it up...unless of course you can't stand the movie.

Wink

24th September 2006 16:51  #2

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
I heard from someone who worked on this film that it was a brilliant allegory for... (thinks real hard).... was it the Nazis? The bugs are actually the good guys, right?

Someone tell me if this is worth checking out.

24th September 2006 17:49  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Forgot that Chris reviewed this very disc a while back...

Starship Troopers SE Review

If you're into film scores, the disc offers an isolated score track with commentary from composer Basil Poledouris and a slew of other features not included in the first R1 release. As far as the movie itself goes, I had a blast when I saw it in the theater; it's a no-brainer action movie with lots of gore, very cool special effects, and some dark humor thrown in all over the place.

24th September 2006 19:08  #4

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
why not buy the Superbit edition? (with the DTS sound)

24th September 2006 21:47  #5

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
It has less bonus features. Thanks for the heads-up Matt, now I'm on my way to Best Buy......dammit the games on.

27th September 2006 15:31  #6

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Dustin wrote: I heard from someone who worked on this film that it was a brilliant allegory for... (thinks real hard).... was it the Nazis? The bugs are actually the good guys, right?

Someone tell me if this is worth checking out.


Not really Nazis, but fascism.  I was surprised by how much of the fascist stuff was left in from the book.  I had expected it to be dumbed down for the audience.  It's been awhile since I've seen it, but it is pretty good.  But unliked what Matt said, I don't consider it a no-brainer action movie.  There's a lot to think about if you care to see past the gore and the action.

27th September 2006 15:57  #7

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Yep, good film for all the undertones. Actually it was the first DVD I bought, I still own the flipper... might be a good time to upgrade.

27th September 2006 19:46  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,112 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
God that review is stop start. Do I still write like that?

15th October 2006 0:10  #9

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
funny.. october 9th has passed and still this set is available

http://www.amazon.com/Starship-Troopers-Special...

15th October 2006 2:59  #10

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
It'll be available until current stock is sold and retailers won't be able to order more copies.

16th October 2006 5:43  #11

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,615 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
No wonder it was in the $5.50 bin at WalMart

16th October 2006 8:37  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
One of the best allegorical action-comedies of all time. I loved it when I didn't get the undertones, and loved it more when I figured it out. Verhoven can be a great filmmaker. his best films appeal to both the mindless action fan and the intelectual film fan in me.

And the DVD in the 5.50 bin is probably the flipper.

16th October 2006 11:30  #13

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,112 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Was there a flipper in R1? I thought it was a dual-sided disc with the movie on side A and the features on side B? I used to own it before it got nicked and I upgraded to the new SE.

16th October 2006 12:43  #14

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
The first release was a dual-sided disc with the movie on side-A and the features on side-B, and yeah, that's the one that's been in the Wal Mart $5.50 bins, not the SE.

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