Starship Troopers (Blu-ray)

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A special-ops commander leads his team into the jungle of nigeria to rescue a doctor who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.

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Studio Sony
SKU 205075046
UPC 043396160989
UPC 14 00043396160989
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/21/2010
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Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1998) Phil Tippett, et. al., Nominee, Best Effects, Visual Effects
MTV Award (1998) Starship Troopers, Nominee, Best Action Sequence
Reviews
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Review Probably the best way to approach Starship Troopers is to divorce it from its intelligent and gripping pedigree. Many of the most intellectually stimulating aspects of the book have been stripped away, and those that remain are only shadows of their former selves. (It's still a lot smarter than Independence Day, however.) Viewers offended by the "watering down" of themes in this summer's superlative motion picture version of Contact will be horrified by what has happened here. Nevertheless, taken on its own terms, the movie entity Starship Troopers offers an enjoyable two hours. At its best, the film recaptures the kind of taut, visceral thrills offered by James Cameron's Aliens...Starship Troopers represents director Paul Verhoeven's comeback attempt after the disastrously-received NC-17 cult favorite, Showgirls. This time around, Verhoeven returns to the genre that has been most kind to him. Starship Troopers is his third science fiction endeavor, following in the footsteps of Robocop and Total Recall. And, as was true for both of those films, Verhoeven applies his own unique style to the material. Much of Starship Troopers is presented tongue-in-cheek, and the level of violence and gore (bodies being ripped limb-from-limb and so forth) is so extreme that viewers will quickly become desensitized to it.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Starship Troopers might be one of the most brilliant science fiction movies ever made -- and it's definitely one of the most misunderstood. On the surface, it's a crowd-pleasing tale of a group of clean-scrubbed youths who join tomorrow's space-faring armed forces to fight a race of giant arachnids. But when the special-effects-packed epic was released in 1997, it was pilloried by most critics. Many pooh-poohed director Paul Verhoeven for laying on the gore with a trowel. Others scoffed at the Beverly Hills, 90210-worthy romance between cheesecake pin-up Denise Richards and Teen Beat cover-boy Casper Van Dien. But most reviewers were horrified at Verhoeven's brazen use of fascist imagery, dressing up his fresh-faced stars in Nazi-inspired uniforms and spurring them into battle with propaganda clips straight out of Triumph of the Will...What those critics -- and the public -- didn't understand, was that that was the whole point. When Robert Heinlein wrote the novel Starship Troopers in 1959, he intended it as a sincere argument that democracy was doomed, and that some sort of enlightened authoritarianism was humanity's only hope. Although a fan of the book, screenwriter Ed Neumeier thought Heinlein's vision was ridiculous. But rather than condemn it outright, he decided to satirize it from within.
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Reviewer Tor Thorsen
ReviewRating 10
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Christine James, Box Office Magazine Entertaining, engaging, exciting...
George Powell, San Francisco Examiner ...powerful entertainment that appeals to our most basic instincts.
Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee Terrific entertainment.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle The film's special effects are astonishing, but the most notable and unexpected thing is its tone.
Mike Clark, USA Today This twisted space opera serves up carcasses in six-digit figures but is foremost a sendup for the ages.
Russell Smith, Austin Chronicle Wall to wall blood 'n' guts laced with surprisingly keen social satire, much of it targeting the fatuousness of media culture.
Todd McCarthy, Variety A spectacularly gung-ho sci-fi epic that delivers two hours of good, nasty fun.

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