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Starship Troopers

Special Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon & Michael Ironside

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc Special Edition set includes filmographies and three commentary tracks: one with director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Ed Neumeier; the second with Verhoeven, Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, and Neil Patrick Harris; and a third track with composer Basil Poledouris and the isolated score. Disc Two includes the 32-minute documentary, six bug-specific special effects featurettes, a three-minute featurette on the Starships Of Starship Troopers, nine special effects comparisons, three storyboard comparisons, an original eight-minute making-of featurette, conceptual art galleries, two scene deconstructions with Verhoeven commentary, five deleted scenes (all featuring Denise Richards), screen tests (which may make some wonder why Ms. Richards got the job), and a brief test film.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06672
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for graphic sci-fi violence and gore, and for some language and nudity.
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 129
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/28/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Verhoeven
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the book by Robert A. Heinlein,

DVD Picture:
When compared to the previously released, anamorphically enhanced DVD (Issue 29), this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD appears to be almost the same, though some compression-related problems cause the picture to look slightly

The Dolby

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