Stargate

Stargate

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Director: Roland Emmerich, Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson

Cast: Roland Emmerich, Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson

     
 

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This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich's mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busily

Overview

This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich's mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busily trying to convince a group of skeptics that the pyramids were not built by man, but by an extraterrestrial force. After the lecture, a military man approaches him and offers him a job translating the said ring; its inscriptions actually constitute a map to a massive stargate (or interstellar portal). The army sends over resident crackpot colonel Jack O'Neill (Kurt Russell) to travel through the stargate and see what's on the other side; Jackson accompanies him, and the two men turn up in a desert planet on the other side of the universe, with three moons in its sky. The world in question is ruled by Ra (Jaye Davidson), a hermaphroditic Egyptian sun god, who oppresses hordes of slave workers. Jackson and O'Neill then join forces to help the said workers revolt against their oppressor.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
UPC:
0012236105077
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
1,529

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Roland Emmerich and Producer Dean Devlin; ; Featurette: Is There a Stargate? - Including an Interview with Erich von Dänkeg, Author of "Chariots Of the Gods"; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil
James Spader Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson Ra
Viveca Lindfors Catherine
Alexis Cruz Skaara
Mili Avital Sha'uri
Leon Rippy General West
John Diehl Lieutenant Kawalsky
Erick Avari Kasuf
April Webster Actor
Djimon Hounsou Horus
French Stewart Lieutenant Feretti
Gianin Loffler Nabeh
Christopher John Fields Lieutenant Freeman
Jack Moore Lieutenant Reilly
David Pressman Assistant Lieutenant
Scott Smith Officer
Cecil Hoffmann Sarah O'Neil
Rae Allen Barbara Shore
Richard Kind Gary Meyers
John Storey Mitch
George Gray Technician
Erik Holland Prof.Langford
Gladys Holland Professor
Roger Til Professor
Kenneth Danziger Professor
Christopher West Professor
Robert Ackerman Companion
Frank Welker Mastadge

Technical Credits
Roland Emmerich Director,Screenwriter
David Arnold Score Composer
Patrick Beaufront Co-producer
Derek Brechin Editor
Dean Devlin Producer,Screenwriter
Michael J. Duthie Editor
Oliver Eberle Producer
Ute Emmerich Co-producer
Jim Erickson Set Decoration/Design
Marc Frydman Producer
Holger Gross Production Designer
Donald Heitzer Production Designer
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Karl Walter Lindenlaub Cinematographer
Steve Love Asst. Director
Philippe Maigret Producer
Joel B. Michaels Producer
Peter Murton Art Director
Greg Nelson Makeup
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Tatopoulos Special Effects
Ralph L. Thomas Producer
April Webster Casting
Peter Winther Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stargate
1. Main Title/ 8000 BC [4:22]
2. Egypt, 1928/ "Big Surprise" [2:41]
3. Who Built the Pyramids? [3:23]
4. "You've Been Reactivated" [:18]
5. A Bad Translation [:35]
6. A Map of Sorts [1:08]
7. The Seventh Symbol [4:00]
8. A Doorway Between Worlds [:03]
9. Through the Stargate [1:23]
10. A Look Around [3:58]
11. Stuck, Doomed & Camping [4:51]
12. Domesticated Monsters [2:23]
13. Contact Through Chocolate [4:32]
14. Sandstorm [2:42]
15. Cleansing and Other Rituals [4:05]
16. Death from Above [4:28]
17. Playing with Fire [6:34]
18. The History of Ra [4:20]
19. Facing the God [2:58]
20. Rain of Fire [2:52]
21. There Can Be Only One [4:34]
22. Uprising [4:28]
23. Rushing to Die [:16]
24. "We're Going Home" [2:08]
25. Fortress Under Siege [3:53]
26. "Completing This Mission" [7:09]
27. Conditional Surrender [3:05]
28. Countdown Into Space [4:46]
29. "I'll Be Seeing You" [4:34]
30. End Credits [6:43]

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Stargate 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
TinyJB More than 1 year ago
An excellent film which opened the way for the 10 year run of the TV series. Both Russell and Spader do an excellent job portraying their respective characters.
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After the symbolic hints of the first Star Wars Trilogy, Stargate was the real ''grand opening'' of the New Millennial thinking, exposed in the sci-fi. The ancient times with their mythological and religious knowledge, incl. the legends of the so-called ¿lost civilizations,¿ are no blubbery superstitions, but ¿cognition,¿ which requires ¿another¿ to science and theology ''deciphering'' of the historic and pre-historic data. Stargate was the best portrayal of this struggle for ¿alternative science.¿ Excellent plot, excellent play, and excellent cinematography! There is much to think of after seeing such a movie event.
JosephNicholas More than 1 year ago
Stargate is a fun science fiction adventure film starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. An ancient, circular, stone gate with mysterious hieroglyphs is discovered in Egypt. The American Air Force recruits an ancient languages expert to help decipher the markings. The linguist (Spader) succeeds and the stargate is activated. A team of soldiers led by an Air Force Colonel (Russell) enter the stargate and are transported thru a wormhole in the space-time continuum to a far away world that resembles Egypt. The linguist and the soldiers save that world and ours from the evil alien warlord. It's a fun adventure.
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