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Supernova
     

Supernova

2.7 4
Director: Thomas Lee

Cast: James Spader, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster

 

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The ill-conceived science fiction thriller Supernova comes to DVD with anamorphic widescreen and standard formats, Dolby Digital Audio, and 20 minutes of deleted scenes that were trimmed from the film to improve its continuity. The pristine sound and video only make the movie's generally sub-par dialogue, effects, and editing all the more apparent, and though

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The ill-conceived science fiction thriller Supernova comes to DVD with anamorphic widescreen and standard formats, Dolby Digital Audio, and 20 minutes of deleted scenes that were trimmed from the film to improve its continuity. The pristine sound and video only make the movie's generally sub-par dialogue, effects, and editing all the more apparent, and though the extra footage is gruesomely interesting, except for the alternate ending it's clear why it remained on the cutting room floor. Along with the by-the-numbers trailer, the disc's only other extra feature is a "collectible booklet" which is actually just a couple of pages explaining the special effects. Die-hard sci-fi fans may still want this DVD, but its presentation of Supernova probably won't appeal to anyone else.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2000
UPC:
0027616851383
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:31:00

Special Features

Never-before-seen R-rated version; More than 20 minutes of deleted scenes, including an alternate ending; Collectible booklet; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Spader Nick Vanzant
Angela Bassett Kaela Evers
Robert Forster Captain A.J. Marley
Lou Diamond Phillips Yerzy Penalosa
Peter Facinelli Karl Larson
Robin Tunney Danika Lund
Wilson Cruz Benj Sotomejor

Technical Credits
Thomas Lee Director
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Daniel Chuba Producer
Jamie Dixon Producer
Marek Dobrowoiski Production Designer
Bruce Hill Art Director
Melissa Kent Editor
Michael Kirchberger Sound Editor
William Malone Original Story
Nancy Nye Set Decoration/Design
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Schweitzer Editor
Ash R. Shah Producer
Ralph S. Singleton Executive Producer
Ralph Singleton Executive Producer
Mary Jo Slater Casting
Mark Stetson Special Effects
Mark Stoeckinger Sound Editor
Patrick Tatopoulos Makeup Special Effects
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey Wetzel Asst. Director
Jay Wilkinson Sound Editor
David C. Williams Score Composer
David C. Wilson Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Unscheduled Test [:07]
2. Happy Pills [3:03]
3. Hazen [2:03]
4. Distress Signal [2:30]
5. Dimension Jump [4:03]
6. Bumpy Arrival [2:46]
7. Spirit Of Friendship [5:40]
8. Approaching Ship [2:53]
9. "Healthy As A Horse" [4:44]
10. Carl's Legacy [2:39]
11. Glowing Discovery [4:31]
12. The Options [4:35]
13. NMick's Departure [3:23]
14. Eerie Understanding [2:08]
15. Navigation [3:50]
16. Amazing Power [1:49]
17. Stranded [:51]
18. Ghastly Guest [3:49]
19. Ben's Best [4:03]
20. Carl's Plan [4:08]
21. Hands Off [5:04]
22. Fiery Exit [4:18]
23. Dangerous Leap [3:34]
24. Title/Credits [2:49]
0. Scene Selections
1. Unscheduled Test [3:03]
2. Happy Pills [2:03]
3. Hazen [2:30]
4. Distress Signal [4:03]
5. Dimension Jump [2:46]
6. Bumpy Arrival [5:40]
7. Spirit Of Friendship [2:53]
8. Approaching Ship [4:44]
9. "Healthy As A Horse" [2:39]
10. Carl's Legacy [4:31]
11. Glowing Discovery [4:35]
12. The Options [3:23]
13. Nick's Departure [2:08]
14. Eerie Understanding [3:50]
15. Navigation [1:49]
16. Amazing Power [:51]
17. Stranded [3:49]
18. Ghastly Guest [4:03]
19. Ben's Best [4:08]
20. Carl's Plan [5:04]
21. Hands Off [4:18]
22. Fierys Exit [3:34]
23. Dangerous Leap [2:49]
24. Title/Credits [3:59]

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Supernova 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a good movie but it just wasn't long enough. They could have spent more time putting a story into that. James spader and angela bassett chemsitry was hot. They could have worked on that more. The ending was way to short. It felt like as soon as the movie got interesting it was over.
Mary_T More than 1 year ago
This film had the potential to be very, very good. James Spader and Angela Bassett are both at the top of their game. Someone spent a lot of money on the sets, gizmos and special effects. The plot had potential; superintelligent aliens seed the universe with shiny objects for other unsuspecting spacefaring races to find and take home. Then BOOM, the bauble destroys the up-and-coming civilization, blowing to bits any race that may rise to challenge the scheming aliens. Crafty! And in a film genre that survives by recycling familiar plot lines, it's a refreshing idea. The writers also came up with a new twist on the plot point that trips up so many scifi storytellers, the incomprehensibly vast amount of time and distance involved in space travel. Using today's science, your characters would die of old age before they flew to Neptune and back. Inconvenient. Many fantastic notions have been spun from the aether to dodge this problem; warp drive, dilithium crystals (Star Trek) hyperspace (Star Wars), hypersleep (Alien). In Supernova, humans strip naked and encase themselves in sleek (rather phallic) pods to withstand an Interdimensional Jump which can have some gruesome consequences if botched. On screen it's simultaneously sexy and dangerous, the perfect formula for a scifi film. James Spader's body of work as an actor is patchy, but in this film he is spot on. In a genre whose nerdy dialog sometimes elicits cartoonish performances (William Shatner) Spader nails it. He looks cool and believable in the shiny, ultramodern set, amd seems completely at home in the 23rd century. Sometimes space romance can come off as corny (Han Solo and Princess Leia) but Spader's relationship with Angela Bassett is handled with skill, unlike some of the others on the ship. One suspects a suit from the studio sent a note demanding "more boobies and sex" and the director obeyed, cramming in some gratuitous boot-knocking at the last minute. You'd hope that all this might gel into a fun, scary, thrilling, sexy movie. Alas, someone along the line dropped the ball. Did they suddenly run out of money? Were there disputes between director and studio? I don't know, but it's a darn shame. Supernova is good, as far as it goes. It could have gone a lot further.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Supernova had a pretty rough ride in terms of production. This is quite evident in the film. Huge chunks of it are definately missing! The chemistry of James Spader and Angela Bassett was red hot, but I wanted more... Especially when the movie ended. This film is 91 minutes long, or in my eyes 91 minutes too short! Other than Spader and Bassett, the other members on the Nightingale leave a lot to be desired. There are far worse sci-fi flicks than this, but Supernova leaves you hanging by abruptly stopping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not that great. Kinda so so if that. It's not a horrible movie--but, don't need it in my catalog of movies. Much better similar movies are alien, fifth element, even some of the star trek movies.