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    Unique ID Code: 0000012548
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 28/12/2000 18:18
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    Supernova (UK)

    5 / 10
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    In the farthest reaches of space, something has gone terribly wrong
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 87 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Beyond comprehension, beyond imagination and beyond the deepest regions of this galaxy... life as we know it is about to end! James Spader and Oscar nominee Angela Bassett strike sparks and Lou Diamond Phillips, Oscar nominee Robert Forster and the mesmerizing Robin Tunney are stunning in this spectacular sci-fi thriller that expands the universe of suspense to a whole new realm of raw power and unspeakable terror.

    In the farthest reaches of deep space, the medical vessel Nightingale keeps a lonely vigil for those in trouble. When a frantic cry for help pierces the void, the crew responds with a near fatal, hyperspace dimension jump into the gravitational pull of a dying star.

    The disables ship rescues a shuttlecraft containing a mysterious survivor and a strange alien artifact. Now the crew must unravel a chilling secret and the nearby imploding star before the forming supernova blasts them and entire galaxy into oblivion.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Deleted Scenes including Alternate Ending
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Jack Sholder
    Walter Hill
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Written By:

    Robert Forster
    Angela Bassett
    Wilson Cruz
    Robin Tunney
    Peter Facinelli
    James Spader

    Casting By:
    Mary Jo Slater

    Soundtrack By:
    David C. Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Lloyd Ahern II

    Michael Schweitzer
    Melissa Kent
    Freeman A. Davies
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Costume Designer:
    Bob Ringwood

    Production Designer:
    Marek Dobrowolski

    Ash R. Shah
    James R. Johnston III
    Jamie Dixon
    Daniel Chuba

    Executive Producer:
    Ralph S. Singleton

    United Artists
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    3 / 10
    this dvd does not contain much at all just the film and a few deleted scenes. it is also incompatable with most dvd players. only a hardy computer is upto the task. the manufacturers have been informed and have taken no action. the local stores are refusing to sell it as all 50+ copies sold have come back faulty
    posted by MarkE on 14/1/2001 05:27
    7 / 10
    This is the first dvd that ive bought, so i guess im easily impressed!? i thought the effects were good, but was dissapointed that the baddie was so easily disposed of! (they useually last a bit longer than that. Overall, although the plot seems to have a lot in common with a few other movies, i liked it - i thought that the plot could have been a little deeper though
    posted by andypooh on 10/2/2001 14:09
    7 / 10
    Not had any problems with this disc - it`s a shame the review above will change the ratings as I think it might just be a problem with low-end players *shrug*

    anyway a strange film - incredible SFX and some very cool ideas (such as the best hyperspace jump EVER) but just plain ODD. Watching the deleted scenes it becomes apparent that this is a film hacked out of another film, which was even more quirky

    A sci-fi of the "what`s the discovered relic?" type it`s a satisfying story and moves at a helluva pace leaving you feeling quite confused and unsure about why anything`s happening if you miss a beat.

    would have been good to have the original version available too.
    posted by Iain M on 12/2/2001 10:25
    3 / 10
    Pretty feeble really, I can`t see how Walter Hill would be intersted in material like this, I still can`t believe he directed it?
    posted by Richard73 on 4/12/2001 23:50