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Supernova Blu-ray Review

Supernova Blu-ray

“Supernova” is superbad.

After answering a distress call from a mining operation on the moon of Titan 37, a medical ship (Nightingale 229) finds itself in deep trouble. Not only has the ship been damaged after a dimension jump, but the ship could very well be destroyed by a nearby blue giant. Worse still, the crew members have rescued a mysterious man (Karl) who possesses a strange alien artifact that could prove fatal to everyone on board.

Having put out numerous beloved cult classics for the past 3 years, the Scream Factory label has fast become a favorite amongst home video collectors. So why then is this Shout! Factory offshoot releasing the categorically awful 2000 sci-fi film flop known as “Supernova”? Your guess is as good as mine.

Despite boasting a talented cast that contains James Spader, Angela Bassett, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Forster, Robin Tunney, Wilson Cruz, and Peter Facinelli, “Supernova” is a generic sci-fi disaster with the blandest characters imaginable. It’s no surprise that the film underwent massive edits, reshoots, delays, and even director changes because it looks and feels like a mess. It would have been interesting to see what the film was going to be like originally because the original concept by William Malone sounded promising. Sadly, that version will likely never see the light of day.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? If nothing else, this hi-def transfer is great. Sure, there are some dirt specs, but the picture quality is better than this film deserves.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? A- worthy.

Extras: A “Supernova” trailer, an alternate ending, 12 deleted scenes, and an interesting 25 minute making of featurette (that includes interviews with Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Forster, Daniel Chuba and Jack Sholder) that sheds light on the original plan for the film.

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January 10, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , ,

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