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Stargate [WS] [15th Anniversary Edition] [Extended Cut] [Blu-ray] [1994]

Release Date:10/27/2009
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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 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.~Paul Brenner


New "Deciphering the Gate: The Making of the Movie" featurette

New "Opening the Gate: The Legacy" featurette

New never-before-seen gag reel

New "Master of the Stargate" interactive trivia challenge

New Bonsuview picture-in-picture "Stargate Ultimate Knowledge"

"Is There a Stargate?" featurette

"The Making of Stargate" documentary

Audio commentary with writer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin