CTHE Press Release: Starship Troopers 2

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Kavita Smith
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

    Kelly Carlson, Ed Lauter, Richard Burgi
    and Sandrine Holt Star in

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    STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: Hero of the Federation
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    DVD Premiere Sequel to Hit Sci-Fi Action Epic Directed by
    Visual Effects Master Phil Tippett Debuts on DVD and Videocassette
    on June 1 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

    Culver City, CA (March 22, 2004) - The alien bugs are back and the interstellar assault
    rages on with the premiere of STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION, the
    much-anticipated sequel to Paul Verhoeven's cult-classic 1997 hit Starship Troopers. Marking
    the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett (who
    worked on VFX for the original Starship Troopers in addition to other high-profile films such as
    Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park) with a screenplay by the first film's writer Ed Neumeier,
    STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION will debut June 1 from Columbia
    TriStar Home Entertainment on Special Edition DVD and VHS (rental).

    Starring a sexy cast of talented young stars including Kelly Carlson (TVs "Nip/Tuck"),
    Ed Lauter (Seabiscut, Leaving Las Vegas), Richard Burgi (TVs "24") and Sandrine Holt
    (Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever), ST 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION is loaded with state-of-the-art
    CGI creature effects, high-octane futuristic battle sequences and the infamous man-eating killer
    alien bugs!

    Synopsis
    STARPSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION picks up where the original
    film left off, right back to the frontline of battle against the arachnid warrior bugs at a desolated
    outpost on Zulu Angel, a storm swept planet where the first film's arachnids gained a murderous
    grip over humanity. A small group of mobile infantry Troopers lead by General Shepherd (Ed
    Lauter) find themselves taking refuge in an abandoned Federation outpost where they discover
    the last remaining soldier Captain Dax (Richard Burgi), who helps them fight off the
    encroaching arachnids. Isolated from the outside threat, the rag-tag band of fighters discover a
    much graver danger is actually infiltrating their unit and a terrifying new breed of enemy is
    hunting them down from within.

    In addition, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will also release the original
    STARSHIP TROOPERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS 2 together in a special two-pack DVD set,
    available at the low price of $36.95 SLP.

    SPECIAL EDITION DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
    Audio commentary with director Phil Tippett, writer Ed Neumeier and producer Jon Davison
    Featurette - "From Green Screen to Silver Screen": shows progression of visual effects from
    storyboards to final footage; featuring commentary from VFX supervisor Eric Levin
    Featurette – "Inside the Federation" making-of the film with exclusive in-depth interviews
    with cast and crew.
    Photo Gallery
    TV Spot
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Remastered in High Definition
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English, Portugeuse, Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround)
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Portugeuse, Thai
    Bonus Trailers
    Scene Selections

    Rated R
    Color
    Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 92 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 01848 / UPC Code: 0-43396-01848-8
    VHS Catalog # 01847 / UPC Code: 0-43396-01847-1
    DVD Order Date: 04/29/04
    VHS Order Date: 05/11/04
    SLP: $24.96 DVD; VHS priced for rental

    Artwork is available at www.CTHEPublicity.com

    Visit Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com
     
  2. David_Blackwell

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    I want to see this one. It will probably be one of the better dirct to video sequels this year (I hope).

    Be Seeing You,
    David Blackwell
     
  3. Eric F

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    Nice. At least it's anamorphic. The FX should be good.

    Don't forget to pick up Roughnecks, as it's deeper and (IMO) better than the first film.
     
  4. Haden

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    This movie will premiere on the Starz Encore Action cable channel on 4/24, so those of us who get that premium channel can watch it for free first and decide if its worth buying on DVD in June. [​IMG]

    From what I've read of the plot and advance reviews, this film is darker but smaller in scale compared to the first one. If the first movie was like "Aliens" then this one is more like "Alien", and supposedly more character-driven.
     
  5. Wouter Heyse

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    You know, whenever the cast of an action movie is being described as "sexy", I tend to have some serious doubts. It's about as bad a sign as "in the style of..." comments.

    Still, I love the first movie, and I will definately rent this one, and probably buy it. If they actually release it over here, that is, otherwise buying pretty much becomes inevitable.
     

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