Starship Troopers 1 & 2

Starship Troopers 1 & 2

Director: Paul Verhoeven, Phil Tippett Cast: Casper Van Dien, Richard Burgi

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS)


Director Paul Verhoeven (Showgirls, Total Recall) reunited many from his 1987 Robocop team for this $100-million science fiction adventure, adapted from Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel, originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October-November, 1959). After graduation, Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) volunteers for the Mobile Infantry to do his Federal service -- but also to win over his girlfriend, Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards), who has signed with the Fleet Academy to become a starship pilot. Johnny joins other boot-camp recruits -- Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer), who has had a crush on Johnny since school, and Ace Levy (Jake Busey). Ace and Johnny become pals, and Johnny's abilities earn him the squad leader position. A training accident occurs on Johnny's watch, and he is about to resign when Earth is attacked by alien insects intent on eradicating all human life. Johnny's home, Buenos Aires, is no longer on the map. Horrified, he chooses to stay on and fight to destroy the insect threat. The Mobile Infantry travels to the planet Klendathu to battle the warrior bugs, a ruthless enemy with only one goal -- survival of their species no matter what. In the initial encounter, some 100,000 lives are lost. At a distant fort, Johnny's unit discovers that the bugs drain brains to acquire knowledge. Soon they are overwhelmed by an advancing arthropod army of immense proportions, attacking both in space and on the planet surface. The notion of human extinction becomes a possibility. For this $100-million production, some 300 artists and technicians combined models and miniatures with CGI effects to fashion a variety of creatures -- from breeder bugs to armored tanker bugs. The film employed hundreds of extras and has over 500 visual effects shots. Filming began 4/29/96 in California (LA and Long Beach, where Cal State's pyramid gym was used for the Jumpball game), New York, South Dakota, Wyoming (Casper, Hell's Half Acre), and Utah (an abandoned Wendover airstrip where the Enola Gay WWII bomber crew trained). At an abandoned airfield in Fountain Valley, California, an elaborate set was constructed to resemble a military boot camp of the future -- complete with an array of pup tents, gull-winged spaceships, hurdle obstacle course, and training facility buildings. Cinematography by Jost Vacano (Showgirls).

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2004
UPC: 0043396043367
Original Release: 0000
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 3:42:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Starship Troopers: Languages - English (2-channel and 5.1 Dolby Digital), French; Starship Troopers: Subtitles - English, Spanish, French; Starship Troopers: Scene selections; Starship Troopers: Additional scenes; Starship Troopers: Filmmakers' commentary; Starship Troopers: Theatrical trailers; Starship Troopers: Documentary; Starship Troopers: Behind-the-scenes footage; Starship Troopers: Screen tests; Starship Troopers 2: Director, writer, and producer commentary; Starship Troopers 2: "From Green Screen to Silver Screen" featurette; Starship Troopers 2: "Inside the Federation" featurette; Starship Troopers 2: DVD-ROM link to Starship Troopers PC demo; Starship Troopers 2: Photo gallery; Starship Troopers 2: Bonus trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Casper Van Dien Johnny Rico
Richard Burgi Captain Dax
Dina Meyer Dizzy Flores
Lawrence Monoson Lt. Pavlov Dill
Colleen Porch Pvt. Lei Sahara
Denise Richards Carmen Ibanez
Ed Lauter General J. G. Shepherd
Jake Busey Ace Levy
Brenda Strong Sgt. Dede Rake
Neil Patrick Harris Carl Jenkins
Clancy Brown Sgt. Zim
Kelly Carlson Pvt. Charlie Soda
Sandrine Holt Pvt. Jill Sandee
Seth Gilliam Sugar Watkins
Ed Quinn Corporal Joe Griff
Patrick Muldoon Zander Barcalow
Michael Ironside Jean Rasczak

Technical Credits
Paul Verhoeven Director
Phil Tippett Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Starship Troopers: Widescreen
1. Start [2:48]
2. One Year Earlier [6:54]
3. Jump Ball [4:24]
4. Last Dance [8:11]
5. Federal Network [1:21]
6. Sgt. Zim [5:28]
7. Showers [3:56]
8. No. 2 Chair [7:15]
9. Live Fire Exercise [2:19]
10. Punishment [3:57]
11. Emergency Evasion [1:23]
12. Rico Calls Home [4:33]
13. Federal Network [6:54]
14. A Mistake [1:39]
15. Klendathu Attack [3:43]
16. General Retreat [2:04]
17. Federal Network [1:23]
18. Ticonderoga [2:40]
19. Rasczak's Roughnecks [1:55]
20. Tango Urilla Clean-Up [5:48]
21. Fun Order [4:13]
22. Flying Bug [1:49]
23. Whiskey Outpost [4:00]
24. Planet P-Ambush [13:52]
25. "Abandon Ship" [4:48]
26. Hostile Situation [5:29]
27. Rescue Party [2:38]
28. Brain Bug [13:43]
Side #3 -- Starship Troopers 2: Hero of The Federation
1. Start [1:48]
2. Bravo Company Surrounded [3:50]
3. Retreat! [3:22]
4. Welcome to the Hotel Delta [3:38]
5. Mad Dog Dax [4:04]
6. Hostiles! [3:51]
7. Captain Dax Takes Command [3:08]
8. Bug Zapper [4:00]
9. General Shepherd's Report [3:04]
10. A Trooper's Intuition [5:50]
11. Let There Be Light [3:42]
12. Looking for Action... Sir! [2:15]
13. Sippin' Some Soda [1:53]
14. Griff's Healing Hands [2:04]
15. Breakfast With the Captain [3:52]
16. Bad Boy Peck [2:10]
17. Communication Restored [3:08]
18. A Psychic Vision [3:20]
19. Bug Infestation [2:04]
20. Military Intelligence Report [2:45]
21. Dill's Pickle [2:51]
22. Framing Dax [:51]
23. Sgt. Rake Fights Off the Bug [7:13]
24. The Bugs' Plan Revealed [1:02]
25. Soda Popped [1:16]
26. "Kill 'Em All!" [2:26]
27. Murderers Don't Go Home [2:59]
28. A Hero of the Federation [8:51]

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