Lions Gate Home Entertainment is marking the fifteenth anniversary of the original Stargate movie with a brand new Blu-ray edition! Stargate: 15th Anniversary Edition in high definition will include 4 hours of bonus material — some new, some reissued from previous releases of the film.
The new edition will be available October 27, just one day before the anniversary of the film’s theatrical opening in 1994. It comes with a suggested price of $29.99 (U.S.).
The film has a new 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode and an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack.
Bonus features include the audio commentary from writer/producer Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich, previously released on the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition DVDs. You’ll also get:
- “The Making of Stargate” documentary
- “Is There A Stargate?” featurettes
- “Deciphering the Gate: Concepts and Casting”
- “Opening the Gate: The Making of the Movie”
- “Passing Through the Gate: The Legacy”
- Gag reel
- BD-Java Master of the Stargate interactive trivia game
- “Stargate Ultimate Knowledge” Picture-in-Picture viewing mode
Three of these featurettes are new to this release, as well as the gag reel and trivia game.
Presumably the cut of the film is the longer director’s cut, which has been included on every DVD and Blu-ray release since the Special Edition.
The current Ultimate Edition is available on DVD and Blu-ray. That Blu-ray edition includes only the audio commentary.
Stargate stars Kurt Russell as Colonel Jack O’Neil and James Spader as Dr. Daniel Jackson, who travel through the newly-activated Stargate and save the people of a distant world from enslavement to the evil alien Ra.
Pre-order Stargate: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray now at Amazon.com and save! As of this writing the movie is on sale for $19.99 (subject to change), and your pre-order also helps to support GateWorld.