In the first and finest RoboCop movie, director Paul Verhoeven combined near-future science fiction with a keen sense of social satire--not to mention enough high-velocity violence to satisfy even the most voracious bloodlust. In Starship Troopers, Verhoeven and RoboCop cowriter Ed Neumeier take inspired cues from Robert Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel to create a special-effects extravaganza that functions on multiple levels of entertainment. The film might be called "Melrose Place in Space," with its youthful cast of handsome guys and gorgeous women who look like they've been recruited (and in some cases they were) from the cast of Beverly Hills 90210. Viewers might focus on the incredible, graphically intense action sequences (definitely not for children) in which heavily armed forces from Earth go to off-world battle against vast hordes of alien "bugs" bent on planetary conquest. The attacking bugs are marvels of state-of-the-art special-effects technology, and the space battles are nothing short of spectacular. But Starship Troopers is more than a showcase for high-tech hardware and gigantic, flesh-ripping insects. Recalling his childhood in Holland during the Nazi occupation, Verhoeven turns this epic adventure into a scathingly funny satire of fascist propaganda, emphasizing Heinlein's underlying warning against the hazards of military conformity and the sickening realities of war. It's an action-packed joy ride if that's all you're looking for, but Verhoeven has a provocative agenda that makes Starship Troopers as smart as it is exciting. The DVD includes an above-average commentary by the director and Neumeier, several deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary and promotional featurette, cast bios, production notes, and more. --Jeff ShannonSee all Product Description
Didn't play on any equipment alt that it though I like the movie itself, very disappointing that the disc was no goodPublished 1 month ago by G-lyn
French language from International french the is another cover with original french content version witch I found and bought after from another seller.Published 2 months ago by JEAN PAUL BACON
Doesn't play so threw away, will buy at store not waisting my time returning it! ALL my other orders were good except my first Deep space 9 season 3Published 17 months ago by Kim Bally
This is an entertaining tongue in cheek story about soldiers and society in the future...
A very good, enjoyable movie. Read more
Awesome condition and really great item. nice shipping. it's an awesome movie and it came in a great collector edition.
thank you very much
I would believe that the filmmakers reacted to Robert A. Heinlein's sometimes almost jingoistic take on the militartistic preservation of "liberty" in creating this campy... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2013 by Lyn Ens
It's a movie from Robocop director Paul verhoven, so it is good. Basically this movie is a social comentairy about wars.Published on April 6 2013 by Eric Richard