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  • Actors: James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder, Walter Hill
  • Writers: Daniel Chuba, David C. Wilson, William Malone
  • Producers: Ash R. Shah, Daniel Chuba
  • Format: Widescreen, Subtitled, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • Release Date: April 1 2003
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305922675
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,532 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Supernova

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Filmmakers apparently count on the fact that generational turnover renders old formulas fresh again for new audiences. Which is the only explanation for this sci-fi thriller, which could kindly be called an homage to Ridley Scott's trendsetting Alien. A medical rescue ship responds to a distress call from a mining colony and finds only one survivor: a strange young man (Peter Facinelli), who comes aboard carrying an even stranger alien artifact. But the plot of this film, which was directed and then disowned by Walter Hill, grows confused as it tries to explain the sinister force that will lead to a star going to supernova status, causing a universe-shattering explosion. Some nice sexual tension between James Spader (as a recovering drug addict who is the ship's copilot) and Angela Bassett (as the ship's doctor). Notable mostly, however, for the eerie resemblance, both physical and vocal, between Facinelli and Tom Cruise. --Marshall Fine

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2.4 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cartimand on Jan. 3 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This blatently derivative (hat tip to Ridley Scott's Alien, with a hint of Stanley Donen's Saturn 3 thrown in) movie should surely win the award for the most irritatingly gratuitous over-use of strobe lighting ever. This makes it extremely uncomfortable to watch and is, presumably, employed to detract from the lack of any genuine thrills. Throw in a ridiculously precocious ship's computer and a downright silly robot, and this adds up to one helluva big turkey in space. James Spader and Angela Bassett do their best to make something out of an inadequate script and plot, but this is unremittingly dreadful and dull. The "happy ever after" finale will probably make you cringe in its corniness. Supernova's only redeeming factor is that it is very short.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hiel on Jan. 1 2004
Format: DVD
Best:
1) It really feels like you're in space and far from home.
2) The acting from everyone was amazingly good.
3) 9th dimentional matter is very cool as a concept. The special-effects rendition of what it looks like and how it effects humans is astonishing.
4) The indestructable man Carl (strengthened by the 9th dimentional matter), who just keeps coming no matter what you do to him (and they did a LOT), was simply eye-popping to watch.
5) The main spaceship's dimentia-drive (that seemed to be a less safe precursor to hyperspace or warp drive) was an interesting addition.
6) The deleted scenes are numerous and MUST-sees.
7) You get to see Robin Tunney topless twice (ha).
Worst:
1) The scientific jargon is a little hard to understand (or believe) sometimes.
2) The ending (even the alternate version) was predictable, but they threw in some conceptual touches to make you think - hmm.
Recommendation:
The price is good. Get it even if you aren't a huge sci-fi fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 10 2003
Format: DVD
Supernova starts out as a cool voyage through space. All the while I was thinking I'd see something new. The first thirty minutes was pretty routine. It was saddled with cliched space dialogue and a mismatched romance between Angela and James. By the second half a guy is picked up from space and he has a lot of secrets that are found out later in the film. He has an artifact he found on another planet and soon the crew realizes it's dangerous, although they're intrigued by the stranger and his little toy.
The second half of the film turned into " Friday the 13th: In Space ". The stranger sent James' character on a wild goose chase meanwhile he ( predictably ) picked off each crew member one by one. By this time I was confused because I was in the mood to see a space film and not a cheap rendition of " The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ". Except the stranger used his out-of-space strength to get rid of the crew members.
Once again the filmmakers threw in elements that weren't needed and didn't make sense. The romance between Angela and James was weak. They could have had more time together before having to save each other's lives. Robin Tunney and Lou Diamond Phillips weren't believable as a couple. Not only was Lou Diamond way older than Tunney, the two had zero chemistry and were as boring as a PBS talk show. James Spader was not believable nor was he exciting. Hello! The lead character of a SCI-Fi picture should be exciting. Angela Bassett and Peter Facinelli were the only ones that kept my interest. I'd watch Angela Bassett in anything because she never lets a film down no matter how bad it is. The climax was my favorite part. Other than that it was two hours of noise and boring blue scenery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27 2003
Format: DVD
This film is pretty interesting. I was very impressed with the end sequence of the exploding supernova and the hyperspace warp drive sequence of the spaceship. If you get this DVD, watch that sequence in slow motion, frame-per-frame, then again at full speed. It's a very powerful and masterfully exectued sequence, especially when the screen turns black and silent for a few seconds. Such experimenal cinematography, when it works, as it does here, deserves more credit than many of the reviewers give it here. The storyline is unique enough. Alas, it may be too far-fetched for us to really grasp, however, this notion of one man embodying the very cosmos itself. But if you really think about it, we all have that power within us, we are all the offspring and basic stuff of stars...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Dec 13 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I SAW THIS MOVIE on usa and couldn't remember the title so i came to amazon to see if i could figure it out and i am going out tomorrow to try and find it because i really enjoyed it. I don't know if it is because i didn't see it at the theaters or if i was just very bored at home that day, but regardless of the other reviews i just read i am going to buy it and enjoy it some more. After all THE ABYSS was kind of weird and it got great reviews.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
3 stars is my honest appraisal (and perhaps that is generous). 4 stars is my personal feeling.

I really wonder why people hate this movie so much. I saw it during its limited theater release and I wasn't thrilled by it but I didn't feel ripped off or anything. When I saw it years later, I liked it a little more and now that I've purchased it, I've seen it twice more and it has grown on me. The behind-the-scenes wrangling is now legend and it is easy to see that there is a much better version of this film floating out there in the ether. But as problematic as some elements of this film are, I enjoy watching it and that's the bottom line for me.

THE BAD:
The film is too short and could use more backstory and explanation. There are too many dimly lit scenes and an unnecessary strobe effect sometimes. The voice of the on-board computer "Sweetie" is nice but too frequent. There were some glaring cut corners during editing. Oh yeah, and Robin Tunney's hair was cut short (admittedly just a pet peeve).

THE GOOD:
There are interesting special effects both in concept and execution (especially for 15 years ago). I think the future technologies were well imagined. A beefed up James Spader makes for a really cool good guy. The scene where the Benj character is frantically negotiating with the computer's AI component to abandon protocol is really intriguing. Most importantly, even given the bad circumstances the actors were forced to work under, they managed to make me care about the characters and the story. So long as I want the good guys and gals to survive and hopefully kill the baddie, I will usually enjoy a film like this.

Overall, this movie will probably seem off kilter for mainstream movie buffs and it's unlikely they would like it.
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