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Stargate [1994] (1 disc)

Director:Roland Emmerich
Writer:Dean Devlin
Roland Emmerich
Composer:David Arnold
Length:128 minutes
(2 hours 8 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:SciFi
Sorting Tub:India
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:43%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A discovery in Egypt may be the doorway to another world.

Reaction: Not particularly deep, but there are good action and effects to keep your interest.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Roland Emmerich => Director / Writer
Dean Devlin => Writer
David Arnold => Composer
Alexis Cruz => Skaara
Carlos Lauchu => Anubis
Dax Biagas => Young Ra (uncredited)
Erick Avari => Kasuf
Erik Holland => Prof. Langford
Frank Welker => Mastadge (voice)
French Stewart => Lieutenant Ferretti
James Spader => Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson => Ra
John Diehl => Lieutenant Kawalsky
Kairon John => Masked Ra
Kelly Vint => Young Catherine Langford
Kurt Russell => Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
Mili Avital => Sha'uri
Richard Kind => Gary Meyers, Ph.D.
Sayed Badreya => Arabic Interpreter
Viveca Lindfors => Catherine Langford

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Richard Kind (Dr. Gary Meyers) is the only actor to appear in both Stargate and [Stargate: Atlantis], while Alexis Cruz (Skaara) and Erick Avari (Kasuf) are the only actors to appear in both Stargate and [Stargate SG-1].
  • [?] Vaitiare Bandera auditioned for the role of Sha'uri but lost it to Mili Avital. Bandera would later play the character (renamed Sha're) in three episodes of [Stargate SG-1].
  • According to the DVD commentary, the group of scantily-clad youths which surround Ra were intentionally included to create unease in the audience.
  • Special effects footage for the explosion of Ra's ship is a re-use of the visual effect seen in the opening scene of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. This effect is often referred as the "Praxis Effect" or "Praxis Explosion Effect". Controversially, a similar effect was added to the detonation of both Death Stars in the 1997 Special Edition releases of the [Star Wars trilogy].
  • Wardrobe and cinematography had to work around Jaye Davidson's nipple rings - he refused to remove them.
  • The mountain entrance to the place where the giant ring is kept on Earth is the same entrance that was used to enter NORAD in the movie War Games.
  • Many of the crowd scenes feature mannequins, as they were cheaper than extras.
  • French Stewart's film debut.