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Mr. Seven
September 24th, 2004, 08:54 AM
I picked this up for 9.99 at Best Buy and it's pretty cool. Anyone else get it? There is a nice feature about aliens visiting past cultures and stuff, where they interview the writer of Chariots of the Gods as well as an EIC of some archealogical magazine.

The other special feature is a commentary by the co-writers/director/producers - Rolan Emmerick and and Dean Devlin.

In it, they mention the TV show once (as far I know, but I kind of fell asleep before they got to the village). They said, "We have nothing to do with the TV show, I repeat we have nothing to do with the TV show"...

Don't they like the TV show or what?

Matt G
September 24th, 2004, 11:53 AM
Which is wierd as the blurb that was used for one UK newspaper to preview Tuesday's showing of the original movie on TV over here started with 'The movie that spawned a TV series...'. D+E have to face facts. the TV show is probably now a bigger name than the movie.

Erik Pasternak
September 24th, 2004, 12:11 PM
They DO NOT like the TV show. Originally, they planned to make a trilogy of movies, but MGM wanted a TV show, and Devlin and Emmrich refused to participate (they also refused to recive on screen billing on SG-1.)

Uncle Dick
September 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM
If I was them, I would also be more than a little embarassed that someone else took their idea and made it so much better on a television budget.

MartoufMarty
September 24th, 2004, 07:33 PM
I got the Ultimate Edition DVD last year as part of my birthday present. I haven't really looked at any special stuff of it. I've never seen the theatrical version of the movie just the director's cut.

I just have to laugh at them. If they went along with it, they would have so much more popularity and MONEY! But nooo... Snobby :P

Mr. Seven
September 24th, 2004, 08:14 PM
Weird, because these guys are obviously proud of what they have created (even though they are a bit high on themselves)..I wonder why they didn't want to have a go at the show.

Erik Pasternak
September 24th, 2004, 10:31 PM
Weird, because these guys are obviously proud of what they have created (even though they are a bit high on themselves)..I wonder why they didn't want to have a go at the show.
Sheer stubborness. They had their own plan and that's what they wanted to follow. I can respect that, but I think they shouldn't have shunned SG-1.

MartoufMarty
September 25th, 2004, 07:45 AM
Sheer stubborness. They had their own plan and that's what they wanted to follow. I can respect that, but I think they shouldn't have shunned SG-1.
I heard that one reason they didn't like the show was because they killed off Feretti in the first episode... It doesn't even seem like they were paying attention when they watched it. Feretti didn't die, he just... Disappeared after the first episode of season 2...

"Just the Zat's Ma'am"
September 25th, 2004, 08:18 AM
I never do this but my wife was watching the special dvd with the commentary. I was shocked when I heard that! *chuckle*

I think the show is 10 times what their movie ever was! I mean I'm glad that they did the movie because it did inspire the show but talk about having egg on your face!

Mr. Seven
September 25th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Yeah they said Ferreti would have had a huge role in the second movie. It's cool that they brought back the Kawalsky character in the series too (at least that's what I hear).

This was a damn good movie, great actors and a great storyline. The ending scene with Jackson and O'Neill was great. The way Kurt Russell laughs and says he think's he's going to be ok was brilliant. I guess that's why O'Neill is so different from the suicidal stormtrooper we saw in the movie. Daniel still seems the same though.

Erik Pasternak
September 25th, 2004, 11:47 PM
I heard that one reason they didn't like the show was because they killed off Feretti in the first episode... It doesn't even seem like they were paying attention when they watched it. Feretti didn't die, he just... Disappeared after the first episode of season 2...
I heard the same. They had big plans for Ferretti and SG-1 sorta stepped on them.

TheTroj
September 26th, 2004, 01:47 AM
i think it owuld be interesting to know what they would have done with the trilogy. Probably ruin it like the highlander movies, but it would still be interesting. Maybe they can do an alternate reality one lol. Or say the series is.

Erik Pasternak
September 26th, 2004, 09:30 AM
i think it owuld be interesting to know what they would have done with the trilogy. Probably ruin it like the highlander movies, but it would still be interesting. Maybe they can do an alternate reality one lol. Or say the series is.
If you read the Stargate books, that's pretty much the trilogy right there.

Ugly Pig
September 26th, 2004, 10:11 AM
I have the 'Ultimate Edition' on DVD. While it is does have the best quality picture/sound the movie has ever had, the DVD is otherwise not very "ultimate". Two discs, and yet the extras are that slim? I'm not impressed.

Erik Pasternak
September 26th, 2004, 10:15 AM
I have the 'Ultimate Edition' on DVD. While it is does have the best quality picture/sound the movie has ever had, the DVD is otherwise not very "ultimate". Two discs, and yet the extras are that slim? I'm not impressed.
I think it's considered Ultimate because the Director's Cut is on there.

Ugly Pig
September 26th, 2004, 10:16 AM
I think it's considered Ultimate because the Director's Cut is on there.
Actually, the Director's Cut was on the previous DVD edition as well.

Erik Pasternak
September 26th, 2004, 10:24 AM
Oh. Never mind then. We'll just say that calling it "The Ultimate Editon" was a marketing gimic.

Ugly Pig
September 26th, 2004, 11:30 AM
Oh. Never mind then. We'll just say that calling it "The Ultimate Editon" was a marketing gimic.
Yes, we will. :D

Uncle Dick
September 26th, 2004, 12:09 PM
Actually, the Director's Cut was on the previous DVD edition as well.
But was it included on a separate disc?

Indiana
September 26th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Roland and Emmerich were unlucky. Unlike George Lucas and his Star Wars movies the rights to the story were bought by MGM and Emmerich and Devlin did not own the rights to their story therefore MGM could do what they liked. Devlin and Emmerich were asked to AUDITION for the TV show franchise. At that point they were disgusted at having to audition for something they spawned. Quite rightly so, pah! Anyway, I think it seems though that Dean Devlin was the man who had the biggest uproar and complaint about Stargate, even though it was Roland's idea originally. Roland has went on to do other stuff than Stargate, but the bitter Devlin has not. Not too keen on Devlin because he feels so spiteful against SG-1 and his partner in crime doesn't.

Mr. Seven
September 26th, 2004, 01:44 PM
The Ultimate Edition DVD I have is only one disc...some of you guys have an Ultimate Edition with 2 discs?

Uncle Dick
September 26th, 2004, 01:58 PM
The Ultimate Edition DVD I have is only one disc...some of you guys have an Ultimate Edition with 2 discs?
Yep. One for the Director's Cut (with Russell on the label) and one for the Theatrical Cut (with Spader on the label). I suppose it's not really necessary to include an entirely separate disc for a mere 9 minutes of different footage, but it does make the set seem a bit more "ultimate".

Ugly Pig
September 26th, 2004, 02:08 PM
But was it included on a separate disc?
No, I believe it was done with seamless branching. They should have done this for the 'Ultimate Edition', too. Using a whole disc on a slightly different version of the movie is a waste. If they had included a second disc filled with extras instead, then it would truly be "ultimate".

For a look at how it should have been done, look no further than to the first DVD release of ID4: Both versions of the movie on disc 1, lotsa extra goodies on disc 2.