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Click above to purchase "Stargate SG-1 Season One Volume 2"
Stargate SG-1 Season One Volume 2
review by Ren C. and Zach B.
Starring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda
Tapping, Christopher Judge
Retail Price: $14.98
Features: Promotional Trailers, Featurettes
Specs: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English 2.0 Dolby
Surround, French 2.0 Dolby Surround, Spanish 2.0 Dolby
Surround, English Closed Captions, French Subtitles, Spanish
Subtitles, Chapter Search
The cable series from Showtime which then went to
syndication is now on DVD courtesy of MGM. "Stargate SG-1"
is a spin-off series of the film, and if you're not
interested in buying the boxed set, MGM has released the
first two volumes in the set seperatley for your own
enjoyment at a low price. This second volume has "The Broca
Divide", "The First Commandment", "Brief Candle", "Cold
Lazarus" and "Thor's Hammer". I wouldn't call this best
series of all time or even the best science fiction series
of all time, but is entertaining and creates more layers and
builds upon what the actual theatrical film of "Stargate"
For a television series, this transfer looks nothing
short of phenomenal. I especially liked the fact that the
episodes are shown in anamorphic widescreen, which is a
rarity, although television series are delving into it more
and more. The colors look excellent, being bright and
lustrous, and there were little to no artifacts or blemishes
to be found.
A Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround track is provided here, and
sounds quite good. While the series is not necessarily
effects driven, when there are explosions and things of that
nature, they come through very well. Also provided are Dolby
Surround tracks in French and Spanish, along with French and
Spanish subtitles and English closed captions.
Volume 2 contains several promotional trailers, which are
just that, trailers to try and entice people to watch the
series. Also provided is a featurette with the cast and crew
which is a fairly nice "cliff notes" way to get into the
series, if not anything groundbreaking.
If you're not interested in buying the boxed set and want
these episdes specifically, this is for you. MGM has some
stuff here, and it's a good presentation of a TV show for a
(4/5 - NOT included in
NOT an average)