Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 29, 2006
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Lions Gate
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Package Note: Blue BD Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound EX - English
- DTS HD High Resolution ES Audio - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Roland Emmerich - Writer/Director, Dean Devlin - Writer/Producer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus powered by Metamenu Technology
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/28/1994
"...For kids, there are relentless special effects....For adults, there is a smartly designed parallel universe....Plenty of enticing moments..."
USA Today - 10/28/1994
Entertainment Weekly - 03/17/1995
"...Panache....[A] spectacle which crosses LAWRENCE OF ARABIA with STAR WARS..." -- Rating: B
Los Angeles Times - 10/28/1994
"...Spader is surprisingly funny and resilient..."
Empire - 05/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "This remains an uncharacteristically thoughtful sci-fi adventure..."
In this visually creative space adventure from the team that would go on to give the world INDEPENDENCE DAY and GODZILLA, a timid, glasses-wearing Egyptologist (James Spader) uncovers an ancient portal to another planet and is dispatched there forthwith--along with blundering, clodfooted government troops (led by Kurt Russell). The downtrodden populace they encounter, ruled by godlike, androgynous King Ra (Jaye Davidson, in his first role after becoming a star in THE CRYING GAME), must be led to literacy and freedom; Ra must be defeated; the intellectual must find his machismo; and our boys must return to Earth.