DVD Reivew: GALAXY QUEST – Deluxe Edition

Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date: May 12th, 2009
MSRP: $14.98

Director: Dean Parisot
Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long
Writers: David Howard, Robert Gordon
Theatrical date: Dec 25th, 1999

What in the world are Tim Allen and Alan Rickman doing in the same film?! Making one hilarious movie! The actors from a canceled sci-fi TV series, with a huge following of fans, (Sound familiar? …didn’t think so), are “beamed up” to real alien space craft. Who’s occupants had intercepted the sci-fi TV series and mistook it for Historical Programming and now want them to help save there race from extinction. Sam Rockwell is hysterical as “Guy Fleegman” an actor who was in one episode of the series and now goes to the sci-fi conventions acting like he was the star of the series, and who is also “beamed” into space with the others.

The picture is good, with only a bit of grain here and there. The colors are solid, it may have faded a bit over time, but still looks nice. The effects actually hold up. I thought the passage of time would hinder the look of the effects, but they still look ok. Nobody is going to mistake it for..the new Star Trek film, but it looks good. The film is presented in widescreen.

The sound is good, it is clear some actual time went into this. The battles sound great and the overall mix is very nice.

The main track is Dolby Digital 5.1, but there is a Thermian 2.0 track that has all of the dialogue in the alien language. Interesting, but it gets old very fast. There is also a 5.1 Spanish track and subtitles are offered in English, French and Spanish.

Special Features Include about 5 documentaries about the movie, special effect, etc; and deleted scenes!

As Alan Rickman’s character would reluctantly say, “By Grabthor’s Hammer! …what a great movie…”
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Randy Otteson
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