Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Luke Perry, Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Clemency Burton-Hill, Emma Samms
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
AN ASTROPHYSICIST HAS MADE A CATACLYSMIC DISCOVERY: THE SUN ISSET TO EXPLODE, BRINGING ABOUT THE END OF CIVILIZATION. AS ATEAM OF FELLOW SCIENTISTS RACE AGAINST TIME TO STOP HIS PREDICTIONS FROM COMING TRUE, THE WORLD IS A... more »
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Joseph S. (hamsterdad)
Reviewed on 11/20/2010...
This is a very well done movie for a TV miniseries. The effects were great, it had a developed (and interesting) plot, and the hero was a hero by accident not destiny. All these things made it so much kess cliche that most made for TV movies, Personally i love it when they dust off some old A list atras who have not been heard from in a while and put together an awesome ensemcle xast like they did here, Luke Perry, Tia Carrera, and Peter Fonda - pure cheesey gold. A must watch for scuebce fiction fans.
Hallmark does it again...Supernova is great EOW Story!
Eddie Lancekick | Pacific Northwest | 02/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"EOW..End Of World. That's right, with that basic premise we've just about seen it all in movies and novels, from natural disasters to manmade machines of destruction, alien invasions, and disease spreading plagues. Supernova deals with two basic premises...The changing of our sun, and the reactions of the people on earth, as well as thier governments plan.
The made for TV miniseries is great on DVD. Over 3 hours in length, the time put into it lets us follow our characters through tumultuous times. The Cast is superb and gracing the screen are Luke Perry, Tia Carrara, Emma Samms, and Peter Fonda. Supernova is the story that starts with a astrophysicist who discovers something terribly wrong, but at the same time not uncommon or unnatural with the status of our Sun. Soon other's that worked with him are being hunted down by federal agents belonging to a secretive agency that is protecting something...but what? And what happened to Dr. Shepard, who originally made some discovery and emailed many of these colleagues, but is now nowhere to be found?
This is a great, clean family film, but don't let the word "family film" fool you. What I mean is, people aren't saying the "F" word all the time, and the scenes of violence rock us enough to get the point across but don't shove blood and gore down our throats time and time again.
The main plot of the story has been described, but what really ties this all together are the little subplots that we deal with..the governements reaction, the reason Luke Perry's character is so protective of his wife and daughter, and the mystery behind the impending fate of a Dr. Shepard's formula, the Supernova itself, and the struggle to warn the masses by a resilient journalist. Supernova was an extremely well done film and I highly recommend it!"
HERE COMES THE SUN
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 01/15/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"SUPERNOVA is a tv miniseries that runs at almost three hours, and it's a case of less would have been more. The script by Steve Berman is so overloaded with extemporaneous subplots that the focus from the imminent disaster gets sidetracked a little too often. The whole thing with Luke Perry's wife witnessing a serial killer and then her testimony sending him to the death penalty is wholly unnecessary. Anyway, the main plot deals with an impending supernova discovered by brilliant scientist Peter Fonda, based on Perry's calculations. When all the predictions start occurring (migratory patterns change, telecommunications and blackouts, etc.), seems like the earth's goose is cooked. Disaster flick fans should be pleased with the decimation of such cities as St. Louis, Paris, Syndey and the Taj Mahal, and the computer generated effects of the sun's eruptions is visually beautiful if unrealistic. Of course, the nasty government gets involved with Tia Carrere as a Security Agent who whisks Perry and other scientists off in an attempt to prove or disprove Fonda's findings. Lance Henriksen struts his villainous stuff as a man who will be responsible for deciding who will live in underground facilities to repopulate the earth after the disaster, and Emma Samms is the maverick crusading reporter who is determined to let the public know the truth. The resolution of the supernova is kind of ridiculous, and the movie's climax focuses on the serial killer. All in all, it's not horrible, but it fails to give us what disaster movies should: impending doom for people we care or don't care about and this is where SUPERNOVA fizzles."
Good movie and good price
Gregory Holmes | 05/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm writing this mostly to correct the impression given by a reviewer that this blu ray disc does not contain the entire miniseries. It certainly does contain both parts in their entirety. After watching part one the credits role and then part two starts automatically. It can also be accessed from the pop up menu at any time. The film itself is pretty good although a bit slow. There are too many characters to keep track of and the film would have been better if half an hour were edited out. IT also suffers a bit of an identity crisis. Is it science fiction or a serial killer stalker movie? It trys to be both with mixed results. Nice to see Luke Perry in the lead role. He does a fine job with this. Visual effects are fairly impressive CGI stuff. The transfer looks excellent and often almost three dimmensional. Colors are beautiul and vivid. There is some minor dirt on the print in two scenes but other than that it looks awesome. Sound is excellent uncompressed 5.1 There are interviews with the director, John Harrison and all of the cast. A trailer is also included. For such a bargain basement price, they did a very nice job with this Blu ray release. And once again, THE DISC DOES CONTAIN THE COMPLETE FILM."