This Complete Sci-Fi Series in a Deluxe Foil 4-Disc Package Features 22 Episodes on Four DVDs and Includes Unrated Bonus Footage! The year is 2275. Earth has colonized the entire solar system, but things are dangerous out ... more »there. Enter Dante Montana (Michael Paré, BloodRayne, Crash Landing), a reluctant bounty hunter haunted by his past, who, along with his crew, travels the universe in pursuit of dangerous interplanetary criminals, including The Raiders--an evil force that Dante believes kidnapped his son. Meanwhile, covert forces are waging a desperate war to unlock the secrets of the Divinity Cluster--powerful knowledge that in the wrong hands would mean universal domination...« less
Kenny H. (MovieMonkey) from LINCOLN, NE Reviewed on 11/3/2012...
I really wanted to like this show. It has similar elements from other shows. Firefly, Star Wars, etc. It just wasn't that good though. Can't really chalk it up to being dated, since its from 2001. The acting is bad. The visual effects are okay (for the time). The ship's interiors were cool at times, but the rest of the scenes were little to no set dressing. That most likely means the production spent a good chunk of money on the ship and didn't have enough cash to do any other scenery. The costumes are lame most of the time. Also, what's up with that stubble mustache that Michael Para is sporting? At first I thought it was a shadow, but no, just a bad mustache.
I only got through one full episode, and then part of the next. The DVD cover looks great, the synopsis sounded cool, but nothing delivered.
David H. (SirHylton) from LOUISVILLE, KY Reviewed on 12/18/2007...
The year is 2275. Earth has colonized the entire solar system, but things are dangerous out there. Enter Dante Montana (Michael Pare, BloodRayne, Crash Landing), a reluctant bounty hunter haunted by his past, who, along with his crew, travels the universe in pursuit of dangerous interplanetary criminals, including The Raiders--an evil force that Dante believes kidnapped his son. Meanwhile, covert forces are waging a desperate war to unlock the secrets of the Divinity Cluster--powerful knowledge that in the wrong hands would mean universal domination...
6 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nice transfers, nice price, but...
M. Stephenson | McHenry, Illinois USA | 06/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so I'm glad there's finally a Region 1 set of the entire first series of this interesting and underrated SF series. Nice that it's on four disks instead of six individual disks in my Australian Region 4 PAL set of the same series. The NTSC set also has a crisper image transfer than the Aussie set. However, Echo Bridge Entertainment, would it have been too much trouble to actually place the episodes IN ORDER on the disks? For those of you not initiated on Starhunter yet, "The Divinity Cluster" is the first episode in the series, although it's number 4 on the first disk. View it first. It contains key points that run through the rest of the series. Why they were not transfered in order is unfathomable to me, but oh well..."
Surpassed by Starhunter 2300
Alastair G. Stell | Cave Creek, AZ United States | 09/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the original series that spawned Starhunter 2300. The production values are nowhere close to Starhunter 2300 and the special effects are necessarily far short of the subsequent series. However, the stories are reasonably well scripted and the characters interesting. It's not up to the standards of "Farscape" but it does have its moments.
There is a huge discontinuity between Starhunter and Starhunter 2300 and there is little done to explain the breaks in the storyline. But it's still superior to most "made for tv" films that you say on *ahem* tv stations dedicated to sci-fi.
Don't expect too much, enjoy the quirky characters and you'll be ready for a better experience with Starhunter 2300.
The disks have zero "extras" and no interviews with the cast or production crew. Which is a shame because anyone buying this set is probably a fan and would've appreciated the extra effort. The studios are getting lazy."
Best set we could hope for
ZZrider | 05/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This new set is an improvement over the old ones. They reduced the number of episodes per disc which cleared up the picture problems. It's still grainy and in full frame but I'll take it. Pick it up at this great price."
A series with heart
Bron | Mechanicsville, VA USA | 12/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty good Sci-Fi series that gets better as you go. I was a bit unsure at first, but I was really involved by the end and hated to see it end. The characters developed very well and the story line was pretty good.
Definitely a low budget affair and some of the writing a bit amateurish, but the cast and crew really seemed to give it a go and won me over. The whole here is greater than the sum of its parts.
If you like Sci-fi along the lines of Firefly, you should enjoy this. In fact, I found many things here that seemed to have been payed homage in the Firefly series itself. I won't spoil your fun, but they're pretty clear. Firefly had much better scripts, but this series has heart. Money well spent and good enough that I will enjoy watching many times over."