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Scorpius Gigantus


Picture: C-     Sound: C     Extras: D     Film: D



Roger Corman will try to cash in on anything, as he famously did when he made the Carnosaur films against Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise.  Showing his recent boredom and lack of energy with filmmaking yet again, we get Scorpius Gigantus, his pathetic answer to Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers.  Directed by Tommy Withrow, this is even worse than the hugely lame Troopers live-action TV series (semi-live action considering all the pathetic digital) and hugely wasted opportunity that was Starship Troopers 2.  That Hollywood is producing junk as bad as Corman’s worse is a disaster beyond this DVD, yet speaks volumes about it.


The 1.33 X 1 image is really, really awful with noise, major detail and color troubles all over the place.  We have seen VHS look much better.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is really a badly processed simple stereo track with all kinds of limits and other problems.  It is also weak and just an overall mess.  There are no extras and if there is a sequel, it should be considered an act of insanity.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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