Starship Troopers 3: Marauder and 1-3 Box Set (UK BD) in September - Updated

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder on 29th September 2008 priced at £24.99. Casper Van Dien is back as Johnny Rico in this straight-to-video continuation of the Starship Troopers franchise.

The war against the Bugs continue! A Federation starship crash-lands on the distant alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It's up to Colonel Johnny Rico, reluctant hero of the original Bug Invasion on Planet P, to lead a team of Troopers on a daring rescue mission.

Arriving day-and-date and coded for all regions (A, B and C), features include:

  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Czech, Hungarian, Polish (VO) and Russian (VO) DD5.1 Surround
  • Subtitles: English, English HOH, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
  • “Marauder Mode – Picture in Picture” features pop-up video segments and high-tech graphics that reveal new information about the characters, special effects, bugs, war gear and story.
  • BD-Live features include: Put Yourself In The Film: Join The Fight! – Upload your photo, become a trooper and insert yourself into key scenes in the film using BD-Live. Additional featurettes and more!
  • Filmmaker Commentary with Writer/Director Ed Neumeier, Producer David Lancaster, and Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Skotak
  • Director & Cast Commentary with Writer/Director Ed Neumeier and actors Casper Van Dien and Jolene Blalock
  • “On the Bounce – The Making of Marauder” Featurette
  • “Evolution: The Bugs of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder” Featurette
  • “Enlist: Marauder’s Mobile Infantry” Featurette
  • Extended Version of the Music Video “It’s a Good Day to Die”

Also released is a Starship Troopers 1-3 Box Set. With a £59.99 RRP, the three-disc set includes the original Starship Troopers (provided courtesy of Walt Disney) along with Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (exclusive to the set on Blu-ray) and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. Although the press release suggests the first film will include the BD exclusives found on the recent Sony USA release (FedNet Picture-in-Picture mode and a Recruitment Test), the back cover information contradicts this and points to the UK Walt Disney Blu-ray release being part of the package (which is the most likely scenario).

Specs for the first two films follow:

Starship Troopers
  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM 5.1 Surround*
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish DTS 5.1 Surround*
  • English, English HOH, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish subtitles
  • ”Making of” Featurette
  • Scene Development with Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Screen Tests

Starship Troopers 2; Hero of the Federation
  • 1080P 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English and French 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • English, English HOH, French and Hindi subtitles
  • Director, writer and producer commentary
  • ”From Green Screen to Silver Screen” featurette
  • ”Inside the Federation” featurette

*not listed on the back cover but should be included.

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