Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation: The alien bugs are back and the interstellar assault rages on with the premiere of STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION, the much-anticipated sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s cult-classic 1997 hit Starship Troopers. Marking the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett (who worked on VFX for the original Starship Troopers in addition to other high-profile films such as Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park) with a screenplay by the first film’s writer Ed Neumeier, STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION will debut June 1 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on Special Edition DVD and VHS (rental).

Starring a sexy cast of talented young stars including Kelly Carlson (TVs “Nip/Tuck”), Ed Lauter (Seabiscut, Leaving Las Vegas), Richard Burgi (TVs “24”) and Sandrine Holt (Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever), ST 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION is loaded with state-of-the-art CGI creature effects, high-octane futuristic battle sequences and the infamous man-eating killer alien bugs!

STARPSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION picks up where the original film left off, right back to the frontline of battle against the arachnid warrior bugs at a desolated outpost on Zulu Angel, a storm swept planet where the first film’s arachnids gained a murderous grip over humanity. A small group of mobile infantry Troopers lead by General Shepherd (Ed Lauter) find themselves taking refuge in an abandoned Federation outpost where they discover the last remaining soldier Captain Dax (Richard Burgi), who helps them fight off the encroaching arachnids. Isolated from the outside threat, the rag-tag band of fighters discover a much graver danger is actually infiltrating their unit and a terrifying new breed of enemy is hunting them down from within.

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In addition, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will also release the original STARSHIP TROOPERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS 2 together in a special two-pack DVD set, available at the low price of $36.95 SLP.

SPECIAL EDITION DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

- Audio commentary with director Phil Tippett, writer Ed Neumeier and producer Jon Davison

- Featurette - “From Green Screen to Silver Screen”: shows progression of visual effects from storyboards to final footage; featuring commentary from VFX supervisor Eric Levin

- Featurette - “Inside the Federation” making-of the film with exclusive in-depth interviews with cast and crew.

- Photo Gallery

- TV Spot

- Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video

- Remastered in High Definition

- Widescreen Presentation

- Audio: English, Portugeuse, Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround)

- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Portugeuse, Thai

- Bonus Trailers

- Scene Selections

Rated R

Color

Closed Captioned

Running Time: 92 Minutes

SLP: $24.96 DVD; VHS priced for rental

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