This reviewer has to admit not having watched the various series that were derived from the original "STARGATE" movie. That said, the plot to "STARGATE CONTINUUM" seemed loaded with intricacies and complicated plotlines that certainly will feel more accessible to viewers of the cable series. Richard Dean Anderson is amiable as Major General Jack O' Neill, one of the SG-1 crew with plenty of experience battling the evil Ba'al. And, many of the same actors from the series are quite good here as well. Unfortunately, it took a little while to get a grasp on the numerous plot devices for this reviewer to feel at ease, but 1/3rd of the way into this film, it started getting pretty entertaining. Although the direct-to-dvd/blu-ray release has inherent budget limitations, production values are impressive and it never looks cheesy. The pacing is great and by the end, it was only disappointing in the sense that one wants it to last longer, or at least to have a sequel follow soon. That's a good thing!
FOX has provided the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio for this AVC MPEG-4 release. Colors are pushed to the limit and there are some spots of oversaturation, but the detail is impressive throughout. Some minor grain is present throughout, but this appears to be related to the film's budget limitations, rather than to the transfer itself. A decent blu-ray image, but not up there with the many FOX/MGM top blu-rays released thus far.
FOX has provided a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Lossless mix. While impressive in spots, especially with surround/discrete effects, the balance can be troubling in few spots, due to uneven dialogue levels. It doesn't happen continuously, but center channel adjustments were necessary several times.
An audio commentary is offered, but it's pretty bland. More impressive are the three featurettes, alll presented in high-definition.