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WING COMMANDER - THE MOVIE


ABOUT THE FILM | WHERE TO WATCH | ALTERNATE VERSIONS | HOME VIDEO | PRODUCTS | BEHIND THE SCENES | PRODUCTION PHOTOS & CONCEPT ART | NAME THAT SHIP! | CREDITS
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Personal Log, Commander James "Paladin" Taggart

Commander, Merchant Ship Diligent

March 15th, 2654 - Strange things have been happening lately. Just today, I was requisitioned to transport two recent Naval Academy graduates to their first flight assignments aboard the Confed carrier Tiger Claw. En route, however, these two rookies, pilots Christopher Blair and Todd Marshall, received a Code One secure communication from Geoffrey Tolwyn, Admiral of the whole damn Navy! Turns out that Tolwyn wants these two kids to personally deliver an encrypted comm chip directly to the Tiger Claw's commanding officer. Now, I've seen a lot of things during my time in space, but sending such a critical communication with two rookies...???

This milk run just got a little more interesting.


ABOUT THE FILM

Starship Troopers meets Top Gun in this no-holds-barred battle on the far reaches of space. A vicious alien race, the Kilrathi, has discovered the coordinates to Earth and is heading there with plans for total destruction. Now all that stands between Earth and this new breed of enemy are two young hotshot fighter pilots and their elite fighter squadron on the battleship Tiger Claw. It's an all-out race against time as they engage the Kilrathi in a final desperate attempt to prevent them from reaching Earth space - and obliterating all mankind.

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Release date:
US Theatrical: March 12th, 1999
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Running time: 100 Minutes



ALTERNATE VERSIONS



International Versions
  • Alternate Titles
    • Italy = Attacco Alla Terra
    • Argentina = Wing Commander: Escuadrón espacial
    • Turkey = Cesaret kanatlari
    • Portugal = Comandante de Esquadrilha
    • Serbia = Komandant eskadrile
    • Greece = Oi frouroi tou diastimatos
    • Canada (French title) = Pilotes sans peur (?)
    • Hungary = Wing Commander - Az ürkommandó
    • Brazil = A Batalha Final
    • Russia = Командир эскадрильи
    • Chinese = 鐵翼司令
    • Japanese = ウィング・コマンダー
    • Korean = 윙 커맨더
    • Thai = Wing Commander - ฝูงบินพิทักษ์ผ่าจักรวาล (Protection Squadron through the universe)



PRODUCTS

Books
Music
Toys
Pilgrim Cross
Canceled



WHERE TO WATCH

On-Demand Versions
* Amazon Instant Video HD Rental Available With Amazon Instant enabled TVs
* iTunes HD Rental Available
* Xbox Live / Zune HD Rental Available
* Vudu HD Purchase and Rental Available - Streaming Only
*Sky Player
* Playstation Network
* HBO on demand
*Nook Available in SD and HD for rental or purchase
*Google Play Available in SD for rental or purchase



HOME VIDEO

CLICK HERE to see details about the various DVD releases of the Wing Commander film


Wing Commander - Bluray
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North American Region A
Language(s) English
Studio Anchor Bay Entertainment / Fox
Release Date August 13th, 2013
Running time 100 min
Retail Price Order from Amazon.com




Wing Commander - R1 DVD
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North American Region 1 DVD
Language(s) English
Studio 20th Century Fox
Release Date July 6th, 1999
Running time 100 min
Retail Price Buy on Amazon





BEHIND THE SCENES

Video


Documents


Anecdotes
  • Roger Simonsz, camera operator and second unit DP on the Wing Commander Movie, used his experiences on the set of the Wing Commander movie as an example in his presentation at the Showlight conference in 2005 (PDF Page 6). He specifically commented on the use of color lighting and how it worked with the Kilrathi. [2]

"One key point that Roger made in his talk was that - cinematic and tv lighting directors have the power to decide on the colour palette of the piece and to share that with the audience. He recounted his experience of working on the film 'Wing Commander' where the LD decided that the good guys would be lit in blue, battle scenes would be lit in red, and the aliens would be lit in ... you guessed it green."

"Roger spent two days filming in the green light and explained that contrary to what he'd been taught that green is a calming colour, he had found that he'd become more agitated the longer he'd spent immersed in green light only. LD's spend a lot of time looking at light and its effects but seldom spend time immersed in it."


Both Wing Commander and Retrograde, a 2004 direct-to-video action movie starring Dolph Lundgren, were produced in Luxembourg by the Carousel Picture Company, which apparently decided to recycle some of Chris Roberts' sets and props--the Tiger's Claw flight deck, Rapiers, marine rifles and armor and so on--to decorate post-apocalyptic Los Angeles circa 2204.



CONCEPT ART



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