The sci-fi epic Stargate suffers immensely on DVD due to an antiquated two-sided approach, the lack of significant bonus features, and a poor visual transfer. One of the early releases of the format, this disc splits the film onto two sides, which ruins the flow of the story. Extras include the intriguing original theatrical and teaser trailers along with a rather limited scene selection menu. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are also available. The disc features a nice cast and crew section containing well-written biographies and film highlights for Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, other actors, and the key members of the crew. A few brief pages of production notes also appear here. Unfortunately, all of this information is in an extremely small font and nearly unreadable, especially on smaller television screens. While Stargate features impressive special effects, the images on this 2.35:1 nonanamorphic transfer are grainy and lacking in clarity. The black levels are poor, and the colors are devoid of the brightness necessary for this film. On the other hand, the 5.1-channel Dolby Digital audio track makes excellent use of the surrounds, especially during the arrival of Ra's ship. The disc also includes a 2.0-channel Dolby Surround audio track.