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Dark Star [Hyperdrive Edition] [DVD] [1974]

  • SKU: 18762409
  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • Rating: G
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features


    • Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of "Dark Star"
    • An all new, feature-length documetnary exploring the controversial making of the John Carpenter (Halloween) and Dan O'Bannon (Alien) student film
    • Includes exclusive interviews with Actor Brian Narelle, Cinematographer Doug Knapp, Art Director Tommy Lee Wallace, Visual Effects artist Greg Jein, Voice artist Cookie Knapp, Film Director Jack Harris, Diane O'Bannon, USC Alumi/Director Jeff Burr, as well as Archival Interviews with John Carpenter
    • Plus the final Interview with Dan O'Banna, Directed by Danil Griffith 2010
    • Interview with Sci-Fi Author Alan Dean Foster
    • Interview with Brian Narelle - "Lt. Dootlittle"
    • 3D Guide to the Dark Star Ship
    • Full-Length Audio Commentary by 'super-fan' Andrew Gilchrist
    • Written Intro by Dan O'Bannan
    • Trivia
    • Both Versions of the Film
    • Original Trailer

    Synopsis


    Dark Star
    The directorial debut of horrormeister John Carpenter comes in the way of Dark Star a parody of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, 2001--A Space Odyssey. The story follows four hippyish techno-nerds in their mission through deep space to destroy planets and ward off boredom and loneliness as they attempt to hold on to what little they can remember of Earth. When their weapons system malfunctions, they are forced to deal with a "smart" bomb trapped in the launching mechanism, and the acting captain must debate phenomenology with the device in order to dissuade it from destroying them all. The film also features an imaginative and amusing struggle between one crew member and an inflatable alien he attempts to keep as a pet, a long reflection on the virtues of surfing, a series of personality struggles, and a cryogenically-frozen captain whose brain is preserved on computer for the purpose of consultation. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Image coming soon
      Andreijah Pahich - Talby
    • Dan O'Bannon
      Dan O'Bannon - Pinback
    • Joe Saunders
      Joe Saunders - Powell
    • Image coming soon
      Miles Watkins - Mission Control



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dark Star.

      Posted
      Frump1
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great John Carpenter and Dan Obannon classic. The last time i saw this movie was on VHS late 80's.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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