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Star Crash [Blu-ray] [1978]

Release Date:09/14/2010

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Audio Commentary by Writer and Starcrash Expert Stephen Romano
    • A Look at the Film's Special Effects with Special Effects Director Armando Valcauda including unused Footage, Rare Photos, Original Drawings
    • New Interview With Writer/Director Luigi Cozzi (aka Lewis Coates)
    • New Interview with Actress Caroline Munro discussing her time as Stella Star and a look at her career
    • Extensive Stills Galleries including Footage with Commentary
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer with Commentaries by Eli Roth and Joe Dante, Courtesy of
    • 12-Page Booklet With Liner Notes by Stephen Romano
    • The Original Script (DVD-ROM)


    Star Crash
    Italian schlock-master Luigi Cozzi (billed as Lewis Coates here) directed this low-budget Star Wars rip-off in 1978, right when the sci-fi craze was hitting audiences on a world-wide scale. The story begins familiarly enough, with a huge spaceship tracking through an extremely colorful space scene while under attack by some kind of unknown and deadly force resembling a lava lamp. Being no match for the '60s acid-flashback rays, they manage to jettison a few escape pods just before being blown to kingdom come. Fast forward now to the other end of the galaxy, where we find the best smugglers in town -- gorgeous Stella Star (Caroline Munro) and space-pimp Akton (Marjoe Gortner) -- outrunning a band of cops on their tail. Eventually, they're caught, taken into custody, and sentenced to intense Labor Camps, where Stella is forced to wear a skimpy Barbarella-like outfit by the extreme, merciless guards. A break-out ensues, and in the intense laser shoot-out, Stella manages to escape, only to be captured again by the semi-green-skinned Thor (Robert Tessier) and his annoying southern-drawled robot, Elle (voiced by genre veteran Hamilton Camp). Brought in front of the Emperor of the Galaxy (Christopher Plummer) and reunited with Akton, the sexy duo find themselves suddenly in charge of finding Prince Simon (David Hasselhoff). Thus begins the heroes' amazing adventure through space and time as they search for Hasselhoff and end up fighting Amazons, Cavemen, and the Evil Count Zarth Arn (Joe Spinell) along the way. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Marjoe Gortner
      Marjoe Gortner - Akton
    • Caroline Munro
      Caroline Munro - Stella Star
    • Christopher Plummer
      Christopher Plummer - The Emperor
    • David Hasselhoff
      David Hasselhoff - Prince Simon
    • Robert Tessier
      Robert Tessier - Thor

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