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Star Crash [Blu-ray] [1978]

  • SKU: 18667196
  • Release Date: 09/14/2010
  • Rating: PG

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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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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Star Wars without a budget

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      Building a selection of movies that were greatly influenced by the release of Star Wars back in '77 includes some rather interesting titles. Star Crash has been toted as "what Star Wars would have been if it didn't have a budget". Still using "old" film techniques like ships on wires and no blue screen, Star Crash proves that Star Wars could have ended up in the bottom of some bargain bin had anything Lucas worked on deviated from what we know now. This is another one of those silly French sci-fi movies that you will find all too common once you start researching movies related to Star Wars. While not the greatest movie of any of those you will find, it certainly has all the quirky dialogue, over-acting actors/actresses, special effects that pale in comparison to what Star Wars had accomplished, stop motion robots, and a pre-Knight Rider David Hasslehoff. It also manages to work in horrible slow-mo laser death scenes, scantily clad ladies, a world of space amazons, and continuity errors galore. Get this one if you just enjoy bad sci-fi movies and have yourself a laugh!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DVD for a bargain price!


      This is a great dvd for what little money I paid for it! Even though it's missing the usual New World Pictures trailers like on other Shout Factory/Roger Corman Cult Classics DVDs it does have 2 theatrical trailers for Star Crash as well as a tv spot, two radio spots,&an interview with the film's director, Luigi Cozzi. With this dvd this a reversable dvd cover artwork sheet,dvd liner notes booklet,&more!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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