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The Last Starfighter [25th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1984]

SKU:9397609
Release Date:08/18/2009
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (74 out of 77)

    Special Features


    • Heroes of the Screen
    • All-new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew as they revisit the scripting, casting and ground-breaking computer effects
    • Additional Features
    • Crossing The Frontier: Making of The Last Starfighter
    • An original documentary on the creation of the film and its innovative visual effects
    • Image Gallery
    • Rare production photos, promotional material and an alternate ending
    • Feature Commentary with Director Nick Castle and Production Designer Ron Cobb
    • D-Box Motion Enabled

    Synopsis


    The Last Starfighter
    Trailer-park teenager Lance Guest regularly escapes from his humdrum existence by playing the video game Starfighter. His expertise at this recreational endeavor attracts the attention of affable stranger Robert Preston. Before he knows what's happening, Guest is whisked by Preston into the outer reaches of the galaxy! It turns out that the Starfighter game is being played in deadly earnest in outer space, and that Guest is expected to join Preston's Star League, then do battle with the wicked Kodan forces. Guest's principal ally is the lizardlike Grig (Dan O'Herlihy--and we didn't recognize him either). His great rival is the traitorous Xur (Norman Snow). The contrast between Guest's earthbound life as the son of single-mother Barbara Bosson and his new position as Starfighter is daunting at first, but soon the boy is manning a spacecraft and zapping the baddies as though he's been doing it all his life. The Last Starfighter was clearly designed with "sequel" in mind: giveaways include the resurrection of a "dead" character and the surprisingly casual escape of the villain. While the film didn't stir up enough business to warrant a sequel, the Starfighter video game remained a much-sought-after commodity by joystick-happy "warriors" all over the country. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Lance Guest
      Lance Guest - Alex Rogan
    • Robert Preston
      Robert Preston - Centauri
    • Dan O'Herlihy
      Dan O'Herlihy - Grig
    • Image coming soon
      Catherine Stewart - Maggie
    • Barbara Bosson
      Barbara Bosson - Jane Rogan




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