Rent Dark Star (1974)

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1h 23min
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Synopsis:
Originally intended to be a 68-minute student film, 'Dark Star' was the creation of University of Southern California film students John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon. It is the twenty-first century story of four bored astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God.
Actors:
, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Adam Beckenbaugh, , , Cookie Knapp, Joe Saunders, Alan Sheretz,
Directors:
Producers:
John Carpenter
Writers:
John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon
Studio:
Fremantle
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/04/2004
Run Time:
83 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Stunning new CGI menus
  • Theatrical and Special Editions
  • Commemorative new box packaging
  • Publicity stills
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Filmographies
  • Original biographies
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2012
Run Time:
273 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Version - 83 mins
  • Original John Carpenter Director's Cut - 73 mins
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Poster Gallery
  • Lobby Card Gallery
  • Cast and Crew Biographies
  • "Let There Be Light: The Odyssey Of 'Dark Star' - 117 mins": An all new, feature-length documentary 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 alumni/ director Jeff Burr, as well as archival interviews with John Carpenter and many more! Plus the final interview with Dan O'Bannon, Directed by Daniel Griffith 2010

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Reviews (1) of Dark Star

Well worth a watch - great extra features - Dark Star review by cw

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22/11/2018

Hadn't seen this in years and enjoyed it thoroughly - it's not perfect, but it predated Alien, Star Wars, Red Dwarf, etc and left its mark on them all. Think 2001 on a budget, but much funnier...

The Bluray is worth getting for the documentary feature on the making of the film - how it went from being an ambitious student project to a cult cinema release is a fascinating history in itself.

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