Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 6, 2012
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: VCI Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Let there by light: the odyssey of "Dark Star" - the extended version - includes clips from a rare student film directed by Dan O'Bannon. Featuring exclusive interviews with actor Brian Narelle, cnematographer Doug Knapp, art director Tommy Lee Wallace, visual effects artists Greg Jein, voice artist Cookie Knapp, film distributor Jack Harris, Diane O'Bannon, and more! Also includes an archival interview with John Carpenter, as well as the fonal interview of Dan O'Bannon. Produced and directed by Daniel Griffith
- Interview with sci-fi author Alan Dean Foster
- Interview with Brian Narelle
- 3D guide to the dark star ship
- Full-length audio commentary by 'super-fan' Andrew Gilchrist
- Written intro by Dan O'Bannon
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- PCM Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I think therefore I am. But what is my purpose'"
- Bomb 20, contemplating a deep philosophical paradox
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2004
"[A]n affectionate, anarchic sci-fi satire featuring hippie astronauts, talking bombs and cosmic surfing."
Sci-fi cinema geniuses, the early years! DARK STAR is John Carpenter's directorial debut, aided and abetted by future ALIEN writer Dan O'Bannon. A knowing satire of sci-fi flicks, the film follows three astronauts as they embark on their mission to seek and destroy unstable planets that are hazardous to space colonies. However, their onboard computer and weapons systems have different ideas.
Cult Film |
Essential Cinema |
Space Travel |
Theatrical Release |
- John Carpenter's THE RESURRECTION OF BRONCO BILLY won an Oscar in 1970 for Best Live Action Short Film.
- Screenwriter Dan O'Bannon's terrifying script for ALIEN was based on a segment of DARK STAR.
The "alien" in DARK STAR is simply a beachball with plastic feet stuck on it.