Dark Star (Blu-ray) G

What Do You Say To A Talking Bomb? All Systems Snafu!!!
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  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 6, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: VCI Video

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Rating: 3/4 -- A berserk combination of space opera, intelligent bombs, and beach balls from other worlds. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
All good fun, without much substance or lasting power. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 9, 2019
By introducing human eccentricities into the cold structure of SF, Carpenter creates a vision of the technological future that is both disillusioned and oddly affirmative in its insistence on the unscientific survival of emotional frailty. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 6, 2007
[A]n affectionate, anarchic sci-fi satire featuring hippie astronauts, talking bombs and cosmic surfing.
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- Hats off nonetheless to young whippersnapper John Carpenter, whose studenty tale of space tedium, aliens and molasses-black humour remains approximately a thousand times better than the director's last 15 years. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Jun 6, 2007
John Carpenter's guerilla undermining of the pomposity of space odysseys Full Review
CinePassion
Jun 21, 2010
The dim comedy consists of sophomoric notations and mistimed one-liners. Full Review
Variety
Jun 6, 2007

Product Description:

John Carpenter's low-budget debut feature is a hilarious romp set in the deepest reaches of outer space. The haggard crew of the dilapidated Dark Star spaceship--Doolittle (Brian Narelle), Boiler (Cal Kuniholm), Pinback (Dan O'Bannon), and Talby (Dre Pahich)--is on an extended mission to seek out and destroy unstable planets. But after 20 years of the same routine, each crewmember is reaching the end of his tether. The journey is fraught with mishaps, and danger seems to lurk around every corner. There are misbehaving pet aliens, suicidal bombs that dream of detonating, frozen crewmates dispensing advice from beyond the grave, and a surly, unhelpful main computer that holds the men it serves in total contempt. Despite all these problems, the crew is still bored to the brink of madness. Co-written by the multitasking O'Bannon, who is also credited as the film's production designer and editor, DARK STAR brims with giddy jabs at the science-fiction genre (including George Lucas's THX 1138), an approach that Mel Brooks would later take in his own sci-fi spoof, SPACEBALLS (1987). In addition to writing, directing, and acting, Carpenter also composed the film's atmospheric score.

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  • UPC: 089859901027
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