Dark Star - The Hyper-Drive Edition
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The copy of the film is quite good and the documentaries are an added plus for all collectors and film enthusiasts --- This new "Hyperdrive" edition is a great update thanks to its abundant special features. Let there be light, indeed --- A must have for your collection of rare and early films in this genre.
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Image: 4 1/2 Stars
Sound: 4 Stars
Extras: 4 1/2 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Both Versions of Dark Star & Bonus Features]
Under the production staff of:
John Carpenter [Director/Screenwriter/Producer]
Dan O'Bannon [Original Story]
J. Stein Kaplan [Associate Producer]
Jack H. Harris [Executive Producer]
John Carpenter [Original Score]
Douglas Knapp [Cinematographer]
Dan O'Bannon [Film Editor]
the cast includes:
Brian Narelle ... Lt. Doolittle
Cal Kuniholm ... Boiler
Dre Pahich ... Talby
Dan O'Bannon ... Sgt. Pinback
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Yes, they were obviously influenced by "2001: a Space Odyssey." Yes, they may have been influenced by illegal substances (I have no evidence of this, other than the movie). No, they can't act (but they're still funny). Yes, the special effects are very cheap. Still, I found it to be a lot of fun. Can't give it more than 3 stars, though.
Special features: there's a 30 minute interview with Alan Dean Foster who wrote the novelization (!) of this movie. There's a 2 hour (longer than the movie!) documentary covering every possible aspect of the film (more than you want to know, probably, unless you're a film school student.) Various other and sundry doodads. The most important reason to get this version as opposed to the single disc version (I gather from reading those reviews) is that they've cleaned up the picture quality tremendously. If you want this movie, this is the version to get.
As far as buying this version in standard dvd format, you might want to wait for a Blu-Ray version, if one should come out later. I have the first version in standard format, but this version does have more and better specials. According to the product review, they have upgraded the print for this release. Also, check out the discusions on this topic, going on below.
Nobody I know who is my age likes the movie Dark Star.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw it when it was in the theaters when it came out..loved it then, glad to get a copy now..still love it!Published 4 months ago by Marshall M.
Loveable cult movie. I did not look at any of the 'extras". Just enjoyed the show.Published 5 months ago by Trusting User
And let there be light. This is why we don't let bombs have nice things. Awesome movie. Missing a riff track... Read morePublished 7 months ago by James Galyen
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This is curious because I distinctly recall when I first saw this back in the early 80's on TV that there was no such blurring (I was 10 trust me-those pics were very alluring to a 10 year old-at least back then!). Was it even possible to blur pics like that prior to the digital age. I was under... Read More
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|Why no Blu-Ray HD Verison?||
The studio has talked about this, they do not have a good enough print to do a high quality HD release. They tested it out with what they have and were not satisfied with the results. Instead of putting out an inferior Blu-Ray version, they decided to go with the best quality DVD release they... Read More
Oct 19, 2010 by Michael Allred | See all 6 posts
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