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Galaxy Of Terror: Roger Corman's Cult Classics [Blu-ray]
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The innermost fears of the mind become reality for the crew members of the Quest when they land on the barren planet Morganthus hoping to find the missing crew members of the starship Remus: only to discover something deadly waiting for them. Each member of the rescuing team must come face to face with their darkest fears or perish. The cast onboard the Quest includes Edward Albert (The House Where Evil Dwells), Erin Moran (Happy Days), Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street series), Zalman King (Blue Sunshine) and Sid Haig (House Of 1,000 Corpses).
The film also had its share of new and emerging talent behind the camera, including James Cameron (The Terminator, Aliens, Avatar), who did the production design, and Bill Paxton, who worked as a set decorator before later collaborating with Cameron in front of the camera as an actor.
* Commentary With Cast And Crew
* New Worlds: Producer Roger Corman, screenwriter Marc Siegler and director Bruce D. Clark discuss the origins of the film
* The Crew Of The Quest: Actors Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Taaffe O Connell and Grace Zabriskie discuss their experiences as crew members of the Quest
* Planet Of Horrors: A detailed look into the creation of the memorable sets of the film and alien landscapes
* Future King: Memories of co-production designer (and future visionary filmmaker) James Cameron from members of the cast and crew
* Old School: A journey into the complicated mechanical and makeup effects with artists Allan A. Apone, Douglas J. White, Alec Gillis and others
* Launch Sequence: Co-editor R.J. Kizer walks us through postproduction and a profile on composer Barry Schrader
* Theatrical Trailers
* Extensive Photo Galleries Including Posters, Production Sketches And Designs
* Original Screenplay (PDF)
* And More . . .
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P.S. This is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Not sure it's Blu-ray worthy but I did get the DVD version. Since this is a B movie I recommend you get it if you like it as it may go out of print.
Addendum 11/12/2013: Now available to view in Amazon Prime.
Plot: Crew members aboard the ship-Quest, are requested to voyage across a desolate planet. There mission is to investigate the disappearance of the members from the previous expedition. Only to have their worst nightmares manifest themselves, into horrible death traps.
The Death Traps:
Body fluid sucking tentacles
A giant maggot (Actually a Mealworm beetle larva)
A crystal star
a horned monster
Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm St, Dead & Buried)
Sid Haig (Spider Baby, The Devils Rejects)
Edward Albert (House Where Evil Dwells)
Zalman King (Blue Sunshine)
Erin Moran (Happy Days)
Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian)
Mary Ellen O'Neill
Galaxy of Terror, used to be regarded as trash by critics, but has grown a cult following, which it does deserve. While no major classic by any means, Galaxy does have quite a few good tings. Most of the acting is actually pretty good, while Sid Haig may only speak 1 line of dialogue, it was probably for the best. However this makes the character more mystique, & dare I say, kinda cool. Haigs character doesn't take crap from anybody. Regardless Haig still puts in a good performance. Englund also puts in a good performance, though his character is pretty much just sort of there.Read more ›
GALAXY OF TERROR is a weird film. Its sci-fi mysticism is more STAR WARS than ALIEN, but the sets are certainly "inspired" by ALIEN's H.R. Giger, albeit a poor man's Giger. (This IS a Roger Corman film.)
Others have explained the plot. Astronauts go on a rescue mission to a hostile planet, whereupon they meet strange deaths. Actress Taaffe O'Connell's nude rape scene by a giant, slimy maggot has become something of a cult event.
But what really sets this film apart from many DVD releases is its excellent "making of" documentary. Normally, I hate these things. They're usually just extended commercials (sometimes infomercials) shot when the film was made, to play on cable TV. Everyone just rehashes the plot, and offers obligatory praise (so you don't really know what they're thinking).
But GALAXY OF TERROR's "making of" documentary was shot in 2010 -- 29 years after the film was released. Many of these people are semi-retired, they have nothing to lose, so they can be trusted to tell the truth. Rather then prattling obligatory praise, they sound sincere, and offer interesting stories.
Roger Corman is interviewed, as are MANY of the actors (including Taaffe O'Connell), crew, and New World studio personnel. James Cameron (TITANIC, AVATAR) worked on GALAXY OF TERROR. He's not interviewed, but others discuss his work on the film.
This documentary (63 minutes long, according to the Internet Movie Database) is as interesting as the film itself, and that's rare.
The only fault with this DVD: when I hit the Display button on my DVD player, it won't reveal how long the film or documentary are, or how much time has elapsed. That's why I had to go to the Internet Movie Database to check the documentary's time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Sci-Fi B-movie from the early-'80s from executive producer Roger Corman. Great for Corman fans. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arksom Adept
No closed caption and no subtitles. Notice: there are rising number of new DVD/blu-ray without subtitles and/or no closed caption. That alarmed our concerns. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Culture style movie.
As some scenes that will really blow your mind.
Great Science Fi and horror flim.
Fine HD transfer of this notorious, seldom seen Science fiction shocker is packed with extras and a commentary track, and produced by Roger Corman.Published 7 months ago by Quiet Knight
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