Star Crash

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Overview

Italian schlock-master Luigi Cozzi billed as Lewis Coates here directed this low-budget Star Wars rip-off in 1978, right when the sci-fi craze was hitting audiences on a world-wide scale. The story begins familiarly enough, with a huge spaceship tracking through an extremely colorful space scene while under attack by some kind of unknown and deadly force resembling a lava lamp. Being no match for the '60s acid-flashback rays, they manage to jettison a few escape pods just before being blown to kingdom come. Fast ...
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Overview

Italian schlock-master Luigi Cozzi billed as Lewis Coates here directed this low-budget Star Wars rip-off in 1978, right when the sci-fi craze was hitting audiences on a world-wide scale. The story begins familiarly enough, with a huge spaceship tracking through an extremely colorful space scene while under attack by some kind of unknown and deadly force resembling a lava lamp. Being no match for the '60s acid-flashback rays, they manage to jettison a few escape pods just before being blown to kingdom come. Fast forward now to the other end of the galaxy, where we find the best smugglers in town -- gorgeous Stella Star Caroline Munro and space-pimp Akton Marjoe Gortner -- outrunning a band of cops on their tail. Eventually, they're caught, taken into custody, and sentenced to intense Labor Camps, where Stella is forced to wear a skimpy Barbarella-like outfit by the extreme, merciless guards. A break-out ensues, and in the intense laser shoot-out, Stella manages to escape, only to be captured again by the semi-green-skinned Thor Robert Tessier and his annoying southern-drawled robot, Elle voiced by genre veteran Hamilton Camp. Brought in front of the Emperor of the Galaxy Christopher Plummer and reunited with Akton, the sexy duo find themselves suddenly in charge of finding Prince Simon David Hasselhoff. Thus begins the heroes' amazing adventure through space and time as they search for Hasselhoff and end up fighting Amazons, Cavemen, and the Evil Count Zarth Arn Joe Spinell along the way.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary by Writer and Starcrash Expert Stephen Romano; ; A Look at the Film's Special Effects with Special Effects Director Armando Valcauda including unused Footage, Rare Photos, Original Drawings ; ; New Interview With Writer/Director Luigi Cozzi (aka Lewis Coates); New Interview with Actress Caroline Munro discussing her time as Stella Star and a look at her career; ; Extensive Stills Galleries including Footage with Commentary; ; Deleted and Extended Scenes; Theatrical Trailer; Theatrical Trailer with Commentaries by Eli Roth and Joe Dante, Courtesy of Trailersfromhell.com; ; 12-Page Booklet With Liner Notes by Stephen Romano; ; The Original Script (DVD-ROM)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Star Crash is what all Star Wars rip-off fans have been searching for: Everything one loves about Lucas' epic is here, except multiply that by a hundred, and make it extremely cheap! Lightsabers, space battles, and even a whiny, nervous sidekick robot (with a Texan accent!) are all here -- right alongside some of the best perms, egg-carton model work, and the worst that 1978 Italian special effects had to offer! As a precursor to the glossy and surreal productions of his later Lou Ferrigno Hercules movies, director Luigi Cozzi fills each frame with as many garish colors as humanly possible. Creating a virtual assault on all the senses through super-sexy costumes, space-age sets, and extreme sound effects, Cozzi fills the frame with enough eye candy so that as little attention can be payed to the barely comprehensible plot that his gorgeous leads all work their way though -- and what thespians they are! Look up "charisma" in the B-movie handbook and sure enough, one would find Marjoe Gortner! With every appearance, his fiery eyes and pearly white teeth light up the screen as he chews up every terrible line of babble with enough gusto to kill a large elephant. And how about that dialogue? Endless cheesy lines are spewed out in scene after scene of this magnificently charming film. In fact, the dialogue and dubbing are so over-the-top in Star Crash, it's amazing that Luigi Cozzi managed to convince real-deal actor Christopher Plummer to even be in this flick! And just what is he doing here anyway? Hard to say, but it's just another reason that this terrible sci-fi opera is so great. Look out for TV hunk David Hasselhoff in an early role as he battles two stop-motion robots with his trusty lightsaber and feathered hair.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • UPC: 826663116595
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 32,058

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marjoe Gortner Akton
Caroline Munro Stella Star
Christopher Plummer The Emperor
David Hasselhoff Prince Simon
Robert Tessier Thor
Nadia Cassini Queen of the Amazon
Judd Hamilton Elle/Jiakta
Hamilton Camp Voice Only
Joe Spinell Count Zarth Arn
Technical Credits
Lewis Coates Director, Screenwriter
Luigi Cozzi Director, Screenwriter
John Barry Score Composer
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Aurelio Crugnola Production Designer
Sergio Montanari Editor
Germano Natali Special Effects
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli Cinematographer
Armando Valcauda Special Effects
Matteo Verzini Special Effects
Patrick Wachsberger Producer
Nat Wachsberger Producer, Screenwriter
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Star Crash - Special Features
   17 Deleted and Alternate Scenes
   Interview With Caroline Munroe
   Making of the Special Effects by Armondo Valcauda (With Exclusive Never Before Seen Footage)
   Behind the Scenes Footage with Commentary
   Original Screenplay (Illustrated with Original Storyboard & Concept Art)
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2011

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    this movie is lame and boring what a waste of time and money

    this movie stinks its the biggest star wars rip off ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2011

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    this movie is lame and boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie is lame and boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2011

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    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is a star wars rip off i hate this movie its a waste of time and money long live star wars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a great movie or the greatest movie ever?

    What do you get if you try to rip off both Star Wars and Barbarella simultaneously, with a budget of about $5? Simply the most awesome movie ever made.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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