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Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in the case of Roger Corman and his New World Pictures, they have made some of the biggest names in the film world quite flattered, that is, if this is indeed true.
The king of the cinematic “sample,” Corman has ripped off, or at least borrowed from, countless films. However, none of his pictures sums this up quite as well as the Jimmy T. Murakami picture, Battle Beyond The Stars. Not only drawing inspiration from the sci-fi juggernaut that is Star Wars, but also Akira Kurosawa’s classic masterpiece The Seven Samurai, and while it may not live up to this pedigree, it is quite the entertaining piece of cinema.
Plot wise, the film sounds like a futuristic Kurosawa film right from the beginning. A farm colony is under attack from an evil conqueror, and one of their citizens attempts »
- Joshua Brunsting
A few weeks ago we posted news that Shout! Factory were planning to release Battle Beyond the Stars on Blu-ray as part of their Roger Corman Cult Classics collection, and today's mail brought me details. Among the goodies included are a commentary track with writer John Sayles and producer Roger Corman, and a couple of featurettes that sound really cool. All in all a worthy package for the greatest Star Wars rip-off in a crowded field.Details follow:this Summer, Get Ready To Embark On An Electrifying Space Adventure With Roger Corman'S Science Fiction Classic In High-def For The First Time!Shout! Factory Presentsbattle Beyond The STARSStarring Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, George Peppard, John Saxon, Darlanne Fluegel, and Sybil Danning30th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD Landing On »
2 items from 2011
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