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Fabulous Films have announced the UK Blu-ray release of John Carpenter’s cult sci-Fi stoner classic Dark Star, which will be available to own for the very first on Blu-ray from 19th September 2011. This new Blu-ray edition has been sourced from an original 16×9 35mm theatrical print. The film was originally shot on 16mm, and then blown up to 35mm for theatrical distribution. The new master has been subject to a new grade and extensive manual frame by frame digital restoration with enhance and restored to Dolby Digital 5.1
This Blu-ray of Dark Star contains the original theatrical version (83mins) and the Directors cut (68mins) release and is packed full of brand new extra features, including:
controversial making of the John Carpenter and writer Dan O’Bannon (Alien) student film. Archival interviews »
pril 1974. Richard Nixon is in the last days of his presidency. The bloody war in South East Asia rages on. Abba win the Eurovision song contest with Waterloo. And Dark Star, a low budget sci-fi comedy, hits the screen.
Fast forward into hyperspace almost forty years and Dark Star has achieved a mighty cult status as a late night movie standard and a post pub classic. Made on a shoestring budget of $60,000 by film school graduates, John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon, Dark Star is now a major player in the sci-fi hall of fame. Its influence can be seen in many a space opera from all mediums, Red Dwarf, Sunshine, Hitchhiker's and Carpenter's own The Thing, to name a few. The film also proved the basis »
2 items from 2011
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