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Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi  |  22 November 1985 (USA)
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Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that ... See full summary »

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Live action remake of the epic tale of rebellion against tyranny and a hero's journey for young Orin, a human slave captive in the oppressive subterranean Mine-World. When Orin discovers ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Colligan ...
Orin (voice)
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Dagg Dibrimi (voice)
Noelle North ...
Elan / Aviana (voice)
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Zygon (voice)
Tyke Caravelli ...
Silica (voice)
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Arthur (voice)
Ken Sansom ...
Magreb (voice)
John Moschitta Jr. ...
Z'Gork (voice)
Daryl Bartley ...
Kallie (voice)
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(voice)
Herb Vigran ...
Hopps (voice)
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(voice)
Tina Romanus ...
Aunt Bella (voice)
Joseph Della Sorte ...
(voice)
Thomas H. Watkins ...
Boro (voice)
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Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that only he can master. Escaping the planet, he runs into the rogue smuggler Dagg and a pair of helpful droids and the princess, who all team up to return to the Mine-World with a plan to defeat Zygon and free Orin's enslaved people. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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A Spectacular 3-D Adventure for the Entire Family. See more »


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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Gonggan jonsôl Ôrin  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Originally produced in 3-D. The first ever animated feature made in 3-D. See more »

Quotes

Smuggler: You have ze crystal?
Dagg: [changing his voice] You have "ze" money?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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One of the greatest animated films of all time...
26 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film along with Wizards, Lord of the Rings, Fire and Ice, Heavy Metal & Heavy Metal 2000, Rock and Rule, Transformers the Movie and G.I. Joe The Movie are some of the finest non anime examples that were ever produced in the 1970's and '80's (and 2000 for Heavy Metal 2000). They simply don't make films like this anymore as I stated in my comments on Fire & Ice. This is the stuff I grew up with. I am a huge fan of animation in general and this is something that has captured my imagination for years on end, ever since I saw it. The movie does a lot of borrowing from Star Wars but has an excellent story to compliment the excellent animation. Originally, from what I've heard and seen on the posters, it was supposed to be in 3-D but, I never did get to see it in theatres. Too bad the video isn't actually in 3-D...that might have been cool..maybe if they ever put this baby out on DVD someday they'll have the 3-D presentation of the film. Nostalgia is a wonderful thing and this movie brings back a lot of good memories. It's nice to see that so many others hold the same memories for the film as I do.

-Daguon


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