'Dark Star: Thermostellar Edition' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Aug 7, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by

John Carpenter's 1974 sci-fi film is getting the Blu-ray treatment in October.

In an early announcement to retailers, VCI will be bringing 'Dark Star: Thermostellar Edition' to Blu-ray on October 2.

In the mid twenty-first century, mankind has reached a point in its technological advances to enable colonization of the far reaches of the universe. DARK STAR is a futuristic scout ship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermosteller Bombs, it prowls the darkest reaches of space on a mission to seek out and destroy unstable planets ahead of the colonist. But there is one obstacle that its crew members did not count on -- one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew!

'Dark Star' was originally intended to be a 68 minute film. Jack Harris, the Hollywood producer, convinced the filmmakers to shoot 15 minutes of extra footage and he released the expanded version theatrically in 1975 through Bryanston Pictures.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star The Extended Version; Interview with Sci-Fi author Alan Dean Foster (in SD); 3D Guide to the DARK STAR ship (in SD); and full-length audio commentary by super fan Andrew Gilchrist.

Suggested list price for this release is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Dark Star: Thermostellar Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 2.

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Dark Star: Thermostellar Edition (Blu-ray)
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