'StarCrash' Blu-ray Dated & Detailed

Posted Mon Aug 2, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by

Another Roger Corman Cult Classic will be crashing onto the Blu-ray format this September!

Shout Factory will be bringing Luigi Cozzi's 'StarCrash' starring Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, and Marjoe Gortner to Blu-ray on September 14.

The film’s zesty, star-studded cast also includes People’s Choice Award winner David Hasselhoff ('Knight Rider,' 'Baywatch') in one of his first big-screen roles, noted screen tough guy Robert Tessier ('The Longest Yard,' 'The Cannonball Run') and legendary two-time Emmy® and Tony® Award winner, and Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer ('The Last Station,' 'Murder by Decree,' 'The Sound of Music') as The Emperor.

Produced in Italy in the wake of 'Star Wars’ phenomenal success, StarCrash (also known as The Adventures of Stella Star in overseas territories) became an international blockbuster in its own right. This 1979 film became one of New World Pictures’ biggest box-office hits. Critics might have laughed, but so did audiences, who grooved to its campy humor, wildly imaginative special effects (some of them quite good!) and non-stop adventure. Where 'Star Wars' dared not go, StarCrash went -- at warp speed!

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements on the first disc will include: An Interview with writer/director Luigi Cozzi; StarCrash: the music of John Barry, a detailed analysis of the score by Mars of Deadhouse Music; 2 feature-length commentaries by StarCrash historian Stephen Romano; Behind-the-scenes image gallery, featuring storyboards, art, and rare, never-before-seen photos; Promotional art gallery, featuring photos, posters, lobby cards and early poster designs by Drew Struzan; Fan art gallery, featuring an exclusive look at the all-new, sexy Stella Star art from fantasy illustrator Robin Greenville Evans; Theatrical trailer with commentary by Eli Roth from Trailersfromhell.com and an all-new exclusive trailer commentary by filmmaker/editor Joe Dante!; And TV spots and radio Spots.

A second disc will include: An Interview with actress Caroline Munro (60 min.); 17 Deleted and alternate scenes; The complete, original StarCrash screenplay, illustrated with original storyboards and early, full-color concept art; Exclusive 20-minute behind-the-scenes footage reel, with commentary; and The making of the special effects of StarCrash by Armando Valcauda with exclusive, never-before-seen special-effects footage.

Suggested list price for the 2-disc Blu-ray set is $26.97.

You can find the latest specs for 'StarCrash' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 14.

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