Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 83 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1974
Starring: Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich
This outrageously unique sci-fi semi-spoof was the first feature from genre film emperor John Carpenter. DARK STAR originally began as a 45-minute student film project by Carpenter and collaborator Dan O’Bannon (Alien, The Return of the Living Dead) that was eventually expanded into a feature-length production. The film takes place on the deep-space cruiser Dark Star, where a crew of laid-back astronauts (including O’Bannon himself) are assigned the unenviable task of blowing up planets with unsuitable life forms in order to make the universe safe for the human race.
Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.
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