Dvd-iconDark Star Hyper Drive Edition
  • Movie
  • Science Fiction / Drama
  • 2 Discs
  • 273 Minutes
  • DVD
  • PAL
  • Region: 2
  • English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • BBFC: PG

This Hyperdrive Edition has been sourced from a new 16x9 35mm transfer, with additional frame by frame digital restoration of the video master to provide the best picture ever seen! The soundtrack has also been digitally enhanced and restored to Dolby Digital 5.1. John Carpenter s pulp science fiction classic - this brilliantly clever and funny parody of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, follows a warped intergalactic mission to blow up unstable planets. Four bored astronauts fill in time between missions catching up on their tans with the help of a sun-lamp, playing with a suspiciously plastic-looking alien mascot they are taking back to Earth and conversing with their female version of Hal. Things start to go horribly wrong as the spaceship computer misfires and a 'smart bomb' thinks it is God. Ultimately only one crew member - an ex-surfer - makes it back to Earth surfing on an improvised board... Dark Star was originally intended to be a 68 minute student film but Hollywood producer Jack Harris managed to convince the film-makers to shoot 15 minutes of extra footage and released the expanded version theatrically. This DVD contains the original shorter version, the longer theatrical release and is packed full of brand new extra features!


Original Theatrical Version - 83 mins, Original John Carpenter Director's Cut - 73 mins Extras in Standard Definition: Let There Be Light: The Odyssey Of 'Dark Star' - 117 mins, An all new, feature-length documentary exploring the controversial making of the John Carpenter (Halloween) and Dan O'Bannon (Alien) student film. Includes exclusive interviews with actor Brian Narelle, cinematographer Doug Knapp, art director Tommy Lee Wallace, visual effects artist Greg Jein, voice artist Cookie Knapp, film director Jack Harris, Diane O'Bannon, USC alumni/ director Jeff Burr, as well as archival interviews with John Carpenter and many more! Plus the final interview with Dan O'Bannon, Directed by Daniel Griffith 2010, Theatrical Trailer, Stills Gallery, Poster Gallery, Lobby Card Gallery, Cast and Crew Biographies, CGI Menus, Reversible sleeve with 3 Original film poster covers, English & Spanish subtitles.


John Carpenter

Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich, Dan O'Bannon, Joe Saunders

  • Release Date: Feb 28 2011
  • FHED2808
  • 5030697019547