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Starcrash (1979)

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Release Date: Mar 9, 1979 Wide

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Italian schlock-master Luigi Cozzi (billed as Lewis Coates here) directed this low-budget Star Wars rip-off in 1978, right when the sci-fi craze was hitting audiences on a world-wide scale. The story begins familiarly enough, with a huge spaceship tracking through an extremely colorful space scene while under attack by some kind of unknown and deadly force resembling a lava lamp. Being no match for the '60s acid-flashback rays, they manage to jettison a few escape pods just before being blown to

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May 31, 2005

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The single greatest sci-fi camp fest ever put on celluloid. This film boasts the perfect blend of goofy cheese and unhinged imagination.

October 14, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
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... both the most ridiculous and the most irresistible of all the Star Wars knock-offs of the late seventies and eighties.

September 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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This isn't a bad movie like The Switch or Grown Ups, where even once is too much; this is the type to be savored again and again, like a patented Ed Wood mess-terpiece.

September 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
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Long ago, in a low-rent Italian galaxy far, far away...

May 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Sexy Caroline Munro is the only reason to watch.

October 4, 2002
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One of the worst sci-fi movies of the decade, it stars actors who aren't usually in sci-fi movies anyway, the story is less than average, and the style is obviously taken directly from Star Wars. I'd say stay away from this one.
January 6, 2011
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So this is probably one of the worst sci-fi films made haha and I don't think it was suppose to be with a cast including Christopher Plummer and David Hasselhoff. Sure they weren't big stars back then, well Plummer may have been known, but this is suppose to be a reasonably serious flick, an equal or challenge to the mighty Star Wars perhaps? maybe Plummer thought this could be his sci-fi moment of glory? alas it was not to be.

The effects are terribly bad and full of inconsistant space battles, costumes are your typical nasty shiny 'Flash Gordon' camp affair, the sets are all flashy neon lights and the acting is rather below standard hehe One or two models and costumes (mainly the robot) aren't too bad and Munro in her sexy skimpy space bikini is nice but apart from that its really pretty awful.
December 21, 2010
phubbs1

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Seems liken who ever see's this movie mentions how chessey it is, and in the chesse department I have to give it 5 stars. Only reason I rented this was because it has the same director as in Alien Contamination, Luigi Cozzi I figured I give him another chance. Must admit no sure how he has lasted all these years, This movie is ready for Mystery Science theather. Took me a while to figure out the gay looking guy was David Hasselhoff. Wouldn't add it to my collection, a rental only and hope return postage is included.
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