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Dark Star

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Overall 8
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Movie overall 7
7.0
Extras 10
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It's Not Lucas' Star Wars But A Solid Student Film

jalind, blu-ray.com
19 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Before approaching this film, it's content or the technical aspects of the Blu-ray transfer, one must remember it started as an undergrad student 16mm short done by John Carpenter while he was at the USC film school. Carpenter kept working on it for several years afterward to make it a full length feature film. Bottom Line: it was done in 16mm with near zero budget or any sophisticated resources.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
27 September 2013
Overall 2
2.0

User Review

FilmCrave
13 July 2013
  • Summary: A dirt cheap sci-fi film from the 70's. For being considered a comedy, there's almost no jokes here. In fact, there's not much of anything going on. This is a short subject movie that's been padded with many dull and uninteresting scenes to stretch it to feature length. You could say that it is technically competent considering it's microscopic budget, but it has no story to offer.
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Overall 10
10
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 10
10

Benson Arizona

MrPlinkett, blu-ray.com
27 January 2013
  • Excerpt: If there was no Dark Star. Alien wouldn't ever exist. Very lo budget movie but entertaining. Has a documentary longer than the movie.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 9
9.0

And so it begins...

deepbreathsanddeath, blu-ray.com
22 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This was a blind buy for me also so I'm glad I got to see it for the first time on this blu-ray. Dark Star is infact a comedy. It doesn't come across as such very obviously since this is an ultra low budget college movie so naturally a lot of the film has cheesy aspects so as the previous reviewer mentioned, if unprepaired, you won't know what to make of what you're watching.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 9
9.0
Extras 9
9.0

A Comical, Sci-fi independent Student Film

paper tiger, blu-ray.com
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Dark Star was a blind buy for me, I had heard of it yet never watched it in it's entirety. I am a fan of early John Carpenter work as well as sci-fi films like Alien, 2001: a Space Odyssey as well as other more independent style sci-fi works. Firstly, Dark Star is not meant to be taken seriously. It is a very odd film, and if not properly prepared, you may not know how to take the tone of the film.
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

FilmCrave
26 May 2012
  • Summary: Cheap and rather slapdash debut by John Carpenter. It reeks of post modern humour in the vein of Douglas Adams and there are some very funny moments, but it's also dull and amateurish for extended periods.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dark Star

Chrissie, Zavvi
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Hadn't seen this since fine bit of sc-fi/black comedy since it was last on terrestrial TV quite a few years ago, however it stuck in my memory well enough to snap it up on BluRay for the modest asking price. 'Dark Star' is a low budget sci-fi comedy Dan O'bannon made as a film student ages before he hit fame with the 'Alien' thing. Shot on 'Super 8!' film, yeah! super 8!, it tells the story of a spaceship called 'Dark Star' out in deep space on a l-o-n-g!
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Overall 8
8.0

Dark Star

Chrissie, Zavvi
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Hadn't seen this since fine bit of sc-fi/black comedy since it was last on terrestrial TV quite a few years ago, however it stuck in my memory well enough to snap it up on BluRay for the modest asking price. 'Dark Star' is a low budget sci-fi comedy Dan O'bannon made as a film student ages before he hit fame with the 'Alien' thing. Shot on 'Super 8!' film, yeah! super 8!, it tells the story of a spaceship called 'Dark Star' out in deep space on a l-o-n-g!
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Overall 6
6.0

A classic, but a bit weird.

kriss, Zavvi
1 October 2013
  • Summary: This is a sci-fi classic that I wanted to see for a while. Dan o Bannon wrote the story before he wrote Alien, and John Carpenter (Halloween, Fog, The Thing) directed it, so it's kind of something you have to see to understand how these two people started in the film industry. The story is about a ship and its crew having spent too much time in space cleaning up (destroying) unstable planets. Now I'm not a big fan of funny sci-fi.
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