Dark Star

Dark Star

Brian Narelle
Director: John Carpenter Cast: Brian Narelle
Brian Narelle
, Andreijah Pahich
Andreijah Pahich
, Carl Duniholm
Carl Duniholm
John Carpenter


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The directorial debut of horrormeister John Carpenter comes in the way of Dark Star a parody of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, 2001--A Space Odyssey. The story follows four hippyish techno-nerds in their mission through deep space to destroy planets and ward off boredom and loneliness as they attempt to hold on to what little they can remember of Earth. When their weapons system malfunctions, they are forced to deal with a "smart" bomb trapped in the launching mechanism, and the acting captain must debate phenomenology with the device in order to dissuade it from destroying them all. The film also features an imaginative and amusing struggle between one crew member and an inflatable alien he attempts to keep as a pet, a long reflection on the virtues of surfing, a series of personality struggles, and a cryogenically-frozen captain whose brain is preserved on computer for the purpose of consultation.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2010
UPC: 0089859855023
Original Release: 1974
Rating: G
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 29,816

Special Features

Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of "Dark Star"; An all new, feature-length documetnary 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 Alumi/Director Jeff Burr, as well as Archival Interviews with John Carpenter ; ; Plus the final Interview with Dan O'Banna, Directed by Danil Griffith 2010; ; Interview with Sci-Fi Author Alan Dean Foster; Interview with Brian Narelle - "Lt. Dootlittle"; 3D Guide to the Dark Star Ship; Full-Length Audio Commentary by 'super-fan' Andrew Gilchrist; Written Intro by Dan O'Bannan; Trivia; Both Versions of the Film; Original Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Narelle Doolittle
Andreijah Pahich Talby
Carl Duniholm Actor
Dan O'Bannon Pinback
Joe Saunders Powell
Miles Watkins Mission Control
Pahici-Cal Kunholme Actor

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer,Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Ron Cobb Special Effects
Bob Greenberg Special Effects
Jack H. Harris Executive Producer
Gregory Jein Special Effects
J. Stein Kaplan Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Nina Kleinberg Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas H. Knapp Cinematographer
Dan O'Bannon Editor,Original Story,Production Designer,Screenwriter,Set Decoration/Design,Special Effects
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Harry Walton Special Effects
John Wash Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dark Star - Hyperactive Edition
1. Earth''s Communication [2:00]
2. Bomb Run [7:33]
3. Title Sequences [2:23]
4. Dark Star Log [1:12]
5. Extra Scenes from 1974 Release [9:45]
6. Solitude of the Dome [3:20]
7. Too Much Leisure [1:59]
8. Lunch Time Antics [3:14]
9. Pinback Gets The Shaft [17:08]
10. Table Talk [3:20]
11. Malfunction [1:56]
12. Dear Diary [3:34]
13. Lets Vaporize It [2:41]
14. Emergency Airlock [3:36]
15. Drop Sequence [2:44]
16. Talking With Cammander Powell [4:26]
17. Destruction Sequence [5:34]
18. Let There Be Light [5:38]
Disc #2 -- Dark Star - Hyperactive Edition: Original Movie Cut/Let There Be Light Documentary
1. Main Title (Play All) [2:30]
2. Cinematic Journeyman [2:54]
3. Reality Ends Here [5:14]
4. Those Who Came Before [:58]
5. A Family Of Strangers [6:29]
6. A Lesson Learned [4:35]
7. And So It Is Written [5:07]
8. Flesh Recruits [4:07]
9. In The Beginning [2:18]
10. Conception To Contraption [2:31]
11. Truck Drivers In Space [9:43]
12. The Minimalist Approach [6:03]
13. Light Years Behind Schedule [3:01]
14. Subverting The System [3:31]
15. Journey Into The Unknown [5:37]
16. A Change Of Command [4:10]
17. Making Contact [4:16]
18. Up The Shaft [4:07]
19. Phantom of the Dark Star [2:23]
20. Dissension In The Ranks [3:17]
21. Blowing Up The Dark Star [2:32]
22. Cowboys Of The Stars [6:08]
23. Launching The Dark Star [7:40]
24. Going Supernova [4:18]
25. The Next Frontier [3:14]
26. Dark Star Rising [9:41]

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