Aug 23 2013

GSB Flashback: STARCRASH (1979)

Starcrash cover

The best thing by far about this film was the John Barry score.  But if you’re a Bond film fan, you’ll be waiting for Moonracker to sail across the screen.  I didn’t remember seeing this before. I don’t remember seeing this at all before, so it was a flashback treat for me.

Roger Corman gave us some wonderful low-budget jewels over the last 50 years.  This was no exception. STARCRASH was filled with all kinds of awful goodness, or awfully good awfullness.

Part of the goodness was in how writer director Luigi Cozzi seemed to be presenting a throwback to the pulp Flash Gordon days of the 30s and 40s, but with a Female Lead – Stella Star – played by Caroline Munro.  I don’t know why it’s a need in the future to run around in diverse leather bikinis, but if that’s a functional uniform in space travel then so be it. The film gave me that nostalgic idea from the truly Over-the-Top acting performances by Marjoe Gortner, and Joe Spinell as the evil Count Zarth Arn.  You could tell Corman and Cozzi loved this era of Sci-fi.  And then there’s David Hasselhoff’s glorious hair.

You should be able to find this on Netflix or somewhere, and you should be able to get a good laugh out of it.  Check out the giant Hand-Shaped Space Station in the trailer!

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Puttin' the Funk in the Final Frontier! A Christian time-travelin' brother from the 70s. Loves Scifi, Fantasy, Horror.

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