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#1 of 22 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 05 2011 - 08:37 AM



THIS SUMMER, GET READY TO EMBARK ON AN ELECTRIFYING SPACE ADVENTURE WITH

ROGER CORMAN’S SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC IN HIGH-DEF FOR THE FIRST TIME!


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BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS

Starring Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, George Peppard, John Saxon,

Darlanne Fluegel and Sybil Danning

30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY™ and DVD LANDING ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES JULY 12 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY


Digitally Restored and Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen

Revealing Bonus Content and More!


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A Battle Beyond Time … Beyond Space

A long time ago, in a studio far far away (actually 1980 in Venice, Calif.), Roger Corman gathered together a fledgling team of filmmakers to make one of the best low-budget science fiction films of all time, Battle Beyond the Stars, a space opera that managed to playfully borrow from Star Wars and The Magnificent Seven, to come up with an enduring cult classic. Long out of print, Battle Beyond the Stars has been meticulously restored with a new anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.85:1) from the internegative, boasting a new 5.1 DTS Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, and featuring a galaxy of extras, including commentary by writer John Sayles and Roger Corman; a new interview with actor Richard Thomas; a behind-the-scenes technical featurette and much more. Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Battle Beyond the Stars  30thAnniversary Special Edition is a must-have for fans of Roger Corman, science fiction enthusiasts and collectors -- available July 12, 2011 on Blu-ray ($26.97) and DVD ($19.93) from Shout! Factory, in association with New Horizons Picture Corporation. Pre-order now on Amazon.com and major retailers.


Special Note: Fans who pre-order Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Battle Beyond the Stars 30th Anniversary Special Edition from ShoutFactoryStore.com will receive an iron-on of the original Battle Beyond the Stars theatrical key art as a gift-with-purchase.


"This was the most expensive production I had financed. I always liked science fiction, and my idea was to do something of the feeling of Star Wars. What I came up with wasThe Seven Samurai in Outer Space." -- Roger Corman


Corman brought together some extremely talented people -- who went on to bigger and better things -- to make Battle Beyond the Stars. John Sayles (Eight Men Out, Lone Star) wrote the script, his third for Corman after Piranha and The Lady in Red; James Cameron, who went on, of course, to be king of the world with Titanic and then king of the universe with Avatar, handled the art direction and special effects; Academy Award®–winning composer James Horner (Titanic, Avatar) wrote the score, which he recycled two years later for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Also on hand as production manager was Gale Anne Hurd, who went on to produce The Terminator with Cameron as well as The Incredible Hulk and AMC's The Walking Dead.


What's a small, peace loving planet to do when they're threatened with destruction by a group of malevolent mutants headed up by the most despicable villain? Why they enlist a sweet young boy to travel the galaxy in search of mercenaries to fend off the tyrant.


When the evil Sador the Conqueror (John Saxon) and his hideous Malmori army threaten the peaceful planet of Akir, the inhabitants, known as the Akira (in reference toSeven Samurai director Akira Kurosawa) sends young Shad (Richard Thomas of The Waltons) on an intergalactic journey to hire mercenaries to defend the planet. Piloting a sarcastic pre-LEXX talking female spaceship (with breasts!), Shad assembles a fleet of seven spaceships to fend off the bad guys.


There's love interest Nanelia (Darlanne Fluegel), whose spaceship houses a sophisticated computer to help the cause; a scotch-drinking space cowboy from Earth (George Peppard of The A-Team); Gelt, an outlaw with a bounty on his head, played by Robert Vaughn in a role similar to the character Lee he played in The Magnificent Seven; the reptilian Cayman (Morgan Woodward), who has his own score to settle with Sador; Saint-Exmin of the Valkyrie (the voluptuous Sybil Danning), whose motto, "Live fast, fight well and have a beautiful ending" carries her into action; five clones with a collective consciousness known as the Nestor; and a pair of aliens who communicate by emanating heat from their bodies. The "magnificent seven" mercenary ships -- headed up by Shad and Nell -- travel back to Akir for the final conflict.


The cast of Battle Beyond the Stars also included Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson of TV's  Lost in Space), Jeff Corey as the wise old Zed the Corsair, Sam Jaffe as Nanelia's father, and a very young Julia Duffy (Newhart and Designing Women).


Made on a reported budget of $2 million, the film opened in late 1980 and quickly made back its investment. The film grossed $1.7 million on opening weekend alone. And the spectacular space battles and explosions were used over and over again in future Corman productions.


Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Battle Beyond the Stars 30th Anniversary Special Edition Special Features: 

  • New anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.85:1) from the internegative
  • New 5.1 DTS Master Audio (Blu-ray)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
  • Commentary by writer John Sayles and Roger Corman
  • Commentary by production manager Gale Anne Hurd
  • The Man Who Would Be Shad - New interview with actor Richard Thomas
  • Space Opera on a Shoestring - A comprehensive look at the technical challenges and postproduction of the film with Aaron Lipstadt, Alec Gillis, Alex Hajdu, Allan Holzman, R.J. Kizer, Robert & Dennis Skotak, Thom Shouse and Tony Randel
  • Trailer, TV and radio spots 

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980)

New World Pictures presents A Roger Corman Production

Starring Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Saxon, George Peppard, Darlanne Fluegel, Sybil Danning, Sam Jaffe, Jeff Corey, Morgan Woodward, Marta Kristen, Julia Duffy

Executive Producer: Roger Corman 

Produced by Ed Carlin

Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami

Screenplay by John Sayles 

Story by John Sayles and Anne Dyer

Director of Photography: Daniel Lacambre

Edited by Allan Holzman, R.J. Kizer 

Art Direction: James Cameron, Charles Breen

Music Composed by James Horner


Running time: 104 minutes

Special features are not rated


Shout! Factory will continue to present Roger Corman's Cult Classics home entertainment releases in 2011. Upcoming highlights include Melissa Leo in Streetwalkin’The Bird CageBig Doll HouseWomen in Cages, and many others.


Independent filmmaker-producer Roger Corman's illustrious career ranks as one of Hollywood's most amazing and legendary success stories. Having produced more than 350 films and directed 50 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies. He is arguably one of Hollywood's most gifted and masterful filmmakers, and he chronicled his incredible true-life story in the best-selling, award-winning autobiography How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime, written with Jim Jerome in 1998. In 2009 he was the recipient of an honorary Academy Award®  for his contribution to the medium of film.


Noted for his keen ability to spot young talent, Corman's most lasting legacy will undoubtedly be the legion of producers, directors, writers and actors he has fostered, among them: Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Demme, Robert Towne, Gale Anne Hurd, Diane Ladd, Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Talia Shire, Charles Bronson, Joe Dante, Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Hopper, Bill Paxton, Monte Hellman, Carl Franklin and Sally Kirkland.


About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.


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#2 of 22 Jeff Robertson

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Posted May 05 2011 - 09:57 AM

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Posted May 05 2011 - 11:14 AM

Wow this is great news - always been a guilty pleasure of mine this film, and I swear it has NOTHING at all to do with Sybil Danning's costume........


.............much!


A fantastic soundtrack from a young James Horner too!


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#4 of 22 JoHud

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Posted May 05 2011 - 11:21 AM

YEEESSS!!

Originally Posted by johnSM 


Nice to have this science fiction film transferred directly from the internegative without any CGI enhancements.... Posted Image



Now that you mention it, I'll be buying this instead of the Star Wars blu-rays due to this fact.



#5 of 22 oscar_merkx

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Posted May 05 2011 - 07:36 PM

Wow this is going to be a treat.


Never seen this before


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#6 of 22 Radioman970

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Posted May 05 2011 - 10:37 PM

 John Boy in Space!!!


Nearly fell asleep last time I watched.  But in a retro mood I'd love to attempt staying awake to watch a Blu ray.  I'd really love to see Android, filmed on the sets of this (I believe), on Blu Ray as well.

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#7 of 22 Edwin-S

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Posted May 06 2011 - 12:21 PM

I saw this film only once when it was theatrically released. I laughed though this film so much that I had tears rolling down my face. It was one of the funniest comedies I had ever seen up to that point, except that it wasn't supposed to be a comedy.


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#8 of 22 Aaron Silverman

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Posted May 11 2011 - 08:52 AM

Sure it was. This movie is fun fun fun!



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#9 of 22 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 11 2011 - 09:08 AM

Oh me gosh....


If this is the film that I am thinking of, it was something

I distinctly remember seeing as a teenager and hating it.


It had something to do with a space battle and Christopher

Lee communicating without words by nodding his head.


I saw it because it came out post "Star Wars" and well...

it was just  plain awful.



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Posted May 11 2011 - 09:11 AM

Nope. You're thinking of Starship Invasions, an astonishingly bad movie with Robert Vaughn and Christopher Lee:


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#11 of 22 Brian Kidd

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Posted May 11 2011 - 02:58 PM

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS has, if nothing else, a ship that looks like boobies. It's a guilty pleasure.

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#12 of 22 Jeff Robertson

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Posted May 12 2011 - 04:52 AM

Or the entire female reproductive system?!?





#13 of 22 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 12 2011 - 05:29 AM


 Nope. You're thinking of Starship Invasions, an astonishingly bad movie with Robert Vaughn and Christopher Lee



Aaaah.  Thank you for the correction.


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#14 of 22 Edwin-S

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Posted May 12 2011 - 03:12 PM

^^^^^^^^^^


Well, it would be easy to make the mistake because this movie was another incredibly bad movie with Robert Vaughn in it. This flick also came out shortly after Star Wars.


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Posted May 12 2011 - 11:46 PM



Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein 

I saw it because it came out post "Star Wars" and well...

it was just  plain awful.



There were a lot of those movies in 1978-1980. The most obscure one I recall was Message From Space with Vic Morrow.



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Posted May 13 2011 - 03:30 AM

Starship Invasions was made for TV, wasn't it?


The boobie-ship could also pass for a freakish combination of the female *and* male reproductive systems. Hm, I guess you have to be kinda twisted to fully appreciate this movie. :)



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Posted May 13 2011 - 04:18 AM

Starship Invasions was a theatrical feature released in October 1977. You can see the trailer here.


And if you really want to know more about it, check this out.


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Posted May 13 2011 - 05:00 AM

This brings back memories. Posted Image


The spectacular Sybil Danning as Valkyrie utters the immortal line "You haven't lived until you've seen a Valkyrie go down"


A sci-fi classic.


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Posted May 16 2011 - 06:48 AM

Nick, I'll just take your word for it. :)



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Posted May 19 2011 - 10:32 PM



Originally Posted by Sam Favate 




There were a lot of those movies in 1978-1980. The most obscure one I recall was Message From Space with Vic Morrow.


heh heh!  Now, that's the one with the credits rolling by with endless Asian names and then....  VIC MORROW!  


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