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    John Carpenter's cult sci-fi stoner classic Dark Star coming to Blu-ray in September

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    Fabulous Films is proud to announce

    John Carpenter's
    Cult Sci-Fi Stoner Classic

    Dark Star
    Blu-ray Edition

    Bombed out in space with a spaced out bomb!!!!!!!

    Available to own for the very first on Blu-ray from 19th September 2011

    Dark Star on Blu-ray will make its premiere screening at the
    Big Screen Event sponsored by Empire Magazine this
    Saturday 13th August at London 02 Arena

    "A genuine classic"
    Empire Magazine

    This all new Blu-ray edition has been sourced from an original 16 x 9 35mm theatrical print. The film was originally shot on 16mm, and then blown up to 35mm for theatrical distribution. The new master has been subject to a new grade and extensive manual frame by frame digital restoration with enhance and restored to Dolby Digital 5.1

    John Carpenter's pulp science fiction classic- this brilliantly clever and funny parody of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, follows a warped intergalactic mission to blow up unstable planets. Four bored astronauts fill in time between missions catching up on their tans with the help of a sunlamp, playing with suspiciously plastic-looking alien mascot they are taking back to Earth and conversing with their female version of Hal. Things start to go horribly wrong as the spaceship computer misfires and a surfer - makes it back to Earth Surfing on an improvised board. Dark Star was intended to be a 68 minute student film. Hollywood Producer Jack Harris managed to convince the film-makers to shoot 15 minutes of extra footage and released the expanded version theatrically.

    This Blu-ray edition contains the original theatrical version (83mins) and the Directors cut (68mins) release and is packed full of brand new extra features!

    • An all new feature length documentary entitled Let There Be Light (116mins): The Odyssey of Dark Star. Exploring the controversial making of the John Carpenter and writer Dan O'Bannon (Alien) student film.
    • Archival interviews with John Carpenter and many more
    • Plus the final interview with Dan O'Bannon
    • Interview with Brian Narelle, cinematographer Doug Knapp, art director Tommy Lee Wallace, visual effects artist Greg Jein, voice artist Cookie Knapp, film director Jack Harris, Dianne O'Bannon, USC Alumni / director Jeff Burr
    • Original Directors Cut of the Feature & Theatrical Cut of the Feature
    • Original Film Trailer
    • Stills Gallery - Poster Gallery - Lobby Gallery
    • New CGI Menus
    • Cast & Crew Biographies
    • English & Spanish Subtitles

    • RRP Price: £19.99
    • Discs: 1
    • Barcode: 5030697020192
    • Catalogue No: FHEB2874
    • Certificate: PG
    • Running time 270mins

    Dark Star is distributed by Fabulous Films and is available from all good DVD stockists from 19th September 2011.

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Conventional industry wisdom is that 16mm doesn't benefit from HD transfer.  That would suggest that if anything the resolution hike in the native 35mm material will make the 16mm blow-up material more noticeable.

    I'm hoping the new transfer will have loads of industry insiders picking bits of hat out of their teeth.
    posted by Mark Oates on 22/8/2011 02:46