Thursday, October 21, 2010

Starcrash





Yesterday I posted a poster from what I thought was Turkish Star Wars. But Simon pointed out that it was actually from Starcrash:

Starcrash (original Italian title Scontri stellari oltre la terza dimensione, literally "stellar clashes beyond the third dimension") is an Italian 1979 science fiction film, which was also released under the English title of The Adventures of Stella Star (in the US). The screenplay was written by Luigi Cozzi (pen name Lewis Coates)[1] and Nat Wachsberger, and Cozzi also directed the film. The cast included Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Robert Tessier, Christopher Plummer, and David Hasselhoff.[2] The film score is by Oscar winning composer John Barry ("Midnight Cowboy", "Goldfinger", "Somewhere in Time", "Dances with Wolves").
The trailer is absolutely fantastic and in addition to lightsabers and bikini babes (including Caroline Munro from one of the Sinbad movies), seems to feature Ray Harryhausen's Talos from Jason and the Argonauts.

You can buy posters (and promotional photos of Munro) at eBay, and the DVD at Amazon.

*Previously: The Mexican Batwoman.