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 sun-lamp, playing with a 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 when the spaceship computer misfires and a 'smart bomb' thinks it is God.
This all new Blu-ray edition has been sourced from an original 16 x 9 35mm theatrical print. The film was shot originally as 16mm, then blown up to 35mm for theatrical distribution. This new master has been subject to a new grade and extensive manual frame by frame digital restoration. This we believe is the finest presentation ever of this science fiction classic...
Original Theatrical Version - 83 mins, Original John Carpenter Director's Cut - 73 mins
Extras in Standard Definition:
Let There Be Light: The Odyssey Of 'Dark Star' - 117 mins, An all new, feature-length documentary 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 alumni/ director Jeff Burr, as well as archival interviews with John Carpenter and many more! Plus the final interview with Dan O'Bannon, Directed by Daniel Griffith 2010, Theatrical Trailer, Stills Gallery, Poster Gallery, Lobby Card Gallery, Cast and Crew Biographies, CGI Menus, Reversible sleeve with 3 Original film poster covers, English & Spanish subtitles.