Thursday, June 10, 2010

News: STAR CRASH Blu-Ray and DVD Now Available for Pre-Order

I'm still finding it difficult to believe, but Shout! Factory will be releasing Luigi Cozzi's Starcrash on DVD and high-definition Blu-Ray disc on September 14th.

I've long lamented that there wasn't a good, authorized DVD edition of this personal favorite available, and the thought that in a few months I'll have a copy on Blu-Ray is just so exciting. Ever since I read Cozzi's article about the making of the film in Future magazine (anyone remember that companion mag to Starlog, later known as Future Life?), I've been fascinated with the film, and when I finally saw it on VHS with some friends around 1990, I couldn't believe just how much giddy, shameless, stupid fun it was.

There isn't much I don't love about the movie, to be honest. Caroline Munro is gorgeous, the special effects are psychedelic, the characters so ridiculous... it's pure, rainy Saturday afternoon bliss.

In any case, it looks like it's definitely on the way - Shout! Factory has released the cover art - and the title is already listed at Amazon for pre-order. In fact, you can use the link below to do so, if you're so inclined.

Starcrash (Roger Corman Cult Classics) [Blu-ray]


  1. But when will "Battle Beyond the Stars" be available for pre-order?!?!? I sold my DVD a few weeks ago in expectation of the new release. I know it's ridiculous, but it's killing me that it's not available for pre-order!!!


  2. I've got a birthday coming up and this one is on the list! I tried searching for it on Netflix and it's STILL not available to "save" to a queue. Netflix usually has DVDs pending release available to add to your list. Hmmm..

  3. I believe this is the Roger Corman cut of the film, which has certain scenes cut out, I much prefer the original cut I have on DVD, but that doesn't have the opening crawl in English !!!

  4. Wow, never heard of this one! How'd I miss it?

  5. can you tell me the number issue of Future where cozzi speaks about his film ?

  6. Honestly, I don't recall the issue number offhand, nor do I have my copies readily available to check. Sorry.

  7. Thanks to this website:

    I can now say that the Luigi Cozzi article I remembered was in Issue #8 of FUTURE.