Saturday, April 2, 2011

More BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980) Theatrical Posters

Here are a couple more international one-sheets for the Roger Corman-produced space opera, Battle Beyond the Stars.

Unfortunately, Shout! Factory has still not - as far as I've been able to determine - announced an actual, official release date for the new, presumably-remastered, Battle Blu-Ray and DVD. Internet rumor has it as coming out this Summer. I certainly hope so -- I've been waiting for this one a long time (and the old new Concorde DVD looks like crap on my HD TV).


  1. Waiting for this movie to come out on Blu-Ray is killing me...

  2. The top version is such a dramatic poster !
    We miss that type of artwork in cinema releases now.

  3. This film is hands down the finest space opera ever put to film. What an amazing cast! This film features some of James Horner's best soundtrack work, as well. Roger Corman put out a dvd release some ten years ago, and it still commands a fairly steep price on Amazon or eBay.
    It was the thrill of a lifetime to see this film at the drive-in during its run. When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be Gelt (Robert Vaughn), Space Cowboy (George Peppard), or especially Sador of the Malmori (John Saxon). I wanted Saint-Exmin (Sybil Danning) to be my girlfriend. I still want Saint-Exmin to be my girlfriend, but my wife would obviously object to this arrangement.
    The US one-sheet release for this film has several characters that do not appear in the film and are merely a marketing fancy: the insectoid, the two-headed alien, et al. I have all the poster styles in my collection, and the Japanese half-sheet style is the one I prefer for display.

  4. There's no dog in this,Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, soybean meal, niacin, dextrose, and sodium nitrate flavoring.

  5. pariah.file is correct. I always wondered why they had the other aliens in that U.S. poster. Even as a kid, I discussed this with my friends and we thought the poster was a bit deceptive. I just file that under the Corman "too cheap to fix" category.

  6. I remember a version where there was nudity, and more suggestive scenes. Was this maybe the international release, or one of those other movies that used the same ships in it?