Sunday, August 26, 2012

DARK STAR (1974) Theatrical Posters

A selection of theatrical one-sheets for the 1974 John Carpenter/Dan O'Bannon sci-fi satire, Dark Star. Funny how the top poster name-checks SF author Alan Dean Foster, because as far as I know, his only involvement with Dark Star was penning the paperback novelization (which I know I have somewhere around here, but I can't seem to find, dammit).


  1. The first one is a UK poster (the weird little 'A' next to the title is the British rating), so I'm guessing the designers got a copy of the Foster novelization and didn't realize it was taken from the movie rather than the other way around.

    And the third one I remember seeing posted at the little revival/arthouse theater my Dad occasionally took us to when there was something playing he thought we should see. If I'm remembering right, DARK STAR was playing as a double feature with the snarky documentary THE ATOMIC CAFE, which would put this about 1982.

    (God, that theater. A true hole-in-the-wall that I now suspect had been a porn theater as originally built, but they covered the ugly as best as they could and did their best to make up for it with the movies. Very few of these left.)

  2. I just bought the UK Blu Ray of Dark Star and they have used that poster advertising the novelisation for the cover! Very odd.