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Battle Beyond the Stars (DVD)
Corman, Cameron, Sayles et al.
|...for this film to come back out in any video
And its reissue in DVD was one of the major reasons (aside from price) that
we finally got a DVD player for ourselves this Christmas.
This was the most expensive film Corman had made up until then, but i understand
it paid off quite well for him -- partially because he built his own special
effects unit (instead of contracting out to others) and then made his money
back doing special effects for other low budget film makers.
Sayles's script, Horner's score, Cameron's art direction -- all have been
mentioned, and all are/were top-notch, lifting this film well above the level
one might expect it to reach.
I almost gave this five stars, but i have to agree with an earlier
reviewer who mentioned the less-than-pristine print used for this disk; it's
acceptable, but i could wish for better. Sound is good, though, and Horner's
score is still as stirring as ever.
(By the way -- is Dick Miller in here somewhere?)