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  • Arrow Releasing The Last Starfighter

    Greetings Starfighter! You have been recruited by Arrow Video to experience the 1984 sci-fi classic as you've never experienced it before! Directed by Nick Castle, the man behind the Michael Myers mask in the original Halloween, The Last Starfighter tells the story Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an arcade game whizz-kid whose wildest dreams comes true when he finds himself enlisted to fight in an interstellar war.

    Now newly restored from a 4K scan of the original negative and featuring a 4.1 mix originally created for the film's 70mm release - never included on previous home video formats - The Last Starfighter arrives loaded with brand new and archival bonus features. Strap yourself in: the Blu-ray adventure of a lifetime is about to begin!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative

    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

    - Uncompressed 2.0 stereo, 5.1 DTS-HD MA and 4.1 audio

    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

    - Brand new audio commentary with Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast

    - Archival audio commentary with director Nick Castle and production designer Ron Cobb

    - Heroes of the Screen - archival featurette

    - Crossing the Frontier: The Making of The Last Starfighter - archival 4-part documentary

    - Image Galleries

    - Theatrical and Teaser Trailers

    - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ferguson

    PLUS MORE NEW EXTRAS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY (GUARANTEED THROUGH PREORDERS)

    - Limited Edition O-Card

    - Limited Edition Reversible Poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

    - Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes and sci-fi author Greg Bear's never-before-published Omni magazine article on Digital Productions, the company responsible for the CGI in The Last Starfighter”

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    I LOVED this film as a kid. I can't even tell you how many times I watched it. But I watched it a few years back and it's pretty terrible, lol.

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    • #3
      UHD upgrade coming in May.

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        HE LAST STARFIGHTER remains a lot of fun. It was interesting at the time for being one of the first films with all computer effects - an early CGI pioneer. The video game player becoming a real life pilot gambit has been used several times since including basically being swiped as the basis for PIXELS (2015). Sequels and remakes have been rumored, but not come to pass although LAST STARFIGHTER has inspired Video Games, Comics and even a stage show.

        What really makes STARFIGHTER work is the solid cast with Lance Guest in the title role, Catherine Mary Stuart as the girlfriend, and most especially, Robert Preston as Centauri. It was to be Preston's last feature film. Nick Castle's direction has a nice feel to it and Craig Safan's score is a pretty good John Williams imitation. The effects are obviously from a different era, but are still entertaining. The film just has heart.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JoeS View Post
          The video game player becoming a real life pilot gambit has been used several times since including basically being swiped as the basis for PIXELS (2015). ]
          It's stolen hook, line and sinker in Future Man. From memory I think they actually have the main character at one point say something along the lines of "this is just the last starfighter."

          My favourite bit of the movie is when all the family gather round to watch the kid beat the record on the video game. Cinema has delivered a lot of unrealistic moiments over the years but having Gran cheer you on to video game glory has got to rank up there.
          "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ian Jane View Post
            UHD upgrade coming in May.

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            Now it's coming in July.

            https://www.arrowfilms.com/4k/the-la...edition-4k-uhd
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