Last Starfighter W/ Ws Aniv Rmst 2010 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
In the tradition of “TRON” (1982), we have the classic challenge. This formula movie is a bit technically challenged due to being released in 1984. However, this is one “rite of passage” tale that would have interested Joseph Campbell author of “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.”
Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) is stuck in a small trailer community and it looks like he will be going to City College. He dreams of being more. Due to a misplaced video game (a game? No a test) he gets the opportunity to more than fulfill his dream and save The Star League form Xur (Norman Snow) and the KO-DAN armada as the last starfighter.
This film has well selected actors as if the parts are written for them; this especially includes Robert Preston of “Music Man” fame. By the way this was Robert Preston’s last movie. Also, watch Catharine Mary Stewart who has appeared in episodes of “The Outer Limits.”
Can he do it? In the mean time who is looking out for his girl?
Recently applied to Blu-ray to keep up with the transfer from tape to DVD to Blu-ray to whatever is next.
Advantages and disadvantages of the Blu-ray. The voice-over commentary by director Nick Castle and production designer Ron Cobb fill in the information that is only implied in the movie. It is like having someone pointing out that your shoe is untied. However you now know what to notice the next time around.
The 1984 graphics after the Blu-ray treatment looks more sharp and cartoony. Luckily the film is a classic and you overlook the CGI.
The Blu-ray disk contains all the standard goodies as a D-box option, voice-over, and sketches of the various actors.
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