Last Starfighter

Last Starfighter

Director: Nick Castle Jr. Cast: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy

DVD (Remastered / Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen)

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Trailer-park teenager Lance Guest regularly escapes from his humdrum existence by playing the video game Starfighter. His expertise at this recreational endeavor attracts the attention of affable stranger Robert Preston. Before he knows what's happening, Guest is whisked by Preston into the outer reaches of the galaxy! It turns out that the Starfighter game is being played in deadly earnest in outer space, and that Guest is expected to join Preston's Star League, then do battle with the wicked Kodan forces. Guest's principal ally is the lizardlike Grig (Dan O'Herlihy--and we didn't recognize him either). His great rival is the traitorous Xur (Norman Snow). The contrast between Guest's earthbound life as the son of single-mother Barbara Bosson and his new position as Starfighter is daunting at first, but soon the boy is manning a spacecraft and zapping the baddies as though he's been doing it all his life. The Last Starfighter was clearly designed with "sequel" in mind: giveaways include the resurrection of a "dead" character and the surprisingly casual escape of the villain. While the film didn't stir up enough business to warrant a sequel, the Starfighter video game remained a much-sought-after commodity by joystick-happy "warriors" all over the country.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2009
UPC: 0025195053587
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 7,334

Special Features

Heroes of the Screen: All-new restrospective documentary with the cast and crew as they revisit the scripting, casting and grounbreaking computer effects; ; Crossing the Frontier: Making The Last Frontier: An Original documentary on the creation of the film and it innovative visual effects; ; Image Gallery: Rare production photos, promotional material and an alternate ending; ; Feature Commentary: with Director Nick Castle and Production Designer Ron Cobb

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lance Guest Alex Rogan
Robert Preston Centauri
Dan O'Herlihy Grig
Catherine Stewart Maggie
Barbara Bosson Jane Rogan
Norman Snow Xur
Kay Kuter Enduran
Dan Mason Lord Kril
Maggie Cooper Rylan Sergeant
John Maio Friendly Alien
Suzanne Snyder Actor
John O'Leary Rylan Bursar
George McDaniel Kodan Officer
Charlene Nelson Rylan Technician
Robert Starr Underling
Al Berry Rylan Spy
Vernon Washington Otis
Peter Nelson Jack Blake
Peggy Pope Elvira
Meg Wyllie Granny Gordon
Ellen Blake Clara Potter
Britt Leach Mr. Potter
Bunny Summers Mrs. Boone
Owen Bush Mr. Boone
Marc Alaimo Hitchhiker
Cameron Dye Andy
Geoffrey Blake Gary
Kimberly Ross Cheerleader
Wil Wheaton Louis' Friend
Bob Kenaston Uncle Bob
Ed Berke Cop #1
Bruce Abbott Alien soldier
Chris Herbert Louis Rogan

Technical Credits
Nick Castle Director
Gary Adelson Producer
King Baggot Cinematographer
Jonathan Betuel Screenwriter
James D. Bissell Art Director
Ron Cobb Production Designer
Edward O. Denault Producer
Brian Frankish Asst. Director
Melissa Manchester Songwriter
Mark Mueller Songwriter
C. Timothy O'Meara Editor
Robert Fletcher Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig Safan Score Composer
Terry Smith Makeup
Jack Solomon Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Linda Spheeris Set Decoration/Design
Jim Teegarden Set Decoration/Design
Glenn Wilder Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Last Starfighter
1. Main Titles [2:42]
2. A Sparklin' Day [5:28]
3. Sad Starfighter [4:19]
4. Record Breaker [5:51]
5. Recruited [4:08]
6. Stardrive [4:17]
7. What's Goin' On? [3:51]
8. The Ambassador [2:49]
9. Highly Irregular [4:53]
10. The Frontier [4:46]
11. Back On Earth [9:47]
12. Back to the Future [5:19]
13. Last Starfighter [10:41]
14. Hide and Seek [:17]
15. The Command Ship [14:40]
16. An Old Friend [2:00]
17. About Alex [2:55]
18. End Titles [8:09]

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Last Starfighter 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
comicgeek More than 1 year ago
I remember watching this movie when I was younger. It's great for remembering your youth. The visuals were not the best compared to present day standards but for the time it was set it they were good, for example when the Beta Unit takes off his head to repair himself it looked like someone with their head off. The acting was believable. Who wouldn't freak out when aliens show up to try to kill you because you were good at a video game? I've been looking for this movie everywhere for years. It's a good find. There's lots of action but nothing that might be too scary for younger viewers. Although I do wonder what happened to the Beta Unit after it rammed the truck into the satellite.
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Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
I remember absolutely loving this movie when I was younger! It has been many years since I last saw this movie, and I'm honestly not sure why it is that I didn't even have this on DVD yet, but I figured it was finally time to own this classic. My brother recently sent me a gift card, and I wound up buying this with part of it. I don't remmeber every single thing about this movie, because it's been a while since I last saw it, but I do remember chunks of it, cool that made me remember how good it was. Sure, I bet that when I watch it again, it won't seem quite as cool back then, simply because of the special effects from back then compared to now & what not...but I don't gauge movies that way, because I like movies new and long as they're fun/good and have at least decent acting and a decent premis & story...and I remember this one being pretty good. A worthy investment, for sure. I look forward to watching this again soon. It'll be a nice trip down memory lane, but also sorta refreshing, considering it's been years since I last saw it. If you're a sci fi lover, definitely check this movie out. It may seem a little out dated, but that doesn't mean it's not a great movie.
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