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Dark Star 1974 / Directed by John Carpenter / Starring: Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich

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Dark Star 1974 / Directed by John Carpenter / Starring: Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich

UPC 4042564008265

REGION 2, 4, 5 PAL DVD 

MADE IN GERMANY

AUDIO: English 5.1, German 5.1, English 2.0, German 2.0

SUBTITLES: German

Total Runtime: 82 minutes + 140 minute extras

 

English Summary:

Dark Star is a 1974 American science fiction comedy film directed by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O'Bannon. It follows the crew of the deteriorating starship Dark Star, twenty years into their mission to destroy unstable planets that might threaten future colonization of other planets.

Plot

In the mid-22nd century, mankind has begun colonizing the far reaches of the universe. Armed with artificially intelligent "Thermostellar Triggering Devices," the scout ship Dark Star and its crew have been alone in space for 20 years on a mission to destroy "unstable planets" which might threaten future colonization of other planets.

The ship is in a state of deterioration and there are frequent system malfunctions (for example, an irreparable radiation leak, their cargo of intelligent talking bombs lowering from their bomb bay without a command to do so, and an explosion destroying their sleeping quarters), and only the voice of the ship's computer for company. The Dark Star′s commanding officer, Commander Powell, was killed during hyperdrive as a result of an electrical short-circuit behind his rear seat panel, but remains aboard the ship in a state of cryogenic suspension. The ship's remaining crew consists of its new commanding officer, Lieutenant Doolittle (helmsman, and originally second-in-command), Sergeant Pinback (bombardier), Corporal Boiler (navigator), and Talby (target specialist). As the tedium of their tasks over 20 years has driven them "around the bend", they have created distractions for themselves: Doolittle, formerly a surfer from Malibu, California, has constructed a musical bottle organ; Talby spends his time in the ship's observation dome, content to watch the universe go by; Boiler obsessively trims his moustache, smokes cigars, and shoots targets with the ship's emergency laser rifle in a corridor.

 

German Summary:

Dark Star [dɑ:rk stɑ:r] (auch Dark Star – Finsterer Stern) ist eine Science-Fiction-Parodie von Regisseur John Carpenter aus dem Jahr 1974 und gleichzeitig eine Hommage an den Film 2001: Odyssee im Weltraum.

Die Low-Budget-Produktion mit geschätzten Produktionskosten von 60.000 US-Dollar avancierte zum Kultfilm, was nicht unwesentlich auf die philosophischen Exkurse mit der „Bombe Nummer 20“ zurückzuführen ist. Am 9. Februar 1979 fand die Premiere in Deutschland statt.

Das Raumschiff Dark Star ist seit 20 Jahren unterwegs und hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen. Der Auftrag der ursprünglich fünfköpfigen Besatzung ist die Sprengung instabiler Planeten in nachfolgend zu kolonialisierenden Sonnensystemen. Die Schiffssysteme verfallen zusehends, ein Asteroidensturm zerstörte die Schlafkojen und Lagerabteil 9 sich selbst inklusive der gesamten Klopapiervorräte.

Commander Powell wurde durch einen Kurzschluss am hinteren Instrumentenbrett seines Sitzes getötet und liegt seitdem in Kryostase. Talby hat sich von der Crew in die Beobachtungskuppel des Raumschiffs zurückgezogen, wo er gelegentlich mit dem leidenschaftlichen Surfer Doolittle über die Schönheit des Wellenreitens und von Meteorströmen sinniert. Boiler macht derweilen derbe Späße und sicherheitswidrige Schießübungen mit Bordwaffen. Sergeant Pinback, eigentlich ein Treibstoffversorgungstechniker namens Bill Frugge, übernahm kurz vor dem Start durch eine Verwechslung Pinbacks Platz bei der Mission, als er diesen vom Selbstmord abhalten wollte und zu diesem Zweck dessen Raumanzug anzog. Die verwahrlosten Mannschaftsmitglieder sind der Lethargie verfallen und gehen sich gegenseitig auf die Nerven.

 

Cast / Besetzung

  • Lieutenant Doolittle – Brian Narelle
  • Sergeant Pinback – Dan O'Bannon
  • Boiler – Cal Kuniholm
  • Talby – Andreijah "Dre" Pahich (voiced by John Carpenter)
  • Commander Powell – Joe Sanders (voiced by John Carpenter)
  • Computer – Barbara "Cookie" Knapp
  • Bomb #19 – Dan O'Bannon (as Alan Sheretz)
  • Bomb #20 – Dan O'Bannon (as Adam Beckenbaugh)
  • Mission Control – Miles Watkins
  • Alien – Nick Castle

 

Directed by John Carpenter
Produced by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter
Dan O'Bannon
Starring Dan O'Bannon
Brian Narelle
Cal Kuniholm
Dre Pahich
Music by John Carpenter
Cinematography Douglas Knapp
Edited by Dan O'Bannon
Production
company
Jack H. Harris Enterprises
University of Southern California
Distributed by Bryanston Distributing Company
Release date
  • March 30, 1974 (Filmex, Los Angeles)
  • January 16, 1975 (Theatrical, Los Angeles)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

 

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