DARK STAR - THE HYPER-DRIVE EDITION [DVD] 
A story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems that are to be colonized.
MPAA Rating: G
In the mid twenty-first century, mankind has reached a point in its technological advances to enable colonization of the far reaches of the universe. DARK STAR is a futuristic scout ship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermosteller Bombs, it prowls the darkest reaches of space on a mission to seek out and destroy unstable planets ahead of the colonist. But there is one obstacle that its crew members did not count on — one of the ship’s thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew! DARK STAR was originally intended to be a 68 minute film. Jack Harris, the Hollywood producer, convinced the filmmakers to shoot 15 minutes of extra footage and he released the expanded version theatrically in 1975 through Bryanston Pictures. To honor the filmmakers’ wishes, this new DVD will contain both the shorter 1974 “Original” version and the longer 1975 “Theatrical” release version. The 2010 “Hyperdrive Edition” DVD has been sourced from a new 16×9, 35mm transfer, with a further pain-staking, frame-by-frame digital restoration of the video master to produce the best picture ever seen. The soundtrack has also been digitally enhanced and restored to Dolby Digital 5.1.
Assistant Director: J. Stein Kaplan
Associate Producer: J. Stein Kaplan
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Region All Regions
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 - 16x9