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- Format: Blu-ray
- SKU: AV323
- UPC: 760137408987
- Street Date: 10/27/20
- PreBook Date: 09/22/20
- Label: Arrow Video »
- Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
- Run Time: 101 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1984
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 0
- Territory: US
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
- Actor: Lance Guest
- Actor: Robert Preston
- Actor: Kay E. Kuter
- Director: Nick Castle
- Director: tbc
The Last Starfighter
THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
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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!
- 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 star Lance Guest and his son Jackson Guest
- Brand new audio commentary with Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast
- Archival audio commentary with director Nick Castle and production designer Ron Cobb
- Maggie's Memories: Revisiting The Last Starfighter - a new interview with actress Catherine Mary Stewart
- Into the Starscape: Composing The Last Starfighter - a new interview with composer Craig Safan
- Incredible Odds: Writing The Last Starfighter - a new interview with screenwriter Jonathan Betuel
- Interstellar Hit-Beast: Creating the Special Effects - a new interview with special effects supervisor Kevin Pike
- Excalibur Test: Inside Digital Productions - a new interview with sci-fi author Greg Bear on Digital Productions, the company responsible for the CGI in The Last Starfighter
- Greetings Starfighter! Inside the Arcade Game - an interview with arcade game collector Estil Vance on reconstructing the Starfighter game
- Heroes of the Screen - archival featurette
- Crossing the Frontier: Making The Last Starfighter - archival 4-part documentary
- Image Galleries
- Theatrical and Teaser Trailers
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ferguson
- Limited Edition O-Card - FIRST PRESSING ONLY
- Limited Edition Reversible Poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork - FIRST PRESSING ONLY
- 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 - FIRST PRESSING ONLY
I frankly can't imagine any fan of this film not being over the moon (no pun intended) about the uptick in clarity and detail levels across the board in this presentation when compared to the pretty lackluster video on the old Universal Blu-ray. All in all, this is another fantastic upgrade of a cult item by Arrow which should certainly be appreciated by most fans. Highly recommended.
The Last Starfighter (1984) is one of those great, escapist adventure films that so many kids saw on video and have a soft spot for to this day. Thanks to Arrow Video's new Blu-ray edition and its squeaky-clean 4K restoration, we know that the movie holds up to our childhood memories. This is a great set for any Starfighter fan.
—Under The Radar Mag
Arrow Video's new Blu-ray of The Last Starfighter is a staggeringly excellent upgrade in every category. The film itself is like a warm blanket-perfectly cozy and a much-needed shot of good ole positivity. With a nearly perfect presentation and a wonderful assortment extras new and old, this is definitely the kind of upgrade that fans of the film will appreciate. Highly recommended!
—The Digital Bits
The Last Starfighter remains one of the quintessential films that demonstrates practically everything audiences loved about films from the 1980's. This release looks and sounds fantastic... Highest recommendation possible.
—Sci Fi History
The Blu-ray provides very good picture and audio along with a long roster of bonus materials.... I can't complain about this fine Blu-ray release.
—DVD Movie Guide