1978 Some Italian company that should be ashamed of themselves
One of the less desirable after effects of the success of Star Wars in 1977 is that every movie studio felt the need to try and make their very own Star Wars not taking into account that it’s very hard to recreate success and most of the time it ends in total failure or at the very least sub par entertainment. With Starcrash it was indeed total failure on a grand and epic scale.
Starcrash concerns the adventures of a gorgeous babe name Stella who wears nice revealing clothing and acts like a complete and utter dolt just like the rest of the characters. Stella is a bit of a lawbreaker along with her totally odd companion Akton. Akton is a mixture of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, and one of those hyperactive over caffeinated annoying kids you see at the mall whose parents are totally oblivious to the fact their kid is psychotic. Stella and Akton get caught up in a battle for control of the universe between the forces of good and evil, the typical story told in a very atypical and bizarre way.
Starcrash was written and directed by Italian bad movie god Luigi Cozzi, a man who makes Uwe Boll look like a fairly competent director in comparison. Starring the beautiful Caroline Munro, the not so beautiful Marjoe Gortner, and David Hasselhoff. Also featuring Christopher Plummer as the Emperor, a role he would probably like to forget and would like everyone else to forget as well (my apologies Mr. Plummer). With special effects to dazzle (or hurt) the eyes and music by legendary composer John Barry, who was clearly slumming it, Starcrash is a movie that needs to be seen to be believed. I recommend having a couple drinks to anyone attempting to watch this masterpiece of cinematic crud.
Caroline Munro has a nice bod (Circa 1978).
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