Battle Beyond the Stars
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Produced by Roger Corman and scripted by John Sayles, Battle Beyond the Stars is a cheerfully blatant imitation of The Seven Samurai (or at least the American remake The Magnificent Seven). A peaceloving planet is attacked by malevolent aliens. The powers-that-be hire a group of mercenaries, headed by George Peppard, to protect the planet from harm. Peppard's contingent includes squeaky-clean Richard Thomas Jr. and statuesque Sybil Danning. John Saxon goes through his usual paces as the villain, while the supporting players include such dependables as Sam Jaffe, Jeff Corey, and, from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

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"An enjoyably inventive low-budget B-movie filled with action and interesting characters."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Dated low budget rip-off of "Star Wars" has interesting cast."
‑ Steve Crum,
"John Sayles manages to work some offbeat science-fiction ideas around the edges of an otherwise derivative plot..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Ah, that lovable B-movie sci-fi crap from the early eighties."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Happy to distract the viewer with chase sequences and extended invasion showdowns, also using Danning's sex bomb appeal to keep attention away from the budgetary limitations. Why pay for explosions when there's spandex?"
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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