Starcrash
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Italian schlock-master Luigi Cozzi (billed as Lewis Coates here) directed this low-budget Star Wars rip-off in 1978, right when the sci-fi craze was hitting audiences on a world-wide scale. The story begins familiarly enough, with a huge spaceship tracking through an extremely colorful space scene while under attack by some kind of unknown and deadly force resembling a lava lamp. Being no match for the '60s acid-flashback rays, they manage to jettison a few escape pods just before being blown to kingdom come. Fast forward now to the other end of the galaxy, where we find the best smugglers… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The single greatest sci-fi camp fest ever put on celluloid. This film boasts the perfect blend of goofy cheese and unhinged imagination."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Long ago, in a low-rent Italian galaxy far, far away..."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"... both the most ridiculous and the most irresistible of all the Star Wars knock-offs of the late seventies and eighties."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Sexy Caroline Munro is the only reason to watch."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"This isn't a bad movie like The Switch or Grown Ups, where even once is too much; this is the type to be savored again and again, like a patented Ed Wood mess-terpiece."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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