Starcrash (1979)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 9, 1979
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
R. L. Shaffer

The single greatest sci-fi camp fest ever put on celluloid. This film boasts the perfect blend of goofy cheese and unhinged imagination.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Long ago, in a low-rent Italian galaxy far, far away...

Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... both the most ridiculous and the most irresistible of all the Star Wars knock-offs of the late seventies and eighties.

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Gerry Shamray
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Sexy Caroline Munro is the only reason to watch.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Well, what is there to say about the craptastic Starcrash that hasn't already been said? I just saw this from a ripped VHS and I'm so glad that I did.… More
Bruce Bruce
Seems liken who ever see's this movie mentions how chessey it is, and in the chesse department I have to give it 5 stars. Only reason I rented this was… More
Aj V
One of the worst sci-fi movies of the decade, it stars actors who aren't usually in sci-fi movies anyway, the story is less than average, and the style is… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
An awesome Star Wars imitator which goes its own interesting direction. I liked the rainbow spectrum of stars in space, it looks all Christmassy. There are some… More
Phil Hubbs
So this is probably one of the worst sci-fi films made haha and I don't think it was suppose to be with a cast including Christopher Plummer and David… More
Brett Warren
Ah, Starcrash; the bizarro-world, Italian acid-trippy version of Star Wars. What separates this gem from the flock of other flunky ripoffs is just how… More