Last Starfighter (Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray) (1984)
So begins an adventure of galactic proportions in THE LAST STARFIGHTER. After Earthling Alex (Lance Guest) conquers the Starfighter video game, he is recruited by alien Centauri (Robert Preston) to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park home for the outer regions of space, Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds – including Earth. Loaded with out-of-this-world bonus features and digitally remastered for optimum picture quality, THE LAST STARFIGHTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is the ultimate video game fantasy come true!
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Of the 106 reviewers who responded, 103 would recommend this product.
- Adequate Transfer/Features for Entertaining Film- February 17, 2016
Hot off the heels of computer-generated effects advanced by the Star Wars saga, "The Last Starfighter" upped the ante on effects, which helped masked a less-than-stellar script. It's simple, but clumsy -- but the acting is very down-to-earth and the effects (though dated) still impress. The score also adds to the excitement. Slow at times, including the first half of the film, which may struggle to keep younger viewers involved; but rewards with action-packed second half and satisfying finale. The Blu-Ray transfer is nothing stellar, though a clear upgrade from prior DVD issues; and the features are somewhat lackluster for an anniversary edition.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- A classic. Groundbreaking.- July 17, 2020
Nostalgic for childhood memories? A simpler time? A tried and true story? Look no further! First feature film to use computer imagery instead of models for its visual effects (movies previously only used computer graphics to represent computer graphics). Oh and the theme is so epic! After hearing it I feel like I could take on the entire Ko-Dan Armada myself! Enjoyed the "Heroes of the Screen" retrospective that lets you see some of the cast and crew look back on the film. Wish this movie would get the 4k UHD treatment, but I doubt that'll ever happen. This is the next best thing though. A no-brainer at $6.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sci-fi save the world saga with a great twist.- November 3, 2018
The earth is threatened with destruction by an alien force. Defensive force are minimal. A great warrior hero is needed to save the day. He is found by his skillful playing of an arcade game. The game the tactics, forms and weapons of the aliens while the hero uses the defenders of Earth's best armament, a starfighter. Of course there is only one against thousands. Also features one of my favorite actresses, Catherine Mary Stewart.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.