Battle Beyond the Stars

1980

Jimmy T. Murakami
Director
New World Pictures
Studio

Intergalactic bully, Sador, makes himself unpleasant to the inhabitants of the peaceful planet Akir. The Akirians decide to find themselves some mercenaries as defenders.

Thinly disguised sci-fi remake of The Seven Samurai (Akir - Akira Kurosawa, gettit?) or The Magnificent Seven (complete with Robert Vaughan reprising his role) for the Star Wars generation.

Boasting quite good production values for a Roger Corman film, this was fun at the time but time has not been kind and the cheesy factor looms large these days. Fun moments abound though, George Peppard's wiener roast for example and Sybil Danning's cleavage which makes the film more watchable than the three Star Wars prequels alone.



8th September 1980
Cinema





Sador - Herrscher im Weltraum
13th November 1980
Cinema






19th February 1981
Cinema





Battle Beyond The Stars (Special Edition)
6th February 2001
DVD




1.85:1


12th July 2011
Blu-Ray



104 mins
1.85:1




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Richard Thomas
Shad
Robert Vaughn
Gelt
John Saxon
Sador
George Peppard
Cowboy
Darlanne Fluegel
Nanelia
Sybil Danning
St. Exmin
Sam Jaffe
Dr. Hephaestus
Morgan Woodward
Cayman
Earl Boen
Nestor 1
John Gowans
Nestor 2 (as John Gowens)
Steve Davis
Quopeg
Lawrence Steven Meyers
Kelvin (as Larry Meyers)
Lara Cody
Kelvin
Lynn Carlin
Nell
Jeff Corey
Zed
Marta Kristen
Lux
Julia Duffy
Mol
Eric Morris
Fen
Doug Carleson
Pok
Ron Ross
Dab
Terrence E. McNally
Gar (as Terrence McNally)
Galen Thompson
Min
Whitney Rydbeck
Saunders: Dr. Hephaestus' Staff
Tom Henschel
Talking Android: Dr. Hephaestus' Staff
Nate Esformes
Dako: Malmori
Richard Davalos
Yago: Malmori (as Dick Davalos)
Lanny Broyles
Tembo: Malmori
Rob Reece
Kalo: Malmori (as Robert Reece)
Ansley Carlin
Wok
Daniel Carlin
Pez
Dallas Clarke
Askew
Brian Coventry
Alien Extra
Rick Davidson
Alien Extra
James Dunaway
Stretcher Bearer
Kerry Frank
Alien Extra
Kathy Griffin
Akirian
S.A. Griffin
Lettress
Gary D. Robbins
Alien Extra
Kimberly Sommer
Kintwarna
Dan Thompson
Cush
Dan Vincent
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