Starman (Blu-ray)

Directed By: John Carpenter Starring: Karen Allen Jeff Bridges

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Product Overview


Studio Sony
SKU 211206338
UPC 043396296312
UPC 14 00043396296312
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/27/2010
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A departure for director John Carpenter, STARMAN is a gentle, simple film that won accolades from critics and applause from audiences. Jeff Bridges plays the title character, an alien that has come down to Earth on a peaceful scouting mission. When he takes the form of a recently widowed woman's dead husband he unintentionally involves her in his mission. The alien only has a few days to reach a rendezvous point where he will be picked up by his mothership. Along the way he must discover what he can about human beings and our civilization. He finds out plenty very quickly, as his relationship with the young widow grows very strong as they make their way to the rendezvous point. Meanwhile, the FBI is in hot pursuit after it discovers the discarded landing vehicle, and the alien's own health is deteriorating in Earth's foreign atmosphere. The story tells of the struggle for communication, the pain of letting go, and the search for understanding. Jeff Bridges gives an unforgettable performance as the gentle alien trying his best to cope with being a human. With STARMAN, Carpenter proves he is a master storyteller, not just of horror and science fiction, but of subtle, emotional drama as well.
Plot Summary
Summary A gentle alien lands on Earth and assumes the human form of a Wisconsin woman's recently deceased husband. Eventually, he is assisted by the young woman in a desperate race against time and the FBI to rendezvous with his alien mothership in Arizona. The situation grows more complicated when the woman and the sweet-natured Starman begin to fall in love.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast."--Starman (Jeff Bridges) to an angry Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen) after he speeds through a yellow traffic light in his first attempt at driving a car
Quote "Would you like to know what I find beautiful about your species? You are your best when things are at their worst."--Starman
New York Times "...[In] Bridges' hands [STARMAN] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization -- a fine showcase for the actor's blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm....A science fiction fable with sex appeal..." 12/14/1984 p.C18
Total Film "...Bridges received an Oscar nom for his twitchy performance and is a genuine joy to watch..." 04/01/2001 p.120
Entertainment Weekly "[A]s these two lost souls drive to Arizona to rendezvous with an alien search party, their relationship becomes sweetly affecting." -- Grade: B 05/27/2011
John Carpenter
Karen Allen
Jeff Bridges
Cast & Crew
Byron Walls - Star
Karen Allen - Star
Lu Leonard - Star
Sean Faro - Star
Kenny Call - Star
Judith Kim - Star
Charles Hughes - Star
Anthony Grumbach - Star
Betty Bunch - Star
Charles Martin Smith - Star
Tony Edwards - Star
Victor McLemore - Star
George Flower - Star
Dirk Blocker - Star
David Wells - Star
Ted White - Star
Pat Lee - Star
Robert Phalen - Star
James Deeth - Star
Steven Brennan - Star
Mickey Jones - Star
M.C. Gainey - Star
Alex Daniels - Star
Carol Rosenthal - Star
Ronald Colby - Star
John Walter Davis - Star
Russ Benning - Star
Jeff Bridges - Star
Robert Stein - Star
Richard Jaeckel - Star
Daniel A. Lomino - Production Designer
Jack Nitzsche - Composer
Ralph Cosham - Featured
Marion Rothman - Editor
Andy Hylton - Costume Designer
Roy Arbogast - Special Effects
Bruce Nicholson - Special Effects
Michael McAlister - Special Effects
Robin Bush - Costume Designer
Donald M. Morgan - Director of Photography
Larry J. Franco - Producer
Raynold Gideon - Screenwriter
Bruce A. Evans - Director
John Carpenter - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 29631
UPC 00043396296312
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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