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Director: John Carpenter     Starring: Karen Allen Jeff Bridges
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 211206338
UPC: 043396296312
UPC 14: 00043396296312
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's 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.


Video Features Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/27/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 115 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 29631
Video UPC UPC: 00043396296312
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Byron Walls
Video Cast Info Karen Allen
Video Cast Info Lu Leonard
Video Cast Info Sean Faro
Video Cast Info Kenny Call
Video Cast Info Judith Kim
Video Cast Info Charles Hughes
Video Cast Info Anthony Grumbach
Video Cast Info Betty Bunch
Video Cast Info Charles Martin Smith
Video Cast Info Tony Edwards
Video Cast Info Victor McLemore
Video Cast Info George Flower
Video Cast Info Dirk Blocker
Video Cast Info David Wells
Video Cast Info Ted White
Video Cast Info Pat Lee
Video Cast Info Robert Phalen
Video Cast Info James Deeth
Video Cast Info Steven Brennan
Video Cast Info Mickey Jones
Video Cast Info M.C. Gainey
Video Cast Info Alex Daniels
Video Cast Info Carol Rosenthal
Video Cast Info Ronald Colby
Video Cast Info John Walter Davis
Video Cast Info Russ Benning
Video Cast Info Jeff Bridges
Video Cast Info Robert Stein
Video Cast Info Richard Jaeckel
Video Cast Info Daniel A. Lomino - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jack Nitzsche - Composer
Video Cast Info Ralph Cosham - Featured
Video Cast Info Marion Rothman - Editor
Video Cast Info Andy Hylton - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Roy Arbogast - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Bruce Nicholson - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Michael McAlister - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Robin Bush - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Donald M. Morgan - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Larry J. Franco - Producer
Video Cast Info Raynold Gideon - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Bruce A. Evans - Director
Video Cast Info John Carpenter - Director
Plot 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

"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

"Would you like to know what I find beautiful about your species? You are your best when things are at their worst."----Starman

Professional Reviews

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

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