Release: March 09, 1979
Release: March 09, 1979

Scontri Stellari Oltre la Terza Dimensione (literally translated to Stellar Crash Beyond the Third Dimension) was an Italian 1979 science fiction film, which was also released under the English title Starcrash as well as The Adventures of Stella Star(in the US). The screen play was written by Luigi Cozzi (pen name Lewis Coates) and Nat Wachsberger, and Luigi Cozzi directed the film. The cast included Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Robert Tessier, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff, Joe Spinell and Hamilton Camp. It was filmed in Technicolor with Dolby sound, and has a runtime of 94 minutes. The US release is 92 minutes, and received an MPAA rating of PG. The movie is generally regarded by critics as a campy "B" film with cheap special effects and a weak, derivative plot that some people find unintentionally humorous. It appeared a couple of years after Star Wars: A New Hope and tries to re-mix the same elements, but without much success. It has been compared to Plan 9 from Outer Space. The lead in this film is the sexy smuggler Stella Star (Munro) accompanied by her sidekick Akton (Marjoe Gortner). They are being pursued by the Chief of the Galactic Police, Thor (Tessier) and the police robot Elle (Camp). After they are captured and sentenced to hard labor (with Star retaining her sexy garb in the prison camp for some reason), the galactic emperor (Plummer) commutes their sentences in return for their aid in tracking down a missing ship. The ship in question was seeking the hideout

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