40 years of The Last Starfighter–Newly restored 4K limited edition available for pre-order

Greetings, Starfighter!   You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada. 

Are you ready?

Thanks to Arrow Video you can experience the 1984 sci-fi classic The Last Starfighter as you’ve never seen it before.  Newly restored from a 4K scan of the original negative and featuring a 4.1 mix originally created for the film’s 70mm release, The Last Starfighter arrives loaded with exclusive and archival bonus features.

The film is one of the most beloved movies from the 1980s, a coming of age sci-fi film with action, humor, and heart.  Directed by Nick Castle (also writer of Escape from New York and the actor behind the Michael Myers mask in the original Halloween), The Last Starfighter is the story of Alex Rogan (played by Lance Guest), stuck in a trailer park just waiting for something to take him away.  He finds the answer in an arcade game, which beckons a slick traveler named Centauri, played by The Music Man star Robert Preston.

Check out the huge list of features from the biggest edition of the beloved film that turns 40 next year:

  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative
  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Uncompressed 2.0 stereo, 5.1 DTS-HD MA and 4.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with star Lance Guest and his son Jackson Guest
  • Archival audio commentary with director Nick Castle and production designer Ron Cobb
  • Maggie’s Memories: Revisiting The Last Starfighter – interview with actor Catherine Mary Stewart
  • Into the Starscape: Composing The Last Starfighter – interview with composer Craig Safan
  • Incredible Odds: Writing The Last Starfighter – interview with screenwriter Jonathan Betuel
  • Interstellar Hit-Beast: Creating the Special Effects – interview with special effects supervisor Kevin Pike
  • Excalibur Test: Inside Digital Productions – interview with sci-fi author Greg Bear on Digital Productions, the company responsible for the CGI in The Last Starfighter
  • Greetings Starfighter! Inside the Arcade Game – an interview with arcade game collector on reconstructing the Starfighter game
  • Heroes of the Screen – archival featurette
  • Crossing the Frontier: The Making of The Last Starfighter – archival 4-part documentary
  • Image galleries
  • Theatrical and teaser trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • Collector’s booklet featuring Omni magazine article on Digital Productions, the company responsible for the CGI in The Last Starfighter
  • Limited Edition slipcover featuring newly commissioned artwork

The Last Starfighter in 4K is available for pre-order now here at the Arrow Video website.  It’s scheduled to ship in May.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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