It's awful, but in a good way.
Rivalling Barbarella as possibly the finest piece of tail in the
universe, Stella Star (the delectable Caroline Munro) is an
intergalactic smuggler who, accompanied by her navigator, Akton (Marjoe
Gortner), and a police robot, Elle, embarks on a mission to find and
destroy the planet sized weapon of the evil Count Zarth Arn (Joe
Luigi Cozzi's Starcrash is a kitsch comic book sci-fi adventure that
delivers some of the worst direction, special effects, acting and
design ever to grace a third-rate Italian Star Wars rip-off, and as a
result, it is a gem for connoisseurs of the truly awful. It's also
unmissable if you're a fan of the delightful (and buxom) Ms. Munro,
since she sports a range of sexy space-attire guaranteed to get your
light-sabre pulsating with energy (if you're a straight male, and you
don't find her hot, check your pulse... you may be dead!).
Also starring alongside the luscious Caroline is a young David
Hasselhoff, who turns up to fight a couple of badly animated robots,
and Christopher Plummer giving a marvellously hammy performance as The
Emperor. But special mention must go to Joe Spinell, whose portrayal of
the nasty Zarth Arn is truly inspired: all menacing scowls and evil
grins, he cackles his way through every scene as if playing a pantomime
baddie. Nobody can swish a cape as dramatically as Joe!
Obviously, Starcrash is absolute crap, but it's entertaining crap. And
should you tire of stop-motion effects that would make Ray Harryhausen
wince or spaceships made from household waste and air-fix kits, then
there's always lightly-oiled Caroline in her thigh high boots and PVC
bikini to make you smile..
I know, it
Sometimes i think i like this even more than i like Star