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 Posted:   Apr 21, 2012 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

I cannot more highly recommend Moon 44.

smile Awesome score by Joel Goldsmith... Thanks LeHah...

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2012 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Cable TV came to our house on Martha's Vineyard in fall 1988 (I remember because that's where Star Trek: TNG was in its initial run and we could finally watch it clearly) and the first weekend we had it, my brother and I taped a doubleheader on HBO (or maybe Showtime) of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, which we found to be a hilariously bad but somehow irresistible Star Wars knockoff. Between the rotoscoping and the sneaky inserts of Scientology mythology (the screenwriter was a Scientologist at least at the time) it is a rather bizarre and creepy experience to watch. I tried to watch it again as an adult and zzzzzzzzzz but it does remind me nostalgically of the time when anything with space and "Star" in the title was utter catnip. I do like the score and am looking forward to hearing it on BSX!

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2012 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

I didn't watch the movie until I was getting ready to work on the album. The tone of the movie is kind of all over the place. Sometimes it's creepy, sometimes it's scary and sometimes it's what you'd expect from Saturday morning kid's fare.

As mentioned earlier, I can't think of another animated film where the hero's girlfriend gets strangled by the villain right in front of him. I also can't think of another adventure story with a more incompetent hero. He finds this great weapon and keeps losing it, right from the get-go. He's incompetent, he's clumsy... It's a good thing he's the only one who can get it to work or the movie would need a different title. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2012 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I cannot more highly recommend Moon 44.

You convinced me. I pulled the trigger on this and Starchaser. Can't wait to get them. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2012 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I didn't watch the movie until I was getting ready to work on the album. The tone of the movie is kind of all over the place. Sometimes it's creepy, sometimes it's scary and sometimes it's what you'd expect from Saturday morning kid's fare.

I remember that the movie opens with people being enslaved in a mining colony and... some of them are killed off or sacrificed or something? Way dark. Almost as bad as the original Transformers movie.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2012 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

The hero's grandfather gets killed in the first five minutes... A little later, as the hero escapes from his underground world, after waking up to find his blood being drained by leeches, he wanders around in the swamp until he stumbles on these bizarro cyborgs who are eager to rip him to pieces and recycle his vital organs and body parts for their own bodies.

Good times!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Jim Barg   (Member)

I vaguely remember seeing the trailer with something back in 1985 - probably the He-Man animated move, Secret of the Sword (I was 6, so He-Man and She-Ra were big in the Barg household) - and man, I wanted to see it SO BAD.

Never did, though. Kind of glad I didn't, because it probably would have scared the bejesus out of me. (My family saw Fantasia in theatres that year, and someone couldn't handle Night on Bald Mountain very well...)

Anyway, the theme sounds okay and good on BSX for releasing it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Just got my shipping confirmation. Should have this and Moon 44 in my hot little hands in a few days. smile

Hope I got a signed copy.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

smile Just got my ship notification. Cannot wait...

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Same here.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2012 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Just got my shipping confirmation. Should have this and Moon 44 in my hot little hands in a few days. smile

Hope I got a signed copy.


It arrived today in the mail, (along with Moon 44) and it's a signed copy. (Yay!). Giving it a spin now.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


It arrived today in the mail, (along with Moon 44) and it's a signed copy. (Yay!). Giving it a spin now.


Same here smile

Just finished listening to Starchaser, the Star Wars influences are definitely there but it manages to set iself apart quite nicely. A bit too many short cues perhaps, but it works.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

Just listened to this yesterday... very glad I got it. Very good release by BSX. Thanks guys...

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Just listened to this yesterday... very glad I got it. Very good release by BSX. Thanks guys...

You are most welcome.

It's a fun release and hats of to Mike Joffe for putting it altogether for us.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

Just listened to this yesterday... very glad I got it. Very good release by BSX. Thanks guys...

You are most welcome.

It's a fun release and hats of to Mike Joffe for putting it altogether for us.


Ford A. Thaxton


You all have been on a roll lately... cannot wait for what is next... BTW... just put it on again today. Get's better with each listening. I vaguely remember when this used to play all the time in the 80's on cable. Power of good music... I actually recognized some of it's themes.
Once again... Great job!

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   gmontag451   (Member)

We rented this movie maybe three weeks ago to see if we liked the score (well, also to watch it) and it's still sitting in the envelope unopened. We should probably consider closing our Netflix account... seems like we do this all the time and could have bought the DVDs for the money we spend renting them.

Nothing against the film or score of course, simply an observation of our own foolishness.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The movie is free to watch on Amazon Prime at the moment, for those curious. It's not...bad, exactly, but hues to closely to the Star Wars template in terms of plotting and characterization that it's kind of astonishing. The animation isn't half-bad (the backgrounds are especially nice), but the voice acting and dialogue are pretty mediocre. Andrew Belling's score is the best thing about it.

That said, had I seen this on HBO when I was twelve, I probably would have dug it, if only for "80's PG" lines like, "You're a real son of a bitch!"

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

The movie is free to watch on Amazon Prime at the moment, for those curious. It's not...bad, exactly, but hues to closely to the Star Wars template in terms of plotting and characterization that it's kind of astonishing. The animation isn't half-bad (the backgrounds are especially nice), but the voice acting and dialogue are pretty mediocre. Andrew Bellings' score is the best thing about it.

That said, had I seen this on HBO when I was twelve, I probably would have dug it, if only for "80's PG" lines like, "You're a real son of a bitch!"


I did in fact see this on HBO when I was 12 (well, 14) and was fascinated! I caught the second half of it and had no idea what was happening...except for the fact that I had seen Star Wars. The score stuck with me.

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2020 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I recall the film being pretty cringe worthy. Anyone who grew up on anime knows animation can be more than Hanna Barbara and Disney. But it cribbed Star Wars really bad and the animation wasn't very good. I have the score on CD, time to give it another spin.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2020 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The movie is free to watch on Amazon Prime at the moment, for those curious. It's not...bad, exactly, but hues to closely to the Star Wars template in terms of plotting and characterization that it's kind of astonishing. The animation isn't half-bad (the backgrounds are especially nice), but the voice acting and dialogue are pretty mediocre. Andrew Belling's score is the best thing about it.

That said, had I seen this on HBO when I was twelve, I probably would have dug it, if only for "80's PG" lines like, "You're a real son of a bitch!"


Its on YouTube for free!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2hpDVMl7bY

They used X-Wing and Falcon sound effects in this film!

 
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