Battle Beyond the Stars

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami
Screenwriters: Ann Dyer, John Sayles

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


Sayles third and, to date, last project for Corman brought forth this intergalactic Western, a brash tongue-in-cheek parody Kurasawa’s Seven Samurai. Trouble is abrewing on planet Akir in the person of Sador, a notorious desperado spaceman. The expected heroes come to the rescue, but it is Sayles script with its buddy-buddy dialogue and abrupt shifts of scene that really saves the day.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 104 min.
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