Escape From Galaxy 3 aka Starcrash II

Local title
Pagemine 3. galaktikast ehk Starcrash 2
Original title
Giochi erotici nella terza galassia
Director
Bitto Albertini (Ken Norman)
Country
Italy
Year
1981
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
HÕFF Retro
Genre
comedy, science fiction
Subject
adn´ventures, humor, erotica, retro

Galactic princess Belle Star (Cheryl Buchanan) travels through space to escape from the evil dictator Oraclon (Don Powell) and discovers the concept of love on a foreign planet populated by tribal folk.

As the immense success of Star Wars (1977) spawned countless space-themed copycat films back in the day, this Italian attempt goes even one step further, shamelessly re-using space footage from the most notorious of the rip-off films, Starcrash (1978) – hence the alternate title Starcrash II. With unbelievably clumsy action sequences and ridiculously over the top pseudo-scientific dialogue, hauntingly romantic music tastelessly mixed together with disco funk, near porno-like spandex costumes and a lewd love/sex themed storyline that makes you wonder if this was initially meant to be a pornographical film, this colorful mistake of a space opera is sure to provide the late night crowd with a fun and unforgettable movie experience.

The screening is in English, with English subtitles.

Director
Bitto Albertini (Ken Norman)
Screenwriter
John Thomas
Cast
Sherry Buchanan, Fausto Di Bella, Don Powell
Producer
Dino Mangogna
DoP
Sandro Mancori
Editor
Gianfranco Amicucci
Music
Don Powell
Production
Cimate Film, G.K. Productions
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Screenings

Retrosaal Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus
ScreeningPagemine 3. galaktikast ehk Starcrash 2
SubtitlesEnglish
Trailer