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Starcrash

Released 1979
Distributor New World Pictures

About Starcrash

Italian fan-turned-director Luigi Cozzi (as “Lewis Coates”) specialized in energetic mini-budget spectacles inspired by his favorite movies, from Harryhausen to Hercules to Star Wars. This comic-book space opera is loaded with ambitious home-made special effects, but somehow the spectacle of ray gun-toting Caroline Munro strutting around in her leather bikini outdoes them all.

About Eli Roth

Eli Roth wrote, directed, and produced the horror films Cabin FeverHostel and Hostel: Part II, all made independently and on a low budget, in the tradition of his heroes.  His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism, Part II and he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Most recently he wrote executed produced and directed the series Hemlock Grove for Netflix. As a child Roth was obsessed with horror movies, and was sawed in half with a chain saw at his Bar Mitzvah, much to the horror of his entire extended family. His future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller Cell and Trailer Trash, an entire movie of fake trailers.