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Starman [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Jeff Bridges , Karen Allen , John Carpenter    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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While most movie buffs are likely to call Halloween the best movie from John Carpenter, others--die-hard romantics and anyone who cried while watching E.T.--might vote in favor of the director's 1984 hit Starman. It's easily Carpenter's warmest and most beguiling film, and the only one that ever earned an Oscar nomination. That honor went specifically to Best Actor nominee Jeff Bridges for his performance as an alien visitor to Earth who is knocked off course and must take an interstate road trip to rendezvous with a mothership from his home planet. To complete this journey he assumes the physical form of the dead husband of a Wisconsin widow (Karen Allen) who responds first with fear, then sympathy, and finally love. Carpenter's graceful strategy is to switch the focus of this E.T.-like film from science fiction to a gentle road-movie love story, made believable by the memorable performances of Bridges and Allen. It's a bit heavy-handed with tenacious government agents who view the Starman as an alien threat (don't they always?), but Carpenter handles the action with intelligent flair, sensitivity, and lighthearted humor. If you're not choked up during the final scene, well, you just might not be human. --Jeff Shannon

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware of mislabeled DVDs Aug. 5 2009
Format:DVD
Although this film is one of the most intelligent and imaginative of its genre, with brilliant acting and a superb storyline, Columbia/Tristar has completely bungled the labeling and formatting of its multiple and differing releases of this great movie. Even Amazon.ca, the prime seller of the film for which this review is written, remains oblivious to the mislabeling of the DVD, despite my personal return of the product for a full refund, and my informing the company of the bogus, misleading nature of how the movie is described on Amazon.ca's own web-page. So I'll try one more time to explain to all potential customers, that this film is not the "Widescreen/Full Screen" version Amazon keeps insisting it is. It is not. What it is, in actuality, is the inferior Full Screen, pan & scan version that no real fan of any film ever wants by choice. The movie is virtually ruined with one-third of its image chopped-off of each side, and a five-star film is quickly reduced to a one-star rip-off of the original. That being said, the widescreen version of Starman is simply not available for any price from any seller that I could find. If you simply must have this otherwise outstanding gem, settle for the Full Screen version. A Blu-ray version is due soon, and that's the one to get, which is the one I'll be getting. Since almost all Blu-ray discs are widescreen, I needn't worry about a mislabeling problem. Don't bother writing Columbia, either; they're not interested in hearing how some great films are mishandled and virtually destroyed by marketeers who obviously know little or nothing about the film business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Starman" is STAR QUALITY Oct. 4 2003
Format:DVD
I SAW THIS MOVIE YEARS AGO.AND TRIED TO LOCATE IT FOR PURCHASE FOR YEARS, AND FINALLY FOUND AN OLD BEAT UP COPY OF IT AT THE FLEA MARKET, AND GLADLY PAID THE ASKING PRICE, NO QUESTIONS..THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE PART OF THIS MOVIE I DONT LOVE. THE STORY, IS BEAUTIFUL, THE MUSIC IS HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL, AND THE ACTING IS CAPTIVATING. I WOULD PUT THIS IN MY "GEMS OF THE PAST" CATEGORY..IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A MOVIE THAT TRANSCENDS TIME, AND IS FILLED WITH ALL THE NECESSARY ELEMENTS THAT MAKE A MOVIE GREAT, THIS IS ONE, YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH. I KNOW, I KNOW, YOU SEE IT IS MADE IN THE 80'S, AND YOU THINK, "OH, IT IS ONE OF THOSE 80'S POP CULTURE CHEESY MOVIES.." NO...THIS ONE COULD BE RE-RELEASED TODAY, AND STILL BRING IN A BUCK..GET THIS ONE YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT..IT HAS ACTION, ADVENTURE, LOVE AND SADNESS..EVERYTHING REQUIRED FOR AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT..GUYS, GET THIS ONE FOR THAT DATE, AND SCORE BIG POINTS..TRUST ME..THIS ONE'S A KEEPER!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Starman the movie Feb. 17 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I love the comparisons to the alien reactions to what we consider normal life experiences. The actors helped to make the experiences so real and believable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars parfait April 12 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Livraison dans un délais rapide et la marchandise dans un état des plus satisfaisant, très heureux d'en faire l'ajout à ma collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Though made almost 20 years ago, this incredible movie never fails to move me every time I view it. John Carpenter has shown his multi talents and ability to create a masterpiece outside of his traditional genre and the stars Karen Allen and Jeff Bridges gave Oscar-deserving performances (at least the community had the smarts to nominate Bridges for Best Actor). A somewhat implausable theme of an alien visitor assuming the body of a deceased man allows Bridges to enchant his audience with his "becoming human". His teacher (Ms Allen) exemplifies the purity of the true human spirit in all of its kindness and truth. Starman is able to appreciate the purity of spirit and in the supporting cast we see our foibles mixed with what makes humankind so special in it's purest form. This is a love story that transcends all others and a masterpiece that might make you feel good about being a member of the human race...Bridges sums it up when comparing humans to other life forms he has observed in the universe with "what makes humans different is... that you are at your very best when things are at their worst" So true...so thought provoking! We owe Ms. Allen's Jenny Hayden character much thanks for showing us at our best and Mr. Bridges for showing us how to acknowledge the heart and grow to feel human love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Starman Shines May 6 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
John Carpenter's STARMAN can be accused of stealing from everyone from Spielberg to every science fiction picture that came before, but there is a lot more to this film than most and its a surprise from John Carpenter. An alien comes to earth and somehow takes on the form of a widoed woman's (Karen Allen) late husband (Jeff Bridges). The military finds out about it, and as usual they go after him/it. The movie is part road picture, romance, and sci-fi. Everything about this movie would dictate predictability , but the main ingredient is that it has characters to really care about. Karen Allen's character is still in mourning for her late husband and the alien/husband Jeff Bridges is a shock to the system. Then comes the road picture where she relunctantly helps him for his rendezvous to be saved by his alien kin for he can only survive a short time in the human form. And in all road pictures of this sort, these people will fall in love. Again, the plot is somewhat predictable. It has conventional military characters especially the George Fox character played by the late great character actor Richard Jaeckel and the government scientist played by Charles Martin Smith. Through all the conventionalism, the movie works partly because of Jeff Bridges quirky performance way ahead of Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man or Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump, and the romantic angle of the two main leads. The movie generates more repeat viewings than Spielberg's E.T. because it doesn't have all those kids running around trying to be cute, it is less manipulative, and it is light on the sugercoating. A great piece of work from the guy who directed horror classics like Halloween and The Thing.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Starman
This remains as one of my all time favorite movies. The to main characters were so great together. The TV series from this was awful
Published 13 months ago by Anna Pratch
4.0 out of 5 stars Retro but Great
Who doesn't love old sci-fi? Predictable but well done. Jeff Bridges was so young and expressive. Great for those of us who loved the eighties.
Published on Jan. 3 2012 by Renee Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars "What ever happened to good manners? We invited him here!"
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"Do you seriously expect me to tell the president that an alien has assumed the identity of a dead house-painter from Madison, Wisconsin and is presently out... Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2011 by Stephen Pletko
4.0 out of 5 stars very satisfied. thanks.
I ordered my movie which took 12 days standard delivery from BC to ON. Little longer than I thought but was very happy to receive it in perfect condition. Read more
Published on Sept. 26 2011 by hotrod
5.0 out of 5 stars Starman
This movie is just as good as I remember when I saw it in the theatre many years ago. It is of good quality and very well done. Have your kleenex handy!
Published on Feb. 9 2011 by BarbB
1.0 out of 5 stars A Bothered Fan of The Film.
Carpenter is a director with great highs and lows in his career. Who has managed to make special editions for just about everyone one of his movies except... Read more
Published on June 26 2004 by Joseph Martello
5.0 out of 5 stars Starman
A moving love story wrapped in an engaging science fiction yarn. This is so good. It even had me reaching for the kleenex once or twice (don't tell anybody.)
Published on June 6 2004 by Steven Hellerstedt
4.0 out of 5 stars "Yelled 'Greetings', and melted his lugwrench?"
This is a funny sci-fi romantic comedy from director John Carpenter (more famous for his thriller-type movies, which I have not seen. Read more
Published on May 29 2004 by K. Gittins
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Knew Carpenter Had It In Him?
This should shut up the people who think Carpenter does nothing but horror flicks. Carpenter was working with the Hollywwod machine here, but he didn't stick with that long before... Read more
Published on May 7 2004 by Stanley Runk
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
After nearly 20 years, Starman is as timeless as ever. The music is haunting, Jeff Bridges is completely believeable in his role as an alien who needs to get home, and Karen Allen... Read more
Published on March 27 2004
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