to save money, played with the notion of, instead of photographing one picture per frame (for a total of 24 frames a second) would shoot the same picture twice (thus giving them 12 pictures per 24 frames or shooting on twos) and by the end were shooting each picture 4 times (thus giving them 6 pictures per 24 frames or shooting on fours) and the less pictures per second means the less lifelike and smooth the animation appears***] uneven voice work., etc.). I remember seeing this in the theater, with My Father, in 3D(Yes, red and blue, paper glasses), when it first came out. I popped in my old MGM DVD and the audio is stereo/surround as it should be. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin was released on VHS and Laserdisc on March 25, 1986 by Paramount Home Video, and also by KVC Home Video. When Zygon's robots accidentally fire on a crystal deposit, Zygon presumes Orin dead in the resultant explosion and cave-in. In the future on a planet named Trinia, human slaves have lived underground for millennia mining crystals for a "god" named Zygon and his robot minions. There's a problem loading this menu right now. While Dagg and Silica stay behind to fight off their pursuers, Orin enters his original cavern home and begins to denounce Zygon, but is interrupted by Zygon himself. Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020. After meeting a fortune-teller who tells him to visit a place called Novaluna, Orin sees Silica offered for sale, whereupon he offers high prices to buy her. Directed by Steven Hahn. One of the fondest cartoon Movie memories of My early childhood. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The DVD was released on June 21, 2005 by MGM Home Entertainment. This week’s movie was “Starchaser: The Legend of Orin” from 1985. Hopps, grandfather of Orin's girlfriend Elan, recognizes the sword and gives his life to save Orin and keep the sword a secret. Orin's people subsequently rise in revolt and win their freedom. The Loonatics' Adventures of Starchaser: The Legend of Orin In the future on a planet named Trinia, human slaves have lived underground for millennia mining crystals for a "god" named Zygon and his robot minions. Who gives a mandroid turd if the colors are flat, the synth soundtrack cheesy, and the space ship’s computer system more Paul Lynde than Paul Lynde on St. Patrick’s Day? The movie was widely dismissed by the critics and audiences of the time as being too derivative of “Star Wars.”. This was one of the first animated films to be released in 3-D, and also one of the first to make use of computer-drawn imagery. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2020, Exactly as I remember and came earlier than expected, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 3, 2020, Good film, unfortunately it wouldn't play on our players, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 11, 2014, it was a bit good picture and it was a great film and it was made in 1985, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2004. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Theatrical Feature, Gamera: The Showa Era Collection (4-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray], He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Complete Original Series, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Gift Set with 3" Figurine Limited #d/8000 [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital] [2020]. Unable to add item to List. Orin subsequently runs into a human smuggler named Dagg Dibrimi, who takes Orin (whom he dubs "Water Snake" for his outrageous tale about human slaves in the mines) along on his journey to smuggle crystals. The industry's only recently played catchup in the late 90's, and even then they're a day late and a dollar short. The film was released in the United States by Atlantic Releasing on November 22, 1985. Don't misunderstand me: This is NOT a bad movie, though it is kind of a B-movie. Dagg flies his spaceship, the Starchaser, to a city called Toga-Togo on the planet Bordogon, where he abandons Orin and gives Silica to a slave auctioneer. Zygon takes Orin's hilt and begins to co-ordinate the attack, while Orin and Aviana are imprisoned in the cell block wherein Dagg is also captive. There's a degree of King Arthur's legend here, with the mythical sword ... errrr without a blade. The slaves are kept in line by an army of robots with laser whips commanded by the mysterious helmet sporting ruler Zygon (Anthony De Longis). Above, Silica mistakenly fires a laser blast from the Starchaser into the accumulated crystals, causing them to explode and triggering a chain reaction which threatens to collapse the mines. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is a 1985 animated Space Opera film. YMMV / Starchaser: The Legend of Orin ... After he has the heroes within his grasp, Zygon leads his ships to obliterate the human's opposing fleet and take over the planet by force. I very much enjoyed this. I thing it a shame that the guys from RiffTrax have never lampooned this beauty! For now I will send back my Blu-Ray and just stick with my DVD for now. Unexpectedly, his sword's hilt produces what is apparently an invisible blade, killing two of the Man-Droids and helping Orin escape. Starchaser Legend of Orin 3D - 35mm 3D Preservation & Restoration (* Unfinished Project *) Author Chris Solo Date 15-Jul-2016, 5:45 PM Author Chris Solo Time 15-Jul-2016 5:45 PM Post link. Unfortunately the characters are too shallow and the script and direction aren’t especially memorable. Packaging shows wear including damage to the case or box. Zygon is the main antagonist of the 1985 animated film Starchaser: The Legend of Orin. Off he goes on his quest, up to the surface world where he … Among these threats was a tyrant called Nexus, after whose defeat the hilt vanished until Orin's discovery of it. Where we're going, where We've been, and Who We should Be. Had I seen this as a child, it would probably be up there with The Neverending Story for me, Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020. STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN was produced in Hollywood and animated in South Korea. In this animated film, Orin (Joe Colligan) is a slave working in the subterranean mines near a planet's molten core, watched and prodded by his robot overlords. He was voiced by Anthony De Longis, who also did the voice of Klaus Furschtein. I was excited that this cult classic finally got a Blu-Ray release. Please try again. Just as Orin and Aviana confess their feelings toward one another, Aviana is taken aboard Zygon's flagship as a hostage. Aviana takes Orin to Trinia, where he again faces Zygon. "[6], It was announced in March 2012 that Rilean Pictures acquired the rights to develop the 1985 3D animated film Starchaser: The Legend of Orin into a live-action motion picture to be produced by Rilean Pictures’ partners Jonathan Saba and Juan Iglesias. At this, he pulls himself up, generates such a force, and uses it to cut Zygon in half, sending him plummeting to his doom in the lava-filled chasm below. . They invite Orin to join them; but he refuses for the time being in favor of living with his friends and family. We're only now arriving at some of the future predictions illustrated here. Orin is the titular protagonist of the animated movie, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin. I hope that this is an issue that will be fixed. The villian, Zygon/Nexus, reminds me of a Cobra enemy in G. I. Joe. It reminds me a lot more of Heavy Metal and their callously cool characters. Orin and his friends penetrate Zygon's base, but are attacked by his remaining troops. In this 3-D animated cross between Star Wars and the Knights of the Round Table, young Orin (voice by Joe Colligan) lives in an oppressed, underground world in which humans have become the slaves of robots. They fight, resulting in Orin dangling over a chasm while Zygon gloats over him. When Orin finds a magical sword hilt without a blade, it begins an adventure beyond his imagination. A personal favorite, this is just a good old fashioned adventure film told as an animated feature. Also some of the language, inferences, and violence are a bit too mature for young audiences, which came as a bit of a surprise. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin was one of the first animated movies to mix traditional and computer animation, as well as one of the first to be released in 3D. Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020. The story is about Orin (think Luke Skywalker), a slave crystal mine worker who discovers a mysterious sword which flies out of his hands and a hologram type message appears in the shape of an old man telling them that the mine is not their home and there is a world above, the blade disappears leaving the hilt, which Orin carries with him. [1] The film did not fare well in South Korea, where animation production took place.[3]. The likes of which We'll never see made again. Sorry about all this. Dragon Ball Z: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is a crossover movie between Dragon Ball Z and Starchaser: The Legend of Orin 1 Plot 2 Cast 2.1 Dragon Team 2.2 Characters in the movie 2.2.1 Incidental and background voices 3 Transcripts In the future on a planet named Trinia, human slaves have lived underground for millennia mining crystals for a "god" named Zygon and his robot minions. In response, the merchants place a time bomb in Dagg's payment. The Blu-Ray does look better than the DVD, but the DVD doesn't look that bad. Saw this on Prime and not worst animated film I've ever seen, but not that good either. With Joe Colligan, Carmen Argenziano, Noelle North, Anthony De Longis. Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker-slaves under the power of the black-caped evil overlord Zygon (who’s obviously a fan of the Temple Of Doom’s decorator) continue to hack away at their worthless lives until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical lightsabre-esque sword that it seems only he can master. [2] It was originally released in 3D by Atlantic Releasing. Once he's been revealed as Nexus, Zygon takes Aviana, Orin's new Love Interest, hostage, threatening her life. The other Kha-Khan respect Orin's choice and leave him as they fly into the starry beyond. Weird. Please try again. Okay, so I’m sure there are many, like myself, who consider, STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN, to be a guilty pleasure, probably for it’s nostalgic, rather than, creative reasons (I mean come on, seriously, I’m a big fan but even I can tare it apart for it’s obvious STAR WARS inspired rip offs, with jilty animation (think they were shooting on sixes, instead of the substandard, Hanna-Barbera approved, fours), [***FYI There are 24 frames per second in film, so to get REALLY fluid and lifelike animation, Disney would create and photograph one drawing for each of the 24 frames in a second, (which is called, in the animation business, shooting on ones), but that takes up more time and costs more money, so studios like Hanna-Barbera (creators of, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, etc.) Summaries. Because Zygon has placed a price on Orin's head, the merchants offer to buy Orin as well, but Dagg refuses. I have so many favorite details about It. One day Orin, a young miner, finds a jeweledswordembedded in the rocks. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. In the future on a planet named Trinia, human slaves have lived underground for millennia miningcrystalsfor a "god" named Zygon and hisrobotminions. The New York Times described the film as "such a brazen rip-off of George Lucas' Star Wars that you might think lawyers would have been called in". The story follows Orin, an escaped slave who must free his people from the Dark Lord after being chosen by a Magic Sword. [4], Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert both gave the film a 'thumbs down', as they both found the movie uninspired and also felt the film was a rip-off of Star Wars. Orin therefore realizes that the power to create a cutting force came from himself. Later, Dagg and Orin visit the home of two desert-dwelling merchants, to whom Dagg sells the stolen crystals. As soon as my copy arrived, I popped it in my Blu-Ray player to discover the audio was 2.0 mono! Orin is forewarned by the Starfly, whereupon Dagg and Arthur, the Starchaser's artificial intelligence, throw the bomb into their enemies' camp. Helping him along the way are a cigar-chewing smuggler, his neurotic Robot Buddy, a sassy fembot, a governer's daughter and a Fairy Companion. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin HD IMDB: 6.6 Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that only he can master. (Prices may vary for AK and HI. Starchaser The Legend of Orin (Blu-ray Disc) : Deep within a subterranean Mine-World, a tribe of humans forced into a grim life of servitude by malevolent overlord Zygon knows nothing of the surface world or of hope, until a brave young boy named Orin discovers a sword with mysterious powers that only he can unlock. Mark this one as “interesting,” but not much more than that. Orin digs a tunnel to the surface of Trinia, where he is later captured by Man-Droids, a group of decaying half-organic, half-robotic beings who intend to tear him apart and use his body parts to replace their own. Customer satisfaction guaranteed! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. An exciting, old-school, non-CGI, animated Sci-Fi joyride for people of any age to love. Orin uses the hilt to open a fissure by which his people ascend to Trinia's surface, where Orin uses his new-found power to heal Calli of his blindness and Dagg, Silica, and Aviana join them. They've got their version of the force, wisecracking fussy robot, light sabers, a princess, a dark villain in a helmet and of course a young boy whose destiny is to destroy the empire. [5], Alex Stewart reviewed Starchaser: The Legend of Orin for White Dwarf #79, and stated that "if you're stuck with a houseful of brats on a rainy weekend, clamouring for some sanitised mayhem, then Starchaser's for you. For the first time, the film’s 3D animation would be computer controlled,iIncorporating a unique process that would involve the use of a pair of large plotters, resulting in a three-dimensional effect even among characters that are two-dimensional drawings. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Orin wanders through the city, trying to find a clue that will lead him to the location of the hilt's blade. It was written by animation writer Jeffrey Scott and was originally released in 3-D by Atlantic Releasing under their Clubhouse Pictures label. Orin is again approached by the Starfly, who brings him the hilt, which he uses to free himself and Dagg. Escaping the planet, he runs into the rogue smuggler Dagg and a pair of helpful droids and the princess, who all team up to return to the Mine-World with a plan to defeat Zygon and free Orin's … This was one of the first animated films to be released in 3-D, and also one of the first to make use of computer-drawn imagery. (We start off with a shot of the NC's chair, but he's not in it, until he comes up from the lower left corner) NC: (quietly) Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. By today's standards this would be laughed off the screen, but today's standards are skewed. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges. Giant From The Unknown (1958) [New 4KRestored Version] [Blu-ray]. Chased by Zygon's robots, they emerge in an industrial complex where they meet Zygon, who reveals the face of a human man beneath his mask. Forced to leave Orin's young, blind brother Calli behind, Orin and Elan set out to discover this universe and find the blade to the sword. The movie was widely dismissed by the critics and audiences of the time as being too derivative of “Star Wars.” While I certainly agree, I must also say it is a fairly enjoyable effort, filled with interesting visuals and neat action sequences. At the same time a mysterious "Starfly" appears and attaches itself to Orin. One day Orin, a young miner, finds a jeweled sword embedded in the rocks. The cosmicism and few grand swamp monsters also hearkens H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. In the future on a planet named Trinia, human slaves have lived underground for millennia mining crystals for a "god" named Zygon and his robot minions. And maybe a feel of Star Wars' type robots and smugglers though the funky soundtrack is a lot more groovy than what Lucas gave us. Lots of great messages about Humanity in this Movie. Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020. Zygon strangles Elan to death, but Orin escapes this fate when Zygon is distracted by the sword hilt. One day the hero finds the handle of a sword and in a vision is told that if he can locate the blade, he will be able to overthrow the robots. [7], "Screen: 'Starchaser,' An Animated Space Tale", "Fever Pitch, One Magic Christmas, Santa Claus the Movie, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, 1985", "Rilean Pictures Plans Live-Action Remake of 'Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Starchaser:_The_Legend_of_Orin&oldid=1000189235, South Korean animated science fiction films, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 01:13. Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that only he can master. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It will appear on Google Drive and YouTube in the near future. Only recognized one voice actor's name and animation is weak. Fries Films Presents STARCHASER: The Legend of Orin - Now available for the first time in High Definition! A projection of an old man appears from the blade, telling those present that above the caverns is a "magnificent universe" that the people may find. I remember it so you don't have to. Deep within a subterranean Mine-World, a tribe of humans forced into a grim life of servitude by malevolent overlord Zygon knows nothing of the surface world or of hope… until a brave young boy named Orin discovers a sword with mysterious powers that only he can unlock! Starchaser The Legend Of Orin VHS . This is "Starchaser - The Legend Of Orin" by koko on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. I was 5. 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