The movie that Jayden Pfeifer is screening tonight as part of his Talkies series has some top-flight talent associated with it. First off, it’s produced by Roger Corman, and the director is the late Jimmy T. Murakami. Cast-wise, the first five credited actors are Richard Thomas (of John Boy fame), Robert Vaughn, George Peppard, John Saxon and Sybil Danning.
The flick is called Battle Beyond the Stars and it was apparently intended to function as a space-based version of a spaghetti Western that Vaughn had previously starred in called The Magnificent Seven.
I won’t steal any of Jayden’s thunder here by dishing any details on the plot, but in 2011 it was re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray as part of Roger Corman’s Cult Classics series.
Battle Beyond the Stars screens tonight at the RPL Theatre at 7 p.m. Talkies is restricted to people 14+, and admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items to the Regina Food Bank.
Here’s the trailer