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Author Topic: Dark Star: H.R. Giger Documentary  (Read 6354 times)


Corporal Hicks
Nov 06, 2014, 08:54:07 AM
Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2014, 08:54:07 AM
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Horror website, Dread Central, has posted up an article about an upcoming documentary about the legendary H.R Giger:

“One of the greatest and most influential artists who ever lived, H.R. Giger is a fascinating man to say the very least, and the documentary film Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World looks to explore every facet of his life and talent.

Directed by Belinda Sallin, the film features interviews with Giger himself along with Carmen Maria Giger, Stanislav Grof, Hans H. Kunz, Leslie Barany, Paul Tobler,Tom Gabriel Fischer, Carmen Scheifele de Vega, Mia Bonzanigo, Andreas J. Hirsch, Marco Witzig, Sandra Beretta, and Müggi III.”

The documentary is already in cinemas in Switzerland. No word as to if it will be released online yet. You can check out the official website at darkstar-movie.com.

Update: I have spoken to the team behind Dark Star and they have advised that the film is looking at release in Germany and Austria in January of 2015. They hope to be able to bring the documentary out in more countries after that. They are also looking at a DVD release at the end of 2015.

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Corporal Hicks
Nov 06, 2014, 01:50:59 PM
Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2014, 01:50:59 PM
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I have spoken to the team behind Dark Star and they have advised that the film is looking at release in Germany and Austria in January of 2015. They hope to be able to bring the documentary out in more countries after that. They are also looking at a DVD release at the end of 2015.


Darkness
Nov 06, 2014, 05:57:15 PM
Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2014, 05:57:15 PM
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Pity it won't be released online for free. How long is it?



Corporal Hicks
Nov 07, 2014, 08:04:53 AM
Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2014, 08:04:53 AM
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Indeed. I believe it's a professional production for cinematic release. Not sure as to the length either.


locusta
Nov 07, 2014, 10:25:55 AM
Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2014, 10:25:55 AM
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As stated on IMDB it´s 95 min, so called full length feature.


Darwinsgirl
Nov 11, 2014, 02:47:42 AM
Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2014, 02:47:42 AM
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I wonder if they realized when they chose the beginning of the title for this the connection to Dan O'Bannon,John Carpenter & ALIEN? You cannot copyright a title. Was intentional or its just a coincidence?


locusta
Nov 11, 2014, 07:50:59 AM
Reply #8 on: Nov 11, 2014, 07:50:59 AM
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Good point. Was asking myself as well, but on the second thought it is super fitting title. He was a star in the shadows, not only that he lived like it, but unfortunately because the "system" did not give him further public respect or recognition.



Sozin
Dec 29, 2014, 09:33:25 PM
Reply #10 on: Dec 29, 2014, 09:33:25 PM
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Just saw this in an article over at Cracked. Will definitely check it out. :)


Samayel
Dec 30, 2014, 01:51:55 AM
Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2014, 01:51:55 AM
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This is essential viewing.



Corporal Hicks
Feb 05, 2015, 08:31:18 AM
Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2015, 08:31:18 AM
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You may recall that I previously posted about an upcoming documentary about H.R Giger called Dark Star. Inked has just posted an exclusive look at the poster for the documentary:

“The poster was designed by Mika Komoto, which is actually an up close detail of one of Giger’s masterful paintings [“Li II”] which can be found at his museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland. According to Dark Star’s official website, the “Spell Room” was Giger’s favorite part of his museum. In his later years, he rarely visited the museum, but he managed to pay a visit one last time during the filming of this documentary—which is one of the many reasons to see this captivating film”

050215_01 Dark Star: H.R Giger's World Poster

Be sure to check out the Dark Star homepage for screening details. Thanks to Gilbert Macias for the tip.

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