Dark Star

Dark Star

H.R. Giger's World

DVD - 2015
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Swiss-born artist and sculptor H. R. Giger is an architect of nightmares and a sci-fi pioneer. He won an Oscar for the iconic monster in Ridley Scott's classic movie "Alien," but who was the man behind the images of sexual, biomechanical horror?
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : kimstim, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Performers: Leslie Barany.
Language Note: English or German dialogue; English subtitles
Copyright Date: ©2015
UPC: 854565001817
Call Number: DVD 720.92 DARK

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May 15, 2018

Instead of being a joyous celebration of the life and artwork of H.R. Giger, the man who (in 1979) had created "Alien" (SyFy's most hideously awesome monster of all)..... "Dark Star" was truly a sad, pathetic, and oppressively suffocating film documenting the final year of Giger's life as he was obviously deteriorating both physically and, especially, mentally.

It was almost horrifying to see that Giger had become so utterly consumed (in an unbalanced way) by his own artwork and that the stifling interior of his home in Switzerland represented that of the inside of a decrepit crypt of a hording pack-rat.

Yes. I do fully respect Giger as being the gifted illustrator who created "Alien" - But this documentary's uncomfortable ambiance gave me the creeps. From start to finish - It had squalor, oppressiveness, and death clearly written all over it.

And, with that - I totally resent director, Belinda Sallin for presenting Giger in the disrespectful way that she did (as a doddering, old kook) in this truly repulsive presentation.

*Note* - In 2014 - Hans Rudolf Giger (70 at the time) died from a fall sustained in the hospital.

Radharc Jun 09, 2016

This documentary is a nice glimpse into the life of Swiss surrealist H.R.Giger, with the bulk of footage shot shortly before his untimely death in 2014. The film seamlessly mixes "present-day" footage with other footage from the 70s and 80s. Interesting to me is that Giger's agent is Leslie Barany, who stars in the must-see short film "The Centrifuge Brain Project" and also learning that one of Giger's personal assistants in the former front man of proto-black metal band Celtic Frost. RECOMMENDED.

real_thing Dec 22, 2015

Not my cup of tea or milk . U like art WATCH THIS

Castlespooktacular Sep 08, 2015

This was a very thought provoking glimpse into Gigers world. Amazing what he had accomplished in his lifetime! RIP

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