Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Review

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

Release Date: 21st August 1986 - Australia

Production Companies
Young Sung Production Co.

Genre: Animation

Rating: M

Runtime: 107 minutes

Budget: $15,000,000

Box Office Gross: $3,360,800 (USA)

Plot Summary
Set on the subterranean
Mine-World, a band of
human workers 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.
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 enslaved people.

Voice Cast
Joe Colligan - Orin
Carmen Argenziano - Dagg Dibrimi
Anthony De Longis - Zygon/Nexus
Noelle North - Elan/Aviana
Les Tremayne - Arthur
Daryl Bartley - Kallie
Tyke Caravelli - Silica
Tina Romanus - Aunt Bella

Producer/Director - Steven Hahn
Writer - Jeffrey Scott
Computer Animation Graphics -
Patricia Capozzi & Edith
Film Editor/Sound Designer -
Donald W. Ernst
Electronic/Synthesized Sound
Effects - Stan Levine
Music - Andrew Belling

STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN is surprisingly yet one of the earliest animated features to use computer animation and the first to be shown in 3D. The first half of the film and the female android character were decent, but I'm pretty disappointed that it rip-offed the Star Wars movies and has most of its elements such as a dark lord, a smuggler and even a princess.

For those who haven't seen the movie will be better off watching Star Wars or other animated sci-fi-efforts such as TITAN A.E (click here), TREASURE PLANET (click here) and WALL.E (click here).

Star rating: (3/5) Average


  1. I have never heard of this before. Is the "M" rating an Australian film rating?


    1. Yes it is, but sorry I took so long in 2 years to write a reply. I wasn't entirely sure of the question.