John Carpenter’s STARMAN Gets A Blu-ray Release Date And Brand New Cover Art

People seem to forget that John Carpenter’s STARMAN was nominated for an Academy Award back in 1984 – actor Jeff Bridges got a best actor nod for his take on alien turned human and let’s be honest – Karen Allen should have been nominated as well – she is amazing as the recently widowed Jenny Hayden.

A beautiful story   – and some of Carpenter’s best work – the film is getting a much deserved Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory and while we don’t have the final word on what all will be on the disc – we do have a release date and a look at the brand new artwork that will be gracing the release.

Scream Factory posted the following on their Facebook feed:

“As many of you recall we announced that we were prepping Mr. Carpenter’s touching sci-fi journey for a future Collector’s Edition. We still are in progress, but do have some early details to share with you today.

Official street date is December 18th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A)

Release will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date)

– The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from artist The CRP Group (Firestarter, Rabid, Exorcist II, Drag me to Hell). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will showcase the original theatrical poster art design.

– Extras are still underway and will be announced at a later time in Nov. However today we can announce a significant one that is confirmed: An all-new interview with actor Jeff Bridges!

Once again National release date is planned for 12/18/18. However, if you pre-order now for early shipping directly from us @…/starman-collector-s-edition…
you will also receive an 18′ x 24″ rolled poster of the newly-commissioned art. Only 500 of them are being produced.”

You get that date? Dec. 18th.   Write it down.

Here’s that cool ass new artwork.


Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.