Been meaning to start a thread about this for a while, so here we go... Slipstream was a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film starring Bill Paxton, Bob Peck and Mark Hamill, also featuring Ben Kingsley, F. Murray Abraham and Robbie Coltrane, directed by Stephen Lisberger, director of Tron (1982). It was produced by none other than Gary Kurtz (American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back), who took over as a favour for a friend when the film ran into trouble. Despite the amount of talent involved (Mark Hamill's terrific as the bad guy, BTW), the film turned out to be a dud and was barely released - no US theatrical release, and very limited runs on the international market. It survives today on poor quality pan-and-scan DVD releases by cheap and cheerful labels exploiting its dubious 'public domain' status. It's a mess of a film, not even in the "so bad it's funny" category - just a dull, incoherent mess punching way above its weight, with ambitious themes of artificial intelligence and humanity crashing against a shore of utter mediocrity. However, the film has one redeeming quality - its spectacular score by Elmer Bernstein. It's like The Magnificent Seven meets Star Wars. Unfortunately, the eventual 2011 release of the soundtrack was also doomed - due to Perseverance Records failing to acquire all the necessary releases and licensing, it was taken off the market, and CD copies fetch pretty hefty prices on eBay and the like. I won't go into the details - it's way too involved - but in the world of soundtrack labels, the Slipstream fiasco has become almost legendary, with a handbags-at-ten-paces battle erupting online between the heads of two record labels, and the sort of goo-feasting on the Film Score Monthly boards that you'd expect to see on TFN if Jar-Jar was announced as the hero of Episode VII. More here, some of the stuff on FSM is good for a giggle: http://theseconddisc.com/2011/04/28/keeping-score-on-a-soundtrack-label-controversy/ http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75854&forumID=1&archive=0 http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76866&forumID=1&archive=0 Nevertheless, the soundtrack's great, and well worth getting a hold of if you get the opportunity. The film itself is hardly even worth a look for curiosity value, though - I barely made it through to the end.