If you're after more trivia then get the DVD
, it has not one but two commentary soundtracks to it, one with John Sayles (screenplay and story) and Roger Corman (co producer) who instead of commenting on each scene, they talk more about the background of creating "Battle Beyond the Stars" and other films back in the early 80s which is quite fascinating, and another soundtrack with Gale Anne Hurd (assistant production manager, went on to be the producer of several famous groundbreaking James Cameron 80s films; "The Terminator
" & "The Abyss
") who talks about her involvement with the film and the people who made it, not as fascinating as the John/Roger commentary but still worth a listen as she talks more about the making of the film than of film making in general. The DVD
also contains a large amount of detailed biography text on Roger Corman, Gale Anne Hurd, John Sayles, James Cameron, James Horner, Robert Vaughn etc.