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Format: DVD
Sku: 40162639
UPC: 027616862785
UPC 14: 00027616862785
Category Keywords: Cult Film  Justice  Recommended  Science-Fiction
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The very oddest good movie in many a full moon," Buckaroo Banzai combines "humor, imagination, a little oriental mysticism and a passel of sharp performances [into] very chic sci-fi" (Time)! Oscar nominees* Peter Weller and John Lithgow team with Emmy winners Ellen Barkin and Christopher Lloyd for a fiendishly clever, action-packed adventure in an outlandish world you'll want to visit again and again!Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe!*1993: Short Film/Live Action, Partners (Weller); 1983: Supporting Actor, Terms Of Endearment (Lithgow)System Requirements:Running Time: 102 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE

"The very oddest good movie in many a full moon.  Time Magazine
"Off-the-wall pulp fiction...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"Hip! Imaginative! An offbeat sci-fi adventure with humor from every dimension!  The Hollywood Reporter

Editor's Note
A wild, unpredictable and witty sci-fi comedy in which the survival of the entire human race hinges on the efforts of one man--Buckaroo Banzai. Buckaroo (Peter Weller) possesses an unusual number of professional skills--he's a neurosurgeon, race car driver, rock star, and comic book hero. While testing his jet-propelled Ford Fiesta, he drives through a rock, accidentally unleashing alien criminals from another planet who were imprisoned there. Suddenly, "Earth saver" seems destined to be added to Buckaroo's list of occupations, but not if evil Dr. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) has his way. Less than successful in its 1984 theatrical run, W.D. Richter's wild, anything-goes sci-fi comic book comedy has developed a rabid cult of admirers in the ensuing years.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/22/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 103 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1002040
Video UPC UPC: 00027616862785
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Carl Lumbly
Video Cast Info Christopher Lloyd
Video Cast Info Dan Hedaya
Video Cast Info Ellen Barkin
Video Cast Info Jeff Goldblum
Video Cast Info John Lithgow
Video Cast Info Peter Weller
Video Cast Info Rosalind Cash
Video Cast Info Rick Carter - Art Director
Video Cast Info Stephen Dane - Art Director
Video Cast Info Aggie Guerard Rodgers - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info W.D. Richter - Director
Video Cast Info Fred J. Koenekamp - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Sidney Beckerman - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Marks - Film Editor
Video Cast Info George Bowers - Film Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Boddicker - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Neil Canton - Producer
Video Cast Info W.D. Richter - Producer
Video Cast Info J. Michael Riva - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Earl Mac Rauch - Writer

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...It's a lunatic ball, an extremely genial, witty example of what is becoming a movie genre all its own....Hard to top for pure, nutty fun." 10/05/1984 p.C5

"...Very funny....[Lithgow] gives one of the most controlled out-of-control performances on screen in recent years..." 08/08/1984

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