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Spaceballs (1987)

Director: Mel Brooks     Starring: Rick Moranis John Candy Bill Pullman
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40708811
UPC: 027616923417
UPC 14: 00027616923417
Rating: Game Rating Code
The farce is with you in this "uproarious salute to science fiction" (The Hollywood Reporter) that teams comedy legend Mel Brooks with an all-star cast of cutups including John Candy (Splash), Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters) and Bill Pullman (Ruthless People)!When the evil Dark Helmet (Moranis) attempts to steal all the air from planet Druidia, a determined Druish Princess (Daphne Zuniga), a clueless rogue (Pullman) and a half-man/half-dog creature who's his own best friend (Candy) set out to stop him! But with the forces of darkness closing in on them at ludicrous speed, they'll need the help of a wise imp named Yogurt (Brooks) and the mystical power of "The Schwartz" to bring peace and merchandising rights to the entire galaxy!SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio Commentary by Mel Brooks Spaceballs: The Documentary John Candy: Comic Spirit Storyboard to Film In Conversation: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Film Flubs Spacequotes Spaceballs: The Behind-the-Movie Photos Spaceballs: The Costume Gallery Spaceballs: The Art Gallery Exhibitor Trailer With Mel Brooks Introduction Original Theatrical TrailerSystem Requirements: Running Time 96 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE

"Spaceballs has some hysterical scenes in it...  At-A-Glance Film Reviews
"Screamingly funny!  Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note
In this spoof of STAR WARS and a handful of other sci-fi flicks from the 1970s and '80s, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-dog/half-man sidekick, Barf (John Candy), must rescue a spoiled Druish princess (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) in time to pay off Pizza the Hut. With SPACEBALLS, director Mel Brooks is at it again, this time with a science-fiction parody with all the blue-screen special effects and weird makeup (though in this film, things are always slightly off-kilter and unpolished). Here, maverick space travelers set out to save the planet Druidia, which is being harassed by the Spaceballs, a sinister group attempting to pilfer Druidia's air resources. Among the many gags and jokes is a hilarious parody of a classic scene from ALIEN. Mel Brooks himself makes one of his funniest acting appearances as Yogurt, a send-up of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK's Yoda.


Video Features DVD, Collector's Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/3/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1987
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1008310
Video UPC UPC: 00027616923417
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Daphne Zuniga
Video Cast Info John Candy
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks
Video Cast Info Rick Moranis
Video Cast Info John Morris - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks - Director
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks - Producer
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks, et al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Nick McLean - Director of Photography

Memorable Quotes

"I'm my own best friend."----Barf (John Candy), half--man/half--dog

"May the schwartz be with you."----Yogurt (Mel Brooks)

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...An ambitious sendup....Gentle, harmless satire than occasionally has real bite..." 06/24/1987 p.C23

"...Amusing sight gags..." 06/24/1987

USA Today
"...Often underrated is this comedy's dead-on production design..." 04/30/1996 p.8D

"[T]he meta-merchandising send-ups are inspired chuckles that get funnier with age." 05/01/2005 p.106

Entertainment Weekly
"The spoofs on marketing tie-ins and insecure tyrants have grown even more relevant..." 05/13/2005 p.70

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "Painfully punny and overcooked to perfection....It's the gloriously loony ALIEN send-up with John Hurt that's the biggest gut-buster." 05/01/2012

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