The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Closed Capationed Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow & Christopher Lloyd Director: W.D. Richter  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Rating 4.3
243 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: NUON interactive features are only accessible with a NUON-enhanced DVD player.
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette: MAKING OF BUCKAROO BANZAI
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Easter Eggs
    • NUON Enhanced
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Banzai Institute Archives
    • Character Profiles

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/05/1984
"...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."
Variety - 08/08/1984
"...Very funny....[Lithgow] gives one of the most controlled out-of-control performances on screen in recent years..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Cult Film | Justice | Recommended | Science-Fiction

Production Notes:

  • Though the ending of the film promised a sequel, financing problems halted its production. Richter's screenplay for the follow-up film was reworked and later became John Carpenter's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.

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  • UPC: 027616862785
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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