Note: Commentary by Writer John Sayles and Roger Corman
Commentary by Production Manager Gale Anne Hurd
The Man Who Would Be Shad - New Interview with Actor Richard Thomas
Space Opera On A Shoestring - A Comprehensive Look At The Technical Challenges And Postproduction Of The Film With Aaron Lipstadt, Alec Gillis, Alex Hadju, Allan Holzman, R.J. Kizer, Robert & Dennis Skotak, Thom Shouse and Tony Randel
New York Times - 08/09/1980
"...Inspired by Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and visited by the spirit of a wiseacre Lewis Carroll....A fair amount of amusement..."
Gallant space mercenaries team up with an assortment of odd life forms to save the planet Akir from destruction. A post-STAR WARS intergalactic war movie with a strong cult following. Based loosely on Akira Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI.
Science-fiction tale about the harmless inhabitants of the planet Akir, whose tranquility is suddenly threatened by a wicked tyrant who plans to take over their planet. To prevent this, a noble young man sets out to find a few good soldiers who will help him defeat the cruel overlord. Will the underdogs succeed'