With the help of his uniquely qualified team, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, Buckaroo is ready to save the world on a moment's notice. It also depicts the people in charge of the federal government as total incompetants, but I suspect there are those who would say that this premise was not so far from the truth. You all will know that the plot is predicated on Orson Welles's War of the Worlds hoax. The fact that this movie is based on a comic book which never actually existed in our universe tells you something. There is no bad language and no skin and lots to hear and see in this great movie! Comedic timing in absolutely perfect and action is fun and intense at the same time.
At the last minute, extraneous background plotting was removed that would have helped some of the relationships make better sense. However, that did not stop the film from becoming a cult classic, and there have been comic books and video games with its moniker. Clearly designed as a cult film, this messy trifle is not without its charms. Overall I completely recommend this movie, it's just a lighter fun sci-fi film and this is a great Steelbook release for it. So I will review the quality of the disc. If this review was helpful, please click the button below. These are loving tributes or Easter Eggs, not rip-offs or satires.
You aspire to the right appearance and behavior to be Cool, although the fastest route to Coolness is just aggressively being yourself, assuming you're a positive individual. Both travel the world with a band of men, but Buckaroo's men are a musical band. Unfortunately, the benign Black Lectroids don't want them back, and Black Lectroid John Parker Carl Lumbly brings a message from leader John Emdall Rosalind Cash that distills into blackmail: Earth will be destroyed unless Buckaroo and his Cavaliers stop the Red Lectroids in time. Peter Weller plays that Renaissance Man, Buckaroo Banzai, a neurosurgeon, car racer, rock singer, and alien chaser in this overdone sci-fi adventure from 1984. Both glorify heroes who would be labeled Terrorists today.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Cavaliers must work to maintain control over their dimension-hopping technology as the Secretary of Defense wishes to control it for the military. My favorite scene in the movie is when a gunshot is heard at the rock concert. Jeff Goldblum is amusingly green, and Ellen Barkin interestingly waifish, even when striding about in a scarlet cocktail dress. The Blu-ray looks and sounds fantastic. Richter Late for Dinner pulls out all the stops, resulting in a manic dash that is often incoherent. All of Buckaroo's band members instantly whip out their heavy artillery, and instantly have them at the ready. Buckaroo enlists stalwarts Reno Pepe Serna and Rawhide Clancy Brown and enlists new members New Jersey Jeff Goldblum and Penny Priddy Ellen Barkin into the crusade to make the Earth safe from the Red Lectroid scum.
Hudson and the Blue Blazer Regulars Baker Street Irregulars. Deadpan Peter Weller puts just enough ironic curve on his delivery to have fun with his role without condescendsion; he's also vulnerable enough to be an interesting hero. But here is a detail I did not get until yesterday's viewing. But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. On a scale of Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension rates: Movie: Good Video: Excellent Sound: Excellent Supplements: Docu: Buckaroo Banzai Declassified, alternate opening, deleted scenes Packaging: Amaray case Reviewed: December 3, 2001 Footnotes: 1. We could have done with a less complicated story and more character development. He's a rock star, scientist, race car driver, secret agent, and all-around good guy.
There are also comparisons to Sherlock Holmes, such as Mrs. It's great to hear the cast and director share their thoughts in new interviews taken recently about their memories and experiences working on the film, their awe of some of the cast members, and the original opening scene that I'd never heard of or seen before until now. Buckaroo Banzai Peter Weller, RoboCop is a true 80s renaissance man. Savant still finds Buckaroo Banzai to be amusing and diverting; his kids think it's great. I don't know how many times I watched this film but only abiout half as many as I'm going to watch it. If you enjoy cheesy 80s movies, cult films etc then this is definitely a movie for you.
John Lithgow is absolutely hilarious as the demented leader of the aliens, and there is a guest starring role by Jeff Goldblum, who would use this film as a stepping stone to his own blockbuster hit parts the remake of the The Fly and, of course, Independence Day. With glorious looking video and a top-notch documentary, it certainly worth the purchase. Savant cut the docu and the alternate opening, and helped compile the video extras on the disc, so take all his comments with that in mind. This movie is just entertaining all the way around! It's off-kilter humor is not for everyone, but it's worth a watch just to see how many future stars were cast in it before their careers really took off in other films shortly after its release. They've taken possession of Doctor Emilio Lizardo John Lithgow who now goes by the name of Lord John Whorfin.
» What a great way to start the New Year! A couple of unused scenes that didn't even make the workprint are included, from 35mm workprint trims; the sound on these was poorly transferred to mag film and is therefore almost inaudible. Savant himself has no use whatsoever for prank commentaries as found on discs like. This film is so loaded with smart humor -- I've watched it a dozen times and still find new layers of sly touches. This story seriously goes along with a lot of conspiracy theories of many different subjects. Originally released as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension. Blu-ray: First of all I will assume that you already like the movie.