The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

Peter Weller
Director: W.D. Richter Cast: Peter Weller
Peter Weller
, John Lithgow
John Lithgow
, Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
W.D. Richter

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Despite mixed reviews and a disastrous initial release that dumped the film into theaters for a week in the midst of the 1984 Summer Olympics, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension went on to become one of the major cult films of the 1980s, developing a rabid following after its release on videotape. Drifting between satire and improbable sci-fi adventure, the film stars Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai, the son of an American mother and Japanese father who is a combination physicist, neurosurgeon, martial arts master, secret agent, and rock star who travels with his band of assistants/backing musicians, The Hong Kong Cavaliers. As the story opens, Buckaroo is driving his car through a mountain to test his new invention, the Oscillation Overthruster. However, a race of boorish aliens called the Red Lectroids have been waiting for such an item to become a reality, as they need it to return to the distant planet they call home. One of Buckaroo's arch-enemies, Dr. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow), who has been possessed by the Red Lectroids, attempted to created a similar device decades before; now escaped from an insane asylum, he is back at work with the Lectroids on a plan to control the world. Throw in Rastafarian aliens, unscheduled travel between dimensions, and the odd inexplicable watermelon, and you get a film that defies conventional synopsis. With its fast pace, quotable dialogue ("No matter where you go, there you are"), and barrage of gags (subtle and otherwise), you won't be bored even when you're not sure what's going on. The supporting cast includes Jeff Goldblum as New Jersey, a Cavalier with a snappy cowboy outfit, and Ellen Barkin as Penny Priddy, the twin sister of Buckaroo's late wife.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2016
UPC: 0826663168266
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 13,381

Special Features

Disc 1: Blu-Ray Disc NEW into the 8th Dimension: a multi-part documentary, including brand-new interviews Audio commentaries Disc 2: DVD Disc Buckaroo Banzai declassified featurette Alternate opening sequence Deleted scenes Jet Car trailer ...And more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Weller Buckaroo Banzai
John Lithgow Dr. Emilio Lizardo,Lord John Whorfin
Ellen Barkin Penny Priddy
Jeff Goldblum New Jersey
Christopher Lloyd John Bigboote
Lewis Smith Perfect Tommy
Rosalind Cash John Emdall
Robert Ito Prof.Hikita
Pepe Serna Reno Nevada
Ronald Lacey President Widmark
Matt Clark Secretary of Defense
Clancy Brown Rawhide
John Ashton Highway Patrolman
Reed Morgan Exhibitor
James Saito Dr. Masado Banzai
Jonathan Banks Lizardo Hospital Guard
Raye Birk 1st Reporter
Gary Bisig Second Radar Blaze
Mariclare Costello Sen. Cunningham
John Walter Davis Star Surgeon
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson Black Lectroid
Leonard Gaines Artie Duncan
Robert Gray First Radar Blaze
Laura Harrington Mrs. Johnson
Dan Hedaya John Gomez
Bill Henderson Casper Lindley
Damon Hines Scooter Lindley
James Keane Duck Hunter Bubba
Francine Lembi TV Anchorwoman
Carl Lumbly John Parker
Ken Magee Duck Hunter Burt
Kent Perkins Mission Control
Jane Marla Robbins 2nd Reporter
Michael Santoro Billy Travers
Vincent Schiavelli John O'Connor
Yakov Smirnoff National Security Advisor
Kevin Rodney Sullivan John Gant
William Traylor Gen. Catburd
Billy Vera Pinky Carruthers

Technical Credits
W.D. Richter Director,Producer
M. James Arnett Stunts
Sidney Beckerman Executive Producer
David M. Blitstein Special Effects
Michael Boddicker Score Composer
George Bowers Editor
Neil Canton Producer
Rick Carter Art Director
Gary Daigler Asst. Director
Stephen Dane Art Director
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Michael Evje Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Fink Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Katterli A. Frauenfelder Asst. Director
Bones Howe Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis E. Jones Associate Producer,Production Manager
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Terry Liebling Casting
Richard Marks Editor
Henry Millar Special Effects
Virginia Randolph Set Decoration/Design
Earl Mac Rauch Screenwriter
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! - Bonus Disc
1. Chapter 1 [22:40]
1. Chapter 1 [7:11]

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