The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
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Peter Weller
John Lithgow
Ellen Barkin
Jeff Goldblum
Ronald Lacey
Christopher Lloyd
Lewis Smith
Movie Details
Director W.D. Richter
Producer Neil Canton; W.D. Richter
Writer Earl Mac Rauch
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 43 mins
Color Color
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. After crashing his nuclear-fueled race car and causing a disturbance in the eighth dimension, Banzai releases some extremely unappealing aliens into our atmosphere. First-time director W.D. Richter (Late for Dinner) pulls out all the stops, resulting in a manic dash that is often incoherent. The intent may have been to re-create old-time serials with a pulp-fiction bent, but the screenplay, full of macho dialogue and cool poses, tries too hard. We could have done with a less complicated story and more character development. Still, consider this flawed fun, because it may be silly, but it is also clever. Originally released as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension. -- Rochelle O'Gorman
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 027616862785
Chapters 16
Release Date 1/1/02
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1