The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Expect the unexpected. He does.
Running Time: 103 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
Release Date: 2015
Content Type: Movie
YOUR ONLY HOPE IS BUCKAROO BANZAI
From the writer of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Big Trouble in Little China comes a pop-sci-fi adventure that defies convention and went on to become one of the cult hits of the 80s.
Peter Weller is Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret agent-rock star who has just made history with his invention, the Oscillation Overthruster. The Overthruster allows him to travel to the 8th Dimension, but this feat draws the attention of the Red Lectroids, an alien race (led by Christopher Lloyd) who have teamed up with Banzai s nemesis, the deranged Dr Lizardo (John Lithgow). Lizardo and the Red Lectroids are seeking the Overthruster to take over the world and Banzai, with his team of agents/band musicians, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop them before it s too late!
With strong references to sci-fi and pop culture that span Thomas Pynchon and Orson Welles, Buckaroo Banzai is a film made by fans for fans and counts filmmakers including Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith among its admirers.
Audio commentary with writer-director W.D. Richter and Reno (writer Earl Mac Rauch)
The Tao of Buckaroo: A brand new interview with Peter Weller on his role of Buckaroo Banzai
Lord John: A brand new interview with John Lithgow who discusses working on the film
Lincoln Centre Q&A featuring Peter Weller and John Lithgow moderated by filmmaker and Buckaroo fan Kevin Smith, filmed as part of the 2011 New York Film Festival
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified An original featurette on the making of the film featuring W.D. Richter, stars Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow and more!
Adventures in the 8th Dimension: Visual essay by critic and author Matt Zoller Seitz
Alternate opening featuring Jamie Lee Curtis presented in isolation and as part of the extended feature
Closing sequence presented without credits
Deleted scenes, featuring fourteen scenes from the work print
New Jet Car Trailer and Teaser Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver, illustrated with original stills
2.35:1 widescreen 1080p
DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround English
PCM 2.0 Stereo English
Earl Mac Rauch
Director of Photography:
Fred J. Koenekamp
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
J. Michael Riva
Dennis E. Jones