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  • Actors: Jesse Ventura, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Damian Lee, Jerry Levitan, Marjorie Bransfield
  • Directors: Damian Lee
  • Writers: Damian Lee
  • Producers: Damian Lee, Alexander Ruge, Armand Leo, Curtis Petersen, David Mitchell
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Simitar Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: January 26, 1999
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305245983
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,495 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Abraxas" on IMDb

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Who would have guessed that before politicking for governor, policing the galaxy was penciled in on Jesse "the Body" Ventura's curriculum vitae, right after professional wrestler? As Abraxas, Ventura plays a bi-Galaxian cop who chases a rogue law enforcer from the northern stars to the North Woods of Minnesota. "Good cop, bad cop" takes on a whole new meaning when Abraxas pursues the evil Secundus (Sven-Ole Thorsen) through assorted snow banks, evergreens, and a winter wonderland of death traps, en route to a final confrontation involving the anti-life equation, a limitless power source for the power-hungry Secundus. Not surprisingly, his acquisition of the anti-life equation will end life on this planet as we know it. Will Abraxas prevail? Helping Ventura wrestle with this question is Sonia, portrayed by Marjorie Bransfield, a young innocent, immaculately impregnated by Secundus. James Belushi, as an earthling law-enforcement type, lends a late helping hand.

Unfortunately, the biography portion of the DVD neglects to illuminate Ventura's earlier career, when he ably presided over a much smaller jurisdiction than Abraxas. As a pro wrestler, Ventura typically clocked in for work in a pink boa, wraparound shades, and kicky short-shorts--a much livelier uniform than that issued to guardians of the universe. --Stephan Magcosta

Customer Reviews

The story is terrible, and seems to assume that you know what the hell is going on.
Gameplayer
If the true soldiers of iron culture will ever emerge, Abraxas will their movie of inspiration.
"sopimus"
Well considering this is an ultra low budget movie you can't really expect much anyway.
SRFireside

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 2002
Format: DVD
Sure the movie is low budget, kind of forgettable and bad. That doesn't make it a shoe-in for a zero rating, though folks. We've got the immortal line in this flick: "My box has VD." And let's not forget the slow-motion fighting to Kenny G inspired music, with random nonsensical explosions happening in the background...or the woman who has a baby with all her clothes on! There's PLENTY of entertainment to be gleaned from this movie, you cinema snobs just don't know where to look for it. All in all, I recommend it to people who want to see unintentional humor, and who don't expect every movie to be made with a 100 million plus budget. Jeez...if you wanna see a true blue zero rating, rent Sextette, and leave this modest effort alone!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "sopimus" on June 30, 2001
Format: DVD
When the true movie critics speaks about the science fiction classics we often get lectures on star wars and other high budget motion pictures. What we have to remember is the ones who never got into the herds view of sight. One of these movies are Abraxas. A movie which never got the attention it deserved. If the true soldiers of iron culture will ever emerge, Abraxas will their movie of inspiration.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1999
Format: DVD
Yes, it's low budget. If you require expensive pyrotechnics and special effects, you will not find them in "Abraxas." Yes, the leading lady could not act her way out of a paper bag. But I enjoyed the plot, the supporting characters of the 2 small-town police officers, funny scenes like 2 small-town waitresses having to serve breakfast to Sven-Ole Thorssen even though he's huge, brooding and looks just like the description of the man who's just murdered 2 or 3 townspeople. Jesse Ventura does a creditable acting job. The VHS box copy makes it sound like a a slam-bam action film, but that's not what "Abraxas" really is. If you're looking for a rather sweet little film that looks like people tried really hard to make something good without much money, I think you'll like it. I loved the scene where Jesse threatens his wrist computer "answer box" with deactivation of its vocal mode if it doesn't stop telling him how to carry out his mission.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry Silver on April 17, 2004
Format: DVD
"Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe" is the best thing ever filmed in northern Ontario. A "thrilling" chase opens this unintentional comedic masterwork, which features many "all-time" moments, such as:
MOST PATHETIC CAMEO OF ALL TIME: I don't know how they got Jim Belushi to drive out to Thornbury to be in Abraxas, but he appears in the worst scene in the film. Somebody must have done him one hell of a favour, because there's no way he did this for money - since the producers clearly had none.
MOST INAPPROPRIATE SCORE OF ALL TIME: Lame saxophone and soft jazz should never be combined with fights and chases - let alone the sketchy scene with a half-naked Ventura and a young boy where Abraxas' "tale of two men" bit comes off as disturbing, and thus funny.
LEAST PLOT EXPLANATION OF ALL TIME: If you can tell me what "the colmater" is (beyond the fact that it's the kid) I'd really like to know. Also, the exact nature of the "anti-life equation" (and the equally sinister "anti-life universe")is open to debate.
All of these diverse elements combine to form some serious low-budget hilarity. Ventura and Thorson discussing the anti-life equation is right up there with Monty Python's Dead Parrot bit as far as I'm concerned. If you don't laugh at this movie you are either soulless or retarded.
"Bring me the colmater!"
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