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MetalStorm: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn (1983)

Jeffrey Byron , Kelly Preston , Charles Band  |  PG |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jeffrey Byron, Kelly Preston, Mike Preston
  • Directors: Charles Band
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003L16FAO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,561 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "MetalStorm: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn" on IMDb

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Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn is the science fiction battle of the ages with giant cyclopes and intergalactic magicians in this futuristic adventure set on the desert planet of Lemuria. A miner and his daughter Dhyana (Kelly Preston) fall prey to the evil dictator Jared-Syn's reign of terror. Dogen (Jeffrey Byron), the brave peacekeeping ranger, must save Dhyana and the rest of her planet from the forces of Jared-Syn (Mike Preston), his son, Baal (R. David Smith) and the hideous cyclopean warlord, Hurok (Richard Moll). If Dogen does not find Dhyana in time, she will be sacrificed to Jared-Syn's strange life-giving crystal. Take a space-age journey into the farthest reaches of the imagination with dazzling special effects and a story that will excite fantasy fans of all ages.

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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars FULL SCREEN ONLY?!? Another DVD Ruined. May 27, 2010
Format:DVD
I'll not get into the merits of "Metalstorm" as a movie. Needless to say, I like for what it is: Low-budget filmmaker Charles Band's attempt at a "Star Wars" clone...but without the "stars" or the "wars".

But this DVD is a different story. "Metalstorm" was originally released in 3D at a screen aspect of 2.35:1. I can accept this DVD not being 3D. What I cannot accept is Universal's decision to release it in 4x3 full screen format only. 5 years ago, there may have been some flawed logic to releasing it in full screen. After all, TV signals were still SD and HD-TVs were only beginning to become mainstream. But, in 2010, there is no excuse. Universal has killed this DVD. And, since any hope at an eventual re-issue would likely be tied to this DVD's sales, Universal has likely killed all chances at any widescreen release of "Metalstorm." :(
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the COOLEST B movies EVER made..... February 2, 2004
By ManRay
Format:VHS Tape
This movie was a favorite of mine as a young teenager! It still is a favorite of mine over 20 years later. Yes, the writing and story line are a bit strange, strained and simple. But this is due to much of the poor writing. But for being a low budget film, this movie is great. Its a cross between "Death Race 2000" and "Space Hunter". It was released in the theaters as a 3D movie in the early Eighties. The 3D effect is great!! By todays standards the movie truly shows its age. But you have to remember when it was made. Most of the technology of today hadn't even been invented yet! So it must be judged for what it is, a good science fiction story with some cool basic 3D special effects. IT IS A SCIENCE FICITON MOVIE AND STORY LINE. SO YOU NEED TO BE OPEN MINDED ABOUT THE STORYLINE AND POSSIBILITIES THAT SPACE AND SCIENCE FICTION OFFER.
The story line is rather simple.....Our hero (Jeffrey Byron) is a "Tracker" on an alien planet. Trackers are sort of like a cross between a police officer and an Army Ranger. He is searching for Jared-Syn a humanoid like alien who is set on taking over the known world. Byron comes upon the heroin (Kelly Preston) who's father was murdered by Jared-Syn's son and his followers. Upon being murdered all victims souls are stolen and stored in a huge storage crystal. Jared-Syn uses their souls as power for his evil plans. Byron vows to track down Jared-Syn and avenge Prestons fathers death.
This movie has a few know actors/actresses in it. Kelly Preston who married John Travolta. Then we have Tim Thomerson of the "Trancers" series fame and MANY MANY other B movies. Richard Moll of "Night Court" fame stars in this film also.
Just remember one thing......
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF A DVD BY UNIVERSAL! August 18, 2010
Format:DVD
Welcome to the planet of Lemuria and the tyranny of its evil leader Jared-Syn. A lone space ranger named Dogen comes to the aide of a young woman named Dhyana whose father has fallen at the hands of Jared -Syn. Dogen promises to avenge her father's death and save her planet from the evil leader once and for all but it won't be easy. Standing in Dogen's way is Baal, the mutant son of Jared-Syn and the Cyclopean warlord, Hurok. Can Dogen save the planet from Jared -Syn and free its inhabitants of the evil that has been controlling them? You'll have to buy your own copy to find out.

I've waited so long for "METALSTORM-The destruction of Jared-Syn" to finally be released on DVD and now that I have it I'm really disappointed with Universal Studios. I'm no expert when it comes to video transferring and restoration but I really expected a much clearer image from Universal. The video transfer on this DVD is filled with speckling, scratches and the images seem to be blurry and out of focus most of the time.

Maybe it's because this movie was originally presented in 3-D that the picture seems blurry and out of focus. Maybe the only way to correct it would be to present it the way it was originally filmed, in 3-D. I really wish that Universal would have taken more time and released "METALSTORM" in a two disc set offering both standard and 3-D versions complete with the glasses.

Another complaint I have is that there isn't a menu feature when you put the disc into the player. As a fan, you would think that this DVD would have some trailers, still gallery, commentaries or some type of bonus material; its bare bones people. I'm really happy to have this movie on DVD but this is really just another failed attempt from Universal Studios to release a Sci-Fi classic from the 80's as cheap as possible and cash in on its unsuspecting fans.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Universal Screws the Fans... Again September 8, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Long-desired on DVD by many cult film fans, the Charles Band (PARASITE) science fiction Western, METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN (1983) finally makes its digital disc debut from Universal. Unfortunately, those who've been anticipating this title since the beginning of the DVD era are not going to be happy.

On the desert planet Lemuria (which looks a lot like the California desert) a Ranger (or Finder, depending on the scene) called Dogen (Jeffrey Byron, THE DUNGEONMASTER, wearing a leather ensemble identical to Mel Gibson's in MAD MAX) rescues crystal miner Dhyana (a young Kelly Preston, JERRY MAGUIRE) after her father is slain by the evil warlord Jared-Syn (Mike Preston, THE ROAD WARRIOR). They set out together to avenge her father's death; a perilous quest that brings Dogen into conflict with Syn's cyborg son Baal, hordes of angry Apaches - I mean, "Cyclopeans" - sand snakes, and masked nomads in ROAD WARRIOR-model dune buggies. Fortunately, Dogen manages to acquire a few allies along the way, including a burnt-out, alcoholic ex-Finder (or is it ex-Ranger?) named Rhodes (the great Tim Thomerson, TRANCERS, DOLLMAN) and a noble Indian chief - dammit, "Cyclopean" chief - called Hurok (Richard Moll, THE SWORD & THE SORCERER, NIGHT COURT).

With a plot cribbed from a dozen B-Westerns, banal script, terrible acting by the leads, shoddy effects work, and laughably blatant 3D moments (lots of stuff sticking in the camera), METALSTORM cannot be called a "good" movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
Was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and still love it. Would reccomend it to a sci fier.
Published 3 months ago by Scott H. Massey
2.0 out of 5 stars A perfect example of the 80's crystal obsession
Remember the 80's when it seems like half of the sci-fi movies had stories that revolved around magic crystals? Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared Syn is no different. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Boddicker
2.0 out of 5 stars MST3K Lives
I saw this in the theater and couldn't remember much about it. Then I saw it again last night.

Wow. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Geist
3.0 out of 5 stars What were they smoking?
This movie is beyond classification. Entertaining in the way a train wreck is morbidly fascinating and full of logic challenged moments and characters that are less than one... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Some Guy Writing Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars DVD as promised.
I know that this is a low budgeted Sci-Fi flick from years ago.
I just wish they would put out a Widescreen version of this. I would also love a 3-D version. Read more
Published 18 months ago by MovieFactory
5.0 out of 5 stars metalstorm
Cheesy, old school, mid 80s 3D, mad max kinda movie.
It's kinda cool, end of the world appocalyptic setting. Hey I love these old movies. Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by saxon
5.0 out of 5 stars metelstorm
My son was very happy with this movie said was in mint condition played perfect and said it was hard to find in the stores so he was very pleased with it. Read more
Published on January 11, 2011 by waterlady
5.0 out of 5 stars METALSTORM is a classic of 80's trash
Brilliant z-grade tosh that has some excellent throw away lines, tin can sets and highly strung acting but who cares, its a riot
Published on October 30, 2010 by Shane Adam Bassett
5.0 out of 5 stars Trippy !
It is a bit on the B side, BUT, it represents the Genre " post apocalyptic" as well as any and its frakin cool as frak. Just an old movie claiming it place as "A piece of history".
Published on April 3, 2010 by Glen F. Wilson
2.0 out of 5 stars Original Syn
"Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn" is one of the longest sci-fi movie titles ever... and it doesn't even describe the movie! Read more
Published on July 26, 2008 by Amaranth
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