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Moontrap [VHS] (1989)

Walter Koenig , Bruce Campbell , Robert Dyke  |  R |  VHS Tape
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Leigh Lombardi, Robert Kurcz, John J. Saunders
  • Directors: Robert Dyke
  • Writers: Tex Ragsdale
  • Producers: James A. Courtney, Robert Dyke, Alan M. Solomon, Brian C. Manoogian, John Cameron
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • VHS Release Date: December 10, 1993
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302999588
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,488 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good for a B movie October 31, 2012
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I love this B movie. Bruce Campbell leaves his chainsaw at home but the scene with the steriotype scientist trys to make contact with the alien invader is worth seeing the whole movie for. The monsters are original and the concept is new. But there is still enough corneyness to keep it firmly in the B catagory. Just don't expect to see anything like Ed Wood or Dark Star. This is almost a serious movie.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! December 25, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Let me clarify...amzingly CHEESE! This is a movie I saw NUMEROUS times in 89 I think. That was back in the day of the digital video stabiliser, two VCR's and an RCA cable. Get the picture? ANYWAY, I must have seen this film 200 times! Koeing is putting forth the best dead-pan performance of his career! It really showed just how good of an actor he is. His inadvertant (or In your FACE) caracture of his friend Bill Shatner is CLASSIC! No he dosen't do a direct imitation of a certian famous (or infamous) starship captain, but I caught a LOT of the Shatneresque overacting!
Bruce Campbell is in his prime form in this film. His role is just HILARIOUS! He really shows that our favorite grocery clerk is better as an astronaut. Hey, I'd fly in space with him!
This film has it all! Classic Sci-Fi feel, a unique story( Virus was a ripoff of this film), plastic UZI's, inflatible tents, 14,000 year old corpses, and the like. This is a perfect movie to just hit the floor laughing while you wizz in your pants! Definetly worth the time it will take to find this vid.
Unless the release it on DVD. THAT IS A BIG HINT YOU GOOBERS!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars MOONTRAP Film is good quality is horrible February 28, 2013
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I have seen this movie. I bought a DVD copy. The DVD copy is from a VHS original. VHS on its BEST of all possible days was CRAP. The DVD is a basement copy. I keep hoping for a REAL release of this most interesting film. Maybe even Blu-ray. But I am not holding my breath. You MAY be able to snag a Betamax copy which at least would be viewable. The DVD from VHS will leave you badly needing vision correction.Don't waste your time or money. There is an OFF air copy out there too. It too sucks! About 25 lines of resolution. It is like trying to watch it through an old coca cola bottle. The film may not be star wars but it deserves better than this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moontrap (VHS) July 20, 2012
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Moontrap [VHS]

Okay so this movie never made it to dvd I get that, but it's still worth a look by any si-fi or Bruce Campbell fan. Moontrap stars Walter Koenig from the original Star Trek series and Bruce Campbell who kicks demon butt in all the Evil Dead movies. If you can get use to the idea that Bruce is the sidekick to little Walter in this flick, you may enjoy it more. Remember, this was made in the 80's before computer graphics so some of the effects may not amaze you.
It starts off with Bruce and Walter investigating a huge alien ship from the moon passing earth and they bring back a football type artifact that builds itself into a killer robot using anything handy. So of course our two heros have to go to the moon and investigate. Guess what, give up? They find a girl, a darn good looking girl in a palace on the lunar surface that helps them stop an alien invasion plot to conquer earth, maybe.
I paid about $12 bucks for this movie and I think I got a pretty good deal.Please be kind to animals. Remember Karma, she knows things.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor VHS to DVD copy. April 27, 2013
By Lomion
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This is B movie was not improved by the poor quality copy from VHS to DVD.

Koenig's acting has not improved since the original Star Trek series, and Campbell is a one man "army of dorkness". Despite its obvious flaws Moontrap is still mildly entertaining and somewhat amusing. If you are a fan of Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Star Trek (TOS), or the Evil Dead movies you may want to add this DVD to your collection.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT PREMISE AND STORY!!! December 30, 1998
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
The special effects range from excellent to cheezy. (Fortunately the good effects tend to outweigh the worse ones) The dialogue could have been a little better and more natural but it was still pretty good anyway. This movie is still a gem though. It was well thought out overall.This is one of the few movies that deals with a self replicating probe (A Von Neuman device) run amok. The female actor is exoticly beautiful and plays the part well. If you like this movie you will also like: Star Trek II; Wrath of Khan, Saturn 3, Hangar 18, The Blob (new), The Thing (new) and especially the new movie 'Virus' Moontrap is a nice addition to any sci-fi video library!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather bad, but hilarious... April 11, 2007
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I watched this movie the first time on TV, probably a decade ago, and remembered being thrilled at the ending, as well as the fact that it had Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov from Star Trek), but I never found the title. I ran across it recently while looking through Bruce Campbell's IMDB filmography, and recognized the plot immediately. This movie is campy, strangely acted, and absolutely hysterical if you watch it in the middle of the night. Even though it's not the height of cinematic achievement, if you are fond of either of the main actors (Bruce Campbell, particularly, is his usual, bratty self), of old-school sci-fi horror, or just like to make fun of silly movies, you'll probably enjoy this film. I, personally, was pleased to find it again, and I definately enjoyed watching it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun movie
Great movie. Well written, casted and acted. A nice, entertaining story that is well crafted and fun to watch unfold.
Published 3 months ago by Hyperjump
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good movie, hard to find
Published 3 months ago by Gary Picnic
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the price that's being offered here.
I own this movie on VHS and it was only $1.00 brand new! I'm shocked at the price that it's been offered here, I would pay at the most $5. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Terry H.
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD!
Best quality transfer I have seen. It is only on 3.5cm film, and as far as I know was not released in US theatres. Bruce Campbell is in it and he has a serious role! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tom O. Ashwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent B Movie...
This movie was super cheesy and extremely entertaining, just like any dark comedy should. If you ignore the follies to the laws of physics, then you too will enjoy this movie. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sean
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes... it is a very old movie.
This is a very cheesy Sci-Fi movie. Two well known actors, a bad screen play and a failed attempt to promote it. Most people, don't even know the movie! Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars I mean, who doesn't like the Chekov scream?
Not a bad sci-fi movie. I thought it was well crafted. I mean, who doesn't like the Chekov scream? The End.
Published 14 months ago by Jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars clut classic
didnt think i world find this movie been seacrhing for this movie for about 8 years. saw it when i was only a teenager and love this classic ever since
Published 18 months ago by brad
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Flick...
...A bit date though. Call me sentimentaal, but I enjoy seeing the cast from the original Star Trek TV series branching out and doing other films.
Published 19 months ago by Barry P Waters
3.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
The copy I got was a burned DVD from a VHS copy so its not real great but other then that the movie is just as I remember it
Published 20 months ago by Randy
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