Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Watch it Instantly
Includes the Amazon Instant Video 24 hour rental at no extra charge. (Learn more)
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
UltimateDis... Add to Cart
$11.49  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Solo Enterprises Add to Cart
$12.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Brand New Rarities Add to Cart
$14.97  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

The Ice Pirates (2005)

Robert Urich , Mary Crosby , Stewart Raffill  |  PG |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

List Price: $14.97
Price: $8.72 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $6.25 (42%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Ice Pirates   $1.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $8.72  
 
 
Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this DVD from Amazon.com. Your rental will expire 24 hours after you begin watching or 30 days after your disc purchase, whichever occurs first. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 

Frequently Bought Together

The Ice Pirates + Krull (Special Edition) + The BeastMaster (All Region Import)
Price for all three: $35.08

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, John Matuszak
  • Directors: Stewart Raffill
  • Writers: Stewart Raffill, Stanford Sherman
  • Producers: John Foreman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006J28MS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,202 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Ice Pirates" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

The amiable sci-fi spoof The Ice Pirates has earned a small but vocal cadre of admirers thanks to its go-for-broke gags and a healthy disrespect for outer space epics like the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises. An atypically goofy Robert Urich stars as the leader of a band of space pirates who kidnap a princess (Mary Crosby of Dallas fame), and then join her quest to find a mythical planet that can solve the universe’s water shortage. A completely game (shameless?) cast (which includes Anjelica Huston in fetching leather gear, Ron Perlman, John Matuszak, and fantastic film icon John Carradine) and Stewart (The Philadelphia Experiment) and Raffill’s breezy direction help sell the funniest bits (most notably, the notorious "space herpy" scene, and the frantic time-warp finale) and make the more leaden jokes palatable. --Paul Gaita

Product Description

Spoofy-goofy comedy, otherworldly special effects, spectacular space creatures, bedraggled 'bots, and biceps-ripplnig swashbuckling highlight this cult fave. In the future, as the galaxy's water supply starts to run out, a band of pirates searches for a new water source.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If You Liked Mars Attacks! and Buckaroo Banzai .... December 31, 2004
Format:DVD
This is the movie that killed Mary Crosby's career and nearly derailed Robert Urich's, Angelica Houston's and Ron Perlman's. It's one of those movies - like 1941 and Paint Your Wagon - that everyone knows is a total turkey, except for those who place what they see on the screen above what they read in the reviews. If you liked Mars Attacks! and Buckaroo Banzai, and laughed your ass off at Spaced Invaders and Killer Clowns from Outer Space, you'll love Ice Pirates.

The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The idea that there were once ten planets whose surface was principally covered by water is considered a myth by most people, as is the story that the last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable center of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled by your basic evil emperor (John Carradine) presiding over a trade oligarchy that controls all mining and sale of ice from asteroids and comets.

Robert Urich is Jason, leader of a band of ice pirates that includes Ron Perlman, John Matuzak and Michael D Roberts. Of course, the crew also prominently features the obligatory unbeatable master swordsman and latter-day samurai, but, in a blow for equality, the part is played to perfection by Angelica Houston. In the formulaic plot for outlaw space operas, our heroes attack an ice freighter, are captured, but escape with a princess (Mary Crosby) kidnapped by the evil emperor in tow. They rescue her, thread the perilous path to the center of the universe and the fabled tenth planet, and destroy the evil empire's stranglehold on the people.

Along the way, you are treated to some of film's oddest aliens, god-awful puns and excellent lampoons of space opera icons.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The precursor to Spaceballs, finally on DVD! February 14, 2005
Format:DVD
Crisp and clean transfer... excellent quality... and finally in widescreen. The Ice Pirates was ahead of it's time, blending light Sci-Fi with comedy in a manner not seen again until Spaceballs. Aliens, robots, princesses, and time warps abound in this classic... where the humor isn't limited to bland jokes. The sets homage not only the classics of 60's SciFi... but the more serious 80's Science Fiction films. Anyone who considers themselves a SciFi buff should pick this one up, as no collection is complete without it's campy insanity. Sparse on the extras, but beggars can't be choosers. Those who've only seen the craptacular VHS copy owe this film another look on DVD...

For those who haven't seen it... the sum-up of the movie is this. Take Spaceballs, Princess Bride, and Alien... mix in a blender... throw in some 60's SciFi camp and cool robots... and there you go. Given it's been 21 years since the widescreen version has been available to the public... this is a must have Cult classic!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ice Pirates leave a warm feeling! June 4, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
What a wonderful piece of sci-fi fun! I always loved this picture since the first time I saw it WAAAYYY back in '84. I have to admit, it's not for everybody. You really have to be in a class of science fiction fans who also enjoy movies like Sleeper or tv shows like Red Dwarf. My only regret about Ice Pirates was that the director didn't have a larger budget--then again... Urich, Roberts and Huston (The Space Samurai Chick!) really steal the show--check out the gut-funny scene when Ulrich and Roberts were about to lose their "manhood". Hilarious!! The story is ludicrous in itself, water has become more valuable than gold or silver. I always found it funny that these people have the ability of interstellar travel but they can't produce water. I give the movie four stars--even though it loooks really bad on tv--in anyevent, Ice Pirates makes me wish filmmakers would produce more sci-fi satires. Long Live Jason and his Ice Pirates!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Laughter In Space February 6, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie may not be for every audience.... just those with imagination and unique tastes. The "Ice Pirates" is a hilarious look at surviving in the future- but contains many of today's sci-fi "predictions". From Disutopia to space travel this movie contains classic scifi themes. Will water one today be as scarce as we take it for granted these days? The whole essence of the movie relies on the crew's search and trade of H2O. This flick looks at the possibilities of an intriguing life in outer space. It's humor - espiecially during the time travel- adds a light touch to social conditions in the future. From royalty to the slave men (What an interesting idea..) this movie is a road map to how people will choose to evolve socially while we reahc higher standards as far as technology can carry us. Some day we may fight over such precious resources as water- but adventure and fantasy will always be around us. This movie is a classic 80's flick- a shoot-em-up with a sense of humor and wonder.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good laugh without guilt. September 8, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
It isn't Star Wars but, hey, it isn't pretending to be! It's pure fun with a great cast of lovable characters (Angelica Houston and Ron Pearlman, just to mention a few). The actors are having fun and you can't help but join them. This is a movie to watch with a group of friends - sit back and enjoy the ride. Science fiction at it's silliest but entertaining and endearing all the same. And who couldn't love the hilarious costumes the actors (and actresses) wear without shame. It's pure cheese and...you'll love every minute.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars olfd movie,great fun.
I've wanted this movie for a long time.was so glad I found it on Amazon. It was great and it came fast
Published 1 day ago by nlovett
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
AWESOME MOVIE!!!!! I have been watching it since i was akid. i recommened it to everybody. The Ice Pirates. Awesome!
Published 2 days ago by Timothy Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun romp for me anytime
I have only watched this movie about 16 times since 1987. Hilarious. similar to Idiocracy. I t helps to make a bad day better
Published 14 days ago by guerard
4.0 out of 5 stars Ice Pirates
I had seen Ice Pirates many years ago and thought it was quite humorous. I ordered the movie for my collection to watch at will. I like the movie.
Published 18 days ago by Gerald J. W.
3.0 out of 5 stars cheesy fun
Silly low-budget 80's sci-fi comedy. Lots of fun gags.
This is the sort of thing that would have been straight-to-video in the 90's or a throw-away Syfy cable network movie... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Douglas Millhoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Ice Pirates is good fun.
An enjoyable Comedy/Sci-fi, complete with pirates, princess, aliens, robots and an evil emperor. Good quality print. Would definitely recommend it.
Published 26 days ago by LY
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
LOVE THIS MOVIE. If you are a child of the 80s, then you have got to get this movie. But don't get this one on VHS, get the copy on DVD.
Published 1 month ago by Tyler A. Newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I grew up watching this movie as a kid. It's weird in its own right, but it is a cult classic of the early 80's.
You know, it;s space herpes....
Published 1 month ago by Pen Name
4.0 out of 5 stars comedy perfection
Cheese to the X factor. During the genre Of space movies this stands out as a spoof of all movies that took themselves seriously.
Published 1 month ago by francisco Vallejos
3.0 out of 5 stars A good spoof for it's time
I remember watching this when it first came out and really enjoyed it then. Watching it again now, it is still funny and worth seeing, but I must admit I had remembered the jokes... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul Smith
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa43c2b70)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category