The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
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"The very oddest good movie in many a full moon," Buckaroo Banzai combines "humor, imagination, a little oriental mysticism and a passel of sharp performances [into] very chic sci-fi" (Time)! Oscar(r) nominees* Peter Weller and John Lithgow team with Emmy(r) winners Ellen Barkin and Christopher Lloyd for a fiendishly clever, action-packed adventure in an outlandishworld you'll want to visit again and again! Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back todestroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle thatcould result in total annihilation of the universe! *1993: Short Film/Live Action, Partners (Weller); 1983: Supporting Actor, Terms Of Endearment (Lithgow)
- Special Features for Nuon Players
- Rare Prologue Sequence
- Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
- Making-Of Documentary
- Character Profiles
- Banzai Institute Archives
- Easter Eggs
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The movie is filled with over-the-top humor and crazy plot twists. Lithgow's Dr. Lizardo is stunning but don't discount Weller's or Goldblum's performances either. I still laugh at how all the aliens are named John... Of course, in the end Buckarro saves the world (we are all still here, right?).
I'm kind of sorry there wasn't a sequel. The film seemed to keep that possibility open. Decades too late now.
You gotta know if I keep coming back to this film I'm going to give it 5 stars. I see it very differently now then I did back when it first came out, but I enjoy it every bit as much if not more.