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Robert Urich, Mary Crosby and Anjelica Huston star in this glorious send-up of the entire science fiction genre as an interstellar band of pirates steals from the rich to give to the poor, helps a princess find her lost father and discovers a source of water to slake the thirst of the entire galaxy!]]>
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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 ›
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!
While I would love to see more features on this blu-ray edition, I love having it. Ron Pearlman, Angelica Houston, Robert Urich, And Mary Crosby are a great cast & work well together.
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THe sound is not in surround , only in 2 Channel Stereo which is a let down since it is on BluRAy--Published 13 days ago by Bookworm1
This was my favorite space movie as a child. I have been quoting this movie my whole life. Now buy it before you get space herpes!Published 17 days ago by L. B. Mercer
This movie wasn't as good as I remembered it. It's goofy and campy as hell and still funny in sections, but I'm not a teenager anymore so I guess my tastes have changed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis & Veronica
If it weren't for the occasional laugh (and the kitsch/nostalgia) I would have given this a "zero" stars, if that's even possible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark E. Martin
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