- Actors: Reb Brown, John Phillip Law, James Ryan, Cameron Mitchell, Cisse Cameron
- Directors: David Winters, Neal Sundstrom
- Writers: Ian Yule, Maria Dante
- Producers: David Winters, Debi Nethersole, Hope Holiday, John De Kock
- Format: Color, EP, NTSC
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Lions Gate
- VHS Release Date: March 9, 1994
- Run Time: 91 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6302999472
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,400 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Space Mutiny [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
The movie is supposed to take place in the bowels of a "Mother Ship" (footage stolen from "Battlestar..") filled with the third generation of refugees from a dead planet. One of the refugees, ELIJAH (snicker) KALGAN (John Philip Law) by name, decides he's sick of living on the spaceship and wants to live on a "real planet." He hatches a plot to take over the ship, sell the other occupants of the ship into slavery to "Space Pirates" and then live in luxury on a "real planet." Hence the name, "Space Mutiny." Doesn't sound too bad so far, right? Well, that's when Space Pilot DAVE RYDER (Reb Brown) enters the picture, silver lame' pants and all, and the movie starts to turn on the stink.
Space Mutiny is a rock 'em, sock 'em, sci-fi shoot 'em up filmed in an abandoned warehouse that is supposed to be the environs of the previously mentioned spaceship. Did I mention you can clearly see the windows at the top of the warehouse? Other highlights include: characters that die only to reappear later in the movie with no explanation, characters chasing each other in pimped-out floor waxers called "eliminators," Kalgan looks evil with increasingly less enthusiasm, our hero Dave Ryder routinely emits high-pitched "battle screams," unintentional nudity (don't ask), and a guest appearance by the Band's Robbie Robertson as the evil and crippled turncoat officer.
You don't have to be a "Best Brains" member to be able to make fun of this movie, and that's why it stands on its own.Read more ›
By now just about everyone knows the general plot: evil over-actor Kalgan (John Phillip Law) starts a mutiny on a spaceship ran by Santa Claus, an Australian guy, and a bodybuilding nitwit who yells "Move!" a lot (Reb Brown.) There is a fabulously grotesque subplot about the Captain's daughter who appears in spandex despite seeming to be old enough to be Slab Bulkhead's (or whatever his name is) mother. The best scene in the movie has got to be her dancing in the nightclub with a hula hoop, an act so disgraceful that not only did it lead the MST3K guys to quip "So, in the future there's absolutely no shame," but also "She's presenting like a mandrill," both of which were spot on the money; unfortunately with this version you just have to think the commentary silently. Truly this scene will be etched into your brain for life, so be prepared.
It became evident very quickly that MST3K had edited the film down for time quite a bit, but they did so quite well, as all the extra film here is as boring as can be: it is mostly more of chasing around in the golf carts, more railing kills (where stuntmen fall off railings to their death), and a bit more exposition in which we learn that Kalgan's first name is Elijah. In other words: it is better to watch the MST3K version for yet another reason, namely brevity.Read more ›
THIRLL as a Woman dies, and then is miraculiously ressurected only minutes later as a scene shot before her death comes AFTER it, MARVEL at "Slab Bulkhead" Dave Ryder defends the Battlestar Gaalctica...I mean, the Southern Sun from the evil forces of the evil Kalgon and Robbie Robertson, annd SCREAM as you watch the forces of good and evil fall from UNBELVIABLE HEIGHTS from railings that infest the ship.
Bear witness to the greatest GOLF CART CHASE OF ALL TIME, (I mean "Space Buggy" chase), "Space Mutiny" is a classic that can appreciated either through MST3K or without.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought Space Mutiny knowing full well it was a low budget B movie, and I'm O.K. with that. But it turned out to be a B movie want a be. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Craig Burridge
One of the worst Sci fi movies of all time.
So I had to have a copy.
Legendarily excoriated by Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Space Mutiny has cutting edge... Read more
This is not a review, but some of you might enjoy this.
Well, I left the stunt business a loooong time back and even though I worked on numerous productions, I've never... Read more
Earlier during the week Sid stumbled upon some 90's commercial clips leaving us in a nice nostalgic state thinking of some of the best years we've had. Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by Sid the Elf
This is one of those movies that's so bad it's funny. Space Mutiny takes place on a spaceship colony (which looks more like a factory) where stereotypical villian Kalgon (complete... Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Josh R.
Must be seen to be believed.
A ridiculously bad film
that is strangely compelling.
You really will want to see the
whole thing although you won't
know... Read more
I can see why Mystery Science Theater 3000 used this as one of its featured films; the acting is just over the top. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by Harvey Wren Jr.
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