Release Date: August 16, 2016
Studio: Shout! Factory
Actors: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum
Directors: W.D. Richter
Runtime: 102 minutes
Neurosurgeon. Physicist. Rock Star. Hero. Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller, Robocop) is a true 80s renaissance man. With the help of his uniquely qualified team, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, Buckaroo is ready to save the world on a moment's notice. But after his successful test of the Oscillation Overthruster (a device that allows him to travel through solid matter) he unleashes the threat of evil, pure and simple from the 8th Dimension… the alien Red Lectroids.
Led by the deranged dictator Lord John Whorfin (John Lithgow), the Lectroids steal the Overthruster with the intent of using it to return to their home of Planet 10 real soon! But no matter where you go, there Buckaroo Banzai is… ready to battle an interdimensional menace that could spell doom for the human race.
How can Buckaroo stop the Lectroids’ fiendish plots? Who is the mysterious Penny Priddy? Why is there a watermelon there? For the answers to these and other questions, you have to watch The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, monkey boy!
Featuring Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, and Clancy Brown, Buckaroo Banzai is a cleverly crazed cult classic as only the 80s could deliver.
Special Features Include:
Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
-“Into The 8th Dimension: A Two-Hour Retrospective Documentary” including Brand-New Interviews With The Cast And Crew
-Audio Commentary With Michael And Denise Okuda
-Audio Commentary With Director W.D. Richter And Writer Earl Mac Rauch
Disc 2 (DVD):
-Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Featurette
-Alternate Opening Sequence (with Jamie Lee Curtis)
-“Jet Car” Trailer