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  The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension cinematronic
  director

W.D. Richter

cast

Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd

year

1984

extras

Special edition - widescreen; closed caption; theatrical version; special extended version with restored opening sequence starring Jamie Lee Curtis; audio commentary by director W.D. Richter and Reno from the Banzai Institute; behind-the-scenes documentary and retrospective; 14 deleted scenes; original teaser trailer; all-new "Jet Car" special effects trailer; "Pinky Carruther's Unknown Facts" subtitle track; Banzai Institute archives; Banzai Radio segment; original production designs; Jet Car secrets revealed; still gallery.

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  The zenith of cult movies is director W.D. Richter's hilarious, action-packed appropriation and update of the Doc Savage-style '30s pulp hero. Now that it's out on DVD, its reputation should be enhanced. The film's most enticing conceit is its suggestion that everyone who sees it is completely familiar with the distinguished career of scientist, surgeon and rock star Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller of "Robocop") - the son of genius parents who were killed by sabotage when they were on the verge of crossing into the eighth dimension. Assisted by his preternaturally talented aides/band members, the Hong Kong Cavaliers (one is played by rangy Jeff Goldblum), Buckaroo has made the dimensional leap in his amazing jet car. But the insane Dr. Emilio Lizardo (a scenery-consuming John Lithgow) and some alien visitors have plans that may lead to Earth's total destruction unless Buckaroo saves the day. Weird, wild, wonderful. With Ellen Barkin as damsel-in-distress Penny Priddy.  
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