The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Collector's Edition: Shout Select
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1984
Director: W. D. Richter
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 826663-168266
Running time: 1:43 (103 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim, Slip Cover
Format: 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 16, 2016
Collection type: Owned (#4640)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 28, 2018
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
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.

Featuring Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, and Clancy Brown, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai is a cleverly crazed cult classic as only the 80s could deliver.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Comedy
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • Sherwood Productions
Media Companies:
 • Shout! Factory
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English  DTS HD Master Audio 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (BD)
2Bonus Materials (DVD)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Reversible Cover
Crew
Direction
W. D. Richter....Director
Writing
Earl Mac Rauch....Writer
Production
Sidney Beckerman....Executive Producer
Neil Canton....Producer
W. D. Richter....Producer
Cinematography
Fred J. Koenekamp....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard Marks....Film Editor
George Bowers....Film Editor
Music
Michael Boddicker....Composer
Sound
Bones Howe....Sound Designer
Michael Evje....Production Sound Mixer
Gordon Ecker, Jr.....Supervising Sound Editor
Anthony Milch....Supervising Sound Editor
John T. Reitz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David E. Campbell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg C. Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
J. Michael Riva....Production Designer
Aggie Guerrard Rodgers....Costume Designer
Michael Fink....Visual Effects
Richard Carter....Art Director
Stephen Dane....Art Director
Henry Millar....Visual Effects
David Blitstein....Visual Effects
Eddie Marks....Costume Designer
Bari Dreiband....Make-up Artist
Animated Visual Effects by VCE
Peter Kuran....Visual Effects
8th Dimension Sequence by Greenlite
John Scheele....Visual Effects
Cast
Peter Weller....Buckaroo Banzai
John Lithgow....Dr. Emilio Lizardo / Lord John Whorfin
Ellen Barkin....Penny Priddy
Jeff Goldblum....New Jersey
Christopher Lloyd....John Bigbooté
Lewis Smith....Perfect Tommy
Rosalind Cash....John Emdall
Robert Ito....Professor Hikita
Pepe Serna....Reno Nevada
Ronald Lacey....President Widmark
Matt Clark....Secretary of Defense
Clancy Brown....Rawhide
William Traylor....General Catburd
Carl Lumbly....John Parker
Vincent Schiavelli....John O'Connor
Dan Hedaya....John Gomez
Mariclare Costello....Senator Cunningham
Bill Henderson....Casper Lindley
Damon Hines....Scooter Lindley
Billy Vera....Pinky Carruthers
Laura Harrington....Mrs. Johnson
Michael Santoro....Billy Travers
Jonathan Banks....Lizardo Hospital Guard
Razor Blazes
Robert Gray
Gary Bisig
Kent Perkins....Mission Control
John David Ashton....Highway Patrolman
Kenneth Magee....Duck Hunter Burt
James Keane....Duck Hunter Bubba
Yakov Smirnoff....National Security Advisor
Leonard Gaines....Artie Duncan
Francine Lembi....TV Anchorwoman
John Walter Davis....Star Surgeon
Read Morgan....Exhibitor
James Rosin....John Yaya
Reporters
Raye Birk
Jane Marla Robbins
Kevin Sullivan....John Gant
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson....Black Lectroid Commander
Radford Polinsky....Marine Lt.
Kolodny Brothers
Sam Minsky
Robert Hummer
Gerald Peterson....Rug Sucker