The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Buckaroo Banzai

Release Date: 20th July 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin
Directed by: W.D. Richter




From the writer of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Big Trouble in Little China comes a pop-sci-fi adventure that defies convention and went on to become one of the cult hits of the 80s.

Peter Weller is Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret agent-rock star who has just made history with his invention, the Oscillation Overthruster. The Overthruster allows him to travel to the 8th Dimension, but this feat draws the attention of the Red Lectroids, an alien race (led by Christopher Lloyd) who have teamed up with Banzai’s nemesis, the deranged Dr Lizardo (John Lithgow). Lizardo and the Red Lectroids are seeking the Overthruster to take over the world and Banzai, with his team of agents/band musicians, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop them before it’s too late!

With strong references to sci-fi and pop culture that span Thomas Pynchon and Orson Welles, Buckaroo Banzai is a film made by fans for fans and counts filmmakers including Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith among its admirers.


  • High Definition Digital transfer of the film from original elements by MGM
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with writer-director W.D. Richter and Reno (writer Earl Mac Rauch)
  • Q&A with stars Peter Weller and John Lithgow moderated by filmmaker Kevin Smith, filmed at Lincoln Center, New York
  • Buckaroo Banzai Declassified – An original featurette on the making of the film featuring W.D. Richter, stars Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow and more!
  • Visual essay by critic and author Matt Zoller Seitz
  • Alternate opening featuring Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Closing sequence
  • Deleted scenes, featuring fourteen scenes from the workprint
  • New Jet Car Trailer and Teaser Trailer
  • Gallery
  • Trivia track by Pinky Carruthers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin


Region: B
Rating: 12
Cat No: FCD1119
Duration: 103 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 5.1
Discs: 1