Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Just when I needed it, a bit of admittedly trivial but nonetheless welcome good news: cult-favorite film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension will be released as a special edition DVD in January.

I cannot begin to guess how many times I watched this film on HBO when I was in high school. Problem is, that pan-and-scan, modified-to-fit-your-TV-screen version is the only one I've ever seen. Having been converted to widescreen purism in the last few years, it has pained me that I've never seen Buckaroo Banzai, one of my favorite films, in all its glory. Now I'll finally get the chance.

The DVD will be stuffed to bursting with extras, the way a good DVD should be. There's a mention of "a prologue scene with Jamie Lee Curtis" which has me mightily intrigued, as she's not in the original film and I'd never heard of her being involved with it in any way. Must be something like Kevin Costner's "appearance" in The Big Chill. I'm also expecting a plethora of Easter Eggs, which would be very much in keeping with the spirit of the flick.

Now if only they'd make the long-promised Buckaroo Banzai Versus The World Crime League...
Posted @ 11:34 AM


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