Cheesy B-Movie Goodness: Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

In Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann - Fred Ward is a champion off-road racer who accidentally gets zapped into a time-travel experiment and sent 100 years into the past! When a gang of brutal bandits steals his motorcycle, Swann must outsmart the local cowboys and submit to the desires of a beautiful outlaw woman (Belinda Bauer). Armed with only his wits and a map from an Exxon station, will Lyle Swann survive the Wild West and get back to his future?

Thoughts:
A time-traveling dirt bike racer (Fred Ward - Remo Williams, Tremors) winds up in the old west, bike and all, and hooks up with a hot Belinda Bauer (Flashdance, Airwolf), what's not to like? Sure the film is a bit dated by today's standard, but it is a fun romp, think about the story, and don't take it too serious, and you just might become a fan of the cult classic.

It should be noted that people are complaining about the Anchor Bay release of this film both the DVD and Blu-ray versions. There seems to be a little missing footage at the end of the movie (about 5 seconds), involving some boots without a body, and this makes the finale a bummer and a bit weak for those who remember it the way it ended in theaters, or HBO. Just had to mention it, I checked my copy of Timerider, which was before the Anchor Bay version, and the boots are there, yippie!

For those who want to see the missing segment here is the scene on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqFnSmCObg

Actors: Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote
Directors: William Dear
Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013
Run Time: 93 minutes

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann [Blu-ray]

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Editorial Review: Lyle Swann (Fred Ward) is a champion off-road racer who accidentally gets zapped into a time-travel experiment and sent 100 years into the past! When a gang of brutal bandits steals his motorcycle, Swann must outsmart the local cowboys and submit to the desires of a beautiful outlaw woman (Belinda Bauer). Armed with only his wits and a map from an Exxon station, will Lyle Swann survive the Wild West and get back to his future?


Peter Coyote, L.Q. Jones, Ed Lauter and Richard Masur co-star in this cult film co-written and directed by William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons, Angels in the Outfield) and produced, co-written and scored by Michael Nesmith (Repo Man, Elephant Parts).


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