Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) features a young Molly Ringwald batteling an evil Michael Ironside in a adventure that is like something taking out of the Road Warrior handbook. Heck yeah, bring on the popcorn with extra butter, this is definately Cheesy B at its best. The film was originally shot in 3D, before James Cameron made 3D cool.
Come on read the films Tagline:
Journey with Wolff and Niki, an interstellar adventurer and young rebel. On a mission to rescue three stranded women from a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned.
Ouch the DVD is nearly $70 bucks on Amazon, but there is another "to quote Yoda," and it also comes as a double feature with Krull, and it costs way less. (details below)
Actors: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, Michael Ironside
Directors: Lamont Johnson
Writers: Daniel Goldberg, David Preston, Edith Rey, Jean LaFleur, Len Blum
Producers: André Link
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2001
Run Time: 90 minutes
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
List Price: $14.99
Amazon - Buy New For: $39.50 | Used For: $10.67
Manufacturer: Mill Creek Entertainment
List Price: $9.98
Amazon - Buy New For: $4.79 | Used For: $3.01
Enter a World of Magic and Mystery-'80s Style!
Starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis and Liam Neeson in one of his earliest screen roles!
A World Light-Years Beyond Your Imagination!
Journey into a mystical time and place that belongs to neither the past nor the present, where extraordinary creatures of myth work their incredible magic, and where a horrific, omnipotent Beast is the ruler. This is the planet of Krull!
Prince Colwyn sets out on a daring mission to rescue his young bride who is held captive by the Beast. But slayers and alien beings under the command of the Beast oppose him at every turn. Colwyn must first reach a faraway cavern to recover the legendary Glaive, a flying blade capable of phenomenal powers.
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Starring: Peter Stauss, Molly Ringwald, Andrea Marcovicci
In the year 2136, Wolff (Peter Strauss), a wily salvage pilot and intergalactic bounty hunter, answers a distress signal on Terra Eleven. Agreeing to pick up three women who've been shipwrecked, he lands on the planet only to discover they've been kidnapped. Following their trail, Wolff soon encounters Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky orphan who agrees to guide him across the Forbidden Zone, a vast wasteland populated by plague-infested mutants. After many battles, Wolff and Niki finally reach the lair of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the planet's half-man/half-machine ruler. Discovering the women are held captive in Overdog's slave pens, Wolff's rescue mission finally begins.