Cheesy B-Movie Goodness: Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Blast off with "Spacehunter" a high-powered adventure starring Peter Strauss as a galactic bounty hunter menaced bya mechanical madman. It is the year 2136 and Wolff (Strauss), while answering a distress signal from Terra Eleven, agrees to rescue three beautiful maidens from the plague-ridden planet. When the women are kidnapped by henchmen of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the wicked half-man/half-machine who rules the planet, Wolff takes off in hot pursuit. As he challenges assorted monsters and mutants, circumstances throw Wolff together with Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky waif who agrees to guide him to Overdog's scrap-metal kingdom. Wolff's exploits in the Forbidden Zone are packed with extra-terrestrial thrills, plus special effects guaranteed to dazzle you.

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
Language: English
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Dubbed: French
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

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Spacehunter

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Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Editorial Review: Blast off on a high-powered adventure starring Peter Strauss as a galactic bounty hunter menaced bya mechanical madman. It is the year 2136 and Wolff (Strauss), while answering a distress signal from Terra Eleven, agrees to rescue three beautiful maidens from the plague-ridden planet. When the women are kidnapped by henchmen of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the wicked half-man/half-machine who rules the planet, Wolff takes off in hot pursuit. As he challenges assorted monsters and mutants, circumstances throw Wolff together with Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky waif who agrees to guide him to Overdog's scrap-metal kingdom. Wolff's exploits in the Forbidden Zone are packed with extra-terrestrial thrills, plus special effects guaranteed to dazzle you.


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80's Sci-Fi Double Feature: Krull/Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

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Manufacturer: Mill Creek Entertainment
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Editorial Review: 1980's Sci-Fi Awesomeness!

Enter a World of Magic and Mystery-'80s Style!


Krull
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.


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