Is there a Buckaroo Banzai Blu-Ray, DVD, Laser Disc and Video?


Yes (there is a Blu-Ray being released in August, 2016 in the US), yes, yes and yes.

Blu-Ray

Shout Factory Buckaroo Banzai Blu-Ray

The following information can be found here: https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/action-adventure/the-adventures-of-buckaroo-banzai-across-the-8th-dimension-collector-s-edition

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension [Collector's Edition]

Released: August 16, 2016   Available in US/Canada
LIST PRICE: $34.93

BLU-RAY/DVD
The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension [Collector's Edition]
Synopsis

Expect the unexpected… he does.

Neurosurgeon. Physicist. Rock Star. Hero. Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller, Robocop) is a true 80s renaissance man. With the help of his uniquely qualified team, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, Buckaroo is ready to save the world on a moment's notice. But after his successful test of the Oscillation Overthruster – a device that allows him to travel through solid matter – he unleashes the threat of "evil, pure and simple from the 8th Dimension"… the alien Red Lectroids.

Led by the deranged dictator Lord John Whorfin (John Lithgow), the Lectroids steal the Overthruster with the intent of using it to return to their home of Planet 10 "real soon!" But no matter where you go, there Buckaroo Banzai is… ready to battle an interdimensional menace that could spell doom for the human race.

How can Buckaroo stop the Lectroids' fiendish plots? Who is the mysterious Penny Priddy? Why is there a watermelon there? For the answers to these and other questions, you have to watch The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, monkey boy!

Featuring Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, and Clancy Brown, Buckaroo Banzai is a cleverly crazed cult classic as only the 80s could deliver.

Product Note
Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.

Please note that the film is only on the Blu-ray disc of this Blu-ray/DVD set.

Product Information

DISCS: 2
RUN-TIME: 102 min
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1
COLOR: Color
LANGUAGE: English
REGION: A/1
RATING: PG
PRODUCTION DATE: 1984
CLOSED-CAPTION: No
SUBTITLES: English





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From the Arrow Films website (http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/the-adventures-of-buckaroo-banzai-across-the-8th-dimension):

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Blu-Ray)

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

DETAILS:

Synopsis:YOUR ONLY HOPE IS BUCKAROO BANZAI

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.

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From the Umbrella Entertainment website (http://www.umbrellaent.com.au/p-3884-adventures-of-buckaroo-banzai-across-the-8th-dimension-blu-ray.aspx)

ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION (BLU RAY)

SYNOPSIS

A true original of the science-fiction genre, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension is a qualified cult classic, featuring some of the most unusual, bizarre and electrifying concepts ever to make it to the screen.
 
Brilliant brain surgeon Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller, Robocop) sits at the threshold of science in his modified Ford F-350 pickup truck, boldly venturing forth into the 8th Dimension. But when Dr. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow, Rise of the Planet of The Apes) devises a plot to steal Banzai's Jet Car and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, it is up to guitar wielding brain surgeon Banzai to save the universe.
 
Also featuring Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love), Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is a cult ride into an imaginative future.

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EXTRA FEATURES

RATING CLASSIFICATION: PG
STATUS: In stock
RELEASE DATE: 07/05/2014
NO. OF DISCS: 1
GENRES: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
REGION CODE: 4 DVD / Region B Blu Ray
SUBTITLES: None
RUNNING TIME: 102
FORMAT: 1080P
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
AUDIO FORMAT: 5.1 DTS-HD MA
COLOUR FORMAT: COLOUR
PRODUCT WEIGHT: 0.1100
LANGUAGE: English
CATALOGUE NUMBER: DAVID3086


DVD

In 2002, MGM released a Special Edition, letterboxed DVD of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (part number 1002040) and a listed running time of 102 minutes. This amazing DVD includes the alternate beginning of the film showing the death of Buckaroo's parents (See the Buckaroo Banzai : The Resurrection of an American Hero article for more information) as well as 14 deleted scenes and much, much more. You can also check here to read Reviews of the Buckaroo Banzai DVD.

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List Price: $19.95"


Videotape (Including Beta)

In 2001, MGM released a panned and scanned, videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number 1001513 and a listed running time of 103 minutes.

In 1995, a company called "Unique Films" released a panned and scanned videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension in Britain in the PAL format. The part number of this release is UF 8010. The actual running time is 97 minutes 20 seconds long although the back of the video lists a running time of 94 minutes.


In 1991, Warner Home Video UK Limited released a panned and scanned PAL videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number WTB 39041 with HiFi Dolby Stereo sound and a running time of approximately 99 minutes. Thanks to Joel Sagnes for the picture and information.

In 1990, Video Treasures released a panned and scanned videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number SV9213, ISBN 1-55529-512-6. The running time of this videotape is 101m 49s.

In 1987, a company called Cannon released a panned and scanned PAL Beta tape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number WTB 9040224 with HiFi Dolby Stereo sound and a running time of approximately 94 minutes. Thanks to Gary for the picture and information.

In 1986, a company called Scherzo "edited" a semi-widescreen version of Buckaroo Banzai in France. This is a mono Version, dubbed in French and a vhs/secam video called "Les Aventures de Buckaroo Banzai a travers la huitieme dimension". There are many spelling errors on the box, eg.: Peter Wellers, Jeff Golgblum. The videotape is 98 minutes long but this is because the SECAM format runs at 25 fps. The French cinematic release of Buckaroo Banzai ran 103 minutes at 24 fps. (Submitted by Didier R. Steger)

In 1984(?), HGV / Video Treasures released a panned and scanned videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The cover art is the same as the Vestron version and the box says "Duplicated, Packaged and Printed in Canada". Thanks to Iain Delaney for the info.

In 1985, VPS Video in Germany released a widescreened, stereo PAL formatted videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number 3920 and a listed running time of 98 munutes.

In 1985, Vestron Video released a panned and scanned, hi-fi Stereo Betamax tape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number VB5056 and a listed running time of 103 minutes. [Thanks to Dave who owns this version.]

In 1985, Vestron Video released a panned and scanned, hi-fi Stereo videotape of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number VA5056 and a listed running time of 103 minutes


 Laserdisc (Including CED)

In 1985, Vestron Video released a panned and scanned laser disc of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number VL5056. The running time of this laser disc is 102m 10s.

In 1985, Vestron Video released a panned and scanned, Stereo C.E.D. disc of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, part number VC5056 and a listed running time of 103 minutes.


Oddities

There have been reports of a Russian bootleg of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which has been dubbed into French.

A Spanish Buckaroo Banzai? According to Shawn Taylor : "Calling all Blue Blaze Irregulars in the Southern California area... My friend recently sent me a pirate "Spanish" Buckaroo Banzai video she purchased somewhere in east LA at a Mexican video store. It came in a black plastic box with a very poorly copied cover insert with a cut and pasted looking Spanish title. The tape inside doesn't even have a label, and is not in Spanish, but it is absolutely the BEST copy of the movie I've found! It's much better than my old official release copy. Looks and sounds wonderful. I haven't had time to watch it all the way through yet, but I'm hoping it's this good all the way through. I've asked her to forward the name and address of the video store (and send me an extra copy!). Meanwhile, be on the look out..."

(Does anyone have any information on any other official or unofficial videotape versions of Buckaroo Banzai? Please e-mail Sean at figment@figmentfly.com)


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