The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) DVD9 Special Edition: Theatrical and Extended versions
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension! was an underground hit in 1984, later gathering a cultish following.

Half American and Half Japanese, Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) leads the field in research into unusual and ignored sciences. He is a brain surgeon, physicist, crime fighter and rock musician. Not content to stop there his team of friends (from all walks of life) also wander the country in their tour bus as the rock 'n' roll band The Hong Kong Cavaliers.
Buckaroo Banzai has developed an Oscillation Overthruster by which he travels briefly through solid matter and into the eighth dimension. This prompts the evil Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow) to attempt to steal the Overthruster so that he might bring back an evil race of aliens trapped in the 8th dimension to conquer earth. Banzai and his rock band set out to save the planet.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:42:20 + 01:44:21 | 7.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: Francais, Espanol
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Director: W.D. Richter
Cast: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown
Country: USA

• Audio commentary with director W.D. Richter and writer Earl Mac Raugh (in the guise of the real Reno)
• Pinky Carruther's Unknown Facts subtitle track
• Alternate opening featuring Jamie Lee Curtis
• "Buckaroo Banzai Declassified" featurette
• 14 deleted scenes from the work print
• New Jet Car trailer
• Special features for Nuon players
• Teaser trailer
• Buckaroo Banzai personal profile
• Character profiles
• Jet Car details
• Photo gallery
• Banzai Institute Archives containing:
- Schematics
- Photos of movie tie-ins
- Badges
- Hong Kong Cavaliers CD covers
- Details on the filming locations
- Text interview with Buckaroo Banzai
- Banzai Radio interview with Terry Erdman
- Banzai Institute history
- Hikita's diary entries

Easter eggs:
• If you select the middle Jet Car image on the first menu screen, you will be able to scroll through a selection of quotes from Doctor Banzai.
• If you select the yellow circle in the top left corner of the first menu screen, you will be able to scroll through 36 alternate DVD menu designs.
• If you select the Banzai Institute logo on the Banzai Institute Archive Menu screen, you will be able to scroll through two alternate DVD cover designs.
• If you select the watermelon image on the first Deleted Scenes Menu screen, you will be taken to an article called "Food from the Skies?" which discusses why the Banzai Institute was putting watermelons in high guages.
• If you select the BB logo on the second screen of the "Food from the Skies?" article, you will be taken to a video clip of W.D. Richter called "Why?" where he discusses watermelons and shows a recipe for Chicken in a Watermelon.

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