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special_agent_dale_cooper This VHS copy of Buckaroo Banzai is for dal at Dig It, FYI. I already have one do I don't need it. But maybe you need it. #buckaroobanzai 9h

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dirtbagsteve SO EXCITE!!! Found me some #buckaroobanzai patches!!!!!!! 12h

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  •   mrbi8b0 Wolverine & The Tick? 18h

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algonewild Hanging with my #buckaroobanzai homie, Christopher Lloyd and his ride @81dmc #christopherlloyd #supanova #supanova2015 #goldcoast 1d

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emb_1_2_ #buckaroobanzai ensaios da porra rolando aqui!! #Autorais #curto 3d

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daxronx No matter where you go, there you are.
#BuckarooBanzai #8thDimensionAdventures
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dorochenkiss Guitas parte 1: check ! E pra comemorar, aquele frisante ! haha ! daoríssima ! #buckaroobanzai #buckbanz #rock #friends #raulbrazil #recording #sundayrocks #pantufa 7d

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jamieteller #MovieoftheDay: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! (1984)

To hell with Rocky Horror. THIS is a cult movie. Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), a scientist-surgeon-rock star, tests out an interdimensional transportation device, which attracts the attention of Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow), a scientist who has been possessed by an evil Lectroid (the dominant species on Planet 10 in the 8th dimension) named Lord John Worfin.

Lizardo/Worfin and his followers attempt to secure the device for themselves, while the Lectroids on Planet 10 warn Banzai that if Lizardo/Worfin gains the ability to return, they will incite World War III. On top of this, Banzai has met Penny Priddy (Ellen Barkin), who resembles a lost love and who is ultimately taken hostage by Worfin's henchmen. With his entourage (the Hong Kong Cavaliers) and a Lectroid diplomat, Banzai must save the world...and his girlfriend.

Pretty dense, no? I thought so too on the first viewing, as the film throws a great deal at the viewer without spoon-feeding it to us, and multiple viewings are required not only to unpack the story but to relish the careful world-building on display. And there's all the throwaway jokes--"Declaration of War: the short form"; "Because you're perfect." "You have a point there."; "It's just like driving a truck." "Good. What is a truck?" Earl Mac Rauch's script is delightfully imaginative and smartly constructed (except for the World War III threat, which feels overly convoluted), wasting no time in setting up its complex mythology and characters. W.D. Richter's direction keeps it running smoothly, if on a different wavelength than most.

Weller is believable as the multi-talented, strong-willed, slightly spacey Banzai, and the supporting cast is strong, but it's Lithgow who steals the show as the hysterically absurd Lizardo/Worfin, chasing after his megalomaniacal dreams without a lick of common sense, telling the human race to "laugh while you can, monkey-boy!" Too bad the Academy didn't give him a third straight Oscar nomination.

Highly recommended.

#BuckarooBanzai #PeterWeller #JohnLithgow #EllenBarkin #EarlMacRauch #WDRichter #cultfilms
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thegeekynerfherder #CoolArt #CoverArt by #MatthewGriffin (@mjgillustration) for the new UK #bluray release of 'The Adventures Of #BuckarooBanzai Across The 8th Dimension' from #ArrowFilms out July 20 2w

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vizilake 先日の御届け物。。
W・D・リクター『バカルーバンザイの8次元ギャラクシー』
レンタルのないDVDは買って観よう。。
Amazonでわずか600円で購入。。
#バカルーバンザイの8次元ギャラクシー#buckaroobanzai#theadventuresofbuckaroobanzaiacrossthe8thdimension#wdrichter
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  •   horrorgeek333 New release of Vanilla Sky?!! I knew I held off of buying the other one for a good reason 2w
  •   whisper3978 @horrorgeek333 This IS the other one. That one never came out so that we could have this! 2w

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