Buck me, it's a corker
Friday 21 July 1995
He's an astronaut, a rock star, a brain surgeon - he's a superhero! Who is described in such glowing terms this week? Is it, perchance, David Bowie, bearded art-lover and designer of bijou wallpaper? No siree, it's the hero of a rather marvellous video, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension (Unique, pounds 12.99). A cult classic that originally appeared in 1984, it launched the careers of several of its actors: Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin and John Lithgow. The somewhat Aristotelian plot goes like this: Buckaroo Banzai is testing a new jet-propelled car when he crashes into a mountain, only to escape miraculously unharmed out the other side. Unfortunately, in the process he frees some evil black Lectoids (above right) from Planet 10, who have been imprisoned in the rock, and they set about trying to destroy the Earth. Cool. Will Buck, and his team of hard-rocking scientists, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, save the planet? Find out at your local video emporium, from Monday.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 3 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk