- Directed by Lamont Johnson
- Starring Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci
- Written by Stewart Harding, Jean LaFleur
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone [3D] (1983) -- Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women.
Oh boy do I ever enjoy this movie. For some reason I've managed to see it at least once a year since it was released and I never get sick of it and I really have no idea why. Mental disorder, perhaps. This movie redefines camp for post-apocalyptic sci-fi quest adventure 3-D crap. Peter Strauss and Molly Ringwald are both great in their stock roles - Strauss is refreshingly down-to-earth, so unlike the usual all-knowing megalomaniac space ranger with a girl in every port (his girl is a purchased robot companion, which says things about a guy.)
Ringwald's whine would give God a headache, but she's got the right proportion of bravado and vulnerability to create a believable, occasionally endearing, space orphan. I like the random nature of their search, designed to place them in situations where the production can use up a set or two that might have been intended for some other movie. Plenty of rubbery creatures abound, and the Thunderdomesque stuff is actually pretty cool. All in all this is a happily-brainless-yet-somehow-lovable piece of space junk and I'm crazy about it. Or just crazy.
3D Information: Equipment required
This 3-D movie is in the Field Sequential format which means you will need the shutter type 3D glasses to view this movie properly. The Anaglphic cardboard red/blue type glasses will not work!. Please be sure you own the correct equipment before ordering this title.
I do not sell the Field Sequential 3D equipment for this movie. However if you search on google or eBay I am sure you'll find some reasonably priced equipment.
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone [3D] DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 7/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.