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JediCole
09-25-2001, 05:35 PM
I was poking around on Ain't it Cool News the other day, casting about for the Fall TV premiere schedule I'd seen posted in the television section when I discovered news of a long awaited gem! Buckaroo Bonzai Across the Eight Dimension is finally coming out on DVD! The DVD will feature a movie-length commentary by the director, deleted scenes (also with commentary), and a mess of other nifty extras! If you've ever had the opportunity to read Mike Nelson's Movie Mega Cheese (yes, Mike of MST3K) you know how he raves that the DVD is the greatest invention in the history of man. I have begun to agree from the moment I finally got one for myself. And now one of JediCole's top 100 films of all time (that I've seen) is going to get the DVD treatment. This is one of the more ironic favorites since the first time I saw it (at my brother's insistance) I hated every frame! I watched it a second time (again at my brother's insistance) and have been a staunch fan ever since. And it gets better. I showed BB to friends in college who hated it until they watched it a second time! And others have told me the same thing. Now even more people will have a chance to enjoy a hate/love relationship with one of the quirkiest cult classics around!

JediTricks
09-26-2001, 06:25 AM
I love this film, I just picked it up on VHS at the supermarket not 4 days ago and it was a GREAT copy (unlike my last copy, which was really awful). This is one of those films that many folks don't seem to get, even on repeated viewings, but I think the DVD will make a lot more folks really notice how good it is.

JediCole
09-26-2001, 11:28 AM
Hopefully this will spark a resurgance in interest in Buckaroo Bonzai. There was a weekly TV series in the works a few years back that was never produced. Hopefully sales of the DVD will show the studio that the fan base is still out there (if they don't ignore the property like they did with the film's release). With any luck we Blue Blazers will get more Buckaroo for our buck! The second Swamp Thing movie was made on the strenth of the box office flop first film turning into a video rental cult classic. And later the TV series was almost certainly inspired by that cult status.