Comedies, Science-Fiction, Spoof, Rescue, Satire, Space Opera, Theatrical Release
Spaceballs The 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc Description
In this spoof of STAR WARS and a handful of other sci-fi flicks from the 1970s and '80s, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-dog/half-man sidekick, Barf (John Candy), must rescue a spoiled Druish princess (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) in time to pay off Pizza the Hut. With SPACEBALLS, director Mel Brooks is at it again, this time with a science-fiction parody with all the blue-screen special effects and weird makeup (though in this film, things are always slightly off-kilter and unpolished). Here, maverick space travelers set out to save the planet Druidia, which is being harassed by the Spaceballs, a sinister group attempting to pilfer Druidia's air resources. Among the many gags and jokes is a hilarious parody of a classic scene from ALIEN. Mel Brooks himself makes one of his funniest acting appearances as Yogurt, a send-up of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK's Yoda.
Note: Force yourself Spacealls and the skroobing of sci-fi Watch the movie at ludicrous speed Audio commentary by Mel Brooks Additional commentary tracks in Mawgese and Dinkese Spaceballs: the documentary In conversation: Mel Brooks and THomas Meehan John Candy: comic spirit Storyboard-to-film comparison Film flubs 3 Spaceballs galleries: behind the movie, the costumes, the art Exhibitor trailer with Mel Brooks introduction Original theatrical trailer