Amazon Women on the Moon [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1987]

Though it may come second to Kentucky Fried Movie in the eyes of many lovers of episodic, anarchic comedies, the side-splitting satire of television excess gets notable treatment from the folks at Universal in this special collector's edition release. A 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation without question tops the previous pan-and-scan release from Image Entertainment, and, with nicely balanced colors and even skin tones, proves a fair representation of a film that has gotten little respect. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono audio mix (presented in closed-captioned English and Spanish) is certainly passable with a clean mix that's free of any audible distortion, and English, Spanish, and French subtitles are also included. As much as the film is improved upon in this release though, Universal has truly separated it from the previous, bare-bones release by including the legendary deleted scenes from the theatrical release. For the most part, it's easy to see why the six deleted scenes were ultimately excised from the final cut, though Dick Miller fans will be happy to see the inclusion of director Joe Dante's "The French Ventriloquist's Dummy" skit that has previously found its way into network broadcasts of the film. Likewise, Jenny Agutter makes a brief appearance in a fun "Peter Pan Theater" skit. A series of outtakes indicate that the cast and crew were having a blast making the film with a series of flubbed lines and much on-set monkey play from Dante's "Roast Your Loved One" segment. A giddy theatrical trailer and a trio of film recommendations sound out the disc nicely.
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Special Features

  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Amazon Women on the Moon
The 1987 portmanteau comedy feature Amazon Women on the Moon lampoons several film genres in general and the 1954 sci-fi cheapie Cat Women of the Moon in particular. Other sketches in Amazon Women include an opening bit with Arsenio Hall; a vignette titled "Son of the Invisible Man" wherein a naked Ed Begley Jr. runs around in full view of the nonplussed supporting cast; the It's Alive parody "Hospital", which offers the spectacle of Michelle Pfeiffer giving birth to Mr. Potato Head; and a Siskel & Ebert takeoff, featuring Arche Hahn as a TV viewer whose entire life is given a "thumbs down." Directed by several hands, including Joe Dante, Carl Gottleib, Peter Horton, John Landis, and Robert K. Weiss, Amazon Women on the Moon also features a satire of the Kroger G. Babb school of "sex hygiene" exploitation cheapies, with syphilis victim Carrie Fisher being counseled by unctuous doctor Paul Bartel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rosanna Arquette
    Rosanna Arquette - Karen ("Two I.D.'s")
  • Ralph Bellamy
    Ralph Bellamy - Mr. Gower ("Titan Man")
  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher - Mary Brown ("Reckless Youth")
  • Griffin Dunne
    Griffin Dunne - Doctor ("Hospital")
  • Steve Guttenberg
    Steve Guttenberg - Jerry ("Two I.D.'s")

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