The silly sci-fi comedy section on your DVD shelf just got bigger, thanks to the hot Ice Pirates DVD from the fine folk at Warner Bros. Presented in its widescreen debut on the home screen, the 1.85:1 anamorphic image now delivers even more Ron Perlman and Robert Urich action in your own living room. The colors are rich, if not a bit dark during frequent moments in the film. Unfortunately, you won't be able to hear the dreaded Space Herpies in anything more than a Dolby Digital mono signal, a detriment that affects the score more than anything. Extras on the disc begin and end with the theatrical trailer, which should make fans giddy in their seats as soon as it is played. So, just like the movie, the DVD is a bit bootleg -- more like that skeleton in Warner Bros.' closet that they dressed up a bit to look good, but didn't think too much of it after that. In a way, it fits the film and, most likely, the fans will understand that and just be happy to finally have it on their shelf.
If you're like me, you're reading this because you either heard about how bad it is or you've already seen it and wanted to get a copy because it was so bad. There is just so much wrong with this that I can't pick just one thing, you literally have to see it to know.
The plot is simple enough, though confusing at times. The basic story is there was a huge galactic war and now there are only 6 planets left in all of the galaxy that have water and the enemy controls them all. Still not sure how only 6 planets only have water, but I digress, that is one of the confusing parts, among the others.
The Ice Pirates attack and plunder the cargo ships of their precious ice (easier to transport the water, I suppose?). One such ship is also transporting a princess, whom the captain instantly falls in love with, even though it doesn't show at first.
The rest of the movie is just one big car wreck that has caused a train wreck, it has to be seen to be believed and you simply can't look away as it happens.
Along with racism, bad robots, space herpes (yes), castrations, and a twist ending that makes no sense, this is a movie that you will remember fondly... whether you want to or not.
Love this movie! I remember first seeing it on TV on the SyFy Channel...yeah, it is a bit cheesy at times but what 80's movie wasn't? It's a classic 80's Science Fiction movie with comedy in it and just a great fun kind of movie that's just a blast to watch....Highly recommended!!
i came across this on youtube and watched some clips then saw it was on sale. and bought this what a fun movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
If you go into viewing with an open mind and understanding of the concept then you will be entertained...for such and old movie with old school cheesy effects, the film looks good on Blu-ray! If only all older movies could be presented so well. All in all it is just a fun B-movie that has aged gracefully thankfully to Blu-ray