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Ice Pirates [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 6974367
  • Release Date: 02/15/2005
  • Rating: PG
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.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

    Special Features


    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Ice Pirates
    In this undistinguished parody of the sci fi genre, Robert Urich is Jason who leads a band of pirates in redistributing the wealth of the few to the coffers of the needy. He also joins up with Princess Karina Mary Crosby in searching for her father and a possible source of water in the next galaxy. Meant to be a campy romp through the sci fi genre, the film stops short of achieving a goal that should have been effortless. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Urich
      Robert Urich - Jason
    • Mary Crosby
      Mary Crosby - Princess Karina
    • Michael D. Roberts
      Michael D. Roberts - Roscoe
    • Anjelica Huston
      Anjelica Huston - Maida
    • John Matuszak
      John Matuszak - Killjoy



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the worst!

      Posted
      Cujoe
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      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic 80's at its best

      Posted
      SinclairZX81

      It's very cheezy and campy, and is one of the great parody movies of the 80's. Actually has more spirit to it than Spaceballs and has better acting than the new (1,2,3) Star Wars trilogy. Just a good time movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. If you like 80's comedy this is for you, I group it with movies like: Spaceballs Strange Brew Flash Gordon (1980)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      B-Movie Greatness!

      Posted
      Corby76
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      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

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great 80's movie

      Posted
      stardrifter
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      This is a great movie. It still holds up for me. Its funny with lots of one liners and action. If you haven't seen it you might just want to watch this movie. Its worth the time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ice Pirates is a true classic comedy!

      Posted
      Doug
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      I've been looking for this movie on DVD for over a decade in stores but I was only able to find it on VHS until now. I'm amazed that Best Buy had it in stock and shipped it to me so fast. 5-star service.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Under rated spoof

      Posted
      redhound
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      Ever since I first saw Ice Pirates when it first came out I have enjoyed watching it. Granted it isn't an oscar winner but, it is enjoyable to watch with some amusing moments like the fight sequence finale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun 80's comedy

      Posted
      JVC920
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      For people that remember this movie it is more a cult favorite. With some amazing actors in it before they hit it big. If you know the movie this is a great way to see it again on Blu Ray

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Must Have Classic

      Posted
      Juggler
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      It's action, adventure, comedy, drama, sci-fi, all rolled into a wonderful movie. This Blu-Ray transfer must have been carefully remastered, it looks great.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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