A space bum helps rescue a princess from an evil overlord with the help of a benevolent elder in this Star Wars send-up written and directed by Mel Brooks. Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog co-pilot, Barf the Mawg (John Candy), are content to scour the galaxy living the easy life. But they reluctantly come to the rescue when Druish Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) is threatened by the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), who wants to steal all of the air from her planet, Druidia. Trapped on a harsh desert world with Vespa and her robot chaperone, Dot Matrix (voice of Joan Rivers), Lone Starr and Barf are helpless to prevent Helmet from kidnapping the girl. But assistance arrives in the form of Yogurt (Brooks), a wizard who turns Lone Starr on to a mysterious power known as The Schwartz. Catching up with Helmet just as he's transforming his spaceship into a giant vacuum cleaner in orbit around Druidia, the reluctant heroes stage a dramatic showdown. Although it borrows most of its plot from the Star Wars series, Spaceballs also pokes fun at Star Trek, Snow White, and Planet of the Apes -- as well as the entire videocassette and movie marketing industries. The large supporting cast includes Dick Van Patten, Jim J. Bullock, and the voice of Dom DeLuise. John Hurt makes a cameo in a parody of the exploding chest scene he played in Alien.~Brian J. Dillard
This is another crazy Mel Brooks film. Spaceballs was a Hilarious rip off of Star Wars. Mel Brooks was the emperor..Bill pullman was a Han Solo figure..John Candy was Barf. The chewbacca figure..also Mel Brooks was yogurt.. the yoda figure.. And Rick as Dark Helmet.. the darth Vader figure.
I really enjoyed and recommend it
This review is from Spaceballs [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 7 months when reviewed.
A funny spoof on the star wars franchise. I remember this movie from my youth so I had to add it to my collection. Just wish it would have included a digital copy.
This movie is an absolute classic and is more quotable than ever with the resurgence in all the new star wars' movies. The Blu ray has many great behind the scene interviews as well which I had never seen before. Plus, you can't beat all of this for 5 dollars. I highly recommend buying the physical version over digital since this is one of those movies if you buy it on Itunes it won't appear on other streaming platforms like movies anywhere. Which was a main reason i purchased this blu ray.
I can't believe I found this at Best Buy in the $5 bin. My wife and kids had never seen it, so that was all it took for me to pick it up. Not much more than the price of renting (if you could find it anywhere to rent), we rushed home and immediately watched it. I forgot how funny John Candy and Rick Moranis were in this classic!