Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday's Overlooked Film: Gremloids aka Hyperspace


This week's Tuesday's Overlooked Film is the 1984 Star Wars spoof Gremloids.

Gremloids, released as Hyperspace in the US, is about a Darth Vader-like villain, lovingly named Lord Buckethead, who erroneously traces rebel transmissions to the planet Earth. Upon visiting the planet, he decides to take over. It's up to a ragtag band of misfit characters, played by comedians such as Paula Poundstone and Chris Elliot, to take down Buckethead.

Beating Spaceballs to the punch by a full two years, Gremloids went nowhere at the box office but is a cult favorite today. And you have to love the poster image above, complete with the sexy damsel, overbearing villain, and--are those jawas with laser guns? Awesome!

Here is the film in its entirety. Enjoy!


3 comments:

Todd Mason said...

I certainly completely missed this one...and am pretty sure I hadn't ever heard of it till your citation here...

Todd Mason said...

Oh, an Owensby film! One of the no-budge legends of drive-in filmmaking...

Phillyradiogeek said...

I would have thought this was a few years older than 1984, but that's what all the online sources say.

I haven't seen this one, to be honest, but look forward to doing so.

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