10 years after the theatrical release of “Star Wars: A New Hope” (and 4 years after “Return of the Jedi”), “Spaceballs” was the perfect satire of George Lucas’ creation and remains a cult classic to this day. Now 25 years later, fans have been given the opportunity to pick up the special edition Blu Ray.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen “Spaceballs” more than you can remember over the years so why would you want to spend money on yet another version of the film? The simple answer lays within the special features.
Whether you want to watch the movie in ludicrous speed or see the film with Mel Brooks providing audio commentary, there is a lot that will allow audiences to rediscover the film.
One of my favorite features is “Film Flubs”. As a geeky news/review site, we try and look at everything objectively and one thing we always tend to notice is inconsistencies. What’s great about this feature is that the creators of the special edition found the inconsistencies for us and brings up some obvious mistakes in the film.
Another neat asset that is on the “Spaceballs” 25th Anniversary Edition Blu Ray is a touching feature on John Candy. For those that are too young to remember, John Candy was a Canadian comedian who was in some of the best 80’s and 90’s films, including “Home Alone” and “Uncle Buck”.
Here are a list of other features fans may enjoy:
- Force Yourself! Spaceballs and the Skroobing of Sci-Fi featurette
- Commentary by Mel Brooks
- Additional Commentary Tracks (Mawgese and Dinkese)
- Spaceballs: The Documentary featurette
- In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan featurette
- John Candy: Comic Spirit featurette
- Watch the Movie in Ludicrous Speed featurette
- Still Galleries
- Film Flubs
- Storyboards-to-Film Comparison
At the $14.99 price point on Amazon, there is no reason why you shouldn’t add the “Spaceballs” 25th Anniversary Edition Blu Ray to your collection. Whether you want to get it for yourself, or pass the fun along to the next generation, this classic comedy still holds its value today. With no end to the “Star Wars” fandom in sight, people of all ages can watch “Spaceballs” again and again for a good laugh.