Review: Space Truckers

Blu-ray: Space Truckers (1996)

Intergalatic square pigs (yes, square pigs!), an army of killer robots, zero gravity sex, and Charles Dance having problems with his ‘electrical wang pulse’. These are just a few of the many reasons to watch Space Truckers, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut next week.

Unlike the recently reviewed sci-fi movie Singularity, a one word review for Space Truckers would most definitely be ‘fun’.

John Canyon (Dennis Hopper) is a space trucker who hauls his rig wherever there is money to be made, and when he is asked to carry a top-secret shipment, it is too good a deal to turn down. Space trucking is a dirty business though, and when John, along with his girlfriend Cindy (Debi Mazar) and rookie apprentice Mike (Stephen Dorff) cross paths with evil space pirate Captain Macanudo (Charles Dance), an army of killer robots is unleashed which could kill the entire population of earth…unless John and his crew can stop them.

Despite having a budget which ran over its allotted $27M, Space Truckers has special effects which are more ‘Red Dwarf‘ than ‘Star Wars‘, yet some dodgy green screen effects and wires blatantly being used to simulate weightlessness, in no way detract from the aforementioned ‘fun’ which you get from watching this movie.

Director and writer Stuart Gordon has his tongue firmly placed into his cheek, and all of the action is accompanied by a wink to the screen as one hilarious set piece follows another.

The cast is littered with genre favourites, including George Wendt, Vernon Wells and Barbara Crampton, and it is an absolute pleasure whenever any appear onscreen.

If you want a fun (there’s that word again), enjoyable, silly, and downright entertaining movie experience, then Space Truckers should definitely be put onto your ‘to buy’ list immediately.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Brand new restoration
  • ‘Space Trucking with Stuart Gordon’: A new Interview with Director Stuart Gordon
  • ‘Scoring Space Truckers’: A new Interview with Composer Colin Towns
  • ‘The Art of Space Truckers:’ A new Interview with Art Director Simon Lamont
  • New cover art by Rich Davies
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Space Truckers is released on 14th May 2018 and you can buy it by clicking HERE. ALL money raised by purchasing from Amazon via our website is given back to our listeners and followers in upcoming competition prizes. The more people buy, the bigger our prizes.

Review by Dave (host of 60 Minutes With) from a disc kindly supplied by Second Sight Films.