Directed by Stewart Rafill
Written by Stewart Rafill & Stanfrod Sherman
Cinematography by Matthew F.Leonetti
Music by Bruce Broughton
Cast: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, Ron Perlman & John Matuszak

1984/94 mins/Color/Mono
1.85:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 1

Review from Warner Bros. DVD

Since almost none is available anymore, water has become a worthy commodity. The Templars are controlling it and rule most of the universe. Yet a renegade group of pirates, lead by Jason (Robert Urich), are specialist at stealing precious giant cube of ice. During one of their adventure, Jason falls in love for a sleepy princess. He captures her but things doesn't go as planned. Soon they find themselves prisonners of the Templars and about to loose their manhood. But surprisingly, the princess saves them... but now they will have to help her find her missing father who supposedly found a blue planet where water is sufficient.

Make no doubt about this, THE ICE PIRATES is a dumb but still fun sci-fi spoof. The cheeze factor is high but in the end, this is a very good time waster. Out of all the jokes, the space herpy, castration and the final time warp accelerated sequences are hilarious. Still, most of the fx have aged badly but it doesn't detract the viewing experience. This is a worthy flick that should be in any sci-fi collection.

THE ICE PIRATES fly his way into DVD thanks to Warner Bros. The movie is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and it is enhanced for 16x9 television. The image isn't perfect but its nothing to brag about. There is some grains and scratches but overall its a nice presentation. The Mono English and French track aren't spectacular but does a good job. Still a remastered Dolby Digital track would have been appreciated. English, Spanish and French subtitles are available. The only extra available on the disc is the theatrical trailer. The movie is separated in 25 chapters, features static menus with music comes in a keep case and there is no booklet or inlay card.





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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©