Spacehunter: Adventures in the forbidden zone.

Peter Strauss and Molly Ringwald in Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983). This was probably the very first time I watched a 3D movie in the theater. That’s right, I said 3D. The good old blue and red stereoscopic 3D glasses; The kind that came with comic books.

I know Spacehunter looks lame … and it is, but trust me, its worth a Sunday afternoon if you don’t have anything else to do. It’s got Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson,and Michael Ironside! I mean come on; how bad can it possibly be with Ernie Hudson and Michael Ironside?

Three women are forced to make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease. They are quickly captured by the mutant dictator, Overdog (Ironside). An adventurer known only as Wolff (Strauss) travels to the forsaken world to rescue the trio and encounters Niki (Ringwald), the only earthling left from a failed medical expedition.

Wolf being a perfect gentleman, takes a moment and attends to Niki’s personal hygiene. I guess the girl just smelled really bad. After forcing her to bathe in a muddy pond the two combine their talents. Together, Wolff and Niki attempt to rescue the three surviving women from the clutches of the evil Overdog (Ironside).

Originally Published 10 June 2010