In this spoof of 'STAR WARS' and a handful of other sci-fi flicks from the 1970s and '80s,
space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-dog/half-man sidekick, Barf (John
Candy), must rescue a spoiled Druish princess (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil Lord Dark
Helmet (Rick Moranis) in time to pay off Pizza the Hut. With 'Spaceballs', director Mel Brooks
is at it again, this time with a science-fiction parody with all the blue-screen special effects and
weird makeup (though in this film, things are always slightly off-kilter and unpolished). Here,
maverick space travelers set out to save the planet Druidia, which is being harassed by the
Spaceballs, a sinister group attempting to pilfer Druidia's air resources. Among the many gags
and jokes is a hilarious parody of a classic scene from 'Alien'. Mel Brooks himself makes one of
his funniest acting appearances as Yogurt, a send-up of 'The Empire Strikes Back's Yoda.
In August, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring the 25th Anniversary Edition of Spaceballs to Blu-ray. Director Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) applies his cracked comedy perspective to this cult classic, which spoofs the world of George Lucas' ...