Hen’s Tooth Home Video Brings Hal Needham’s Megaforce to DVD

I played the video game tie-in for director Hal Needham’s 1982 cheese classic “Megaforce” long before I saw the actual movie. My short-lived obsession with my beloved Atari 2600 cartridge in no way prepared me for the experience, which, I might add, makes about as much sense as the game. None of that matters, of course, because the film stars Barry Bostwick as a freaking badass named Ace Hunter. Plus, there are explosions, and flying motorcycles. You need this DVD, otherwise your life will not have purpose. That statement is not endorsed by either Hen’s Tooth Home Video or Beyond Hollywood, by the way. I thought that might be worth noting.

If you need a synopsis, you’re not my friend:

The peace-loving Republic of Sardun is facing constant incursions from hostile neighbor Gamibia. Unwilling to retaliate and initiate war, high-ranking Sardunian military officials Major Zara and General Byrne-White arrange a rendezvous with MegaForce, a hi-tech and super-secret phantom army of top-shelf fighting men from all over the world, to ask for help in ending Gamibia’s attacks. Ace Hunter, leader of MegaForce, is happy to take on the job as he has a past with Gamibian military leader Duke Guerrera, an old military academy friend who turned to evil.

If you love low-rent HBO staples like “Super Fuzz” and “The Ice Pirates”, you should have no trouble digesting “Megaforce”. It’s a hell of a lot of fun. Thankfully, the film is finally getting the release it deserves on September 4th, 2012. The trailer, as well as a commercial for the Atari 2600 game, have been embedded below.

Via : City on Fire