DVD Release: Megaforce

DVD Release Date: Sept. 4, 2012
Price: DVD $19.95
Studio: Hen’s Tooth

Megaforce movie scene

Barry Bostwick and Persis Khambatta aim to save the world in Megaforce.

The silly 1982 science fiction action movie Megaforce is a cult favorite and guilty pleasure if ever there was one!

Barry Bostwick (Some Guy Who Kills People) stars as Ace Hunter, leader of an elite task force of American adventurers who gallantly fight to uphold justice around the world. The team’s ultramodern weaponry plays a major part in their perilous mission to save a small democratic nation which has been invaded by a band of ruthless mercenaries led by the evil dictator Guerrera (Henry Silva, The Manchurian Candidate).

Megaforce is directed by stuntman-turned-filmmaker Hal Needham of Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run fame. Needham brings his flair and knowledge of stunt work and automotive hijinks to the film for its frequent action scenes, which include many high flying stunts and a bunch of futuristic, weapons-laden vehicles.

Also starring Michael Beck (The Warriors), Persis Khambatta (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and Edward Mulhare TV’s The Ghost and Mrs. Muir), the PG-rated film was acknowledged by Matt Stone and Trey Parker as an inspiration for their all-marionette 2004 action spectacular Team America: World Police.

Hen’s Tooth’s release of the PG-rated Megaforce marks the movie’s DVD debut.

Here’s the trailer:

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