It's a wonder that a film like 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension' exists in the first place. Strange, eccentric and littered with non sequiturs (including the gleefully bizarre closing credits), 'Buckaroo Banzai' -- starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin and Jeff Goldblum -- celebrates its 27th anniversary today.

For this anniversary, we spoke to director W.D. Richter -- who also wrote the screenplay for another cult classic, 'Big Trouble in Little China' -- about the cultural oddity of the film, a mysterious work print with extra footage that even Richter hasn't seen and why the proposed sequel, 'Buckaroo Banzai against the World Crime League' (a sequel that's even mentioned in the end credits of the original film), will never happen. Or will it?
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
In Theaters on August 15th, 1984

Space hero (Peter Weller) and team vs. Dr. Lizardo (John Lithgow) and Red Lectroids. Read More

Big Trouble In Little China
In Theaters on July 2nd, 1986

A trucker (Kurt Russell) and a lawyer (Kim Cattrall) get trapped in a sorcerer's empire. Read More