Bring Buck Rogers Home

Bring Buck Rogers Home

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is available NOW on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics

I’m beyond ecstatic that Buck Rogers in the 25th Century has been released on Blu-ray. Like many, I have fond memories of watching TV shows and films as a kid with family and friends. So imagine my delight that I can add this to my collection. It’s an ideal holiday gift <hint> for anyone or just treat yo’self!

This includes not only the ’80s tv series but the 1979 movie that starred Gil Gerard as Buck Rogers (I don’t think I ever saw the movie or that there was a movie!). I do remember his robot friend Twiki (Mel Blanc) and the ray gun. Hmmm, I know the overall theme of the series that Buck Rogers was frozen, discovered, and awaken 500 years later to all sorts of tech wonders. All the while supervised by Wilma Deering (Erin Gray) a warrior woman who at first didn’t trust him but was won over by his honesty and rugged good looks (hubba hubba) who convinced the council to remove him from ‘arrest’.

All in all, this is definitely a series I want to revisit and rewatch with a cup of hot chocolate WITH a marshmallow while I go down geek memory lane.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century:

Blast off to the 25th century with Buck Rogers, one of the most popular sci-fi heroes of all time! When 20th-century astronaut William “Buck” Rogers (Gil Gerard) is awakened—500 years after a deep-space disaster—to an Earth in recovery from nuclear war, he must join Colonel Wilma Deering (Erin Gray) to lead the crew of the starship Searcher against a galaxy of evil from the past, present and faraway future. Co-starring Felix Silla, Tim O’Connor, and the legendary voice of Mel Blanc as Twiki. This 9-disc set includes, the pilot episode, the theatrical feature, and all 32 action-packed Season One and Season 2 episodes of the epic series with phenomenal guest stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Newmar, Henry Silva, Pamela Hensley, Jack Palance, Roddy McDowall, Macdonald Carey, Cesar Romero, Richard Lynch, Frank Gorshin, Markie Post, Anthony James, Peter Graves, Robert Quarry, Woody Strode, Gary Coleman, Ray Walston, John P. Ryan, Paul Koslo, Mary Woronov, Jerry Orbach, Richard Moll, William Smith, Sid Haig, Barbara Luna, Dennis Haysbert, Amanda Wyss, Alex Hyde-White, Tony Cox, Billy Curtis, William Sylvester, John Fujioka and many more!

Gil Gerard

Buck Rogers: The Complete Collection, available on Blu-ray with a SRP of $99.95 includes both seasons of the TV series plus the 1979 Theatrical Feature. The Theatrical Feature is also available individually on Blu-ray (SRP: $24.95) and DVD (SRP: $14.95).

The Complete Collection comes packed with bonus features including the Pilot Episode (Awakening), 32 Episodes and Theatrical Version (First Time in HD), NEW Audio Commentaries for 11 Selected Episodes by Film/TV Historian Patrick Jankiewicz, Author of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: A TV Companion, NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson (Theatrical Feature), NEW Interview with Co-Star Erin Gray, NEW Interview with Actor Thom Christopher (Hawk), 9-Minute Special Theatrical Preview, Theatrical Trailer, and Two Radio Spots (Theatrical Feature).

The Theatrical Feature Blu-ray & DVD includes Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson, 9-Minute Special Theatrical Preview. Theatrical Trailer, and Two Radio Spots.

With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Carlotta USA, Adopt Films, Greenwich Entertainment, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel Kino Now which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kino Marquee initiative was launched in 2020 pioneering “virtual theatrical” releases of art house films with revenue shares that allows audiences to support almost 400 local independent theaters.

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