I have a vague recollection of watching 1985's My Science Project in theaters. I remember not being all that thrilled with it -- it seemed like one of those Fantasy features that could've been a bit better as well as a bit bigger -- and who knows? Maybe it's exactly the kind of property that deserves a reboot in order to push the envelope a bit further.
Whatever the case, I'm all for celebrating SciFi, so kudos to Kino Lorber for going deep into the catalogue for a new pressing on this cult movie.
If you're interested in pre-ordering, here's the link to the Amazon.com page right here.
Per the Kino Lorber email:
Michael Harlan (John Stockwell, Losin’ It, Christine, Top Gun) has procrastinated on his science project until the last minute, and his teacher (Dennis Hopper, River’s Edge, Blue Velvet, Speed) issues him an ultimatum: turn in a science project or flunk. So, Mike scavenges a military base’s junk pile for a suitable gizmo to pass off as his project. He finds one... and unwittingly unleashes the awesome power and energy of the unknown. Twisted dimensions… time warps… a fantastic realm where the past, present and future collide in a whirling vortex that takes the class on a startling adventure through time and space. The wonderful cast includes Danielle von Zerneck (La Bamba), Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), Richard Masur (Scavenger Hunt), Barry Corbin (Stir Crazy) and Ann Wedgeworth (TV’s Three’s Company).
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Mike McPadden and Kat Ellinger | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Label: KL Studio Classics
Street Date: 12/8/20
DVD SRP: 14.95
DVD Item #: K23537
DVD UPC: 738329235376
BD SRP: 24.95
BD Item #: K23538
BD UPC: 738329235383
Director: Jonathan R. Betuel
Actors: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zernceck, Fisher Stevens, Richard Masur, Dennis Hopper