Such is the case with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Released back in 1984, I did see this one theatrically. And when it first streeted on home video I watched it a second time ... not because I was dying to see it again but because -- as I said above -- the magic never quite tickled me pink. I couldn't say why exactly, as I thought all of the performances were good and the story mildly intriguing. For some reason, it just never struck a chord in me the way cult flicks sometimes do, and we find ourselves where we are today.
In any event, I received an email notice about the fact that the good ol' Buckaroo was making another appearance in the retail market, this time coming from the fine, fine folks at Shout(!) Factory. In the past few years, they've done an incredible job bringing some of the more obscure titles from cinema's past to life for new worlds and new civilizations (namely, today's consumers); and I have nothing but die-hard respect for companies engaged in such commercialism.
There's a grand review on this new release over at DVD Savant (one of the sites I follow and whose opinions I respect), and -- if you're interested -- here's the link to make a purchase of it at Amazon.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!