Robot Wars (film)

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Robot Wars
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Official poster
Directed by Albert Band
Written by Charles Band (story)
Jackson Barr
Starring Don Michael Paul
Barbara Crampton
James Staley
Lisa Rinna
Music by David Arkenstone
Production
  company
Full Moon Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
Distributed by Paramount Home Video
Shout! Factory (2011 DVD)
Release date(s)
  • April 28, 1993 (1993-04-28)
Running time 72 min
Country United States
Language English

Robot Wars is a 1993 American science fiction film directed by Albert Band and written by Charles Band and Jackson Barr.

It is sometimes referred to as a sequel to Robot Jox,[1]. However, while both films came from the same production company and have similar themes (giant robot battles), their storylines are unrelated.

Synopsis[edit]

A foreign dignitary, Wa-Lee (Danny Kamekona) and his partner Chou-Sing (Yuji Okumoto) are shown how to pilot the last active Mech on Earth, the MRAS-2 (which looks like a mechanized scorpion). They later hijack it and use it to threaten the Eastern Alliance into war. The only thing standing in their way is Drake (Don Michael Paul), a renegade pilot, and his friend Stumpy (James Staley), who find a humanoid robot long forgotten under the city, the MEGA-1. Along with Archeologist Leda (Barbara Crampton), they use the MEGA-1 to combat the MRAS-2 and prevent war.

Cast[edit]

Releases[edit]

Robot Wars was originally released on VHS by Paramount Home Video. It made its DVD debut in the 2007 box set Full Moon Classics: Volume Two. The film was also featured in the limited edition box set Full Moon Features: The Archive Collection, a 20th anniversary collection which featured 18 of Full Moon's most popular films. The film was released on DVD again by Shout! Factory on June 14, 2011, as a double feature DVD with Crash and Burn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overview for Robot Wars (1993)". Turner Classic Movies. Time Warner. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 

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