I remember when this movie came out in the theatre. I thought it was the greatest movie ever -- right up there with Star Wars and Dragonslayer. It is a good story, although I admit that that special effects are cheesy, but for the 80s you cannot expect more. This is a classic, along with Fantastic Voyage, Barbarella, and any of the old Star Trek flicks. Star Wars got revamped and rereleased to this generation, these are collecting dust but descent.