The Akira of the planet Akir (nice plug), are a pacifistic society. They have just been targeted by an interstellar warlord. Their only hope is to hire mercenaries, but they have no money.
The rest of the film is closer to The Magnificent Seven that Akira Kurosawa's original, but it works. If you know either film, you will have some idea of how the rest goes.
This new DVD has some trailers and two different commentaries. There is also a huge still gallery accessible by playing a trivia game.
A fun little film. I am glad it has made it to DVD.
All in all, if you're into classic sci-fi movies, you will enjoy this film. If you're used to post-80's sci-fi, expect to fall into the MST3K mentality as you find yourself involuntarily throwing wisecracks at the screen. Either way, you'll probably have fun.