A film that never gets old, I've been watching "Spaceballs" since I was a kid, and I just recently bought the DVD.
"Spaceballs" is a comedy by Mel Brooks which, while creating mini-parodies on several franchises throughout the movie, from "Star Trek" to "Planet of the Apes," it is essentially a spoof on "Star Wars," and it is a hilarious one at that.
The movie revolves around the exploits of Lone Starr and his companion Barf (half man, half dog) in their encounter with Princess Vespa of the Planet Druidia and her robot (droid) Dot Matrix. Druidia has become the target of the Spaceballs, an "empire" of sorts that wants the planet's air supply for themselves, ruled by the evil President Skroob. The adventure leads through many familiar settings of other movies, mainly from "Star Wars."
The comedy never fails and the movie creates several moments that will stick solidly in the viewer's memory, from the jump to ludicrous speed to the climactic Shwartz battle between Lone Starr and the ruthless Dark Helmet. It's a movie that markets watching over and over.
As for the DVD, while not as completely fleshed as some other discs, has plenty more extras than most. The opening menu is great, with eerie music playing, as if it were a serious film... and broken by a cow flying by or an astronaut yelling "Help me!" There is a theatrical trailer, a Making-Of documentary, and an audio commentary by Mel Brooks. Everything is informative and often hilarious. Despite the hardships of the film, you can tell everyone had fun making it.
This DVD is definitely worth your money. While it may run out of laugh-out louds after a while (or maybe it's just me though; I tend to see comedies run out of steam after multiple viewings) it will never cease to amuse you; and the extras will keep you entertained, making this DVD stand the test of time.