Trailer Tuesday: Trancers (1985)

Oh we have a B-Movie classic trailer for your viewing pleasure today, none of than Charles Band’s directed Sci-Fi masterpiece, Trancers. Starring the incredible character actor, Tim Thomerson as Jack Deth and a very young Helen Hunt as Leena. This movie beget five direct to video sequels, Trancers II, Trancers III, Trancers 4: Jack of Swords, Trancers 5: Sudden Deth, and finally Trancers 6.

Trancers was popular enough in the 90’s to have a three-issue limited series by Eternity Comics as well a set of collectible cards, these cards were sent to the video stores that ordered so many copies of the new Full Moon Entertainment movies. I was working at the video store at the time of Trancers II release, and yes all of the Full Moon films were low budget but for the most part they were also highly entertaining. It kind of filled the niche that the Sci-Fi (I’m sorry I can’t call it Sy-Fy) channel does now.


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7 thoughts on “Trailer Tuesday: Trancers (1985)

  1. Dax says:

    I once thought I saw Tim Thomerson stocking food at a local grocery store. Turns out it wasn’t him.

  2. Man, I would have gone to my local grocery store everyday if Thomerson was in charge of the shelf stocking! Are you sure it wasn’t him, friend? Maybe he was studying for a new role? :)

  3. Meet Jack Deth.
    He’s a future cop lost in the present…
    and he’s hunting a 23 century menace in 1985.

    this alone has made me try to get this movie

  4. du8 says:

    Trancers is perfect for the “saturday night bad frozen pizza/bad sci-fi movie” combo that I am so fond of…

    Tim Thomerson can hang out at my house any day of the week.

  5. @Peachy What?! It’s pure B-movie gold, friend. Sorry when you signed that friendship clause you should have read the fine print. ;)

    @ChristoperTupa It’ll take a lot more than a B-movie to sever a friendship.

    @du8 Friend, if Tim Thomerson ever hangs out at your place…take lots of pictures…and ask him about working on the pilot episode of the Flash…and what was it like working with John Saxon on War Wolves. ;)

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