InnerspacecoverIt’s tough to find PG-rated movies that deliver adventure AND laughs, but that’s what audiences got from Innerspace, an underrated 1987 adventure-comedy starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan. It was a take-off on the mega-popular Fantastic Voyage (1966), in which Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch were among a group of that was miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of an important diplomat who had been shot, in an attempt to save his life.

On August 4, Innerspace comes to Blu-ray for the first time, and all those great special effects should look even better in HD.

In Innerspace, Short plays a store clerk who is accidentally injected with a miniaturized man and submarine in a top-secret experiment gone wrong—hardly the ideal situation for a hypochondriac to know there’s something and someone cruising around inside him.  Quaid plays the cocky test pilot who is dependent upon Short to save his life, while Ryan is Quaid’s onscreen girlfriend, with whom Short also becomes slightly enamored. Naturally thieves want to get their hands on the material, the government decides that the test pilot is expendable, and the race is on. It’s directed by Joe Dante, who also gave us Gremlins. 

You can pre-order the film now at Amazon for $9.99 instead of the $14.98 list price.