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Abe Slank
« on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I'm one of the lucky bastards that own a copy, a gift even. If I've a made a new friend and they come over to the house a couple of times, the third time I usually insist that we watch Forbidden Zone. You really can learn alot about a person by watching this movie with them.
After the Forbidden Zone, I'll suggest Canibal the Musical and then a little Jesco the Dancing Outlaw.
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I have an old BETA tape of this classic flick. The "STAR WARS" of B&W titty musicals. In the 80's I remember putting this one on when  an Acid party was going on. BIG HIT!
Very FUNNY and SEXY.
a Classic... the soundtrack kicks ass too!
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I reserved the Soundtrack at my library, yes they actually had it, on CD no less, and let me tell you, one of the strangest things I have ever heard. The First song was used as the intro to the Dilbert Cartoon TV show. I don't know if any of you saw that.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2003, 05:31:18 PM »

How could this not have been one of the first movies you reviewed.  What does this movie NOT have.  WOW.. a midget, naked chicks, a musical, interdimensional travel.. This film ...  I must possess it.  
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I have never heard of this film before... From the way it's described, it sounds like a cross between Eraserhead and the Resident's "Vileness Fats."
mr. monkey
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2003, 04:46:14 AM »

I havent seen this movie in YEARS, but holy crap do I remember it being about the strangest friggin thing I have ever seen
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I haven't seen the movie, but I seem to remember the film-makers saying it was supposed to be a live-action Betty Boop cartoon.  From the description, it sounds like they got pretty close.
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2003, 01:32:55 PM »

This movie kicks ass.  My older brother first got this movie and I saw it with him.  I loved it so much I recorded a copy for myself.  I also have the soundtrack, which, I fully recommend to anyone who likes early Oingo Boingo.  A little stranger than Only A Lad, but still great sounding stuff.  
Biff Debris
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I just purchased this gem from a Canadian outfit, and did I ever enjoy it! I guess I was expecting more amateurish acting like in the first few John Waters movies (Female Trouble comes to mind, or Hag in a Black Leather Jacket), but it was surprisingly well done (well, for what it is, you know, I mean, it's supposed to be this way). Anyway, all I can say is thanks so much for the recommendation!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. When I met the woman I ended up marrying, I knew she was the one for me when I showed her this movie on a date and she came back.
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Enjoyable flick. I've been a fan of Elfman ever since he was in Nightmare Before Christmas, so this was a must-see. By the way, the Python bit mentioned was indeed something similar to an animation in Monty Python's Flying Circus, only the cast was flushed down a drain, not out a giant ass. Makes a bit of a difference.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I was on a two month tour on a seismic research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico (in the eighties) and a video of this movie was (miraculously) provided along with the usual ("they're only oil-field dross") shoot-em-ups.
At the first showing most of the guys were yelling "why are we watching this crap".  Myself and one other (out of about 30 hands) thought it was great and kept sneaking into the VCR.
What d'you know?!!?  After a few weeks, all the guys on board had become Elfman addicts, and everytime enough of the hands were present for somebody to have the energy to insert a tape, the cry went up "The Forbidden Zone, The Forbidden Zone".   There's hope for s**t-kickers and coon-arses yet!


Love to all (and especially The Princess - wasn't she "Viva" of Andy Warhol Factory fame?) from

Bill on the Isle of Dogs, London, UK.

« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I went with a friend of mine to where she worked, and the owner (a friend of hers) gave me an original 1980 copy.  Needless to say I almost had a corinary(I'm a gigantic Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman fan).  I've showed it to pretty much everyone I know & they've either said WTF afterwards or begged me to tape it for them.  I even showed it to my boyfriend on one of our first dates. We kinda both agreed that Forbidden Zone is like having a really screwed up dream while you're still awake.  

ehhhh bananna oil!
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I taped this movie one night when I was like, twelve, or so.  Since then, I've watched it at least 100 times.

No sh_t--100 times.
Dave G
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I saw this movie clip on your website, and decided I had to find it. I LUCKED OUT as someone had a copy in perfect condition on Ebay.

This movie is way wierd in the best kind of way. The best way I can describe it is kind of like a high-school play crossed with a wierd dream / acid trip, and then steeped in bizarre sexuality. The music is great, although the audio is a little sketchy during some of the dialogue.
All-in-all I'd say a must see. If you get a chance, see this flick.
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