Forbidden Zone (1982) Other movies recommended for you
Forbidden Zone(in Hollywood Movies) Forbidden Zone (1982) - Download Movie for mobile in best quality 3gp and mp4 format. Also stream Forbidden Zone on your mobile, tablets and ipads
Plot: A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her. Runtime: 73 mins Release Date: 20 Mar 1982
Just about the strangest thing I've ever seen. THIS cult classic puts "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to shame if you ask me! Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo perform the music and they even make a strange appearance in the movie. Elfman shines in his brief but delectable role as Satan.I'm certain that "Forbidden Zone" isn't for everyone, but its loopy, nutty humor will appeal to some folks... especially fans of Boingo. Give it a try! If you thought that Rocky Horror was weird, take a gander at THIS!!
Perhaps the best movie ever made, definitely the weirdest! (by galaxis007)
I love this movie, and I was lucky enough to be standing next to the filmmaker at an Oingo Boingo concert, so I mentioned to him that Oingo Boingo was a great band, but that movie they were in really blew! That put a smile on his face, especially when I said "just kidding, Richard" There is no way to describe this movie adequately. Yiddish humor, Cab Calloway and other oddball jazz tunes, sick animation, and totally fearless acting make this a real tour De force. There has never been, and will never be another movie even slightly similar to this one. So if you are a film or music <more>
buff, you need to see this, if only to realize the extent to which the medium of film can be taken by the most wildly creative and uninhibited minds. Now I want to learn more about this Elfman's body of work. His brother Danny's work I am familiar with and appreciative of. If anyone reads this and knows of more Richard Elfman films, won't you post the info for us please? Thanks!
How shocked was I when my friend popped this tape into the VCR and my eyes were glued to the screen, riveted beyond comprehension. This movie, a kind of 1930s musical filtered through Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Fleisher Brothers cartoons, and a bad LSD trip. This is one of the most inventive, hilarious movies ever made, and I can't say enough good things about it. Find it today and watch it over and over and OVER!!!
Funny as heck! (by pcrook345)
Here's a definite alternative to mainstream film, not even bothering to ape Hollywood. The sets look like a take-off on German Expressionism. The characters are all over-the-top in a music-hall way. Yet you can be drawn into the plot and sub-plots, even with all the unrealistic elements.Some of this is due to the excellent score: part originals by Danny Elfman, part altered big-band classics.It's a fairly simple plot, and in the hands of another director, it would've come out boring. It's the little embellishments and unrestrained performances that make Forbidden Zone worth <more>
watching repeatedly.Richard Elfman can make you uncomfortable, but he is undeniably funny and creative.
I gave this movie a very high rating, not because it was a good movie, but because it's possibly the best bad movie I've ever seen! CRAZY is the only way to describe it. There was not a moment while watching this movie that I was not tickled by it in some strange way or another. I definitely recommend it, but only if you're easily offended.
Dollar per dollar spent, one of the best films ever made. (by froggy-34)
An amazing little low budget film. Weird, wonderful, funny, poignient, surreal. Not to everyone's taste, but anyone willing to venture outside of main-stream entertainment should check it out. The sets look mostly to have been made with the budget and resources of a small junior-highschool play, but the result is artistic, both amusing and nightmareish, like a live action version of the Flescher Brother's classic "Bimbo's Initiation". The sound track features vintage recordings by the likes of Cab Calloway and Josphene Baker lip sinked to by the characters , and <more>
original music by Oingo Boingo.The film makes numerous references to early 20th century pop-culture and vaudeville-- but not recognizing them will not detract from your enjoyment. Contains perhaps the cinema's best ever gratuitious frog-sex scene. -- Frater Frogalogus
If David Lynch Had Directed Betty Boop . . . (by chuckc)
No live-action movie has ever captured the anarchic feel of the rubbery Max Fleischer cartoons of the 1930s better than "Forbidden Zone." It's an LSD-fueled Betty Boop picture mixed with "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Inferno," all filtered through David Lynch's kaleidoscope or run through R. Crumb's Cuisinart .The story, such as it is, deals with the adventures of Frenchy Hercules, who lives over a doorway to the "Sixth Dimension," which is ruled by King Fausto Herve Villechaize and Queen Doris Susan Tyrrell with sadomasochistic glee. <more>
The whole flick really fits the Betty Boop formula perfectly--a shapely heroine who loves to rumba falls from her own bizarre "reality" into an even stranger one. Much mayhem and cool swing music ensue, as Frenchy's brother and grandfather playing the roles of Bimbo and Koko the Clown from the old Fleischer cartoons try to rescue the unfortunate girl.This strange mix of animation and live action really has to be seen to be believed--all very low budget and very imaginative a quality sorely lacking in movies lately . Fans of Oingo Boingo won't want to miss this one especially group leader Danny Elfman's Cab Calloway-like turn as Satan in the flick's best scene . There are racial and ethnic stereotypes galore, but since this movie seems to exist in an entirely different universe, it doesn't come across as offensive.Not for everyone--but a "can't miss" for some. Worth seeing just for the musical numbers alone.
The weirdest most nonsensical musical you'll ever see! (by NateManD)
"Forbidden Zone" is up there on the list of strangest films of all time. It's a hell of a lot of fun, even though it doesn't make much sense. The film was created by Matthew Bright and Richard Elfman from the 80's rock band Oingo Boingo. They also did the film's music. The story concerns a family who buys a house from a drug dealer. Little do they know that it has a door that leads to the sixth dimension. The film becomes a crazed B&W surreal musical of comical strangeness. Tattoo of "Fantasy Island" plays the king of the sixth dimension. There's a <more>
depraved queen, a giant frog, a topless princess, drag queens, gigantic dice props and other things that you have to see to believe. It's as if John Waters and Jodorowsky teamed up to film "the Wizard of Oz" in black and white. The funniest part of the film has to be the guys wearing jockstraps who make musical fart noises while boxing. This is definitely not your average musical!
Danny Elfman's outlandish 1980 film "Forbidden Zone" has to be seen to be believed, and if you are not at least slightly demented you should probably pass on the seeing part. Imagine a cross between "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", with lots of animation in the style Monty Python's Flying Circus and the rubbery Max Fleischer cartoons of the 1930's which probably inspired much of the original Monty Python stuff anyway . Also deserving mention is the fact that this relatively low budget black and white film is a musical.There <more>
are a lot of characters and the story is somewhat hard to follow so here is what I hope is a helpful summary. The Hercules family father, mother, son, daughter, and grandfather live in a house with a door to the Sixth Dimension a/k/a The Forbidden Zone think Wonderland . Their daughter Frenchy think Alice and son Flash who looks like third stooge Joe Besser in a cub scout uniform go to school one day. When a gunfight erupts in the classroom Frenchy runs home.Tripping on a roller skate she tumbles through the door into a large intestine and ends up in the sixth dimension, which is ruled by a King and Queen of dice-used instead of wonderland's playing cards. There are a lot of half-dressed wonderland type characters down there although only the Frog Footman looks the same. There is a shapely princess who runs around topless, a living chandelier that eventually decays into just a skeleton, a devil Elfman who is like Cab Calloway playing the Cheshire Cat, and a rival queen.Frenchy's family and one of her classmates go into the Forbidden Zone to attempt a rescue. The film is a mix of live action and animation. The editor deserves a lot of credit because the whole thing is sequenced quite well and even has a strange unity. There are racist stereotypes generally too silly to be offensive , lively swing music, and sets that look to have been painted and constructed by a third grade art class.If this whole wacky concept sounds interesting you should check it out.