Forbidden Zone Coming To Blu-ray
by Mike Noyes on February 5, 2012

Director Richard Elfman’s cult film, Forbidden Zone (1982) will be coming to Blu-ray thanks to the independent British distributors Arrow Films.

The film stars Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley, and Richard’s brother (you may have heard of him) Danny Elfman, as well as members of The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

The bizarre story follows Flash Hercules (Phil Gordon) who travels to the six dimension to rescue his sister Frenchy (Marie-Pascale Elfman) whose life is in grave danger there after the King (Villechaize) falls in love with her and the Queen (Tyrrell) demands her death. The Princess runs around topless the whole film and Danny Elfman plays Satan and sings a modified rendition of Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher”.

This was the first film to feature a Danny Elfman film score. The film was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Low-Budget Film.

The Blu-ray hits the streets May 7th.

Special Features include:

  • Brand new High Definition restoration of the Black and White and Colour versions of the film
  • Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / LPCM Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio commentary with director Richard Elfman and writer-actor Matthew Bright
  • A Look into Forbidden Zone – extensive behind the scenes documentary featuring interviews and archive footage, including scenes from Elfman’s lost film The Hercules Family
  • Two complete scenes from The Hercules Family
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Oingo Boingo Music Video Private Life
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Artwork by Jeff Zornow
  • Region ABC

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