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
Mike Noyes received his Masters Degree in Film from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. A few of his short films can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/mikebnoyes. He reads tons of comics, watches even more movies and spends the rest of his free time writing.
He also co-wrote and directed the web series Confessions of a Superhero. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXeQnxi4V7h01va0V50R1IQ