Schlock Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
From writer/director John Landis, the mind behind The Blues Brothersand An American Werewolf in London, comes a love story that transcends the boundaries of nature and good taste – the one and only Schlock!
Carnage! Terror! Banana skins! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlocktropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet Southern Californian suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising. But when Schlocktropus encounters a kindly blind woman (Eliza Garrett, National Lampoon’s Animal House) who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption…
Shot over twelve days on a micro-budget, Schlock launched the careers of both Landis and legendary effects makeup artist Rick Baker (Videodrome). An uproarious pastiche of monster movies, packed to the gills with irreverent humour and biting satire, Schlock serves as the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators’ subsequent varied and celebrated careers.
Actors: John Landis, Soul Kahan, Joseph Piantadosi
Director: John Landis
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Landis and Makeup Artist Rick Baker, New Video Interview with Critic Kim Newman, Birth of a Schlock, Archival Video Interview with Cinematographer Bob Collins, 192 1979 and 1982 US Theatrical Trailers, US Radio Spots
Release Year: 1973
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Region B
Subtitles: English SDH
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 79 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Video Format: PAL