More powerful than King Kong! Bigger than Godzilla! Bigger than the shrinking man!
For three weeks, the town of Canyon Valley has been the scene of a series of bloody murders. Nicknamed the "banana killer", the dangerous criminal is actually a twenty million year old gorilla, the Schlockthropus. Chased by the police, Schlock will discover love in the person of Mindy, a young blind man who takes him for a dog...
For his first film in front of and behind the camera – the Schlockthropus, that's him! –, filmmaker John Landis ( The Blues Brothers ) delivers a hilarious parody of monster movies. A playful nod to the great classics of the genre ( King Kong , Frankenstein , Beauty and the Beast ). Schlock is an unclassifiable comedy that flirts with the grotesque and the absurd. A great little-known film from cinema bis, to discover for the first time in its superb 4K restoration! SCHLOCK
(1973 – Colors – 79 mins) New 4K Restoration
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD) *
. INTRODUCTION BY JOHN LANDIS
. AUDIO COMMENTARY BY JOHN LANDIS AND RICK BAKER (VOSTF)
.THE BIRTH OF SCHLOCK (41 mins) an interview led by Christian Bartsch and Wolf Jahnke Before filming Schlock at the age of 21, John Landis already had a career as an actor, stuntman, assistant director… A look back at the early years of this hyperactive cinephile.
. I SHOT SCHLOCK! : MEMORIES OF BOB COLLINS (8 mins) an interview produced and directed by Joe Corey and Brett Clark Director of photography (and actor) on the film, Bob Collins remembers this shoot like no other.
.TRAILERS FROM HELL (3 mins) Director John Landis comments on the Banana Monster trailer.