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My favorite movie of all time!

By lalalunatic
Written August 06, 2008
Director Richard Elfman is pure genius. I can't wait to see what he does with the sequel!
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Uproariously funny, great music and vocals

By Yan251
Written July 19, 2012
Danny Elfman wrote a lot of music for a lot of blockbusters but I never got as much pleasure from any of them as I got from Forbidden Zone. That's my favorite from long time ago. Everything in a move is freeflowing, low budget and purposefully amateurish so you have this feeling of unadulturated fun just fountaneering at you for over an hour. And if you were born to family where grandma and auntie spoke Yiddish to each other so you cannot understand what they saying (but you do!) you got a an extra bonus to understand jokes and inferences clearly made at expense of your close relatives. Hope you'll enjoy this movie as much as I did.
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Cult Classic

By Zombieking
Written August 04, 2008
Amazing in Color!
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Forbidden Zone (color)

By ladyfranky
Written August 01, 2008
Wonderfully wacky Elfman film created for the "Midnight Cult Classic Film Fan! Think. Danny Elfman meets Rocky Horror meets Monty Python meets Sid and Marty Kroft. Very entertaining!
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Forbidden Zone Rocks!

By PupDon
Written August 03, 2008
I have been a fan of Forbidden Zone since I rented the washed out VHS tape in the early 90's on the recommendation of a friend. I was hooked ever since. The DVD release was wonderful but when I heard they were showing a color version I was a bit skeptical but any chance to see the movie on the big screen and I'm there. I'm not a fan of colorizing movies but Richard Elfman explained that the movie was meant to be hand tinted when it came out and that this version is the way the movie was meant to be seen. Knowing that I was able to set aside my preconceived notions about colorization and just enjoy the movie. The color really brings out the artwork of the backgrounds and highlights a lot of the art design that is easily missed when you see it in black and white. If you have never seen Forbidden Zone I highly recommend it. It's insane, offensive, nasty and funny as hell. It's like a live action cartoon. You'll find yourself dancing in your seat and just having a great time.
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