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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: BLU-RAY
  • SKU: AV172
  • UPC: 760137184584
  • Street Date: 10/16/18
  • PreBook Date: 09/11/18
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run Time: 79 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1973
  • Director: John Landis
  • Actors: John Landis, Eliza Garrett, Saul Kahan
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

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Schlock

A love stranger than King Kong!

Schlock
  • List Price: $39.95  
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From writer/director John Landis, the mind behind The Blues Brothers and 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 humor and biting satire, Schlock serves as the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators' subsequent varied and celebrated careers.

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Bonus Materials

  • Audio commentary by writer/director John Landis and makeup artist Rick Baker
  • New video interview with author and critic Kim Newman
  • Birth of a Schlock, a 2017 video interview with John Landis
  • Archival video interview with cinematographer Bob Collins
  • 1972, 1979 and 1982 US theatrical trailers
  • US radio spots

Sales Points

  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Joe Bob Briggs
  • Original lossless mono soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

Press Quotes

Huge swaths of Schlock are pretty juvenile, though commendably also completely self aware about how unrepentantly stupid some of the humor is. I personally was laughing out loud at several junctures in Schlock, and my hunch is those who like other early Landis films like The Kentucky Fried Movie will find a lot to like in this one as well. Recommended.

     —Blu-ray.com

  

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