Richard Elfman’s The Forbidden Zone Director’s Cut Blu-ray

The Forbidden Zone (1980 Dir. Richard Elfman)
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I remember seeing The Forbidden Zone for the first time at a cinema in Hollywood circa 1980.  I was totally into punk and alternative rock but I was never prepared for Richard Elfman’s insane musical masterpiece starring Hervé Villechaize, Marie-Pascale Elfman (former wife of the director), Susan Tyrrell, Joe Spinell, and Mathew Bright who would go on to direct the cult classic FREEWAY starring Reese Witherspoon.
Shot in glorious 16mm black and white, The Forbidden Zone is loaded with amazing musical numbers by The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo led by the great Danny Elfman, Richard’s brother.
There’s a lot of slapstick comedy, sexy babes, and plenty of nudity in this low budget masterpiece and Elfman’s director’s cut of The Forbidden Zone has recently been released on blu-ray with a ton of extras including:

  • High Definition (1080p) color presentation of the main feature in 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio: DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English Subtitles
  • NEW! Introduction by Director Richard Elfman
  • NEW! Forbidden Zone Theme: Richard Elfman Beats Danny Elfman!
  • Original audio commentary with director Richard Elfman and writer-actor Matthew Bright
  • A Look into Forbidden Zone – extensive behind the scenes documentary
  • Original Video Intro by Director Richard Elfman
  • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
  • Reversible Artwork
  • Theatrical Trailer

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