Forbidden Zone (1980)

Forbidden Zone




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Acclaimed composer Daniel Elfman agreed to score -- for the first time in his life -- this cheesy drama-comedy by his brother Richard and the eventual result was a new career, for Daniel, that is. The Forbidden Zone is about a realm known as the Sixth Dimension, created by intentionally humorous and inventive sets, in turn created by Marie-Pascale Elfman who also plays Frenchy in the story. Apparently the Elfmans ran out of family members because Herve Villechaize and Susan Tyrrell star as the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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Written By: Martin Nicholson, Richard Elfman, Nick L. Martinson, M. Bright, Nick James
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On DVD: May 7, 2012
Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Critic Reviews for Forbidden Zone

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

You could toss definitions at this thing all day and never hit the bullseye.

Full Review… | June 14, 2010
SFX Magazine

bizzare in every sence, lovely

September 3, 2007

Patently the only film of its kind that could give a home to its nutso musical numbers

| June 13, 2006

If awards were given for sheer insane spectacle, this avant garde 1980 cult flick would certainly qualify as among the most gold-bedecked movies of the past quarter century.

Full Review… | May 10, 2004
Entertainment Today

A much better cult classic than "Rocky Horror"

October 28, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Forbidden Zone

One by one, a cartoonish family is sucked into the 6th Dimension (ruled by king Herve Villachez and queen Susan Tyrell) in this cult musical comedy. Wild, weird and utterly unique, like a mixture of Jean Cocteau, the Three Stooges, and Betty Boop cartoons, with Busby Berkley-style choreography and music by Oingo Boingo.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

A fantastically eclectic crazy musical, and I love it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

'Forbidden Zone': Don't Say You Weren't Warned!

Yikes! What netherworld of dementia did I just land in? Imaginative, outlandish, kitschy, purile, grotesque cult film fodder. Worth a look so you can decide for yourself how to finish the sentence, "So bad it's...."

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