Forbidden Zone
Forbidden Zone
3.5 stars

Starring: Susan Tyrrell, Herve Villechaize, Danny Elfman, Matthew Bright, Marie-Pascale Elfman

Directed: Richard Elfman

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Run Time: 76 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color and or Black and White

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: MVDvisual

A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her.


Audio Language: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good for DVD with no distortion. Music sounded crisp along with the Dialogue

Rating: 3.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The Picture Quality was good for DVD not Great. We get a good bit if film grain and dirt along with other artifacts older film reels will provide. Not that it’s a bad thing as the Picture is still view-able with no pixelation.

Rating: 3 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: March 21, 1980 (USA)
Disc release Date: November 1o, 2015 (USA)
    • Audio commentary with director Richard Elfman and writer-actor Matthew Bright
    • A Look into Forbidden Zone – extensive behind the scenes documentary featuring interviews and archive footage, including scenes from Elfman’s lost film The Hercules Family
    • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
    • Original Theatrical Trailer


My Thoughts

Forbidden Zone is a Very over the top Film that’s part Musical, Comedy and Trippy elements. The Background sets are hand drawn with live action in front of it and the whole movie itself is very out their.

I feel the film is a Like it or hate it and its not for every one but definitely will provide entertainment as its theatrical with what seems like a film for kids but has Nudity and Foul Language. I would check the trailers before viewing, but I have to say for me it was entertaining. So much stuff is going on and most of it makes no sense.

Overall I did find my self Laughing and liking how trippy the movie is. Its way out there but again its enjoyable to those who can tolerate the crazy.

With that said I give this film a 3.5 out of 5. The film comes with two version, one in Black and White and the Other Color. I say give it a shot.

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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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