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Southern California is being terrorized by a mysterious murderous monster living in a cave. As the bodies pile up -- with incriminating banana peels always near by the crime scene -- a group of teens stumble on the guilty party: a 20-million-year-old Schlockthropus, an ape-like creature with a sense of the absurd. Schlocky moves easily through a strangely stupid suburban society, the members of which don't seem to see him as a hairy menace. Young Mindy Binermen (Eliza Garrett), blind for the last three years, falls in love with him thinking he's a dog. When an operation to restore her eyesight proves successful, she discovers her pet is a lovesick gorilla being chased by the National Guard. ~ Buzz McClain

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2018
UPC: 0760137184584
Original Release: 1973
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 4,808

Special Features

4k restoration of the film from the original camera negative; Original lossless mono soundtrack; Audio Commentary by Writer/Director John Landis and makeup artist Rick Baker; New video interview with author and critic Kim Newman; Birth of a Shlock, a 2017 video interview with John Landis; Archival video interview with Cinematographer Bob Collins; 1972, 1979 and 1982 US theatrical trailers; US Radio Spots; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jonathan A. Flint Actor
Eliza Garrett Mindy Binerman
Richard Gillis Actor
Jack H. Harris Actor
John Landis The Schlockthropus
Eric Allison Joe Puzman
Enrica Blankey Mrs. Binerman
Joseph Piantadosi Prof. Shlibovitz
Forrest J. Ackerman Man in cinema
John Chambers National Guard Captain
Saul Kahan Sgt. Wino/Detective
Charles Villiers Cal

Technical Credits
John Landis Director,Screenwriter
Richard Baker Makeup Special Effects
Bruce Bisenz Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Collins Cinematographer
Jonathan A. Flint Asst. Director
George Folsey Editor,Producer
David Gibson Score Composer
Jack H. Harris Producer
Ivan Lepper Special Effects
James C. O'Rourke Producer

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Schlock 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is this the greatest movie ever made? Is this film the proof that man is ultimately perfectible and can ascend to the angels on the wings of art? Does this movie deliver a message of good will assuring that anyone who sees it will live at peace and harmony all the days of their lives? Nope, nope, nope. It¿s nothing like any of that stuff. On its plus side, though, ¿Schlock¿ will be one of the funniest movies those of us with the properly demented taste (me included) will ever see. I am one of the three people not actually related by blood to a cast or crewmember to see the movie on its first run in 1973, and I howled with laughter. The fact that I was alone in the cinema on that viewing will tell you that this is one of the defining ¿cult¿ films. The movie is a satire of the standard drive-in fare of the 1960¿s, especially a nasty little number named ¿Trog.¿ The director, John Landis, though just getting his start, clearly already had his ducks in a row in a big way, because he instituted several running jokes in ¿Schlock¿ that he is still cycling through his films. As I say, this is a cult movie, made on the (very) cheap, and most of the jokes are in bad taste, so be prepared, it isn¿t for everyone. For the people who get the joke, though, there is something very like genius at work here. And if this isn¿t the greatest movie ever made, it is one of my very favorites.