I’ve already reviewed this flick before, but seeing how Legend Films was kind enough to send me the all new colorized version of the film, I felt compelled to check it out. Normally, I can’t stand to see a colorized movie, but Forbidden Zone is so goddamned weird I thought that seeing it in color couldn’t possibly hurt.
Well it doesn’t make any more sense now that it’s in color, but it definitely is a neat alternative.
The film always resembled a black and white acid trip version of a Max Fleischer cartoon, now it just seems like a colorized acid trip version of a Max Fleischer cartoon. There’s still the same amount of frog men, bizarro musical numbers, Monty Python style animation, and frantic dry humping, except now it’s all in color.
I don’t know, I never “got” this film. (I’m not even sure if there’s anything to “get" about it.) If it didn’t try so damn hard to be a cult item, it may have worked, but for me, it’s just weirdness for weirdness sakes. However, if you’ve always wanted to see Herve (
Forbidden Zone is on DVD for the first time in vibrant color from the good folks at Legend Films. To get your copy today, head on over to www.legendfilms.net.