I was recently asked if I had a single web page within SciFiHistory.Net where I simply listed all of the movies one would find buried across all of the Citation Pages. You understand what I mean? Do I keep, essentially, a directory of every film highlighted anywhere within my site? I explained that I didn't, mostly because that isn't what I designed the place for, but then it was suggested to me that I should do that because it would make it easier for folks to navigate to individual titles he or she wanted to investigate further.
Well, the problem with that is that it's no simple undertaking. To highlight the task, it would require that I go to each day of the year, copy down film titles, and then go and create a separate page just to paste those flicks to. In case you've missed it, some days have upward to twenty titles; suffice it to say, I'd be doing that for quite some time in order to make one reader happy. Sure, I want every reader to be happy with the site ... but one man has only a single life to spend, my friends. I will concede that I have started to do something a bit different that might get more work as time permits, but in the meantime I'm happy to continue my postings as is for the foreseeable future.
But all of this comes about because I was alerted to a forthcoming DVD release of a title I've only sparingly run across: Italy's attempt to cash in on the mid-1970's King Kong remake craze ... a little something something called Yeti: Giant Of The 20th Century. I've never seen this one -- I have seen a few snippets online -- but it looks downright horrible ... in that tragic kind of way. Here's the plot summary as provided by our friends at IMDB.com:
"Professor Wassermann is asked by industry magnate Morgan Hunnicut to lead an expedition to study the giant Yeti creature found frozen in a large ice block."
Seeing how I love monster movies, and I do so love those creature features that go indescribably wrong in the production process, I'm going to see about getting my grubby mitts on a copy of this one for posterity's sake. Who knows? Maybe I'll even see if I can review it as time permits. In the meantime, I'm going to copy and paste the few particulars on its forthcoming release below ... so you smilers know what to do.
Code Red has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Gianfranco Parolini's Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977), starring Antonella Interlenghi, Tony Kendall, John Stacy, Stelio Candelli, and Loris Bazzocchi. The release will be available for purchase on May 31.
Synopsis: This 1977 Italian King Kong rip-off is non-stop fun and camp action. Starring the gorgeous Antonella Interlenghi (The Gates of Hell) as "Jane" who discovers her "Tarzan" in the form of a giant Yeti (Mimmo Crao) that is taken into captivity and put on public display. When the Yeti breaks loose, it's Godzilla-style special effects galore as he smashes through the city, crushing the bad guys and searching for his new love, Jane. From Gianfranco Parolini (Frank Kramer), the acclaimed director of Sabata, Adiós, Sabata, Return of Sabata, We Are No Angels and God's Gun! Co-starring Tony Kendall (Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill).
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- PREVIOUSLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
- Optional English Subtitles