|Ecco and The Forbidden
1 DVD disc
Label: Severin Films
Prebook: 1/1/19 Street: 1/29/19
Catalog #: SEV92599
Color, Mondo Freudo: 75 mins/ Mondo Bizzaro: 80 mins, in English
Region 0. Full Screen 1.33:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Production year: 1966
Directors: Mondo Freudo: R.L. Frost / Mondo Bizarro: Lee Frost
Cast: Mondo Freudo: Judy Adler, Carol Baughman, Terry Bryan / Mondo Bizarro: Claude Emmand, Bob Cresse, Lee Frost
In 1966, the notorious producer/director/distributor team of Lee Frost and Bob Cresse (HOT SPUR, THE SCAVENGERS) combined the extremes of the Mondo genre with their own depraved aesthetic to create two shockumentaries that put Olympic International on the map and changed the face of exploitation forever. Cresse himself narrates MONDO FREUDO, “A world of sex and the strange & unusual laws that govern it.” Featuring Hollywood strippers, Tijuana hookers, London lesbians, Times Square Satanists and topless Watusi clubs. In MONDO BIZARRO, the team’s ‘hidden cameras’ go ‘beyond-the-beyond’ to expose Bahamian voodoo rites, Japanese massage parlors, Nazi theater, and an Arab sex slave auction that looks suspiciously like LA.’s Bronson Canyon. Both films have been scanned in 4k from the original Something Weird 35mm vault negatives.
- Audio Commentary with Johnny Legend and Eric Caidin.
- The Cadaver Is Infinity: Bob Cresse, Lee Frost and the Birth of American Mondo– Interview with Chris Poggiali .
- Mondo BizarroTrailer.
- Mondo FreudoTrailer.