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Wizard Video: The Beast (Big Box VHS)

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The amazing BIG BOX Wizard Video Collection! This is truly a rare discovery and little part of the early days of the home video explosion!


THE BEAST aka Equinox


Seeking an archaeologist who has mysteriously disappeared, Dave, Susan, Jim and Vicki discover a weird castle in the hills surrounded by strange, gigantic footprints. In a nearby cave, the teenagers meet an odd old man who gives them an ancient book containing the lore and rituals of Devil Worship. The hapless foursome soon find themselves pursued by a 30-foot-tall apelike mutant intent on seizing the Book. The creature is defeated-but the teenagers now face a new nemesis-a fearsome blue giant. When the giant carries Jim and the Book through a supernatural barrier into its own bizarre dimension, Dave must follow in a desperate attempt to rescue his friend. What follows is a spectacular adventure of unearthly power, featuring stop-motion animation by renowned effects wizards Dennis Muren, David Allen, and Jim Danforth.


Made on a budget of a mere six thousand dollars in 1967, The Beast/Equinox initially gained a reputation as a midnight movie during its theatrical run, but has in later years been noted for its economical yet sophisticated use of stop-motion special effects and cel animation which were provided by Dave Allen and Jim Danforth the latter later worked on Flesh Gordon in which he animated a giant monster similar to the ones in Equinox. The film has been influential to the horror and sci-fi monster genres, receiving praise from filmmaker George Lucas and effects artist Ray Harryhausen the film has also been noted as a main inspiration for Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1983).


80 mins

Audio: MONO

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

English

Rating: Not Rated

Year 1970
VHS / NTSC

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