Friday, August 10, 2012

THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT / Palladium Productions - 1976

It's another Friday Night Drive-In with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our feature is a 'documentary' about the mysterious Bigfoot. The taglines scream... Startling new motion picture footage of the elusive creature! and Never before seen footage of the Giant of the North! This movie was completed over a 10 year period.

The prolific LA musician Don Peake did the music for this film, Don began his long and distinguished music career in 1961 as a lead guitarist for the Everly Brothers!!.. He holds the distinction of being the first white guitarist to ever play with the Ray Charles Orchestra, for which he recorded and toured with for ten years!!.. He played guitar on the classic Phil Spector recordings "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers and "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner!!..

He's even the lead guitarist on the Jackson Five hit songs "ABC" and "I Want You Back!" Among the other artists Don has played guitar for are John Lennon, the Commodores, Jan and Dean, the Mamas and the Papas, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Beach Boys, Billy Preston, Diana Ross, and Sonny and Cher!!.. He's also a member of an elite group of musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew!" The amazing list goes on and on, go to IMDb to check out his complete bio!!

Letz get the show off the toad, sooooo, push the big red 'GO' button there beside the sculpture shelf, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our soundclip for... THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT!

This is executive producer and actor, Ivan Marx, a dude obsessed with the idea that Bigfoot is actually the missing link! He's telling you all about his theory.

You see a lot of Ivan's little red Vee-Dub as he tours around looking for all the wilderness areas where Bigfoot has supposedly been spotted.

He believes that the American Indians depicted Bigfoot in their rock drawings and he even finds some hand and footprints he makes plaster casts of!

I dunno... What do you think?

There are lots of shots of forests, mountains, lakes and wildlife.

Oh-Mah means... Boss Of The Woods!

They basically analyze all of the different Bigfoot videos available at the time throughout the film.

There are lots of interesting places shown as Ivan travels from one location to another in search of the big guy.

Local artesians think there's money to be made exploiting his legend. You know, like, in the title! Weird, TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND is playing in the background, it's the episode with Bigfoot in it!

No doubt, it's very possible that a Bigfoot may have been buried here!

Thrown in for it's WTF value!

So, Ivan is out there somewhere, hiding, stalking, peeking, sneaking or creeping around in his never-ending pursuit to be able to say... I saw Bigfoot!!

Okay, here's whut I gots to say about Bigfoot... If they actually existed, come on, someone would have found at least some freakin' bones by now, case closed!


Nessie said...

Does Bigfoot have a hat on in that last shot, and why isn't his name Bigfeet?

TABONGA! said...

Bigfeets is even funnier!

Chad Thorson said...

I saw that in middle school! I think it's on instant watch on netflix. It's a fun film!

Kev D. said...

DEFINITELY a top hat or fedora in that last shot... I really need to watch this one of these days. Someone should TOTALLY do a remake. Haha!

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