Forbidden Zone
Forbidden Zone (1980)

Noted contemporary composer Danny Elfman and his band Oingo Boingo make their feature film debut in this off-beat musical fantasy that chronicles the adventures King Fausto, the dwarf king of the bizarre Sixth Dimension, a land only… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 21, 1980
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Hall

Uneven, to put it mildly, but audacious in its daring to be different.

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Shane Burridge

Patently the only film of its kind that could give a home to its nutso musical numbers

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

As wild a concoction of deliberately politically incorrect outrageousness as can be imagined - a love-it-or-hate-it proposition if ever there was one.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

You could toss definitions at this thing all day and never hit the bullseye.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

If awards were given for sheer insane spectacle, this avant garde 1980 cult flick would certainly qualify as among the most gold-bedecked movies of the past quarter century.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

bizzare in every sence, lovely

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A much better cult classic than "Rocky Horror"

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
One by one, a cartoonish family is sucked into the 6th Dimension (ruled by king Herve Villachez and queen Susan Tyrell) in this cult musical comedy. Wild, weird… More
Marion Ravenwood
The best things in this move were the songs. It was okay, but I wouldn't watch it again.
Aj V
A fantastically eclectic crazy musical, and I love it.
Christopher Brown
A great score, insane characters and bizarre situations make this my favourite musical of all time (maybe a tie with Pennies from Heaven).
Doctor Strangeblog
'Forbidden Zone': Don't Say You Weren't Warned! Yikes! What netherworld of dementia did I just land in? Imaginative, outlandish, kitschy,… More