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Ecco and The Forbidden
Director: Gianni Proia, Benjamin Andrews, Lee Frost
Cast: George Sanders, Alexander, Maria Ansaldi
Studio: Severin Films Genre: Documentary
Pre-Order Date: 11-30--0001 Release Date: 01-29-2019
Production Year: 1965 SRP: $19.95
Catalog #: SEV92605 UPC: 663390002605
Format: DVD Number of Discs: 1
Language: English Subtitles:
Picture Format: Ecco: 2.35:1 / The Forbidden: 1.85:1 Audio Format: Dolby Digital Mono
Plot Summary:

Severin Films presents ECCO and THE FORBIDDEN - The most extreme mondo of them all, now scanned in 4k for the first time ever, plus mega-sleazy bonus mondo!

In 1963, nudie/roughie filmmakers Bob Cresse and Lee Frost (HOUSE ON BARE MOUNTAIN, LOVE CAMP 7) saw the U.S. grosses of MONDO CANE and quickly imported and adapted one of the most provocative and successful shockumentaries of the decade. Narrated by Academy Award® winner George Sanders (ALL ABOUT EVE) and featuring a legendary soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (Oscar®-nominated for MONDO CANE's 'More'), ECCO explores a world of sadism, delinquency, roller derby, extreme piercing, appalling stereotypes and the infamous Lapland-women-castrating-reindeer-with-their-teeth sequence, now scanned in 4k from the original inter-negative. Bonus feature THE FORBIDDEN is Frost & Cresse's rarely seen and totally insane 1966 fake Mondo, packed with staged scenes of Swiss lesbians, L.A. rapists, Parisian tarts and Nazi strippers, newly-transferred from the only known 35mm print in existence.

Additional Information

Ecco Trailer from Severin Films on Vimeo.



- Blu-ray Artwork
- DVD Artwork

Special Features:

- The Bandit - Producer David Goldstein remembers Bob Cresse.
- I Want More - Short Film.
- Ecco Trailer.


ECCO is one of the best Mondos… Imagery that is bizarre, shocking and insane! --Worldwide Celluloid Massacre

THE FORBIDDEN is an exploitation classic… It's hard to believe that Cresse and Frost can pack so much wacky entertainment into 65 minutes! --DVD Drive-In

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