Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977)

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Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century
The Italian poster for Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century
Alternate titles
Flagicon United States.png Yeti (1980)
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Directed by Frank Kramer
Producer(s) Wolfranco Coccia, Mario Di Nardo, Giancarlo Parolini, Nicolò Pomilia
Written by Mario di Nardo, Gianfranco Parolini,
Marcello Coscia
Music by Sante Marie Romitelli
Distributor Stefano FilmIT
Miramax FilmsUS
Rating Not Rated
Running time 118 minutesIT
(1 hour, 58 minutes)
105 minutesUS
(1 hour, 45 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF KING KONG AND GODZILLA COMES...YETI GIANT OF THE 20TH CENTURY
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— American Blu-ray tagline

Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (Yeti - Il gigante del 20º secolo) is an Italian/Canadian giant monster fantasy adventure film produced and distributed by Stefano Film. The film was released to Italian theaters on December 23, 1977 and to American theaters on March 19, 1980.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Professor Wassermann, a scientist from Italy finds a million-year-old Yeti frozen in an iceberg in Newfoundland. Wassermann awakens the monster who later befriends Herbie, the son of a millionaire, and a teenager named Jane.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Frank Kramer
  • Written by   Mario di Nardo, Gianfranco Parolini, Marcello Coscia
  • Produced by   Wolfranco Coccia, Mario Di Nardo, Giancarlo Parolini, Nicolò Pomilia
  • Music by   Sante Maria Romitelli
  • Cinematography by   Sandro Mancori
  • Edited by   Patrizia Ceresani
  • Assistant director   Luciano Palermo
  • Special effects by   Benigno Carrozza, Nello Cappelli, Giovanni Cappelli, Amerigo Casagrande, Marcello Martinelli, Augusto Possanza
  • Visual Effects by   Ermando Biamonte
  • Original story by   Gianfranco Parolini, Mario di Nardo

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Antonella Interlenghi   as   Jane
  • Jim Sullivan   as   Herbie
  • Tony Kendall   as   Cliff Chandler
  • Edoardo Faieta   as   Morgan Hunnicut
  • John Stacy   as   Henry Wassermann
  • Aldo Canti   as   The Killer
  • Donald O'Brien   as   Sergeant Stricker
  • Mimmo Crao   as   Yeti
  • Francesco D'Adda   as   Secretary-Gard
  • Claudio Zucchet   as   Barto
  • Stefano Cedrati   as   Television operator
  • Loris Bazzocchi   as   Al, a henchman


Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

After RKO and Universal Pictures' battle over the rights for King Kong, Dino De Laurentiis, who was the producer for the 1976 King Kong remake would next produce another giant monster film which would be filmed in the Himalayas; the production was given the title of Yeti and the script was written by David Z. Goodman, who based it on a story by Italian story writer Giorgio Moser. Allegedly, months into the making of the film Moser had discussed the De Laurentiis picture with Parolini, later claiming that the director stole the idea from him.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century/Gallery.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main article: Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Yeti (United States)
  • Yukio Yeti (雪男イエティ; Japan)
  • Yeti Big Foot (early title)
  • Snowman (Lumimies; Finland)
  • Yeti - The 20th Century Monster (Yeti - O Monstro do Século 20; Brazil)
  • Yeti - The Giant from Another World (Yéti - Le géant d'un autre monde; France)
  • Yeti, the Giant of the Glacier (Yeti, o gigas ton pagetonon; Greece)
  • Yeti - The Snowman is Coming (Yeti - Der Schneemensch kommt; Austria; Yeti - Der Schneemensch kommt; West Germany)
  • Yeti: The Abominable Snowman (Yeti: El abominable hombre de las nieves; Spain)
  • Ice-Man - Giant of the 20th Century (Ice-Man - Gigant des 20. Jahrhunderts; West Germany)
  • Snowman Yeti (Kar adam Yeti; Turkey)
  • Yeti: The 20th Century Giant

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

View all posters for the film here.

  • Italy - December 23, 1977  [view poster]Yeti- Giant of the 20th Century.jpg
  • Mexico - September 12, 1978
  • Spain - November 9, 1978  [view poster]Spanish poster
  • Portugal - May 24, 1978
  • Philippines - July 12, 1979
  • France - August 1, 1979  [view poster]French poster
  • Australia - December 10, 1979
  • United States - March 19, 1980  [view poster]American poster; April 23, 1999 (re-release)
  • Canada - December 9, 1983

U.S. release[edit | edit source]

U.S. Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century poster

Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century was released theatrically twice in the United States, first on March 19, 1980 and then again on April 23, 1999. it was also released to American television on May 19, 1984.

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Feature Film DVD (2014)[2][3][4]

  • Discs: 1[5]
  • Audio: English[5]
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1[5]
  • Notes: Released on May 2, 2014[3]

Dark Force Entertainment Blu-ray (2020)[6]

  • Region: A[6]
  • Discs: 1[6]
  • Audio: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: English[6]
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1[6]
  • Notes: Released in the United States on Mar 21, 2020[6] and in Japan on August 25, 2020.[7]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Italian Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century trailer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Kaiju No. 14/Sandbox/Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Cool Ass Cinema: Yeti: The Giant of the 20th Century (1977) review. Retrieved on 6 March 2021.
  2. Yeti: The 20th Century Giant: Mimi Craig, Anton Interleigh, Jimmy Sullivan, Anthony Kendall: Movies & TV. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 3 March 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 YETI THE 20TH CENTURY GIANT DVD. Fishpond.co. Retrieved on 3 March 2021.
  4. FEATURE FILM - YETI: THE 20TH CENTURY GIANT (DVD) – Atlantis Music. Retrieved on 3 March 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Buy YETI: 20TH CENTURY GIANT DVD, Blu-ray Online at Best Prices in India. Amazon.in. Retrieved on 3 March 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century Blu-ray Release Date March 21, 2020. Blu-ray.com. Retrieved on 3 March 2021.
  7. Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century [Blu-ray: Eddie Faye, Phoenix Grant, John Stacey, Mimmo Crau, Mimmo Crao, Antonella Interlenghi, John Stacy, Edoardo Faieta, Jim Sullivan, Tony Kendall, Gianfranco Parolini, Gianfranco Parolini: DVD]. Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved on 3 March 2021.
  8. 江戸に現れたキングコング. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 31 December 2020.

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