Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977)
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF KING KONG AND GODZILLA COMES...YETI GIANT OF THE 20TH CENTURY
— 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.
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]
- Mexico - September 12, 1978
- Spain - November 9, 1978 [view poster]
- Portugal - May 24, 1978
- Philippines - July 12, 1979
- France - August 1, 1979 [view poster]
- Australia - December 10, 1979
- United States - March 19, 1980 [view poster]; April 23, 1999 (re-release)
- Canada - December 9, 1983
U.S. release[edit | edit source]
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]
Dark Force Entertainment Blu-ray (2020)
- Region: A
- Discs: 1
- Audio: English, Italian
- Subtitles: English
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
- Notes: Released in the United States on Mar 21, 2020 and in Japan on August 25, 2020.
Videos[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Around 2012, a tribute to the film was made by fans as fake footage from The King Kong That Appeared in Edo.
References[edit | edit source]
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