160: Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977) with Mark Junop
So Big, So Strong, But So Gentle. You Will Learn to Love Yeti. And that’s not a request. It’s our third anniversary and we’ve got the fabulous Mark Junop back in the studio for another weird dive into the wilds of exploitation cinema.
This week we’re talking about the utterly bizarre Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century from 1977. Made to take advantage of the furor behind Dino De Laurentiis’ 1976 King Kong remake, this Italian-Canadian interpretation is set in Toronto and features an expressive dude in a fur suit climbing every Torontonian landmark you can think of - But weirdly not the one that seems obvious.
This one isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you’re all about oddities that were clearly made with love and care while simultaneously aping a larger budget hit - don’t miss this gonzo take on the giant misunderstood creature genre. And if you need more coaxing - two words - YETI NIPPLES.
Luckily, it’s very available. There’s an ultra-low rez version on youtube, and a restored version on Amazon Prime.