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Was  heading back to Vortex and Zardoz Head almost collided with this Yeti thing:

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(Actually, Zardoz Head has Cable TV and was watching "The Snow Devils" on TCM.  That cheesy Italian flick set in Himalayas reminded me of another Italian movie... That featured footage filmed in Canada...)

"Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century" (1977). This Italian/Canadian production came a year after Dino De Laurentiis remake of "King Kong" when furry monsters were a rage: http://www.coolasscinema.com/2020/04/yeti-giant-of-20th-century-1977-review.html

De Laurentiis was supposed to do a movie titled "Yeti," with filming in the Himalayas, but this movie beat him to it. De Laurentiis then moved on to film "The White Buffalo" and "Orca" (much filming in Newfoundland. Damn Orca bites Bo Derek's leg off... ).

Anyway, Yeti is discovered frozen into an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland (the Union Jack seen in the screenshot above was the Newfie flag until 1980, in 1980 a new flag was adopted). Yeti gets thawed out, gets airlifted to Toronto and then goes on a rampage through Hogtown.

Trip down memory lane watching this film as I used to summer with me grandma who lived in Toronto way back when, including 1977. Grandma was a Toronto Blue Jays fan and we would go to watch the Jays at the old Exhibition Stadium, including that first season in 1977. Always attended the CNE... Remember the Sheraton Centre, City Hall, the Bank of Montreal building and more...

Yeti Movie Toronto

https://www.blogto.com/city/2013/02/that_time_when_yeti_attacked_toronto/

Movie is certainly a candidate for late night on TCM. Maybe a bit too dirty for primetime. There's a scene where a woman touches Yeti's male mammary gland and Yeti gets strange feelings...

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Yeti in Toronto at night:

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Yeti after having his hair done at a Toronto beauty salon:
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Yeti in downtown Toronto:

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Woulda been nice to see Yeti climb the CN Tower, but guess the Italians couldn't get permission to feature the tower from the owners, Canadian National.

Oh well...  Photos above from this web site:
http://www.coolasscinema.com/2020/04/yeti-giant-of-20th-century-1977-review.html

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, hamradio said:

Heard Miss Bigfoot was his heart throb.

Hamster, think the ladies in the screen shot below are Yeti's girlfriends... Of course, the T-shirts are totally inappropriate nowadays... Thenadays they were smokin' hot and funny as all Yeti...

 

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Yeti stands right up there with King Kong, Godzilla, The Giant Claw, and all the other kaiju:

https://wikizilla.org/wiki/User:Kaiju_No._14/Sandbox/Yeti:_Giant_of_the_20th_Century

An American Blu_ray tagline goes: "In the footsteps of King Kong and Godzilla comes... Yeti, Giant of the 20th Century."

Not sure what Yeti's special power is? Maybe something to do with women touching his male mammary glands (see screenshot from my original post. TCM banned use of the N-i-doublep- l-e word)??

I'd have to watch the movie again...

   
 

 

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On 5/28/2021 at 9:26 AM, RMeingast said:

...Yeti in Toronto at night:

...Yeti in downtown Toronto:

Wait now, Randy! How do we know that any of these shots with the Yeti were actually done in Toronto???

And 'cause in none of 'em do I see a Timmies, let alone the CN Tower!

(...and so this could've been filmed in L.A. for all we know here)  ;)

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6 hours ago, RMeingast said:

Hamster, think the ladies in the screen shot below are Yeti's girlfriends... Of course, the T-shirts are totally inappropriate nowadays... Thenadays they were smokin' hot and funny as all Yeti...

 

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Later to be called the Al Franken T shirts.  ;)

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8 hours ago, TikiSoo said:

I always wondered what happened to that Toronto guy I dated & like how the wrinkles in the poster camouflage the enormity of his privates.

Just for you, Tiki:
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Ooooops! You're on the wrong side... Sorry...  The innocent civilians on the other side are getting the full frontal...

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2 hours ago, Dargo said:

Wait now, Randy! How do we know that any of these shots with the Yeti were actually done in Toronto???

And 'cause in none of 'em do I see a Timmies, let alone the CN Tower!

(...and so this could've been filmed in L.A. for all we know here)  ;)

"He tasks me; he heaps me..."

Ok, dude, the Yeti movie ranks #7 on this bloggers list of the "7 Worst Horror Movies Shot in Toronto":

https://reallyawfulmovies.com/2014/11/24/worst-horror-movies-shot-in-toronto/

BTW, the blogger refers to the Yeti film as "batdoo-doo insane."

Of course, the Italians did the filming in Hogtown and then back in Italyland they did the bluescreen stuff with Yeti.

Italian actor Tony Kendall with Canucklehead flag in background in screenshot from film:
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More information here:
http://www.coolasscinema.com/2020/04/yeti-giant-of-20th-century-1977-review.html

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15 minutes ago, RMeingast said:

"He tasks me; he heaps me..."

Ok, dude, the Yeti movie ranks #7 on this bloggers list of the "7 Worst Horror Movies Shot in Toronto":

https://reallyawfulmovies.com/2014/11/24/worst-horror-movies-shot-in-toronto/

BTW, the blogger refers to the Yeti film as "batdoo-doo insane."

Of course, the Italians did the filming in Hogtown and then back in Italyland they did the bluescreen stuff with Yeti.

Italian actor Tony Kendall with Canucklehead flag in background in screenshot from film:
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More information here:
http://www.coolasscinema.com/2020/04/yeti-giant-of-20th-century-1977-review.html

Wait!" "Italian" actor "Tony KENDALL"???

What's up with THAT, paisan?!

(...calling Bernie Schwartz...your new name, "Tony Curtis", is ready...that sort'a thing, I'd guess)

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26 minutes ago, RMeingast said:

BTW, the blogger refers to the Yeti film as "batdoo-doo insane."

That it was, that it was.  😱

Like all good things Canadian, it used to play USA Network non-stop in its early thrown-together years, which naturally made it one of the two stranger movies fans remembered from Commander USA.

(And I still can't tell whether that kid in the parka was a kid, or a grown short woman playing a boy.)

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23 hours ago, EricJ said:

That it was, that it was.  😱

Like all good things Canadian, it used to play USA Network non-stop in its early thrown-together years, which naturally made it one of the two stranger movies fans remembered from Commander USA.

(And I still can't tell whether that kid in the parka was a kid, or a grown short woman playing a boy.)

Yeah, just a trip down memory lane for moi. Seeing old Exhibition Stadium where Granny and I watched the  Jays. Sheraton Centre, Ontario Place, Old City Hall, New City Hall, the old Hotel Toronto (now the Hilton Toronto), Caribana and the parade down University Ave., spotted the downtown Simpson's store, the Food Building at the CNE, the gigantic Massey-Ferguson factory on King West, and even the CN Tower features in many shots. At the start of the movie, you see shots done from the Observation Deck on the CN Tower. But for some reason, they don't have Yeti climbing the Tower? Maybe because Yeti saw "King Kong" and wasn't gonna do that move just to get picked off... Also, the old yellow Toronto Police cop cars...

Yeti lands atop this hotel and then escapes and climbs down the building. He kicks the windows in to get footholds. Rampage caused by media using flash bulbs on cameras that pizz off Yeti (Second rampage caused by media camera flash bulbs in movie, you'd think they'd get the picture by then that flash bulbs tick Yeti off?):

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Caribana parade featured in movie (took place on July 30, 1977 so that's when Italians were filming in town):
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Massey-Ferguson factory featured in movie:
King West 1980s

Full movie on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMYQuBGsVGY

It is what it is. Last part of movie was shot in Italy and features a very silly ending.

Spoiler Alert!

Heroine basically tells Yeti to f-off and go back to getting frozen in an iceberg. Yeti fully obliges and slinks off to eternal frozen slumber?

 

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23 hours ago, Dargo said:

Wait!" "Italian" actor "Tony KENDALL"???

What's up with THAT, paisan?!

(...calling Bernie Schwartz...your new name, "Tony Curtis", is ready...that sort'a thing, I'd guess)

Stage name, Dude. He was more than 50 movies:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Kendall_(actor)

Real name Luciano Stella, but he was in all these sword and sandal and other flicks that played in US back in 60s and 70s. Adopted stage name Tony Kendall so he didn't seem so foreign for non-Italians.

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23 hours ago, EricJ said:

That it was, that it was.  😱

Like all good things Canadian, it used to play USA Network non-stop in its early thrown-together years, which naturally made it one of the two stranger movies fans remembered from Commander USA.

(And I still can't tell whether that kid in the parka was a kid, or a grown short woman playing a boy.)

It is what it is... Funny scene where Yeti grabs a couple of  fish for himself and the young lady and kid (Yeti's friends) to eat. Yeti's trout is like 6 feet long, but the trout for his friends is normal size. Yeti eats and licks the fish bones (some of the fish meat gets stuck up his nose) and then fashions a gigantic fishbone comb that he uses to comb the young lady's hair.

The young lady is like: "That is so sweet. Yeti is combing my hair with a greasy fishbone comb that still has bits of fish meat attached to it. Oh, it feels so good..."

Kid's name is Jim Sullivan. Young woman is Antonella Interlenghi:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonella_Interlenghi

She used the stage name Phoenix Grant for the flick. Only 16 at the time film was made.

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On 5/30/2021 at 3:44 PM, RMeingast said:

Here's the infamous n-i-doublep-l-e scene for Tiki from the Yeti movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3baqt9l_nE

U try this on yer Toronto beau, TikiS?

Not much more to say about this film... Just that the idea of a 16 year old touching the male mammary gland of a million years old, old guy Yeti seems creepy, it is. But the actress, Antonella Interlenghi (billed as Phoenix Grant), was already married to an Italian count at 15 and had a daughter when the movie was made. There's supposed to be a Fay Wray/King Kong thing going on between Yeti and Antonella, so for some reason this scene was added to the movie...
It is what it is, as they say... Just a time travel trip for me to see Hogtown as it was... Apparently they even filmed in Mel Lastman's Bad Boy store...

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55 minutes ago, TikiSoo said:

Classic Actor Raymond Massey was descendant of this company's founder.

His father owned the company, his great-grandfather founded it. His family was one of the wealthiest in Toronto. His brother, Vincent Massey, was a Governor-General of Canada:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Massey

The Wiki article about the company mentions the factory complex that was filmed and featured in the movie: "The huge complex of factories, consisting of a 4.4-hectare (11-acre) site with plant and head office at 915 King Street West (now part of Liberty Village), became one of the best-known features of the city. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massey_Ferguson

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