Film Review - Legend of Bigfoot
Starring - Ivan Marx, Peggy Marx | Directed by Harry Winer | Alpha Video DVD FF Not Rated 76min 1976
Review By Xmortis
Ivan and his wife Peggy are trackers of animals and Ivan has hunted some of the biggest and baddest that nature has from mountain lions to bears. But when Alaskan cattle were being killed the locals tell him of Bigfoot the monster they think is killing their animals! Ivan laughs it off and comes home only to hear more about the famed Bigfoot creature and even finds giant footprints and a handprint. He is called once more to find a rogue bear and finds it dead and more big feet prints, and puts a call out to get as many real run in stories with the monster. On a hunt he finds a fresh track and smells the foul stench of the monster and captures a glance of the beast and even sparks more interest in the capturing of the monster. Ivan spends his time hunting Bigfoot in every forest in all weather and even making himself poor and taken small jobs to make the cash he needed to find it. Finally he gets a small glimpse of the beast on film and all the "experts" dismiss it still as a hoax. This news does not stop Ivan but makes him want to find the legend even more and he and Peggy travel around the country find evidence of the great creature. He gets so many stories of Bigfoot encounters all more weird and wild then the last. In the end he finally gets what he is looking for and that's several Bigfoots in an area and the proof that he needs to spend his life understanding this legendary creature.
What a fun fake documentary about everyone's favorite crypto animal Bigfoot. The films plot is silly and amounts to some nature shots, and clearly set up shots of a goofball in a Bigfoot suit running through the woods as a goon talks over all the footage as if what you are seeing is fact and things that he went through on his journey. Most of the film is just shots of nature doing wildlife things and Ivan speaking so lovingly and passionate about Bigfoot. The film is pretty much a bore for the most part but does have some entertaining values that make it worth the short watch. The Bigfoots in the film are bad and are all shoot from far away and are clearly humans in fur suits. Not much to talk about this film besides it's a cheesy pile of cinema junk that is a complete waste of time others might find a golden turkey winner.
The DVD has a bonus feature called Snowbeast and some trailers for Alpha New Cinema titles. The Box cover is a little misleading and has a mean looking Bigfoot with a woman in his arms and this is not even close to a scene in the film. This is also a crusty looking full frame print and not a widescreen transfer like it should have been.
This is a film that reeks of double feature drive in show and is nothing more then a cheapie shot to fill a time slot. I say this would be worth a buy if it was under $2.00 and that's only if you're a Bigfoot fan and love how bad films about this crypto creature can be. All other viewers should stay clear of this pile of Bigfoot poop.