For fans of Psychotronic films, one of the holy grails is Otto Preminger’s 1968 infamous curiosity Skidoo.
Olive Films will be releasing this film for the very first time on home video on July 19, 2011.
What makes Skidoo so unique?
Let’s begin with the cast, which reason alone makes it worth a watch. Batman regulars Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith all show up. As do character actors Austin Pendleton, Arnold Stang and Richard Kiel. There’s singer Harry Nilsson, comedianne Carol Channing, actors George Raft and Peter Lawford, screen cowboy Slim Pickens, not to mention Mickey Rooney, John Philip Law, Frankie Avalon, Jackie Gleason and Groucho Marx as God.
And, the use of LSD is one of the major plot points. Although the film satires hippie culture and technological progress, the film also features Jackie Gleason tripping.
|Homina homina homina…|
If that isn’t strange enough, Groucho reportedly took LSD with Timothy Leary to prepare for the role.
Check out the trailer after the jump. The DVD is currently available for preorder on Amazon.