Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mystery Movie: CAP'N KROCK AND THE RARE BLUE APES


We haven't been able to find much info on this kiddie flick, although we're pretty sure it's live-action and may have been shot in 1971 under the title THE RARE BLUE APES OF CANNIBAL ISLE (the ad above is from February 1975). If anyone knows more about this one, please drop us a line.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any idea what BALLAD OF THE BLEEDING HEART is? I can't find any information it either.

Temple of Schlock said...

It's a short film from 1975.

MPAA rating: G

Distributor: McGee Film Merchandising Service

No other details available

April Fossen said...

My dad was a theater manager when I was a kid. Brought this home on 16mm with a projector to screen it. It scared me to death. I've always wondered if it was actually as creepy as I remember it being, so have searched for it high and low all these years...

Anonymous said...

Been searching for it for years. The duck's name was, Mr. Quack Quack and the two bad crocodiles were, I'm pretty sure, Bobo and Achu. It was live action with characters in costume. It was kind of dorky but kind of cool at the same time. Love to see it again, mainly to find out if I was kind of dorky or kind of cool!

Jimmy Whacked said...

My brother and I saw this as 'Mr Quack Quack and the Rare Blue Ape' in the 70's in Australia. After he died I couldn't confirm it's existence, everyone thought I was confusing Puf N Stuf. I wrote letters, made phone calls, absolutely scoured the internet, and after 35 years last night I found the poster and then this forum.

Still no further information, story and puppetry by a founder in puppetry and marionettes from that era, Peter Scriven. But still nothing else.

Would appreciate any further information. Would love to see it again, one of the very few lost memories I have of a brother long gone...

the fakes said...

It looks like i'm in the same boat as everyone else on this forum. Saw it in the cinema as "Mr Quack Quack and the Rare Blue Ape." Any references to Peter Scriven don't mention this in his body of work but it must have been ground breaking at the time. Would love to see it again-I think half the problem is that it was probably screened under different titles throughout the world. I thought i'd dreamed it!

Diana said...

I remember this movie but can't seem to find any record of it. We had a pay-per-view TV service back in the early 70's called "Channel 100" which would only show 2 movies per week over and over. "The Rare Blue Apes of Cannibal Isle" was the children's selection. I recall the crocodiles and one line from the show - when the boy falls down this big hole he said "Watch that last step! It's a dilly!" That's the only thing I remember.

Anonymous said...

I also had Channel 100 as a kid in the '70's - I think it was the first ever pay cable movie channel in the San Francisco Bay Area. They showed this movie over and over. I remember laughing at how silly it was, but also liking it enough to watch it over and over...

I remember thinking at the time that it must have been a foreign dubbed movie because the only live actor - the kid - always seemed to be saying something that didn't match up with his mouth movements.

And I can still here that kid saying "watch out for that last step! It's a dilly!" Stuck with me forever.

Anonymous said...

I saw Mr Quack Quack & The Rare Blue Apes at the drive in at the first of a double feature with an Alby Mangles film. I don't know of anyone - other than my younger sister (as she was there too) that remembers this movie.

Mobial said...

I want to see this movie again! Every few years I remember it and the theme song - it is so vague to me - I'm 42, had channel 100 in Toledo, OH - I would have been like 2-3 years old and I just remember one 3 second image of very large characters chasing on a long dock/walkway

Here is some more about who made it - around 2008 I was going to email and ask about it, but never got
around to it:

Filmed in Kuala Lumpur - 1971 - http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19711117.2.112.aspx

"... John [Terry] .... approached by an old friend Bob Nagy with whom he had produced a film, “The Rare Blue Apes of Cannibal Isle” together during their time in Hollywood. --

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DallasFilmCasting/message/5333

I can find John's phone number online, but couldn't find email address --

Anyone else other than me want to see this movie again?


Theme song:
We're the rare blue apes of cannibal isle -- We're the rare blue apes of cannibal isle -- we always do
our best, when put up to the test, cause we're the rare blue apes of cannibal isle

Marny Oriarte said...

Uga bugga doo. uga bugga doo. my four sisters and I have also been trying to find this movie whichh is like a black hole in our lives. Hollywood, step up to the plate. we all did not imagine this movie.