"KISS Meets the Phantom" 18 by 24 Signed Screenprint Poster TV Movie! YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST! The'Extra Special' NEW edition of'KISS Meets the Phantom' with tweaked art and new eye searing day-glow colors of green and orange printed on trippy metalic heavyweight paper!!Since the hottest band in the land never had a proper poster for their made for TV epic'KISS Meets The Phantom', 40 years later, I decided to correct that oversight! Each 18 by 24 screenprint is hand signed (by me) and limited to only an edition of 50!! Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park. In Italy is a 1978. And produced by the animation studio of. The film's plot revolves around Kiss, who use their superpowers to battle an evil inventor Abner Devereaux, played by. Aired the film at the height of Kiss' popularity in the United States. Due to the film's poor acting and semi-comedic script, most Kiss fans disliked the film. Despite the film's poor quality, it has attained.
The members of Kiss themselves despised the film for making them appear buffoonish. For years after its airing, no one who worked for the group was permitted to mention the film in their presence. Abner Devereaux, the park's engineer and the creator of a series of. Attractions, is not pleased that his works are being overshadowed by an upcoming concert by.
Calvin Richards, the park's owner, explains that the concert will generate much-needed revenue to make up for the quality control problems that have plagued Deveraux's creations. Melissa, a park guest, becomes concerned when her boyfriend Sam Farrell, a park employee and assistant to Devereaux, has gone missing.Meanwhile, three punks sabotage one of the rides and Deveraux is blamed for the incident. Melissa goes to Devereaux's underground laboratory, which was the last place Sam was seen. Devereaux dismisses her after explaining that he has not seen Sam, but after she leaves the lab, he reveals that Sam has been placed under mind-control through the use of an electronic device on his neck.
The three punks enter the Chamber of Thrills, where they fall into traps set by Devereaux. Richards fires Devereaux for his erratic behavior and disregard for the guests' safety; because of this, Devereaux swears revenge upon Richards, the park, and Kissall of whom he blames for his misfortune. Shortly after Kiss' first concert at the park, Devereaux attempts to discredit them by unleashing a robotic copy of. To wreak havoc on the park and the security guards. The band is questioned the next day, but no action is taken.Melissa seeks help from the band to find Sam, unaware that the security pass she received from Devereaux is a tracking device. Devereaux has Sam break into the band's lair and steal their. But the plan is foiled due to the force field on the talismans' case. Kiss sneak into the park to confront Devereaux, fighting off Devereaux's animatronic white monkeys in the process.
Meanwhile, Sam manages to steal the talismen and delivers them to Devereaux, who then neutralizes Kiss with a ray gun. Kiss, having lost their powers, are imprisoned in the underground lab. Devereaux then sends his robotic Kiss copies in place of the real Kiss in order to ruin their concert and incite a riot.The real Kiss manage to retrieve their talismen, thereby regaining their powers. They escape and quickly head to the stage where they defeat the imposters and save the concert.
After the show, Kiss, Melissa and Richards confront Devereaux in the underground laboratory, only to discover that he has frozen in a catatonic state, seemingly revealing himself as the namesake "phantom" of the park. Removes the mind-control device from Sam's neck, returning him back to normal. Richards laments Devereaux's demise by saying, He created Kiss to destroy Kiss... Space Ace , Frehley has the ability to shoot.By making a'hitchhiking' gesture with his thumb. Demon , Simmons has immense strength and can breathe fire. His voice has a large amount of. Unlike the other three members. Starchild , Stanley can shoot a laser from the star on his right eye.
A similar beam emitted from his eye can control minds and allow him to hear distant conversations. Catman , Criss has superhuman agility and leaping powers. Devereaux is a genius inventor, and has created all of. He is prone to fits of anger, and reacts poorly to criticism.
Richards is the owner of Magic Mountain. Melissa (her last name is never revealed) frantically searches for her missing boyfriend Sam.
Chopper is one-third of an unnamed gang who sabotages a ride at the amusement park. Slime is a member of the same gang, and confronts Devereaux after tampering with one of the park's cyborgs.Dee is in the same gang as Chopper and Slime. Sneed is the head of security at Magic Mountain. He voices a disdain for Kiss (and rock and roll groups in general). Sam is an employee at Magic Mountain, and Melissa's boyfriend.
Sam vanishes when he starts to investigate some strange occurrences at the park. A Kiss lookalike contest at Magic Mountain.Kiss' commercial popularity was at its peak by 1978. Felt, however, that the cycle of album releases and touring had taken Kiss as far as they could go, and that it was time to elevate the group's image to the next level. He formulated a plan to cast Kiss as superheroes, a process that began with the 1977 release of a. The band agreed, and plans were developed for a Kiss film. And it was produced by.
Most of the movie was filmed at. In California, with additional filming taking place in the.
Much of the production was rushed, and the script underwent numerous rewrites. All four members of Kiss were given crash courses on acting. Prior to completing the script, screenwriters Jan Michael Sherman and Don Buday spent time with each Kiss member, in an effort to get a feel for how they each acted and spoke. Frehley, known for his eccentric behavior, said little to the pair but Ack!" As a result, Frehley was not originally given any lines, except to interject "Ack! In the first draft of the script, Frehley was described as monosyllabic and super-friendly. Communicating largely through gestures and sounds, Ace might be best described as an other-galactic. Upon learning of his lack of dialogue, Frehley threatened to leave the project. Soon after, lines were written for him.
The band, none of whom had any prior acting experience, had difficulty adjusting to the demands of filming. Frehley and Criss, in particular, became increasingly frustrated with the long periods of downtime normally associated with movie-making.
They were both also dealing with increasing levels of substance abuse. Criss' dialogue in the film had to be over-dubbed by well-known voice actor. Who had worked with producer. On a number of past projects, as he refused to participate in post-production. The only time Criss' actual voice is heard in the movie is during an acoustic performance of Beth.
" Criss denies this story, stating that he "went to all the. On May 27, the last day of filming, Criss and tour manager Fritz Postlethwaite were involved in a serious car accident.
On a few occasions, Frehley left the set during filming due to arguments with the film's director. In one scene that Frehley abandoned, his African American stunt double can be clearly seen instead. The concert depicted in the film was recorded in the parking lot of Magic Mountain on May 19, 1978, in front of a crowd of 8,000 people. Which was where "The Real".
This is also the same radio station where Kiss made an appearance as DJs on Steele's radio program the previous year while in town to record. The group performed a full concert, which was followed by."Rip and Destroy", an altered version of "Hotter than Hell" that was featured in the movie, was not performed during the concert. Prior to the films' airing, a private screening was held for Kiss, as well as their management and friends. Despite the positive reactions from all in attendance, Kiss hated the film for the buffoonish way it made them appear. In cinemas outside the United States, with translations of the title. In some countriesItaly, in particularthe film was simply titled.
The theatrical release featured a vastly different version of the film, with several scenes that did not appear in the original television airing added to the cut. The overseas film's overall soundtrack also differed from the originalmuch of the Hanna-Barbera fight music was replaced by music from the band's own catalog, primarily from their four solo albums. In some edits, the promotional videos for I Was Made For Lovin' You. Were also edited into the film. In recent years, Kiss' public statements concerning the film have been a mixture of bemusement and disgust.
When Kiss Ruled the World. Program, Gene Simmons stated that, It's a classic movie...
Classic movie if you're on drugs, " while Ace Frehley said that "I couldn't stop laughing from the beginning of the moment to the end In an early-1990s Sterling-McFadden magazine interview, Simmons compared the film to the infamous B-movie classic. Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Joking that the two films would make a perfect drive-in double feature. In the years since its initial airing. Has achieved cult status, mainly among Kiss fans.
The European edit of the film (which removes most of Ace Frehley's dialogue) is available on. A collection of concerts and television appearances. Previously, availability was limited to two brief. Releases in the 1980s and a laserdisc release in 1991.In 2005, distributor Cheezy Flicks attempted to release the original TV film version of the film on DVD, but due to legal issues, the disc was quickly pulled. Thus making those that do own copies of it before it got pulled wind up owning something rare and very hard to find. In Australia, the film, titled. Kiss and the Attack of the Phantoms , was initially popular. Free tickets to the movie could be obtained by cutting 20 diamond shaped coupons from an Ice confectionary cup called an "Icee" and pasting them onto a printed sheet. Today the film remains at cult status.
The most noticeable difference in the Australian release was the inclusion of "New York Groove" as background music during the Gene Simmons night rampage through the park. Frehley later stated that he had tons of fun while shooting the movie.
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