I saw this a while ago thanks to TCM.
It was pretty horrible but I still had to watch the whole thing…
But the fact that a quickie exploitation movie was churned out during the Zodiac killer’s reign of terror in the very city where the murders were taking place, isn’t the most insane thing about 1971’s Zodiac. No, the completely insane thing about this film is the fact that the producer/director was a pizza restaurateur who made the film in an effort to actually catch the killer with elaborate traps he had set up in the lobbies of the theaters where it played (…)
The movie itself isn’t the greatest exploitation film I’ve ever seen by any stretch, but it does hold the viewer’s attention and has enough oddball moments that have some camp value in retrospect (I doubt anyone was laughing back in ‘71). But, the real reason to check out this release is certainly going to be for commentary and interviews with the director… because the entire backstory on this production is just nuts. This is my most anticipated release of the year, strictly for that commentary.