MUSTWORTHINESS The mind-blowing 1980 futuristic glam-rock-musical-slash-biblical-allegory – set in 1994 and directed by ”Over the Top” schlockmeister Menahem Golan – follows two Canadian folksingers as they fight BIM, an evil music corporation run by Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal). God, by the way, comes down from the sky in the last scene…driving a golden Rolls-Royce. ”The Apple,” a midnight-movie fixture since early 2003, is transfixingly, heartwarmingly, almost movingly bad.
MENAHEM GOLAN, DEFEND YOURSELF! ”I sort of had a feeling that it was a little bit, you know, ahead of its time,” says the 75-year-old filmmaker, who admits wanting to jump out of his 15th-floor hotel-room window after the movie was booed during its premiere at a Montreal film festival. ”But I’m astonished to hear that it’s turned cult,” he says. ”You don’t know what news you’ve given me. I love to see people having fun and laughing.”
NEXT The DVD hits stores in August.
Posted June 25 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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