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Zotz! (1962)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  July 1962 (USA)
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Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or ... See full summary »

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Prof. Jonathan Jones
Julia Meade ...
Prof. Virginia Fenster
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Prof. Horatio Kellgore
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Gen. Bullivar
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Dean Joshua Updike
Zeme North ...
Cynthia Jones
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Persephone Updike
James Millhollin ...
Dr. R.A. Kroner
Carl Don ...
Josh Bates
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Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin. Written by Anonymous

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coin | ancient coin | spy | professor | magic | See more »

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Everyone is flipping for ZOTZ! The magic word for fun!!!! [US poster] See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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July 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Moeda Mágica  »

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Trivia

Louis Nye:  as the death ray inventor. He and Tom Poston, along with Don Knotts, were regulars The New Steve Allen Show (1961) and were famous for the recurring "Man on the Street" skits. See more »

Goofs

When cycling, Prof. Jones is nearly run-over by a reversing light coloured sedan. An immediate cut to a left angle camera shows a two tone station wagon. See more »

Crazy Credits

ZOTZ! features a live action "Torch Lady" for the COLUMBIA logo screens. The opening logo features William Castle in his director's chair, who then points to the Torch Lady, and says "ZOTZ!". The Torch Lady then turns her head in William Castle's direction and says "ZOTZ? What's ZOTZ?". The closing logo has the Torch Lady saying "Zotz all.", a play on the words "That's all.". See more »

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Features Homicidal (1961) See more »

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ZOTZ! Now available on DVD
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I was 5 years old when this movie hit the theater but i remember seeing in in the mid to late 60s. Kids back then treated this movie as if it were a major Disney production. Even as young as we were, we still recognized it as being a well-made movie. Not a cheap B movie with hokey effects, although now it seems more campy. The real star of the show was the ZOTZ coin. All us kids wanted one. When this movie initially was released, free replica ZOTZ coins were given to the first few hundred people that saw the movie. I was lucky enough to come across one on Ebay once. I have it hanging on my wall with all my other movie replica stuff. Anyway, ZOTZ finally made it to DVD. It was released October 20, 2009 as a part of a 5-disc William Castle set. If you have Netflix you can order each individual disc. The set includes: 13 Frightened Girls / 13 Ghosts / Homicidal / Strait-Jacket / The Old Dark House / Mr. Sardonicus / The Tingler / Zotz!). You can get it on Amazon.com or Ebay...just about anywhere.


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