Sperhauk emailed me about Yeti: Giant Of The 20th Century the other day and I finally watched it tonight. It's on YouTube. It's not got an American dvd release and I didn't find any place that had it to download. I don't think after seeing it anyone's going to care. It's a 1977 Italian film orginally called Yeti - il gigante del 20. secolo. Italian sounds great, huh. It makes the movie sound much better than it is. As you can guess from the title, there's a giant Yeti, and where there's giant Yeti's there's trouble. A fat noisey rich guy hires a scientist to supervise the recovery of a giant frozen Yeti from northern Canada. The thing is thawed out and a giant cage is built. Things go wrong from the start and then they bring the giant primitve to Toronto. On top of the giant monster in the big city yarn, they pile some evil corporate double crossing and murder. The poor scientist gets killed. And he was nice enough to be in this crappy film. There's a pretty girl and her younger mute brother. The fat noisey rich guy is their grandfather. The Yeti takes a liking to the older teen girl, the brother and their dog. A lot of stuff happens and the poor Yeti is on the run for his life. The girl and the brother fall into the hands of the evil scumbag who's betraying everyone. There's plenty of story but it's all stuff you've seen before, with only slightly developed characters and some often poorish dialog. It's not like it the worst thing you've ever seen, it's just low-budget Italian, sometimes that's just what you get. Some of it was shot in Toronto. It's not the best print up on YouTube but it's watchable. It's much like the 1976 King Kong, giant guy, girl, tragedy, but that was a way better movie and it still sucked. Y:GOT2oC scores a 4.5 on the IMDb and that might be a little high but it's got some down right silly stuff that made me laugh. I especially liked all the closeup shots of the Yeti and his mighty eyes. If you go to the YouTube page there were several other 1950-1970's science fiction films available to watch. Some are good enough to watch but not good enough to spend the money on. Sometimes a look is all you need.