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The Banana Splits movie was released digitally this week and will air on SyFy in the US in October. The New York Times took a look at the film that recontextualises the 70s kids show as an R-rated horror. Executives at Blue Ribbon, who conceived the movie idea before commissioning the script and hiring a director, saw an opportunity in the original show’s ultra-mod design to draw upon the chic, lurid stylings of 1960s and ’70s Italian horror films from directors like Dario Argento and Mario Bava, said Girardi.

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