Roger Patterson's Bigfoot Documentary
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:49 AM
I've seen stills and short clips (apart from the Patty footage) from what I believe to be this documentary online and on various television programs - a group of men riding horses, Roger talking with Bob Gimlin, who was wearing native garb, etc. - but I've never heard much about the documentary itself. My Google-fu on the subject is proving weak, and I'm hoping that some of the more knowledgeable minds here on the forum can help me out.
Does anyone know if this documentary ever saw official (or unofficial) release? If so, how would someone go about locating a copy for purchase, rental or download?
Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:01 PM
Roger's footage was adapted into the first BBC documentary featuring the film and then given back to Al DeAtley and Roger to use for their barnstorming. Some of the footage is seen here also from the BBC show X Creatures (00:35)...
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:18 AM
I remember being disappointed the first time I saw the X Creatures program. I'm not really qualified to question the technical aspects of their recreation attempt (type of camera, type of lens, distance from subject, etc.), but I have always wondered why they didn't try to use a suit that looked more like the Patty figure in the Patterson film.
peter - Interesting that you saw the documentary when you were younger. Can I ask what year this was, and approximately where in the country you saw it? Just curious how far afield Roger and Al DeAtley got with touring the film.
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