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morf13
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The entire The Zodiac Killer (1971) movie has been oploaded on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmf2sj7rcRs

The Zodiac Killer (1971)

Oploaded 10/02/2013

The Zodiac Killer is a 1971 film directed by Tom Hanson. The film stars Hal Reed, Bob Jones, and Ray Lynch. The plot is based on the Zodiac Killer in the San Francisco area.

There is more than one way to lose your life to a killer

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Posted : March 31, 2013 12:53 am
ophion1031
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Thanks for posting this link, morf! Man… I sit at work for 8 hours every night, often bored, and try to find stuff to watch on youtube. I have watched so many good movies, all the videos of my favorite stand-up comedians, all the documentaries I have found on things that I am interested in, listed to tons of music etc. Now I have something new to watch, so thank you!! On a side note, I have been interested in the Zodiac case for years. Read some books, then watched the 2007 (?) movie, and read some stuff prior to that online. I started this job a year and a half ago, and that is when I started reading stuff from forums. There are a lot of great people doing research and coming up with some amazing evidence and theories!! I just recently decided to start posting, so thank you for having me!

A few minutes ago on a toilet not very far, far away….

 
Posted : June 11, 2013 2:25 pm
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A sort of recent (Dec. 2012) interview with Tom Hanson, filmmaker of this movie. He talks extensively about making the movie and about the ploy to try to catch Zodiac with a trap designed to get people’s handwriting to compare to known Zodiac writing. Interesting stuff!

http://templeofschlock.blogspot.com/201 … anson.html

www.santarosahitchhikermurders.com

 
Posted : June 23, 2013 9:02 pm
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A sort of recent (Dec. 2012) interview with Tom Hanson, filmmaker of this movie. He talks extensively about making the movie and about the ploy to try to catch Zodiac with a trap designed to get people’s handwriting to compare to known Zodiac writing. Interesting stuff!

http://templeofschlock.blogspot.com/201 … anson.html

Great Article, Thanks for posting Seagull! I love the ploy to catch Zodiac! I sent this to Sandy, as she has spoke of Ron Pimentel in the past, who was mentioned towards the end of the article.

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Posted : June 25, 2013 1:17 am
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Yes thanks Seagull, that was a long but interesting read. The card that was put in that box at the theater that I felt could be Zodiac was the one that read : SFPeeDEE or something like that.
It was funny how I met Ron Pimentell, it was after I had read the Zodiac book, I knew the name was a Portuguese name, I am one as you know.
One afternoon while working in Oakland, a man and two women came in to have some drinks. The man went right over to the piano and one of the women said : Ron please play —( I don’t remember the song). But I noticed that he looked Portuguese and his name was Ron so I asked him if he was Ron Pimentell ? LOL it was , I told him about my run in’s with the man I felt could be the Zodiac. He gave me all of his phone numbers including his car phone. We spent hours talking about the Z, he had his own suspect. That suspect could very well have been Tom Hanson’s suspect?
Ron wanted to see my suspect, so when ever he came in to stare at me I would go to the phone in the office and tell Ron to come quick . My POI somehow knew when ever I made a call, then I realized that the phone buttons behind the bar would light up, when ever someone was on the phone, so he could see the lights. He would leave before Ron would get there. Ron called me once to tell me that the white car I described my POI had been driving, was parked at the curb in front of Ron’s office, with a older man just sitting there. Ron died a yr or so after that, I have no idea how ? Ron told me that it was he and his partner who busted Dave Toschi on the hand written note. I wasn’t happy about that , because I didn’t feel that Dave wanted to make it look like it was from the Zodiac. Toschi was the one Det that I felt had a handle on the Zodiac case. He would listen to everything I had to say, not at all like the others I spoke to after him. Toschi would check out everything to make sure I was telling the truth. The others never checked anything , they just assumed that it was a made up story. I hope they kept the glass I gave them that has the suspects prints and DNA on the glass he drank a Bloody Mary out of. No kidding it was a Bloody Mary !

 
Posted : June 25, 2013 8:50 am
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I just found this article online and was going to post a link to it, but I see someone beat me to it awhile ago. If you haven’t read this interview I could suggest that you do. It is very interesting.

Just in case the above link no longer works. Here it is http://templeofschlock.blogspot.com/201 … n.html?m=1

 
Posted : February 23, 2016 4:29 am
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Thank you for the link to the movie, as well as to the interview with Tom Hanson, director of the film.

I must admit I thought the movie was fast paced and very interesting. I was more interested in the early attacks because they were based on actual events. The attack at the like was gruesome and was well filmed. The latter murders were rather over the top and some were funny and something the 3 Stooges would have done. It was interesting how the Zodiac carried a paper bag around with items such as wigs, glasses and fake noses. The young man who played the Zodiac was very convincing as a monster hiding behind a smile.

What are my fellow posters thoughts about the interview with Mr. Hanson? The idea that the movie was used to lure the real Zodiac into a trap is fascinating. He stated that they caught a fellow who lived in a nearby transient hotel and worked in a bank. He said that 7 years later this POI was a mail carrier, married to a Japanese woman and living in Daly City. Hanson accused the police of stealing his evidence and taking $1,000 from him for helping him with the investigation. Those are pretty powerful statements.

It was also interesting that Mr. Hanson said that Robert Graysmith misrepresented the entire account in his book.

I’m really interested in other people’s comments about this movie and interview. Sandy Betts, are you out there? I think I read somewhere that you had meet one of the Oakland detectives that Hanson mentioned.

 
Posted : August 22, 2016 9:37 pm
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Sandy, I reread your post at the top. Very interesting material. I am interested in reading a book about the Zodiac Hunters like Morf, Sandy, Tom Voigt, Tom Hanson and so on.

 
Posted : August 22, 2016 9:39 pm
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I believe this is Hal Reed aka "Hall Reed"

in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Hal Reed
Last Residence:
93539 Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, USA
BORN: 18 Nov 1936
Died: 22 Oct 2010
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1953-1954)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715450/

Hal Reed (1936–2010)
Actor | Writer | Assistant Director
Hal Reed was born on November 18, 1936 in Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Zodiac Killer (1971)

And here is some more info I found some time ago:

http://zodiackiller.fr.yuku.com/topic/6 … 7usy5OLTow

Hi, english is not my first language so please bear with me :)

 
Posted : August 23, 2016 5:57 am
morf13
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It’s a good bet Zodiac went to see this movie in SF

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Posted : August 23, 2016 5:10 pm
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Hmm I wonder who that individual is who he suspected being Z. I don’t reckon it’s him, but it’s would definitely be interesting to research it

 
Posted : August 23, 2016 11:02 pm
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This movie is screening at Fantastic Fest in Austin this weekend!
http://fantasticfest.com/films/zodiac-k … g-strange/

 
Posted : September 23, 2016 10:22 pm
ophion1031
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I have been trying like hell lately to figure out who Tom Hanson’s suspect is. There is a small chance that I will have the name soon… we’ll see.

A few minutes ago on a toilet not very far, far away….

 
Posted : December 13, 2016 8:39 am
ophion1031
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Yesterday it was announced that Hanson’s Zodiac movie will be released on BluRay later in the year. Glad I never got it on DVD, now I can get the BluRay.

A few minutes ago on a toilet not very far, far away….

 
Posted : January 26, 2017 8:16 am
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July 25th:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y1C49BD

 
Posted : April 22, 2017 2:06 pm
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