Saturday, April 18, 2015

ZARDOZ (1974) poster art






BEYOND 1984. BEYOND 2001. BEYOND LOVE. BEYOND DEATH. 

The recent Blu-Ray release of this truly bizarre John Boorman film has me smiling the smile of the cult movie fanatic. I love this thing with every fiber of my being. I have the novelization sitting on the bookshelf - I need to finally read that. 




2 comments:

Nick Rentz said...

It's been said that Connery took this film to destroy his James Bond image. John Boorman was coming off the hit Deliverance. Usually when directors have a success they are entitled to pick their next film. Why do you think Boorman chose Zardoz?

Rod Barnett said...

I used to know because I had listened to to Boorman's DVD commentary track on the film. Now I'm too forgetful to say. BUT- I plan to listen to the track again soon since its on the Blu! From what little I can remember this was a dream SF project about the ecological disasters man was headed toward. It was supposed to have a much larger budget so they paired it down to get it made.