|Release Date:||March 27, 2001|
|Running Time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Distributor:||Fox Home Video|
Widescreen anamorphic format.
Commentary track by director John Boorman.
Still photo gallery.
Concept Art and Pressbook Galleries.
|Video Format:||Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
English (Dolby Digital 3.0)
English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
|Casing:||1-Disc Keep Case
ReviewJohn Boorman has directed some of the most interesting films of the last half century. "Point Blank" was a ballsy, down and dirty crime drama far superior to the wimpy Mel Gibson remake, "Payback." "Excaliber" is the screens best adaptation of the King Arthur legend. "Deliverance" is one of the best films ever made. Even when Mr. Boorman misses the bull's eye, as in "The Emerald Forrest" and "Zardoz" he still delivers thought provoking and enjoyable films.
The DiscThe picture and sound are very good. There are not a lot of extras, but the commentary track by Mr. Boorman is priceless. Fans of films from the 70s will want to own this DVD.
The photography, and in-camera special effects of cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth are excellent. Fox did a nice job in this transfer. The flesh tones (and there is a lot of flesh) are excellent. This is a visually exciting film. There are brilliant sets that combine the past and future. Enjoy.
Mr. Boorman used Beethoven's 7th symphony as the thematic base for the films soundtrack. It is a great piece of music. Hear it in all its glory.
Easy to navigate. Not very imaginative though. The film is visually exciting, but the menu is not.
The trailer for this movie is wild. It took back to the day. While there are not many extras, the commentary track is excellent. For insight into pre-Jaws, blockbuster filmmaking, listen to this track. I found it amazing that "Zardoz" had a budget of $1 million. It looks to be a much more expensive film. Also interesting are the revelations concerning the films special effects. This was before CGI. All of the film's special effects were in-camera. This is amazing. Watch the film and you will see what I mean.
"Zardoz" was one of my favorite films in high school. Watch this movie and you might get some idea just what I was doing back then. It is a wild movie. While it may seem dated at times, "Zardoz" tries to explore some philosophical issues which you don't see in theatrical movies today. If the ladies are excited about seeing a muscular Sean Connery in a red loin cloth and leather boots then this is the movie for you.