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Zardoz (1974)  link to Zardoz on IMDb  

Number: 1839

poster Zardoz

IMDb Rating:
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5.9/10 (17884 votes)

Country: Ireland, 105 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Swedish

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

Director(s): John Boorman

Video Codec: Unknown

2293. Zardoz, an unseen "God" who speaks through an idol, a large stone statue of a head, leads a barbaric race called the Brutals, who live a harsh existence in the Outlands. Zardoz tells the Brutals that once they die, they will be transported to the Vortex, where they will live happily as immortals. He has armed a small group, the Exterminators, with guns, as Zardoz's philosophy is that killing is good, and procreation is the root of all that is bad. In reality, Zardoz is Arthur Frayn, from a competing, more advanced race, called "the Eternals", who live in paradise in the Vortex. The Eternals truly are immortal as they do not age and their bodies undergo reconstruction if they "die". As such, they truly do not believe in procreation as their society has reached perfect equilibrium. Past human acts such as sex and sleep are obsolete in their advanced state. All major decisions are achieved through pure democracy. The Eternals, however, are not immune to non life threatening disease...



photo Sean Connery Sean Connery Zed
photo Charlotte Rampling Charlotte Rampling Consuella
photo John Alderton John Alderton Friend
photo Bosco Hogan Bosco Hogan George Saden
photo John Boorman John Boorman Farming Brutal Shot by Zed / Zardoz Mask & Head Model (uncredited)

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1