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Old August 23 2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Zardoz WTF??

I just saw, what apparently is a cult film..

is it me or is there a certain time frame and criteria for what is considered cult material..

singing, annoyingly-overly emotional acting, and cheesy social commentary themes.. and outrageous and nonsensical nudity..

Little Shop of horrors,
Zardoz,
Rocky Horror
Barbarella

Just some crazy 60's to 80's pot smoking, heroine, and LSD fantasy movies of crazed weirdness..

Okay so the movie was way out of the norm.. Star Trek did much better with it's super psychic society renderings back in the 60's and they were on a shoe string budget..

still...

all things considered, I did like the floating giant stone head..

But the whole wizard of Oz connection "Zard-OZ" just seemed so contrived and silly...not a Sean Connery Movie I would recommend..
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Old August 23 2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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How DARE you put Rocky Horror in that list!
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Old August 23 2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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How DARE you put Rocky Horror in that list!
Zardoz is in a list of its own...
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Old August 23 2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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How DARE you put Rocky Horror in that list!
QFT!
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Old August 23 2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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Zardoz? Never heard of it....of to visit my Netflix queue.
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Old August 23 2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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oh please.. Rocky horror was absolutely nuts..


maybe it is my age, but cult film to me means something else entirely..

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Zardoz? Never heard of it....of to visit my Netflix queue.
it is on instant.. it is difficult to stomach at times...
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Old August 23 2010, 10:27 PM   #7
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Zardoz? Never heard of it....of to visit my Netflix queue.


NOOOOOO!!!!!!!

SAVE YOURSELF!
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Old August 23 2010, 11:43 PM   #8
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I'm afraid to watch this movie.
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Old August 23 2010, 11:57 PM   #9
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I'm afraid to watch this movie.
Zardoz is one of those movies I'm absolutely sure I've seen, but have no memory of it.

I'm assuming repression from the trauma, until I'm proven otherwise...
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Old August 24 2010, 02:20 AM   #10
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I saw it at the drive-in back when it first came out.

It stunk back then too (and that's when Connery was still a big star coming off of the Bond films.)

Still not as bad as the adaptation of Asimov's "Nightfall" tho...
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Old August 24 2010, 02:22 AM   #11
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Zardoz wrote:
The gun is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life, and poisons the earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth and kill!


Yeah, it still rates pretty high up my "Worst. Movies. Ever." list.
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Old August 24 2010, 04:22 AM   #12
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I would rather watch the martian chronicles...
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Old August 24 2010, 04:32 AM   #13
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oh please.. Rocky horror was absolutely nuts...
What? It's just the story of a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania.
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Old August 24 2010, 04:33 AM   #14
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I've had this on my Netflix queue for months since my friend told me how awful it was, and I haven't gotten around to it yet. But it sounds like I should hurry up and watch it!
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Old August 24 2010, 05:07 AM   #15
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LitmusDragon wrote: View Post
I'm afraid to watch this movie.
Why should anyone be afraid of a hairy Scotsman wearing nothing but bandoliers, thigh-high boots and a red diaper?

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The gun is good. The penis is evil.
I like having a gun and a penis.
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