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#1 Gittlebass

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 11:46 AM

Holy crap, has anyone here ever listened to the directors commentary from "zardoz" if not YOU NEED TO DO THIS IMMEDIATELY. He tried to explain the movie, but at the same time tells amazing stories about how sean connery accidently shot him in the head with a blank when a bullet exploded and when sean connery chased the camera man out of town because he kept destroying the film by accident. Anyways, this is a must see if you've already seen zardoz and want to be even more confused about it or just want to know WTF john boorman was thinking as he made this movie.

#2 JeremyPhillips

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:06 PM

I remember Boorman saying in an interview that people often approach him as ask what Zardoz was all about. He replies that he doesn't know, because he was so coked off his tits that he doesn't even remember making it. I expect he got his memory back.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:59 AM

If you buy Zardoz off iTunes (never bought a movie there before) does it come with the director's commentary?

Here's something a little wacky: Zardoz miniatures. These are unlicensed and done as a joke, basically. Unfortunately, the Sean Connery/Zed figure is sold out.
http://www.thewarsto...Miniatures.html
(the first 2 shown are non-Zardoz, just scroll down)

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

People often cite Sean Connery quitting acting as a sign how bad Extrodinary Gentlemen was so bad. If badness of movies was a readon for quitting, ZARD OZ was a far more compelling argument for his retirement

#5 Gittlebass

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:56 AM

View PostSensei, on 03 February 2015 - 02:02 PM, said:

People often cite Sean Connery quitting acting as a sign how bad Extrodinary Gentlemen was so bad. If badness of movies was a readon for quitting, ZARD OZ was a far more compelling argument for his retirement


He says on the commentary that sean connery did zardoz because he couldn't find work after playing bond. He agreed to do this film for basically no pay just to be out there acting again.

#6 Gittlebass

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:11 AM

View PostNunderwater Lair, on 03 February 2015 - 06:59 AM, said:

If you buy Zardoz off iTunes (never bought a movie there before) does it come with the director's commentary?

Here's something a little wacky: Zardoz miniatures. These are unlicensed and done as a joke, basically. Unfortunately, the Sean Connery/Zed figure is sold out.
http://www.thewarsto...Miniatures.html
(the first 2 shown are non-Zardoz, just scroll down)



Here is a link to the directors commentary track. Enjoy!

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:00 PM

My favorite bit from the commentary: "Charlotte [Rampling] was very disappointed in this sequence because she said she had been looking forward to being raped by Sean Connery and that it was all over far too quickly."
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 01:14 PM

The commentary track is gold!

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:08 PM

Next level bonkers. Thanks for sharing that commentary.