What the hell is a Zardoz? After directing the film, “Deliverance”, auteur John Boorman had apparently not had enough of men in their undies. . . . And so, his next project was “Zardoz”, which I’m told is a trippy, bizarre, early 70s, pre-Star Wars Sci-Fi movie about post-Bond Sean Connery in a red diaper. . . and um, there’s something with a giant stone head, like in Space Harrier? I’ve never seen it. This is all I know of the film, and this is all I want to know – – until I have the full-on DVD experience. You see, I’ve been hearing about this movie for months now, from a wide array of sources. I’ve finally given in to fate’s hand-held glowcones and placed it at #1 in my Netflix queue. Scheduled to arrive Wednesday, March 7th.
A number of Deadpanites have also pledged to take the “Zardoz” plunge. After we’ve all watched, we may discuss it onpod. We may discuss it on the Deadpan comments page. Or we may be too stunned and traumatized to discuss it at all. I don’t know yet.
So — are you in? Call your local Blockbuster. Update your Netflix queue. Join us.
It is my goal to one-day use “Zardoz” legally in a game of Scrabble.
(WARNING: from all accounts, this movie may elicit groans from your movie-watching partner).