ZARDOZ

 
 

Agent Xray joins MG to talk about 1974's sci-fi acid-trip Zardoz. After the success of his Oscar-nominated thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was looking to direct a live-action version of Lord of the Rings - but when that fell through, he went for the next best thing: a post-apocalyptic epic about bored, deathless psychic elites who live under the protection of an almost supernaturally powerful artificial intelligence that monitors global population with the use of a giant floating stone head that descends from the sky to vomit guns upon its army of mindless, speedo-wearing zealots - led, naturally, by a slightly doughy and persistently half-naked Sean Connery. Beat that, Gandalf.


 
 
Erick SchieleLos Angeles Ca