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ZARDOZ

Director John Boorman
Year 1974
Starring Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling and Sara Kestelman
Rating R
Run Time 105min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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“The gun is good! The penis is evil!”

Well said, Zardoz. Few post-apocalyptic movies are as funky, freewheeling, and straight-up fun as is John Boorman’s ZARDOZ. For those who’ve often dreamed of witnessing Sean Connery in a bright orange jockstrap/suspender onesie, this movie was made with you in mind.

Here’s the basic premise: in the distant future, earth as we know it is divided into two camps – savage, cave-dwelling brutals and fancypants immortals with powers beyond comprehension. A lone adventurer, Zed (Sean Connery), seeks to unite and restore balance to the planet, as well as to unlock the secrets behind Zardoz, a mystical stone head deity that promises salvation to all its worshippers by way of a zone known as “the vortex.”

Celebrate the end-times with this mind-melting tour de force! No guns allowed. (Sam Prime)

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