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Sean Connery delivers a powerful performance in this fantastic vision of a future world divided into two societies. The Vortex is an isolated, heavily guarded, lush community of immortal scientists and intellectuals called the Eternals. Outside the Vortex lies a desolate world laid to waste by war and pollution, populated by the Brutals, primitive savages and killers who worship a fearsome god, Zardoz. But one rebellious Brutal (Sean Connery) is determined to survive on his own terms, which could threaten the balance of civilization...and possibly destroy it. Co-starring Charlotte Rampling, Zardoz is an entertaining adventure praised for its special effects and imaginative vision.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40149660
UPC 024543013051
UPC 14 00024543013051
Format DVD
Release Date 12/17/2002
Rating Rating
Cult Film
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note When Sean Connery abandoned the James Bond series to seek out new challenges, he turned to director John Boorman's sci-fi project, ZARDOZ. Connery stars as Zed, one of a carefully bred race of supervisors, the Exterminators, who oversee the agricultural labor of the neanderthal Brutals, since in 2293, with most of the Earth's surface off-limits as a polluted Outlands, industrial society has been abandoned. All worship Zardoz, a huge flying stone head who makes periodic visits to Earth to pick up grain consignments and issue bizarre statements involving the male anatomy through the voice of Arthur Frayn (Niall Buggy). An increasingly skeptical Zed decides to stow away inside the head, which deposits him in the Vortex, a commune of scientists and intellectuals who are ruled by the ever-youthful and asexual Eternals. They capture Zed, allowing geneticist May (Sara Kestleman) to use him as a research subject for a limited period, but he begins to arouse more than scientific curiosity in the commune's supposedly nonsexual female population.
Plot Summary
Summary Director John Boorman's ZARDOZ presents the "perfect society" of the late 23rd century, in which no one dies and age is meted out as punishment. This way of life, however, is threatened when a man emerges from the barbaric multitudes and manages to break into the social order's encapsulated environment.
John Boorman
Sean Connery
Charlotte Rampling
Cast & Crew
Charlotte Rampling - Actor
John Alderton - Actor
Niall Buggy - Actor
Sara Kestelman - Actor
Sean Connery - Actor
John Boorman - Director
Geoffrey Unsworth - Director of Photography
David Munrow - Musical Score
John Boorman - Producer
John Boorman - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1974
Catalog ID 2001305
UPC 00024543013051
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 106 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
British Academy Awards (1975) Geoffrey Unsworth, Nominee, Best Cinematography
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Connery,Sean
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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