Saturday 5th September 2015
Between the Hollywood productions of Deliverance and Exorcist II: The Heretic, John Boorman embarked on one of the strangest films ever to come from a major studio. With a new 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, the cult sci-fi action film Zardoz is released on Blu-Ray by Arrow Films on 14th September 2015.
The year is 2293. Society as we know it has broken down centuries ago with the Earth s population split into three classes: the Brutals, who work the land and are forbidden from reproducing; their overseers, the Executioners; and the highly civilised Eternals, who are protected from the outside world by a force-field. But when an Executioner, Zed (Sean Connery, light years from James Bond), smuggles himself into their isolated paradise, he risks unbalancing the system and threatening the status quo...
Photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth (2001: A Space Odyssey) and designed by Anthony Pratt (Excalibur), dystopian science-fiction has rarely looked so beautiful - or been so odd - as it appears in Zardoz.
- New 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, supervised and approved by John Boorman
- High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary with writer-producer-director John Boorman
- Brand new interviews with Boorman, actor Sara Kestelman, production designer Anthony Pratt, special effects creator Gerry Johnston, camera operator Peter MacDonald, assistant director Simon Relph, hair stylist Colin Jamison, production manager Seamus Byrne, and assistant editor Alan Jones
- Newly filmed appreciation with director Ben Wheately (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England)
- Theatrical trailer
- Radio spots
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
- Collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by Julian Upton and Adrian Smith, plus archive interviews, illustrated by original production stills
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.