Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Movies Update

A quick follow up to yesterday's post about Zardoz: Now there's a way to make it a lot funnier. Rifftrax, which is a little company run by some of the guys who used to do Mystery Science Theater 3000, has a fan-made soundtrack for Zardoz. You can buy it (for about the same price you'd probably pay for a used copy of the DVD) and see a preview right here. WARNING: Both the clip used and the riffers have some words in them you probably don't want your grandmother to hear, if you know what I mean. Plus, Connery's costume/lack of manscaping combination.

Also, take a look at rocketdave's comment in response to yesterday's post. Trust me, you're really not missing much if you never see all of Zardoz all the way through. I watch these things so you don't have to! But in response to John Boorman's other Oz-themed movie, it seems his computer animated version of The Wizard of Oz hit a major wall in terms of financing, and it's pretty much dead. I wouldn't put a lot of trust into those internet forums that say it's still ongoing. There were some legitimate news sources that were touting Drew Barrymore's Surrender Dorothy a few years ago as an active project, based on older news sources they uncovered. However, Barrymore herself says that the project is dead. The same may be true of the Boorman animated version, and all of the more recent news is just echoes of older, out-of-date sources. Still, if you want to see some of the test footage of that version, here it is:


1 comment:

Glenn Ingersoll said...

I remember that I watched Zardoz, but I remember little specific.

IMDB has a bunch of dialog from the movie. Only one mention of The Wizard of Oz - "Arthur Frayn: It was I who led you to the 'Wizard of Oz' book! Ha-hah, it was I who gave you access to the Stone! It was I!
[a chime is heard]"

Skimming the dialog - weird stuff.