Sunday, June 11, 2006

Where will I rent the only copy of Zardoz in existence in Utah OR Video Power Shopping

As a disappointing perhaps distrubing sign of the times, the independent video store down the street is selling off all of its VHS tapes. The sale has been going on for a couple of months now with pricing dropping incrementally each week. They started, I think at 20 bucks a tape but are now down to the bargain basement price of 99 cents. I went in a couple of weeks ago and found a couple of good deals at 2.99, but resisted buying anything else simply because I felt that I would still find some good deals even after the price dropped to 99 cents.

Aside from the titularly mentioned Zardoz (which is now gracing the shelves of some unsuspecting soul), there were still a few things hanging in there despite the incredibly picked over shelves.

Here then, without much further commentary are my finds. Comment as you are wont.

I think Sheena is right up there in the running for the best 80's psychic talk to the animals movies of the 80s.

Do you know if you can find Manimal on DVD? I've got Beastmaster somewhere.

2) I swear to god Albert Finney was wasted throughout this entire movie. The filum also makes extreme use of a solarizing filter to give you THE WOLFEN's point of view. In the end, however, its just dogs and Finney smashing a model of an urban renewal project.

Hey there is some animal theme going in here, isn't there?

I think I saw Frank Langella living in a trailer down by the river.

4) Link
What do you get when you put together Farrah Fawcett, Harvey Keitel, Kirk Douglas, the director of Signing in the Rain and a horny robot? Unmitigated disaster! Only John Boorman's Zardoz could outdo this one, I think.


  1. Frank Langella is a total joy as an older actor. He played Bill Paley in Good Night and Good Luck. The Dracula movie reveals what a sexy mf he was when he was young. Weren't we all.

  2. I know, but he deserves to be in a trailer down by the river for making that Dracula. Lawrence Olivier is insufferable in it.

  3. Saturn 3 claims to be written by Martin Amis. THE Martin Amis. !!!

  4. Yep it is the Martin Amis. The story is probably not bad as far as sci fi goes, but dear god putting it all together was a nightmare. Like most really bad movies it has something appealing about it. And the robot is a bit inspired.

    Harvey Keitel, apparently, wanted so badly to be out of the picture that he didn't even do his own dub.

  5. The Wolfen might be one case where the movie is better than the book. However I love them both.