R | | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
Zed's revolver is a .455-cal. Webley-Fosbery, a unique pistol because it is semi-automatic. The recoil turns the cylinder and cocks the hammer.
I am Arthur Frayn, and I am Zardoz. I have lived three hundred years, and I long to die. But death is no longer possible. I am immortal. I present now my story, full of mystery and intrigue - rich in irony, and most satirical. It is set deep in a ...
Zardoz commands the Exterminators that "The gun is good, the penis is Evil". Yet Zed "takes a woman in the name of Zardoz".
The pre-credits sequence featuring Arthur Frayn's disembodied head was added by director John Boorman after the movie was released, as an attempt to explain the plot to audiences that found it hard to understand. Boorman would later declare that the scene didn't work as he wanted it to.
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