A fine selection of stills from John Boorman’s neglected masterpiece Zardoz, which starred Sean Connery as Zed, an Exterminator, who escapes to the land of his rulers, the jaded Eternals (Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton) bringing them sex and death.
I am great fan of this film, and particularly its novelization, written by Boorman and Bill Stair, which brought a small epiphany to my childhood. It would be good to see Zardoz rightfully reclaimed as a classic of the 1970’s cinema, one that reflected many of the ideas and politics of that decade, leading to a re-mastered version of Zardoz having a re-release on the film festival circuit.
The Exterminators prepare to go forth and kill.
The godhead Zardoz speaks to The Exterminators: ‘The gun is good, the penis is evil…’
Zed (Sean Connery) escapes from the land of The Exterminators (Brutals) by hiding in the godhead Zardoz.
Director John Boorman on location in ‘Zardoz’.
Sean Connery as Zed and Charlotte Rampling as Consuella.
May (Sara Kestelman) reads Zed’s (Sean Connery) memories.
Sean Connery as Zed hides amongst the Apathetics.
Sara Kestelman as May, John Alderton as Friend, Sean Connery as Zed.
Zed confronts the Tabernacle.
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