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Wizards [DVD] [1977]

  • SKU: 6448276
  • Release Date: 05/25/2004
  • Rating: PG
The underrated fantasy epic Wizards makes a stellar bow to DVD thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Video and petitioning fans everywhere. With an incredible transfer that impresses even the director, the film has been given a top-notch treatment that should please those who've been waiting for this cult classic to get its just due. Its vibrant 1.85:1 picture radiates off the screen in a way not seen since the release, while the Dolby Digital Stereo and Mono tracks are admirable in their quality and definition. This release also hits a home run on the bonus materials, starting with a commentary track from the elusive animation rebel himself, Ralph Bakshi. Coupled with the 40-minute "Wizard of Animation" interview, this commentary gives the viewer a rare glimpse into the mind of the pioneering independent filmmaker who defied Disney and built his own studio, only to see it crumble with the rise of corporate greed in Hollywood. Full of wit and stories galore, both the track and the interview find the now 60-year-old humbled by the industry's failings and loss of mostly all of his creative team who were integral to his major endeavors. With ample time given to everyone on his small art staff, whether it be detailing which sequences each person animated in the film or their prior jobs in the field, the DVD soon becomes a rallying cry for the skill and heart that has now all but left animation. As a plus, two original theatrical trailers have been included, along with a TV spot. If that weren't enough, a still gallery packed with character sketches, lobby cards, and fully painted backgrounds is archived here on the disc. With that touch, 20th Century Fox has officially created a classic disc which does wonderful justice to an ambitious animated family film that just never got the attention it deserved, until now.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (65 out of 71)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by Ralph Bakshi
    • "Ralph Bakshi: The Wizard of Animation" featurette
    • Still gallery
    • TV spot and theatrical trailers
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Wizards
    In this animated futuristic tale, a pair of twins must fight for domination of what is left of the world, the good man using the powers of magic in an attempt to save the Earth, and the evil twin taking advantage of the horrors of technology that again threaten to destroy everything. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Tina Bowman - Prostitute
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      Peter Hobbs - General
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      Steve Gravers - Blackwolf
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      Angelo Grisanti - Frog
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      Mark Hamill - Sean



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews

    92%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      wierd yet satisfying

      Posted
      tayback

      This movie is nuts. Through the entire first half I had no idea what was going on but once you get used to all the wierd animations and backround music you will actually find a very interesting movie. although there are only a few wizard in the movie i believe it has earned the right to that title. you may be wondering "why should i watch this movie?" Well I'll tell you, because its out there in the either man! Just be sure to watch it till the end and there will be an interesting twist waiting for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wizards Digibook

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      PiltDownMan
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      A super deal on this blu ray digibook. The cost was $4. This is Ralph Bakshi's animated feature from the 1970's. It's sort of a science-fiction vs fantasy mashup. An evil wizard is attempting to wipe out all of the fantasy characters using weapons from extinct humanity. Like all of Bakshi's work there's a combination of rotoscoped live action and hand drawn animation. It's worth a look with an entertaining and informative Bakshi commentary track.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another Great Ralph Bakshi Animation

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      ChuckinDallas
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      Having seen this movie in he Theater in '77, it has always held a special place in my movie goin' heart. It's a fun story about post-apocalyptic Earth with two wizard brothers and the fight between good and evil. At the time we first saw the movie, my son was 8 years old. We have both enjoyed watching it many times through the years. I own an animation cell from the movie. Buy it...it's great entertainment for very little money.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great fun cartoon movie

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      Merit
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      Review of the 35th Anniversary Edition. The "classic"...good vs evil movie...as well as being a classic in and of it's self...has been a favorite for years. It was experimental in it's use of removal of detail in objects and replacing with other features...with wonderful artists renderings...excellent in Blue-Ray and has a full color booklet explaining production and story...just one of those really fun movies...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      "They Killed Fritz"

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      A1stress
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      I came across this title while shopping for other items and was reminded of the VHS copy I used to watch many years ago. It was a must-buy, especially for the price. This is a really nice digibook full of concept art and other goodies. The movie itself doesn't really hold up but I think that's it's charm. This movie will always have a special spot in my heart reserved for it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A very weird movie with mind bending animation

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      Conlan
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      Wizards is a post nuclear apocalypse "fantasy" film that is stuffed to the brim with Mind Bending Animation, Borderline Nudity, and lots of Violence. NOT FOR CHILDREN! Animated movie with a Hard R for Death and WWII imagery.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bought to expand my collection

      Posted
      AhbastianandFig
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      I hadn't heard of this till Best Buy had it on sale. Bought it only to expand my collection of fantasy stories and see what it was all about. This copy includes a nice book as part of the case and while it DOES show its age, it was still enjoyable to see because the story however, is timeless.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Disney of the Darkside.

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      Whitepinkman
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      An adult who enjoys dark humor and weird characters like me will get a kick out of it. The bluray did an excellent transfer for a 35 years old cartoon. Nice featurettes and the digibook comes with 24 beautifully colored pages. This cult classic animation should be in everyones library.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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