Ralph Bakshi’s Classic ‘Wizards’ Lands on Blu-Ray
I’ll be the first to say I’ve been an animation fan since I way yea high to a grasshopper. I was also a frequent member of the Midnight Movie audience back in high school – although you’d be hard pressed to find many of those floating around these days outside of the occasional Rocky Horror Picture Show. One of the first films I recall seeing, in the wee hours of a Saturday morning, my freshman year, was Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards. In all honesty you can see how times have changed because now it carries a PG rating as opposed to playing at midnight, which was were you’d usually be catching movies that were “banned in 35 countries!!!”
I guess a little T&A jiggle and blood in a cartoon is fairly tame today, 35 years after Wizards’ initial release.
You can pick up the restored 20th Century Fox Blu-ray beginning 3/13.
From the Blu-ray:
Set on a post-apocalyptic Earth, this fantasy adventure follows the story of Avatar, the kindly, eccentric sorcerer-ruler of Montagar, a rainbow paradise inhabited by elves and fairies. Avatar?s evil brother, Blackwolf, dominates Scortch, a bleak land of goblins and wraiths. When the power-hungry Blackwolf attacks Montagar, Avatar, accompanied only by a spirited young woman and a courageous elf, must enter the darkness of Scortch to save his world. WIZARDS is a thought-provoking, kaleidoscopic feast for the eyes that will enthrall animation fans and film lovers of all ages.