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Wizards (1977)

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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Avatar (voice)
... Elinore (voice)
... Weehawk (voice)
... Peace (voice)
Jim Connell ... President (voice) (as James Connell)
Steve Gravers ... Blackwolf (voice)
Barbara Sloane ... Fairy (voice)
Angelo Grisanti ... Frog (voice)
Hyman Wien ... Priest (voice)
Christopher Tayback ... Peewhittle (voice)
... Sean (voice) (as Mark Hamil)
... General (voice)
Tina Romanus ... Prostitute (voice) (as Tina Bowman)
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Storyline

In a post apocalyptic future that appears as a blend of World War II Europe and J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, a pint-size wizard named Avatar must save the world from a band of fascist mutants controlled by his evil twin brother, Blackwolf, who likes to confuse enemy armies by projecting films of Adolf Hitler speeches during attacks. Painted live-action footage of advancing Nazi armies contrasts with Saturday-morning-cartoon-style animation of fairies and elves as Avatar travels through various magical and radioactive realms on his quest. Aiding him are the beautiful Fairy princess Elinore, hot-blooded warrior elf Weehawk, and Peace, a misunderstood robot rebelling against his Blackwolf-controlled programming. A bizarre and psychedelic meditation on magic vs. technology, this ultimate futuristic fantastic epic cult film still finds an audience on college campuses and will prove quite rewarding to viewers in the right frame of mind. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

War Wizards  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,000,000
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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Tyrrell also narrated one of the American theatrical trailers for this film. See more »

Goofs

Avatar transforms his pet into a jukebox which immediately begins to play jazz. But the record is still on the selector arm, and remains there. It never actually drops onto the turntable. See more »

Quotes

Avatar: Oh yeah... one more thing: I'm glad you changed your last name, you son of a bitch!
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References Fritz the Cat (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Only Time Will Tell
Performed by Susan Anton
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Surprisingly good
26 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I like Ralph's work. But was kind of unsure about Wizards. Many reviews said the story makes no sense and the film is amateurish. Okay, after watching the thing... let's make things clear:

1. The story DOES make sense. You just have to watch the film several times, very carefully.

2. The animation is quite good. For you all who likes perfection (are you sure you even know the meaning of the word?), in "making of" Ralph himself states he does not care about cleanliness, as long as a movie has soul.

3. About elves with Brooklyn accents. Have you ever seen an elf??? Do you know how they speak? Or do you think they come from Wales exclusively?

4. I said everything above. ^


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