Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »
Among the aged master painter Wang-Fô's impeccable paintings, exists a mediocre and unflattering portrait of the pale Celestial Emperor that has merited him execution, nevertheless, how is this possible?
Gandahar is a utopian world of rare beauty and tranquility, the result of extensive mutation and genetic experimentation. But the perfect peace is shattered when a mysterious evil force invades this idyllic serenity, turning people into stone with petrifying rays. The Council of Women hold court and decide to send Sylvain, son of Queen Ambisextra, on a mission to destroy the enemy. Together with the beautiful and adventurous Arielle, the enemy that Sylvain eventually discovers very far from his home is the ultimate failure of Gandaharian scientific experimentation. It is a giant brain known as the Metamorphis, which has created an indestructible army of metal men to destroy Gandahar. Sylvain must battle the Metamorphis, but not until 1000 years in the future.Written by
The English release title of Gandahar is Light Years. A translation of the French tagline found on posters for the film's release. See more »
We have lived in peace so long, we've neglected the possiblity of evil and we may have forgotten how to fight it.
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The Miramax Dubbed version is edited from the original French release. Most of the editing is from the first 36 minutes from the film. In the Miramax cut there is a new introduction of a quote by Issac Asimov, and an extended ending using footage from earlier in the film. The French cut ends with the head floating through the air. The French version contains roughly 6 minutes and 37 seconds more footage than the Miramax version(not including the Opening Titles and Credits). A lot of this is dialogue and more intimate scenes between Sylvain and Airelle in the nest and on the ship to Métamorphe. There is also a sequence cut of the black robots which is also shown in a montage inside Métamorphe later in the film. See more »
This movie is set on a different planet. It starts with an unknown force destroying the people of a naturalistic utopia civilization. A soldier is set out on a mission to investigate this force. The story is interesting with the force slowly being revealed and then battled. There is also an interesting time travel concept which makes it more mysterious. I thought it got a little too fast-paced near the end though. The best part about this movie is the animation. It's not very refined or high quality but the style and the creativity in the design of this world and it's creatures is amazing. Most of the characters aren't interesting though. At all. The main protagonist has absolutely no personality throughout the movie and his voice acting isn't very good either,and his love interest has a bit more but still is more like a cipher. The only other main character, the villain is much better with his manipulative and all-knowing personality, and creepy voice acting. Despite it's flaws, I think this movie would be great for animation and science fiction fans.
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