ZARDOZ
1974, 20th Century Fox, 105 min, UK, Dir: John Boorman

The title of this cult sci-fi favorite derives from THE WIZARD OF OZ, and from the sight of Sean Connery’s red-suspendered Speedo costume, it’s clear that we’re not in Kansas anymore. In one of his first post-Bond films, Connery plays Zed, an Exterminator who helps keep the race of Brutals in line for their rulers, the Eternals, in a post apocalyptic Earth society. With Charlotte Rampling.


EXCALIBUR
1981, Warner Bros., 140 min, UK, USA, Dir: John Boorman

Director John Boorman’s retelling of the Arthur legend brings the story of Arthur’s court to life via a series of stunning images and rich performances by, among others, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart.


QUEEN AND COUNTRY
2014, BBC Worldwide North America, 115 min, UK, Dir: John Boorman

In this assured sequel to HOPE AND GLORY, Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) has grown up and is ready for service during the Korean War. But rather than shipping off to combat, both Bill and his friend Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) become army instructors, remaining in England to bedevil their superior officer (a wonderfully fastidious David Thewlis), search for romance and spend time with the Rohan family members so beloved from the earlier film.


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