Episode 148: Zardoz (1974)

Special Guest: Brian Hoyle
Guest Co-Hosts: Josh Johnson

Ever want to see Sean Connery wearing a red diaper? Then look no further than John Boorman's Zardoz (1974), a political allegory with nods to The Wizard of Oz.

We're joined by our old friend, Josh Johnson, director of Rewind This.

Buy Rewind This! on DVD... and VHS!
Buy Brian Hoyle's The Cinema of John Boorman
Buy Zardoz on DVD
Buy Zardoz on (Region 2) Blu-Ray
Buy John Boorman's Adventures of a Suburban Boy
Buy the Zardoz novelization
Hear Josh on the VHS Extravaganza
Listen to the How Did This Get Made? on Zardoz
Check out the Rick & Morty homage to Zardoz

Listen/Download Now:

"Zardoz" - Kosma
"Running From Zardoz" - Tzu
"Decline and Fall" - Flesh for Lulu




  1. Waaattt? No comments for Zardoz? I love this episode. More people should listen to it.

    Apathetic or Renegade? Make your choice.

  2. I am Arthur Frayn, and I am Zardoz.
    I have lived 300 years and I long to die,
    but death is no longer possible
    I am immortal.
    I present now my story,
    full of mystery and intrigue,
    rich in irony and most satirical.
    It is set deep in a possible future,
    so none of these events has been occurred
    But they may
    Be warned, lest you end as I

  3. For a long time, the choice of the orange "diaper" and bandolier eluded me. Then, it came to me. Google: buddhist monk--images. Mystery solved.