This week, Jared and Clint go it solo as we discuss 1977’s psychedelic animated flick Wizards!
Directed by 70s animation guru Ralph Bakshi, Wizards launches you into a classic tale of post-apocalyptic good vs. evil: the diminutive Avatar (voiced by a guy doing a hell of a Peter Falk impression) against his evil brother Bloodwolf for the fate of a bombed-out planet. Throw in a busty fairy and some rotoscoped footage from other live action films to pad out the war scenes, and you’ve got a stew going.
It’s messy, unfinished, and full of unironic Nazi propaganda footage, but it’s definitely a sight to behold. Check out our episode, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
DRINKING RULES FOR WIZARDS:
- Any time the film cuts to concept art montages complete with a bored narrator
- Every time you see rotoscoped footage from live-action films
- Whenever action scenes are set to groovy 60s Scooby-Doo tracks
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Avatar (doing a passable Columbo impression) actually says, “Oh, and just one more thing…”
Join us next week as we suit up with Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken in the classic John Carpenter film Escape from New York!