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Although Ralph Bakshi's reputation as a figure in animation history has declined over the years, Wizards (1977) has long enjoyed a cult following. The plot follows a long-prophesied postapocalyptic battle between twin brothers: Blackwolf, an evil sorcerer, and Avatar, a good wizard. Drawn into the conflict are overendowed fairy princess Elinore, elf Weehawk, and Necron 99/Peace (a minion of Blackwolf's whom Avatar has converted to good). The story wanders and stumbles aimlessly: although the fate of the world lies in the balance, Avatar dithers like a borscht-belt comic doing shtick. Visually, the film is a mishmash of cartoony animation (much too cartoony for a dramatic narrative), processed live action, still artwork, and old newsreel footage of Adolph Hitler. Before 1977, the only American animated film that offered fantasy fans the period conflict they sought was Disney's Sleeping Beauty: Wizards filled a gap. Decades later, countless anime series, from Dragon Ball to Fullmetal Alchemist and Bleach, have presented epic battles between the forces of good and evil with more effective animation, better stories, more sophisticated visual styles, flashier effects, and more skillful direction. Baby boomers who remember watching Wizards as kids may derive a nostalgic pleasure from revisiting it; other viewers will find a dated oddity, as passé as a Nehru jacket. (Rated PG: violence, violence against women, tobacco use, potentially offensive religious and Nazi imagery) --Charles Solomon
I don't like the packaging of this movie. It looks really cheap. They could easily have put the 'book' consisting of 12 pieces of paper and a staple inside a normal blu-ray case. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Geoffrey J. B. Edwards
Rude humor on adult themes. NOT for children, except those who are "worldly wise." However, for the teens and twenty-somethings, this is great entertainment.Published 4 months ago by Hale & Hardy
I bought these for my husband. He wasn't a fan at all..
He wouldn't recommend this movie.
Love that i finally got this! ^_^
it's not for everyone though as some of my friends after watching it hated it.
I happen to love it the art work and the story is great.
A fight between to brothers one good the other evil. The story is some tie in the future where evil try's to take over good with one final battle.Published 15 months ago by David Snow
This movie is certainly different, I have never seen this movie before and I watch the movie and my option of this movie is not a great movie, just ok, more of a story line movie... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John
Before Bakshi did The Lord Of The Rings animated movie, he made Wizards. An animated film combining traditional animation with rotoscoping and plenty of WW2 era stock footage. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ryan Deroche