Friday, November 6, 2009

I hope it's better than the movie!

I was recently looking around on the internet and made the interesting discovery that a winery in Chile produced a wine called... Zardoz. For those who don't recognize the name, it's the same as a bizarre 1974 Sean Connery movie in which Connery plays a Stone Age-like savage who ends up in an "enlightened", technologically community that is however impotent. Oh, there's more to it than this: the advanced civilization is amazed by Connery's sexual virility (and the fact that he, like a lot of the actors in the movie, goes around wearing next to nothing) and try to figure out what makes it tick. There's a giant floating head that spews guns, and an interesting explanation of how they got the title. It's the sort of movie that would best be seen on TCM Underground: if you're up for a good laugh, Zardoz is a howler.

And perhaps after you drink your Zardoz with dinner, you'll be up for some Idaho champagne for dessert?

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