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Zardoz: Cards And Stills Of Sean Connery And Charlotte Rampling In John Boorman’s Rich And Crazy Sci-Fi Spectacular

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Zardoz (1974), John Boorman’s rich, crazy, daring, daft and kinky film starring Sean Connery as Zed, who dressed in a scarlet mankini, his plaited ponytail flowing in the breeze, escapes the thrall of the Eternals and smashes their regime with sex and death.

Eternal Charlotte Rampling, the sensual actress of the “unblinking leonine stare that both unsettles and beguiles”, layers on the seduction. She recalled: “[Connery]ran after us all, so I’m glad I wasn’t excluded. He probably had a lot of luck too because he was wildly attractive.”

 

Scottish actor Sean Connery and English actress Charlotte Rampling pose in a promotional still for the science fiction film 'Zardoz,' directed by John Borman, 1973, Ireland. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images)

Scottish actor Sean Connery and English actress Charlotte Rampling pose in a promotional still for the science fiction film ‘Zardoz,’ directed by John Boorman, 1973, Ireland. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images)

 

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Director John Boorman with Charlotte Rampling and Sean Connery on “Zardoz” (1974)

Director John Boorman with Charlotte Rampling and Sean Connery on “Zardoz” (1974)

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The godhead Zardoz speaks to The Exterminators: ‘The gun is good, the penis is evil…’

The godhead Zardoz speaks to The Exterminators: ‘The gun is good, the penis is evil…’

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English actress Charlotte Rampling with her 8 month-old baby son Barnaby, at Heathrow Airport, London, 11th May 1973. Rampling, her son and her husband Bryan Southcombe are on their way to Dublin, where Rampling is to begin rehearsals for the film 'Zardoz', directed by John Boorman. (Photo by James Jackson/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

English actress Charlotte Rampling with her 8 month-old baby son Barnaby, at Heathrow Airport, London, 11th May 1973. Rampling, her son and her husband Bryan Southcombe are on their way to Dublin, where Rampling is to begin rehearsals for the film ‘Zardoz’, directed by John Boorman. (Photo by James Jackson/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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CIRCA 1974: Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling walk in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie "Zardoz" circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling walk in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie “Zardoz” circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: Sean Connery captures a woman in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie "Zardoz" circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: Sean Connery captures a woman in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie “Zardoz” circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: People are rounded up to be slaves in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie "Zardoz" circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: People are rounded up to be slaves in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie “Zardoz” circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Zed (Sean Connery) escapes from the land of The Exterminators (Brutals) by hiding in the godhead Zardoz.

Zed (Sean Connery) escapes from the land of The Exterminators (Brutals) by hiding in the godhead Zardoz.

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ay (Sara Kestelman) reads Zed’s (Sean Connery) memories.

ay (Sara Kestelman) reads Zed’s (Sean Connery) memories.

 

CIRCA 1974: Sean Connery as the 23 Century Exterminator in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie "Zardoz" circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: Sean Connery as the 23 Century Exterminator in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie “Zardoz” circa 1974. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Sean Connery as Zed hides amongst the Apathetics.

Sean Connery as Zed hides amongst the Apathetics.

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Sean Connery as Zed and Charlotte Rampling as Consuella.

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Director John Boorman on location in ‘Zardoz’.

Director John Boorman on location in ‘Zardoz’.

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Exterminators!

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