DELVE INTO RALPH BAKSHI’S CULT CLASSIC
LIKE NEVER BEFORE
The Fantastical Allegory Comes to Life for the First Time
On Blu-ray March 13
Los Angeles, CA (DATE) –Twentieth Century Fox’s first-ever animated film, created by renowned director Ralph Bakshi, WIZARDS appears in a 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + Book release on March 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “epic fantasy of peace and magic” stars the voice talent of Mark Hamill (Star Wars Saga). The special edition Blu-ray + Book release is a must-have for fans and collectors, featuring 24-pages of amazing artwork from the film, some of the artwork never-before-seen, and a special message from Bakshi!
Set on a post-apocalyptic Earth, this fantasy adventure follows the story of Avatar, the kindly, eccentric sorcerer-ruler of Montagar, a rainbow paradise inhabited by elves and fairies. Avatar’s evil brother, Blackwolf, dominates Scortch, a bleak land of goblins and wraiths. When the power-hungry Blackwolf attacks Montagar, Avatar, accompanied only by a spirited young woman and a courageous elf, must enter the darkness of Scortch to save his world.
A rundown on what was Happenning in Saturday Morning Cartoon Land in 1966! Remember those days when we couldn’t wait for the friday night sleep overs to wake up to cartoons and pancakes…Wow – yeah…those were the days….
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With an absolutely BEAUTIFUL book insert. Just Checked it out – Unbelievable… FOX did a fantastic job!
From FOX :”In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the theatrical release of Wizards, we are planning to release this film on Blu-ray for the first time as a 35th Anniversary Edition on February 7, 2012. The Blu-ray packaging will include a 24-page book consisting of approved artwork images pulled from our archives plus written background on the film and its characters.
As an edition to all the amazing artwork we want to showcase in the book packaging we would love to include an introductory page written and signed by you as a note to your dedicated fans. And if possible, include some additional never-before-seen artwork or sketches that we can include in the book to enhance the collectability of the Blu-ray release.
We will keep you posted….
(Excerpt from Article- Click on Link to Read the whole shebang)
Nobody lives in North Beach anymore. We learned that last night. We heard a Haight-Ashbury hippie tell it authoritatively to a songwriting New Yorker who’d just driven across the country, spinning lyrics in Kansas cornfields and penciling them on scraps of newspaper during late-night bus rides.
We learned a lot last night, as legendary animator Ralph Bakshi held court in the storefront clubhouse that is Tikva Records in San Francisco’s Outer Mission, on the third night of extensive December events being held there. The event was titled “The Jewish Roots of Ralph Bakshi,” and it featured the man himself, along with one of his oldest friends, the poet Melvin Wilk, and writer/scholar Richard Simon, who served as moderator.
But before Bakshi, Wilk, and Simon even took the stage, we were treated to an opening sequence of Fritz the Cat (1972), in……”