Blu-ray Release: Wizards

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
Price: Blu-ray Book $19.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

WizardsThe year before his The Lord of the Rings was released, Ralph Bakshi tackled Wizards, which arrived on high-definition in Blu-ray Book packaging for the movie’s 35th anniversary.

Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, the 1977 animated film tells the story of the kindly Avatar (Bob Holt, Gremlins).

He’s the eccentric sorcerer ruler of Montagar, a rainbow paradise inhabited by elves and fairies.

Wizards Blu-ray BookAvatar’s evil brother Blackwolf (Steve Gravers) dominates Scortch, a bleak land of goblins and wraiths, and sets his sights on Montagar. To save his world, Avatar, a spirited young woman and a courageous elf must go into the dark world of Scortch.

A popular flick with the trippy-hippie midnight movie audiences of the 1970s, Wizards also features the voice of Mark Hamill (Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker) and David Proval (TV’s The Sopranos).

The Blu-ray Book has 24 pages of artwork from the film, some of which has not been released before, and a message from Bakshi.

Wizards has already been released on Blu-ray overseas.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.