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Gandahar (Light Years) [Region 2] (1988)

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  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0025G2CLM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,196 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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René Laloux, director of Fantastic Planet [La Planète sauvage], created Gandahar, his final animated feature film, in 1988. Based on an original story by Jean-Pierre Andrevon, and a huge hit in France at the time of its release, it combines Laloux's famous imagination with that of animation designer Philippe Caza. Gandahar is a fascinating, adult animation which examines genetic mutation, the importance of organic farming, and urges a respect for nature that resonates today more than ever.Life in the idyllic paradise of Gandahar seems peaceful and in joyous order, until the Mirror Birds report that inhabitants of whole villages have been turned to stone. A council of women chooses Sylvain Lanvère to uncover Gandahar's mysterious metallic attackers. In doing so, he finds an underground race of deformed Gandaharians and an oversized motherbrain, both the result of botched genetic experiments.Previously seen in English-speaking countries as the dubbed hack-job alternatively titled Light Years (presided over by Harvey Weinstein who credited himself as "Director", over Laloux), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the original French version of Laloux's distinctive vision in this newly restored 20th anniversary edition.

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3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars for the film, 3.5 for the dvd, 4 for the short December 16, 2009
if you loved FANTASTIC PLANET so much you wanted to eat up anything else by laloux, you may be a bit disappointed in this movie. the animation style is more like HE MAN, than FANTASTIC PLANET. the story and creativity are great though. the short film included as an extra feature was better than the actual movie i thought. one gripe; the subtitles are WAY too intrusive for this particular type of film. this particular release has a great booklet included as well and although its PAL, it played perfectly fine in my american dvd player. im glad i bought it, still well worth the money
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3.0 out of 5 stars Glad To Have it...But January 6, 2014
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I have waited for this release in the USA for years. I remember it as a kid on VHS. Now, I am in my 40s and I look for stuff like this. Found it but it is not in English. It is Region 2. I can play it on my Computer which is not the problem. I am not a big fan of subtitles at all and this has them. I do not want to have to read my movie. On a side note, The Orb took a creature from this movie and made a song from it called "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld" along with a little help from The KLF. I am glad to have it, just wish that it was in English!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gandahar DVD February 19, 2014
Good movie overpriced. I have the VHS and hoped to get this on DVD, but although I enjoy I can't see paying more than ten to fifteen dollars for it.

CA Luster
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