Wizards 40th Anniversary Record Release Party

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Wyrd War invites you to experience the magic of Ralph Bakshi's animated masterwork WIZARDS (1977) on rare 35mm at The Hollywood Theatre as we celebrate our release of Andrew Belling's enigmatic sci-fi synth soundtrack for the first time ever on vinyl! Composer Andrew Belling will be our guest of honor for the evening and we have created a very limited edition vinyl color variant exclusively for this occasion!

Ostensibly Bakshi’s “family film,” WIZARDS is an almost impossibly PG rated post-apocalyptic “fantasy epic of peace and magic” that emerged like a strange fungus through fissures in the Hollywood machine in 1977 to psychedelicize unsuspecting audiences with slouching android assassins, nearly nude fairy wenches, supernatural siblings skirmishing for world domination between slugs of cheap wine, demonic dog soldiers belly-crawling through skeletal landscapes of airbrushed fog, and, perhaps most memorably, terrifying genocidal elfin warfare punctuated with Leni Riefenstahl stock footage, all perfectly choreographed to a beautifully ethereal sci-fi jazz soundtrack seemingly scorched with atomic energy. Andrew Belling delivered one of the first truly musical scores for a major Hollywood film composed almost entirely for ARP 2500 and ARP 2600 synthesizers, now available for the first time ever on vinyl. 40 years after its theatrical release, WIZARDS continues to fascinate, perplex and inspire viewers, like a beautifully handcrafted Rorschach test of the late 20th century’s excesses, hopes and increasingly foreboding anxieties of things to come. The beat goes on...

“It sounds amazing! Once you put on the record, you will know!”
- Ralph Bakshi

“I’m just so blown away to see my Wizards score produced on vinyl at last!”
- Andrew Belling
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By: WYRD WAR