- Directors: René Laloux
- Format: Animated, PAL, Colour, Full Screen
- Language: French
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 12
- Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
- DVD Release Date: 22 Oct. 2007
- Run Time: 83 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000UM1GCE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,444 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Gandahar [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] 
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Gandahar is a trippy French animation in the style of Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki 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 (the eyes of Queen Ambisextra) 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. SPECIAL FEATURES - New high-definition restoration of the original Laloux version in original aspect ratio, Newly translated optional English subtitles, Laloux short film La Prisonnière, 16-page booklet with Laloux interviews and artwork
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Laloux's animations are not as advanced as today's anime, like the movies of Hayao Miyazaki. But they have a certain charm, and a lot of work went into creating this movie. Gandahar is not as fascinating as Laloux's earlier Fantastic Planet (La Planète sauvage). But I strongly recommend Gandahar to anyone interested in animation and/or SF/fantasy. Also, Masters of Cinema have made a very good transfer for this DVD, and it comes with an informative booklet. Audio is French, with English subtitles (optional).