Excerpt: This is a great animated good vs. evil fantasy film involvng wizards, fairies and elves. From the mind of Ralph Bashki comes this entertaining story mixing propaganda films in with the world of fantasy. I went back and forth on how to rate the PQ as it is somewhat problematic. Let me address each problem individually. 1) Grain: As is in this website's review the argument is made grain vs. no grain when it comes to animation.
Excerpt: This is one of those movies that is a love hate thing. The animation style is very different then most other animated films. Also even with a PG rating, the film is very adult themed. The movie also offers pretty much the same political agenda that the move avatar was aiming for. Its machines vs nature, destroying the world type movie. But I think Wizards actually does a better job of presenting this, since the film also offers Ralph's humor.
Excerpt: This will not be to all tastes and is not for children but to the many affectionados of this cult animation we now have a decent transfer with good picture and sound. The technical film making is not Disney or Pixar but it has its attraction and I enjoyed it very much. The extras are a bit long winded and many will be satisfied with just the film. A good improvement on the DVD.
Summary: Having seen this as a kid. Wanted to watch it again and fully understand it. Great film and the Blu-ray really brings the colours and animation to life. Good bonus features. Would recommend to any collection.
Conclusion: I've always loved Ralph Bakshi's films. I saw this years ago when it was first released on VHS and watched it regularly until a malfunction caused it to be chewed up in my player. Years later I was lucky enough to buy a region 1 copy. It's such an innovative and imaginative film. From Mike Ploog's illustrations that appear throughout the film to the clever use of stock film footage. Ralph Bakshi has been wanting to produce a sequel but Hollywood has said NO.