Zardoz (1974) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

MPA: R BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+

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Sex & Nudity


Zed wears revealing clothing most of the film and is essentially topless. Zed is shown to knock a woman down and rape her, but only minimal thrusting is shown no nudity. Zed grabs an unresponsive woman's breast and attempts to rape her but stops. In Zardoz's head there are topless men and women wrapped in plastic (?). A topless woman is shown riding a horse. The pyramid structure has photos (?) of nude men and women on the ceiling. Avalow feels up Zed. There are several nude male sculptures and one nude female mannequin shown. A slide show is shown featuring various paintings and photos of sexuality. Zed is shown a porno which features a woman massaging her breasts. Zed is shown a video of nude female mud wrestling. May and Consuella are shown topless. Avalow is shown topless. During the orgy scene, three couples are shown having sex. Two of the women and one man are topless. o No one is seen bottomless. May is shown topless during the osmosis scene. Consuella is shown nude giving birth. (shot from the side) Consuella is topless while breastfeeding. Consuella's son is shown topless. (during four stages of life)

Violence & Gore


Multiple acts of gun and sword violence. Multiple assaults, including one sexual assault. Multiple whippings. One of the exterminators cut's a person's throat. Zed rapes a woman. (not graphic) An impalement. During the orgy scene a woman is shown with a slit throat. Zed and Consuella's skeleton's are shown.



Some sexual talk that is quite explicit but no other profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


A man eats a plant leaf after being told it will give him strength, however there is no indication that it is a drug.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


The many scenes of violence, shooting, and killing are frightening.