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GANDAHAR 1987 ISAAC ASIMOV ANIMATED MACHINE MEN SCI-FI ADVENTURE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES + ENGLISH DUB 2 DISC SET DVD-R!

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Gandahar is a 1987 French animated science fantasy film written and directed by René Laloux, based on Jean-Pierre Andrevon‘s 1969 novel Les Hommes-machines contre Gandahar (The Machine-Men versus Gandahar).

The animation was in colour and ran for 83 minutes. Production work was done by SEK Animation Studio of North Korea. The film is notable for its strange scenery and exotic flora, fauna, and bizarre inhabitants. The design was by the French comic book artist Caza.

An English language version was directed by Harvey Weinstein and produced by Bob Weinstein through Miramax Films, with the translation revision done by noted science-fiction author Isaac Asimov. The English title is a translation, not of the original title, but of the original tagline “Les Années lumière” (The Light Years) as seen on the French poster.

  • The English version does not contain most of Yared’s soundtrack for the original version of the film. New music was produced for certain sequences in the English-language version, these new pieces were created by the combined efforts of Jack Maeby, Bob Jewitt and Jim Klein.
  • A certain scene was edited for sexual content – the scene where Airelle and Sylvain are in the nest. In the uncut version, Sylvain is shown removing his shirt, later, he and Airelle are shown lying nude in the nest at night, seemingly after having been intimate with one another.

A European DVD release of Gandahar, in French with English subtitles, was released in October 2007  by Eureka!’s Masters of Cinema label. While there are currently no plans for a Region 1 DVD release, a Korean DVD version has been released with Region 0.

On October 28, 2023, a fan group known as The Gandahar Restoration Project released an English dub of the film on YouTube. According to information included with the release, the new dub uses the video from the original French DVD release which has been upscaled to high definition. The English language track from the Hollywood release of the film was dubbed with the video, and the score for the film includes music from both the French and English releases. Though the restored version claims to be uncut, the creators do admit that 4 seconds of French dialogue was cut from the release as that footage did not fit with the English dub. The upload was removed soon after due to a copyright claim.

color, stereo, fullscreen, disc one is in French language with optional English subtitles. disc 2 contains the English dub version . DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!

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