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Tired of remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, no originality? KEEP IT CLASSIC ON NIGHT OWL CINEMA!  #keepitclassic Straight from Night Owl’s Film Laboratory, the Night Owl brings you back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and cinematic art.  Each weekend (Saturday – Sunday), ‘Night Owl,’ hosts 24 hr live streaming and online archives of classic film; from periods that were the greatest collection of talent gathered in one place at one time in film history.  From the silent films of the 1920s, to Noir, Universal, big studio blockbusters, and epic love stories, we bring you cinematic art from a bygone era.

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LIGHT YEARS (aka Gandahar or Metal Men) from Night Owl on Vimeo.

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20149483SCI-FI SATURDAY! CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: GANDAHAR (1988)

GANDAHAR is a 1988 French animated science fantasy film The original version was directed and written by René Laloux, and was based on Jean-Pierre Andrevon’s novel Les Hommes-machines contre Gandahar (The Machine-Men versus Gandahar).

My quest began with a riddle. ‘In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can’t be avoided will be.”  -Sylvain

This animated film by René Laloux is set on the planet Gandahar, where peace reigns and poverty is unknown. The utopian lifestyle is upset by reports of people at the outlying frontiers being turned to stone. Sent to investigate, Prince Sylvain (John Shea) crashes and is rescued by the Deformed, hideous genetic experiments gone wrong and left to fend for themselves. With their help, Sylvain discovers that the Metamorphosis, a gigantic brain also created in an experiment, is trying to destroy Gandahar.

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