Following a nuclear war in December 1961, the Earth is a barren wasteland housing roughly a million people. These were the folks lucky enough to be underground doing stuff when the big bomb hit. 100 years later, the badlands we see only seem to have about 10 people or so and the voiceover lets us know that a social hierarchy exists among the survivors in the form of color coded tents (yellow, green, and pink). Each tent is furnished with purified air and water. The punishment for leaving your tent without permission is death. There are some non-conformists who ride around on their motorcycles, raping and pillaging. Jeez, the post-apocalyptic world is harsh. On the bright side, the narrator says that the nuclear fallout resulted in folks having a sexual overdrive and our story will focus on the “ecstasy rather than the despair.”
Damn, that must be one hell of a chess game
to keep one from staring at the all the bare flesh:
CRIES vs. ZARDOZ: Which do you prefer?