A Boy and His Dog

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Overview

Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is set in a post-apocalyptic future where canned goods are used as currency and where entertainment often consists of old porn reels. Vic Don Johnson is a violent, illiterate scavenger, principally interested in getting laid. He communicates telepathically with his deceptively cute-looking dog Blood voiced by Tim McIntire; Vic finds food for Blood, while Blood sniffs out girls for Vic. One of these girls is the sexy Quilla June Susanne Benton, who, ...
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Overview

Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is set in a post-apocalyptic future where canned goods are used as currency and where entertainment often consists of old porn reels. Vic Don Johnson is a violent, illiterate scavenger, principally interested in getting laid. He communicates telepathically with his deceptively cute-looking dog Blood voiced by Tim McIntire; Vic finds food for Blood, while Blood sniffs out girls for Vic. One of these girls is the sexy Quilla June Susanne Benton, who, unbeknownst to Vic is a spy for an underground society, headed by a Mr. Craddock Jason Robards Jr.. This subterranean civilization needs a human "sperm bank" to stay alive, and the oversexed Vic fills the bill. Produced by character actor Alvy Moore Mr. Kimball of TV's Green Acres, A Boy and His Dog was written and directed by another veteran actor, L.Q. Jones.
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Special Features

Newly restored high-definition transfer; In conversation: Harlan Ellison and L.Q. Jones; Commentary by director L.Q. Jones, director of photography John Arthur Morrill and critic Charles Champlin
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • UPC: 826663142099
  • Original Release: 1975
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 13,671

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Johnson Vic
Susanne Benton Quilla June
Tiger Blood (The Dog)
Tim McIntire Voice Only
Jason Robards Jr. Lew Craddock
Charles McGraw The Preacher
Alvy Moore Dr. Moore
Helene Winston Mez
Hal Baylor Michael
Don Carter Ken
Ron Feinberg Fellini
Michael Hershman Richard
Mike Rupert Gary
L.Q. Jones Actor in Porno Film
Technical Credits
L.Q. Jones Director, Screenwriter
Ray Boyle Production Designer
Scott Conrad Editor
Wes Dawn Makeup
Tim McIntire Score Composer
Jaime Mendoza-Nava Score Composer
Alvy Moore Producer
John A. Morrill Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Boy and His Dog
1. Chapter 1 [:07]
2. Chapter 2 [9:07]
3. Chapter 3 [7:34]
4. Chapter 4 [10:11]
5. Chapter 5 [7:28]
6. Chapter 6 [12:19]
7. Chapter 7 [10:04]
8. Chapter 8 [5:36]
9. Chapter 9 [14:54]
10. Chapter 10 [6:33]
11. Chapter 11 [6:33]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Boy and His Dog
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      Commentary with Director L.Q. Jones
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      In Conversation: Director L.Q. Jones & Writer Harlan Ellison
      Theatrical Trailer
      Radio Spots
   A Boy and His Dog: Chapters
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    If you like Harlan Ellison then this is for you

    It is like seeing an Ellison story come to life. A little dated but is quite thought provoking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eternally relevant social statement

    I saw the film when it was first released and thought it was a catchy, quirky, fun film. Over the years the relevance of the film has burned upon my mind. I began looking for this film in earnest about 5 years ago and was thrilled to find it had finally been re-released. I immediately purchased copies for my three sons. Don Johnson isn't one of my favorite actors, but I thoroughly enjoyed his performance and that of Jason Robards. The character Johnson portrays is lured into the 'down under' an underground society of the elite who (after years of inbreeding) are in need of fresh blood (provided by Johnson). Robards is a member of a ruling committee that presides over the residents of the 'down under'. This is my all-time favorite flick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2002

    A boy and his dog

    Fun flick.A movie I'd love to see again, I saw it when it was originally released in the mid 1970's. L.Q.Jones did a great job. Hard to believe he was one of the bounty hunters in ''The Wild Bunch''. A good movie to own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    A Sci-Fi gem

    This is a great early film starring a young Don Johnson. He plays a great part in this film but the dog steals the show. After the world war he travels the barron land with man's best friend who has telepathic abilities. The dog is really funny as he cuts the boy down every chance he gets. The boy ends up below ground where he gets much more than he expected. This is a rare gem that few people may know about. Hey it's a cult classic so check it out!

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