Logan's Run

Logan's Run

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Director: Michael Anderson

Cast: Michael Anderson, Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter

     
 

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This classic '70s sci-fi flick gets a competent presentation on DVD. The widescreen anamorphic print is presented with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and shows no outright signs of age. The English soundtrack is in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and the optional French track is in mono. There are also optional English and French subtitles. The disc comes with an audio… See more details below

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This classic '70s sci-fi flick gets a competent presentation on DVD. The widescreen anamorphic print is presented with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and shows no outright signs of age. The English soundtrack is in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and the optional French track is in mono. There are also optional English and French subtitles. The disc comes with an audio commentary featuring the director, star Michael York, and costume designer Bill Thomas. The comments were recorded separately and all three are very well spoken, lending numerous insights into the making of the film. Special Features include a promotional featurette which runs nine minutes and was shot during the production of the film. Also included is a theatrical trailer and an eight-page booklet with production notes and trivia. On the main menu there is a hidden feature: when you click the life clock, you go to a screen which breaks down the various life clock colors and there corresponding ages. All in all, a solid disc.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Taking its basic premise and characters' names but little substance from the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, Logan's Run appeared in the mid-'70s, after the grim sci-fi explorations of Stanley Kubrick, but before the populist success of George Lucas. Falling artistically as well as chronologically between those two directors' works, the film explores interesting sociological issues with more slickness than depth. As with many science fiction films, too much effort is spent explicating the scenario and too little is spent truly exploring the issues of morality and mortality inherent within. Brooding blond hunk Michael York plays the morally ambiguous protagonist with scowling proficiency, but fellow marquee name Farrah Fawcett manages to cram more wretched acting and non sequiter facial expressions into a brief cameo than most actresses could fit into a leading role. The action sequences involving York's and Jenny Agutter's characters as they flee the city prove gripping and well-directed even though the final act collapses under the weight of its own silliness. Still, the what-if premise of Logan's Run proved resonant enough that it spawned a short-lived TV series the following year. Stylish production design offsets special effects so dated that you can practically smell the mothballs when the film receives contemporary screenings. Compare this with David Cronenberg's contemporaneous Shivers for a more nuanced extrapolation of '70s decadence.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1998
UPC:
0027616702920
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Warner)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:59:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael York Logan
Richard Jordan Francis
Jenny Agutter Jessica
Roscoe Lee Browne Box
Farrah Fawcett Holly
Michael Anderson Doc
Peter Ustinov Old Man
Randolph Roberts Sanctuary Man
Lara Lindsay Woman Runner
Gary Morgan Billy
Michelle Stacy Mary Two
Denny Arnold Runner # I
Ann Ford Woman on Last Day
Greg Michaels Ambush Man
Bob Neill First Sanctuary Man
Glenn Wilder Runner
Laura Hippe New-You Shop Customer
David Westberg Sandman
Camilla Carr Sanctuary Woman
Greg Lewis Cub
Bill Couch Sandman

Technical Credits
Michael Anderson Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Saul David Producer
Robert de Vestel Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David Zelag Goodman Screenwriter
Dale Hennesy Production Designer
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer
Wiliam L. McCaughey Sound/Sound Designer
Aaron Rochin Sound/Sound Designer
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Glenn Wilder Stunts
Bob Wyman Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles [2:48]
2. A New Sandman [2:35]
3. Carrousel [5:16]
4. "Run, Runner!" [3:38]
5. Cruising the Circuit [4:58]
6. Sandman Headquarters [2:38]
7. Logan's Mission [6:42]
8. Jessica Summoned [6:20]
9. Cathedral Cubs [8:53]
10. "The New You" [6:03]
11. The Love Shop [2:57]
12. The Gate Keepers [4:57]
13. Sandman Attack [2:41]
14. The Breeding Plant [4:25]
15. The Ice Cave [1:42]
16. Introducing Box [3:51]
17. Their First Sunrise [2:01]
18. "I Hate Outside!" [2:52]
19. A New Day [1:56]
20. Ancient Washington [3:50]
21. The Elder Statesman [11:17]
22. Sandman vs. Sandman [3:57]
23. Death Of A Friend [1:23]
24. "We're Going Back" [3:16]
25. The Return Journey [1:03]
26. Beloved Husband [1:52]
27. A Way Inside [3:25]
28. "Carrousel Is A Lie!" [1:40]
29. The Interrogation [4:22]
30. Domed City Destroyed [:29]
31. A New Beginning [2:24]
32. End Credits [2:08]

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