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A Boy and His Dog [Special Edition] [DVD] [1975]

  • SKU: 3952388
  • Release Date: 06/14/2011
  • Rating: R
L.Q. Jones' adaptation of Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a director's commentary track and original theatrical trailers. Fans of this cult favorite will certainly appreciate this disc, while those that have only heard of the film will be given a quality way to experience it for the first time.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    A Boy and His Dog
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Don Johnson
      Don Johnson - Vic
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      Susanne Benton - Quilla June
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      Tiger - Blood (The Dog)
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      Tim McIntire - Blood
    • Jason Robards, Jr.
      Jason Robards, Jr. - Lew Craddock



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    50%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Dogged Sci-Fi

      Posted
      Tigon

      This 1974 low-budget and low effects science fiction film has Don Johnson as a young man looking to survive and find a female lover in a war torn deserted wasteland. Aided with a telepathic dog for help, this movie presets the 'Mad Max' films by a few years. Heavy emphasis to the Vietnam war cynicisms, Watergate scandals, and the Cold War fears- the movie is an impressive commentary time capsule, but the slow pace and gritty cheap feel of the movie may bore some.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Should be on everyones to watch list

      Posted
      Kerbs
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Fantastic movie. This is the movie that most current post apoc films/games take from.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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