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Logan's Run [Blu-ray] [1976]

  • SKU: 9588813
  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (191 out of 203)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Michael York, Director Michael Anderson and Costume Designer Bill Thomas
    • Vintage Featurette A Look Into the 23rd Century
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Logan's Run
    In a hermetically sealed post-apocalyptic urban environment several centuries hence, Logan 5 (Michael York) and his friend Francis 7 (Richard Jordan) lead unquestioning lives of hedonism. Entertainment comes in the form of casual sexual liaisons and gladiatorial games in which those who do not wish to undergo euthanasia at the age of 30 vie for the illusory chance of continued life. As "sandmen," Logan and Francis are charged with tracking down and killing "runners" -- those citizens who will submit to neither "renewal" (a peaceful death) nor "carousel" (a gladiatorial battle) when their time comes. When Logan grows intrigued by a beautiful young woman, Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter), who plans to become a runner, he is forced to question the fundamental principles of his society. And when his superiors force him to pose as a runner himself to weed out Jessica's guerilla underground, Logan finds himself fleeing the city in search of a mythical place called Sanctuary, where people are allowed to live out their natural spans. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael York
      Michael York - Logan
    • Richard Jordan
      Richard Jordan - Francis
    • Jenny Agutter
      Jenny Agutter - Jessica
    • Roscoe Lee Browne
      Roscoe Lee Browne - Box
    • Farrah Fawcett
      Farrah Fawcett - Holly



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 203 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Classic 70's Scifi Blockbuster

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      reconredneck
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      Firstly Bestbuy has made an error in their description.. It is widescreen 16x9 enhanced at a ratio of 2.40:1 .. I have this disc and have watched it a number of times, BB description of full-screen is erroneous. Logan's Run looks better than I have ever seen it, this Blu-ray while making LR look superior also exposes alot of the special effects, showing how dated they are, but does not or cannot take away from its greatest strength, that is, the quality of its actors. The storyline is just so darn interesting that it just captures your attention and holds it through the entirety of the 119 minute run. Admittedly Logan's run shows its age when viewing the hair styles of its actors and supporting cast, from its 70's feathered hair styles to decor that only lacked lava lamps to complete its retro look . The Video quality is a mixed bag, at times in well lit scenes is magnificent to darker scenes that are plagued with blotches of over compensated over-contrasted swarms of grain, at 15:38 the image is dreadfully bad, showing not much care was used in the cleanup of the source materials. It's just an average attempt by WB and that is exactly what the video yields. The Audio is TrueHD and is a front heavy affair, with only the music soundtrack given much play in 5.1, with only a few attempts at discrete sounds in the rear field. Volume is strong but at times the characters get drowned out by the music track. Extra's consist of a trailer, a commentary track & a 10 minute featurette called " A look into the 23rd century " that is in very rough shape. Bottom line is, if you have the 5.1 DVD hold onto it, give it a year or two until the double-dip Blu-ray version hits the shelves before you decide to dole out the moolah!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Future Imperfect

      Posted
      Cinemanalyst
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      When I viewed this film during it's first run it was a major advance in effects for that period of time. Some of the musical effects jump started my interest in electronic music. I had already read the novel, so as expected, the movie was a disappointment. The performances of some of the actors was disappointing. Some of the roles seem poorly cast or played as I see them. The principle of the film is that humans are allowed to live no longer than the age of 21. A person has a crystal embedded in their hand to tell them when to report to the center where they are given the chance to live longer (but are actually disintegrated). Logan is an officer whose job it is to capture any who refuse to report for their try at life. He chases and captures runners. When it's his turn he tries to run as others who he captured did, hence the title of the film. The effects, like many modern films, get in the way a bit and some are poorly done. As with most films made from novels the result is disappointing. But the film is still worth seeing in part because it reflects the industry in the middle 1970s and because it still has some entertaining value. If you enjoyed the novel, you might want to skip the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good remastering of classic SciFi

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      GRiDMan
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      My wife and I both liked this movie from the 70's but had not watched it in many years. We decided to buy the Blu-ray version after confirming that it was a full 1080p remastering. We were generally not disappointed. There were a few long shots, most notably one of the city under the dome, where the remastering was poor or skipped completely. However, most of the movie looked superb on our 1080p TV. Scenes with closeups of Michael York and Jenny Agutter were very good. Although I have always considered this movie to be the first modern SciFi picture (I am talking about as a movie, not a story, and sorry 2001 fans, but that one, while certainly more of a classic, is just too 1960's), the pre-Star Wars special effects do not translate well to this century in any resolution. Still, the movie does have some great visuals. My wife does not like loud audio and I am no audiophile, so I do not have comments on the soundtrack at this time. Recommended for fans of the movie and for those who might enjoy watching what was state of the art four decades ago.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Truly a timeless classic

      Posted
      ProfessorGriff

      One of my all time favorite films, penned by the mighty George Clayton Johnson (of Twilight Zone fame among other great projects) and starring the incomparable Michael York. Logan's run is about a seemingly utopian future where the Old are sent to Carousel (see: publicly eliminated) on their 30th birthday. Logan 5 (York) is a Sandman, an elite officer who chases Runners - those who wish live on past 30 and run from their fate. Well, when it's Logan's time to go to Carousel, he's none too keen and Runs for his life, pursued by his erstwhile Sandman pal. Logan's Run was a perfect candidate for updating to Blu Ray - the stunning Technicolor and beautiful scenery throughout are brought to new, vivid life on your HDTV. Keep this in mind, however: This movie was made in 1976. The effects are the best of their time, but do not go into it expecting to have your mind blown there. But the acting is star quality and the story is as poignant as it ever was, and is definitely worth seeing, and even owning, on Blu Ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You Turn 30 And You Die!

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      STTFan
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      I grew up in the 70's and remember watching this when I was maybe 12 years old. A pretty wild futuristic thriller with the lead character trying to uncover what happens when your "clock" starts to tick near midnight of your day of reckoning. The scene when he spills his pockets in front of the machine displaying the "ankh" is incredible, just sends chills up my spine and makes me think of the Pink Floyd song "Welcome To The Machine". Okay, it doesn't hurt knowing this is Farrah's first ever movie as well although she just has a bit part. Makes you think and entertains at the same time. I have had the DVD for years so the Blu Ray production is just simply that much better for both video and sound.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great RETRO sci-fi film !

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      310electro
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      Of course the special effects are not going to be a "perfect" as what you would see in today's movies, and I'm surprised this movie has not been "RE-MADE" by Hollywood yet. The story line and acting still holds up though, and it is a fun action sci-fi filled with excitement and mystery. I personally like even watching sci-fi movies from the 1950's and this being from the 70's is already higher quality. So if you are OK with watching "older" sci-fi movies then you won't be disappointed. (just don't expect it to look like "Avatar" - LOL)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic sci-fi from the 70's.

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      PWatts
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      Despite the wooden acting, the plot of a dystopian society where everyone is sentenced to death upon reaching the age of 30 is still so good that they're working on a re-make. Interesting thing to note is Farrah Fawcett's movie debut in this movie...and her horrible acting (I remember seeing this in the theater when it came out and the giggles from the audience at her terrible acting...and the outright cheers when she was killed). The Blu-ray transfer is so good that in some scenes it's clear where the matte paintings begin in the special effects shots. This blast from the past was definitely worth the $6.00.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's a blast from the past.

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      helshawk
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      This is the original dystopian story that others, like Hunger Games and Divergent, are built upon. With a protagonist placed into a no win situation, he must face his own beliefs for the lies they are and then return to change the society in which he was raised. Peter Ustinov is wonderful as the old man and Farrah Fawcett has a small part that plays into her wheelhouse. Even with the flawed costume, I loved the appearance by Roscoe Brown as well. Although you may laugh at the special effects compared to today's standards and some overacting/underacting by the main characters, this is still a great story.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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