Runaway [DVD] [1984]

One of Michael Crichton's lesser-known films, Runaway comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen anamorphic 2.35:1 image is far superior to the full-frame standard 1.33:1 picture. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 4.0 and Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and Portuguese soundtracks are mixed in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Spartan extra features include talent files and a handful of theatrical trailers. Fans of Crichton's sci-fi tinged stories will enjoy this fine-looking disc.
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Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio and animorphic video
  • Widescreen and full-screen presentations
  • Audio: English 4.0 [Dolby Discrete] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround] and Spanish and Portuguese [mono]
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Talent files
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections


Best-selling author Michael Crichton wrote and directed this science fiction thriller that combined the influences of Blade Runner (1982), comic books, and Crichton's ongoing fascination with the dangers of high technology. Tom Selleck stars as Sergeant Jack Ramsey, a single father in the near future, when robots have largely replaced humans in performing menial labor. However, the robots occasionally malfunction, threatening human life and requiring a specialist like Jack, who terminates the haywire "runaways." Investigating a particularly nasty series of recent cases, Jack and his new partner Karen Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) discover a connection between the runaways and Charles Luther (Kiss frontsman Gene Simmons). Luther, a maniacal genius, is masterminding a plot to create an army of killing machines. With time running out, it's up to Jack and Karen to match wits with Luther and save humanity. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Selleck
    Tom Selleck - Ramsay
  • Cynthia Rhodes
    Cynthia Rhodes - Thompson
  • Gene Simmons
    Gene Simmons - Luther
  • Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley - Jackie
  • Stan Shaw
    Stan Shaw - Marvin

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

50%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    • Verified Purchaser

    I've seen this movie a long time ago and enjoyed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Popcorn Movie

    • My Best Buy® Member

    An 80s nostalgia video I loved as a kid and saw recently on TV a while back. You have Tom Selleck going after terrorist Gene Simmons with robots sprinkled in between. The effects are dated, but who cares.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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