- Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007.
- Year Published: 2007
- Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Anderson, Michael, 1920-
- David, Saul.
- Goodman, David Zelag.
- York, Michael, 1942-
- Agutter, Jenny.
- Jordan, Richard, 1938-1993.
- Browne, Roscoe Lee.
- Fawcett, Farrah, 1947-2009.
- Ustinov, Peter.
- Nolan, William F., 1928-
- Johnson, George Clayton.
- Warner Home Video (Firm)
- Logan (Fictitious character)
- Life spans (Biology) -- Drama.
- Science fiction films.
- Feature films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Call number: DVD Science-Fiction Logan's
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor
Videodisc release of the 1976 motion picture.
Based on the novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
Special features: commentary by Michael York, director Michael Anderson, and costume designer Bill Thomas; vintage featurette, "A look at the 23rd century"; theatrical trailer.
Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Peter Ustinov.
In the 23rd century, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That's when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. Logan 5, a Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel, decides to become a Runner himself once he finds out the horrible truth about Lastday.
DVD; region 1; Dolby surround 5.1 (English), and stereo. (French); dual-layer format, widescreen and full screen.
Contents: Logan's run.
Reviews & Summaries
Because I am one of those people (in this instance, at least) who argue the book is better than the movie, I wasn't a fan of this adaption. It is an awesome piece of 70s movie making though, even if I didn't enjoy their treatment of the novel.
Both films explore dystopian systems designed to address the social burden of old age. A totalitarian central computer controls a socialist society through an elite police force in "Logan's Run"; while "In Time" explores a capitalist oligarchy in which anyone can stay young indefinetly, if they are wealthy enough. However, not everyone can be immortal- where would you put them all?
The costumes and sets of Logan's Run are like Buck Rodgers reimagined as soft porn; while "In Time" finds some of its gritty sexiness in hyper-hybrid reimaginings of classic cars from the 1960's.
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