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Coming this September, 22nd the futuristic science fiction thriller about people living in dooms after the third world war, there is just one catch thou? Once you reach 30 and the crystal in you palm turns “red” you’re time is up. Those who don’t urn up at for “renewal” are called “runners” and policing agency know as “Sandmen” hunt down runners and terminate them.


Logan 5 (Michael York) has been assigned to locate “Sanctuary” with the help of Jessica (Jenny Agutter).

Logan’s Run (1976)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074812/


I sure hope it’s a six-track Dolby version and not a Dolby stereo 4:2:4, version.


There’s also a remake baring the same title in production due for 2010 realise.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402344/
 

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Coming this September, 22nd the futuristic science fiction thriller about people living in dooms after the third world war, there is just one catch thou? Once you reach 30 and the crystal in you palm turns red you're time is up. Those who don't urn up at for renewal are called runners and policing agency know as Sandmen hunt down runners and terminate them.


Logan 5 (Michael York) has been assigned to locate Sanctuary with the help of Jessica (Jenny Agutter).

Logan's Run (1976)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074812/


I sure hope it's a six-track Dolby version and not a Dolby stereo 4:2:4, version.


There's also a remake baring the same title in production due for 2010 realise.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402344/

Great news, but I was really hoping for a BD transfer as well.
 

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Great news, but I was really hoping for a BD transfer as well.

Beggars can't be choosers and I'm sure that will follow soon afterwards.
 

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The old Region One DVD has a Dolby 5.1 track that faithfully reproduces the original mix, including the highly directional dialog. I would say this 35MM Todd-AO shot feature is the last big budget movie to feature stereo dialog this directional in nature.


If this title has been remastered for Region 2 (which would also eventually be released again for R1) let us ALL hope the original audio mix has been left alone.
 

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I’ve heard the Dolby 4:2:4 mix on VHS PAL many years ago and even that had lots directional dialogue panning from far left to right and in-between as well. I looked it up on the in-70mm realises where it was produced for five-screen with single monaural surround. I’m guessing the surrounds will be dual monaural with enhanced LFE.1, I guess I’ll hath to wait.


I did see this however in the cinema, thou I can’t remember if it was 35mm or 70mm.
 

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I used to love this movie... Mmmm Jenny.
 

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Blu-Ray coming soon? I've purchased LD and DVD copies of this movie, and will certainly upgrade to the HD media when available. This is a fun movie, even with the stereotypically cheesy explosion effects that betray its date of production.
 

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Here's the original proposed open, although now it is hodge podged together from different available sources.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFHVk...eature=related

Frances is real bad ass don't want to be running when he's on petrol.
I've been watching parts of the film in scope on Youtube not sure if the soundtrack is in stereo matrix as some uploads are in stereo matrix.
 

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I've been looking at some of the technical specifications extra features on the laserdisc version and thou its still unannounced what the region 2 DVD features will be its mare guess work. I just hope that MGM/UA can deliver a sparkling good DVD image and robust six-track Dolby stereo soundtrack like they did with Poltergeist last year, thou that DVD was lacking extras.



I found this comment on the special edition laserdisc and I'm crossing my fingers that it's the same version, thou until the region 2 features have been officially announced for region 2 I'll have wait till September 22nd?





"On October 10, 1997, Image Laserdisc Company released a special Collector's Edition laserdisc:

Logan's Run - Special Edition

So what's so special about this disc? Well, here is a list of Special Features to be found in this hot collectible:
* New digital transfer Even though the film still shows a little wear and some scratches pop up periodically, it has been cleaned up a little bit from the previous disc and is a relatively 'better' transfer than previous editions we have seen.

* Dolby Digital sound The AC-3 sounds fantastic! Jerry Goldsmith's fabulous score never sounded better! A very crisp encoding!
* Audio commentary from Director Michael Anderson, Actor Michael York, and Costume Designer Bill Thomas. Each speaker talks about their experiences as the film plays. (We only wish they would have all been seated together during this; however, it's clear that each was recorded separately, and there is no interaction between them. A bad idea, in our opinion.) However, each does give good insight into the film, even if it is a bit 'too serious'.

* 1975 Featurette "MGM International Conference - The Lion Roars Again" A totally 70's look at a conference held at MGM to tell the world, "We're back!" Includes more behind the scenes footage of the film Logan's Run, including a 23rd Century Fashion Show. Pay special close attention to the model wearing the Sandman outfit. OMG!!! Look at that bloke modeling the Sandman outfit -- isn't that.... why, it sure the heck is!!! It's DAVID HASSELHOFF from "Baywatch"!

* 1976 Featurette "A Look Into the 23rd Century" A nice short film of Logan's Run Behind the Scenes. Includes brief interviews with some of the cast and crew. Alas, none from our personal favorite, the late, great Richard Jordan (Francis 7)

* "Greetings from Logan's Papa" gate-fold essay by William F. Nolan (located in the center of the album, a brief history from the author about the creation of Logan. He does go on to say, and we quote, "A high-tech, high budget remake of LOGAN'S RUN is on the horizon." )

* "American Cinematographer" Magazine June 1976 reprint - actually reprinted on the disc, itself! The reader must 'Step' through the entire magazine article by pressing 'step' on the remote control. Includes more production stills within the articles. Very well done.

* Script and Stills of deleted scenes (it appears that the actual footage has been lost, so they had to resort to photos and the written script to tell these scenes: our only main gripe (aside from the non-interacting commentary) about this otherwise good collectible).

* Costume design sketches lots of stills on the costumes from the movie

* Over 200 production stills A very thorough collection! Again, well presented.

* A Special Teaser trailer that includes footage of the Francis 7 hunt scene cut from the film (without sound and not the entire footage), plus other brief, cut footage (including shots at the Hallucimill and Relive shops - fans of the book should know about these). Thanks for this, MGM, since the actual footage is 'missing'.

* Original Theatrical Trailer - same one as was on the last laserdisc
* Plus other special goodies. - Find these out on your own!


The disc is letterboxed at a correct ratio of 2.35:1. The previous Turner/MGM "Logan's Run" letterboxed laserdisc was presented in an extreme letterbox ratio 2.5:1. At this high ratio, part of the the upper and lower portions of the movie had to be chopped off so this wide width could be preserved.


Our Overall Rating: an 8 out of 10!

Suggested Retail Price is $69.98. "
 

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... don't call me Francis ...
 

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... don't call me Francis ...



Francis 7

R.I.P. Richard Jordan


Two weeks 14 days and counting till the running starts on region 2 DVD!

 

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The TV series, which only ran for a brief 14 episodes deserves to come out on DVD as well.

Yes the TV show I think there's region 2 planning in the works? I remember seeing the show on Saturday's if I recall or possibly the weekend before the afternoon.
 
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