Monday, August 3, 2009

Logan's Run (1976)

 4 / 5 Aug '09
Tagline: Welcome to the 23rd Century
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Written by: William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson
Actors include: Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter
Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure
Length: 120 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Wow I am getting old, in another year and a half I could be riding the Carousel O' Death erm Renewal! This is one strange science fiction adventure, it takes place in the future in a bubble. In order to keep this hedonistic society going on their 30th birthday people must go to the "carousel" which is actually just a spinning zone where people explode. They are being told it's okay to die because their lives are being renewed, but as a Sandman (a person who makes sure that carousel runners are captured) named Logan nears his 30th birthday his opinion changes. Upon doing some research he comes across some shocking facts that lead to him and his friend Jessica 6 escaping the compound in a rather exciting adventure! It's a really cool tale all around, but the second hour drags on a little more than the first. I still found this to be all around refreshing and interesting. It really surprises how Farrah Fawcett-Majors is nearly always mentioned as one of the stars of this film when she really only appears in it for a few moments. Still a really cool alternate future that should keep most intrigued, a little condensing wouldn't have hurt though.

Availability:  On DVD and Blu-Ray

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