Monday, May 24, 2010

Logan's Run

image:: vidcap of Logan's Run (1976) with Jennifer Agutter

It's Victoria Day/Fête des patriotes here in Canada and a nice 25ºC here in Toronto. The Space channel is showing oldschool cheesy sci-fi, including Logan's Run {1976}, based on a 1967 novel of the same name.

Unlike the ageless Michael York who stars as Logan 5, Logan's Run hasn't aged well, but is part of a string of dystopic late-60s/70s films, including Planet of the Apes {1968} and Soylent Green {1973}. It was released right before Lucas' "Star Wars" {1977} raised the scifi bar in terms of effects, so the look and feel is decidedly dated. There have been efforts to remake the film since the mid-1990s, but efforts have been stalled over the years. Supposedly, a 2012 release is in development.

Here's a trailer aimed at exhibitors::

the fight scene towards the end where a stunt cat earns her/his paycheque::

Farrah Fawcett's scene at the plastic surgery clinic::

and the iconic "carousel" scene::

Song:: Greyboy-'Logan's Run'

Twitterversion:: [blog+video] Logan's Run from '76 hasn't aged well, but production of remake stalled numerous times since mid-90s. @Prof_K