Logan's Run BD this year?!

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  1. Heinz W

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    Bill Hunt has listed this in his Rumor Mill as one of the catalog titles that Warners is working on for a 2009 release. If true, it's about time! My DVD of this movie is 11 years old, the original MGM disc. It has been re-released by Warners, but not remastered. Same 11 year old transfer. While adequate for the early days of DVD it is anything but by today's standards.

    I hope Warners takes the time to remaster and clean up this film as it will benefit tremendously from the HD treatment. From it's excellent cinematography and production design to it's underrated score by Jerry Goldsmith, this should look and sound fantastic on Blu. The work Warners did on the 2001: A Space Odyssey Blu shows me what they're capable of.

    One of my childhood (and admittedly adult) favorites has long been one of the films most in need of a new transfer/disc. Not only a new disc this year, but on Blu to boot. Can't wait to see the specs. And Warners, please, no DNR!
     
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    Its one of my favorites too. Not to mention Jenny Augeter (sp?). She was the first girl i ever saw without a top, or anything else on. Stuck in a 13 y/o boys mind for years. Heck, i am 45 now, still stuck in my mind!
    But, yes, it does offer more than her. Peter Ustinov's best role, if you ask me. Its a good movie, even if the effects are a tad dated now.
     
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    They were dated the day the film was released! The little model city at the start was a hoot. Still a fun film though.
     
  4. Stephen_J_H

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    Not to quibble, but they became dated when Star Wars was released. Prior to SW, effects as you see in Logan's Run were the norm. The model city was pretty cool IMHO.
     
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    First time I ever saw nudity in a movie. Could they even get away with that much in a PG film now? [​IMG]

    The short-lived tv series based on the movie would be a nice extra.
     
  6. Heinz W

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    Those dated effects won an Oscar in 1977. Hard to believe, huh? The CG visual effects in Jurassic Park look dated, and that's a much newer film. You can say that about a lot of movies. They are, like all films, products of their time. It doesn't lessen my enjoyment of them one iota. I still enjoy the visual effects in King Kong (1933) just as much as I do those in The Dark Knight. It's all good to me, even if it's 'bad' compared to what we have today.

    Logan's Run is no exception.
     
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    Please. I'd say JURASSIC PARK's effects are still in the top five CG effects in film history, and it took over a decade, with effects like CHRONICLES OF NARNIA's Aslan and the revamped KING KONG before CG ever began to match the photorealistic bar of quality set by JP in '93.
     
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    I think this is very encouraging, if it's true. Personally, I do not have an interest in LOGAN'S RUN, but it may open the door for two similar films of the sci-fi '70s I want in this genre -- WESTWORLD and SOYLENT GREEN.
     
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    I'd like to think that was more for the Washington DC matte paintings than the model city, but, we'll never know.
     
  10. Joe Karlosi

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    People can criticize so-called "dated effects" all they like; I'll take ANY of 'em over crap like a CGI cartoon Hulk.
     
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    This will be a certain addition to the collection (Jenny Agutter--mmmm...excuse me, where was I? [​IMG] ). However, I have to say Ustinov's best role has to be in Spartacus.
     
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    Right on Joe, my sentiments exactly.
     
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    Let me just add, that while i do find the effects dated, i still enjoy them immensely! Some fantastic model work, and some of the most amazing matte paintings ever done. Like i say, its a good movie.
     
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    This is one of those films that has always stuck with me and IMHO right in there with Outland and Screamers; two other films that deserve the BD trreatment!
     
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    It would be great if this was coming this year, but I'd still say it would be more likely if it was coming next year around the time the remake is released.
     
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    If you want Soylent Green and Westworld then you'd better pray those get remade as CGI extravaganzas in the near future cause that's the only way they'll make it out on Blu-ray.
     
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    There was a deluxe laserdisc of Logan's Run that had many extras not ported over to the SD release. I hope they could be found as well.
     
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    At least the CGI Hulk actually approaches the look of the comic character. That is more than I can say for painting a musclehead green. I don't get the hate for CGI characters, even when their use is appropriate. There are some characters, especially in comics, that dictate the use of CGI because real actors can never approach the proportions required.

    There are a lot more movies that deserve to be released on BD before Logan's Run. LR hasn't aged well in almost any regard.
     
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    My problem with the LR effects is not that they're dated, but cheesy. The Roscoe Lee Browne robot looks silly compared to, say, Robby the Robot, made a full 20 years earlier. The guns with the little flame jets also looked silly compared to earlier ray gun effects.
     
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    I don't think the Sandmen guns were ever meant to be like ray guns. Especially since there are lasers elsewhere in the film.

    It's kind of interesting the hologram FX in the Star Wars films seem more "real" to people than the real ones of Michael York in the interrogation scene.
     

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