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- astrobuffetAug 13, 2008by
Love the movie; this 1998 CD is the as-shot width
Rather than say why I love the movie Logan's Run, I'll discuss why to buy this 1998 version versus others.
I bought both the 2000 double-sided version and this 1998 version, and have a longer discussion of the pros/cons of different-width versions for viewing, in my review of the 2000 version.
This 1998 version is as close as I have seen on DVD to the unusually wide (TODD-AO) 2.35 aspect ratio this movie was filmed in. Some people debate whether any given DVD version claiming to be 2.35 is actually exactly uncropped, or cropped a little on the sides (ratio under 2.35), or cropped a little top/bottom (ratio over 2.35), or both (just outright cropped/magnified). I haven't taken a yardstick or magnifying glass in search of missing parts of any given frame, but I also haven't offhand noticed anything missing from the frames in this version that appear in other versions. To date, I use this one as my reference for what a scene looked like "as shot".
I'm still gathering up LaserDisc versions and yet more DVD versions, so that someday I will be the expert on Logan's Run version differences and update my reviews with a "final answer" regarding one version vs another.
The big advantage to this 1998 version is that you get to see everything that went onto film, or pretty close to it. Exactly as the film-maker intended it, etc.
The disadvantages are: First, the fixed DVD resolution (a fixed number of pixels across the width of the screen) being spread across the full width, leads to lower resolution of fine details in the film, regardless of your TV's resolution (1080p won't fix this for you, it will just make you beg for a Blu-Ray version to come out soon!). Second, the size (or magnification) of everything you see is smaller, compared to a narrower version's pan/scan which effectively magnifies the things which do make it onto your screen...if you don't mind completely missing the things which got cropped off.
Personally, I recommend seeing any film you really like, both ways: full width letterboxed, and screen-filling pan/scan. There are also versions of this movie available which are inbetween those two extremes, intended as pan/scan for widescreen TV rather than standard TV, or as simulations of less-wide movie formats that are still wider than standard TVs.
So there you have it. Buy this DVD to see the entire scene, then decide if you also want a lower-aspect-ratio version of Logan's Run to see a cropped part of the action filling your screen at higher magnification instead.Read full review
- racefan2carNov 27, 2009by
Logan's Run-One of the all time great '70's sci-fi's
Logan's Run is a movie that stays with you through the years. I haven't seen it since the eighty's but remembered that I enjoyed it. My brother brought it up recently and said he would like to see the movie again. I found two on Ebay, one for me and one for him. I'm going to surprise him with it tomorrow.
When I saw "The Island" I realized how much it was like "Logan's Run" and really wanted to compare the two. The movie was before it's time in science fiction adventure set in the 23rd Century. In a society that terminates you at the age of thirty I have often wondered if our own society will come to the same conclusion. It was fun to see how far movies have progressed in special effects but I can also see I can be entertained with alot less.
- jbdust123May 22, 2010by
Logans run 70's classic
This is a vision of a post apocalyptic society that is amazing. The effects are surprisingly good for the mid 70's. Kind of like original star trek. Very good. I wore out the VHS and one DVD of this and am buying again. My kids even love it.
- greenglassfanat...Apr 04, 2010by
michael yprk is outstanding. the whole premise of the movie is note so far fetched. if the world had such a problem how would we respond. would we go easily to the thought of suicide for that perfect world, or would we do as logan and fight for the right to survive?