Logan’s Run has always been one of my favorite movies. It’s probably one of the first, if not the first, post-apocalyptic movies I ever saw, and helped to launch my love of all things post-apocalyptic. But even so, I can understand why there are many people who consider it to be one of the worst movies ever made. Yes, the special effects are horrible, the acting is bad, the sets would look at home in a movie 20 years older, and many parts of the story make you go “huh?” (like what purpose did the Box segment serve?).
But for those of us who grew up with Logan 5 and Jessica 6, none of that matters; Logan’s Run is pure nostalgia and logic will not come between us and our fond memories of this great movie. I’d guess probably 95% of those reading this have seen it, and those of us over 35 or so, give it higher ratings than the younger set. If you’re a fan, you’ll agree with what I say, and if you’ve always been a bit cool toward it, I won’t be able to change your mind by pointing out any stellar examples of film-making that you might have missed.
If for some reason you haven’t seen Logan’s Run yet, then you really should. It deserves respect for being a pillar of the post-apocalyptic genre in film, if not for it’s technical merits.
Regarding the blu-ray specifically, picture quaility looked fine, but didn’t strike me as especially clear. I have a 52″ LCD, and when I looked at it up close, I could really see the graininess or noise I associate with an over-sharpened image. I believe the bonus features are the same as are on the DVD; just the theatrical trailer, commentary and a short featurette about the making of the film. So if you already have the DVD, the blu-ray might not be that much of an upgrade.