I love the LOGAN’S RUN movie.
It's lumbering, funky, weird, cheesy, and flawed - but I love it.
A good friend of my family wrote the book on which it is based - and he doesn’t harbor much love at all for the film, for understandable reasons. But still I love it.
Released in 1976, roughly a year before the first STAR WARS hit screens, LOGAN’S RUN immediately seized my imagination and hasn’t relinquished its hold to this day. I spent countless hours attempting to replicate its ‘domed city’ with whatever materials I could gather: paint, glue, construction paper, oatmeal cylinders, you name it. It all looked terrible. But it was cool all the same…because it was LOGAN’S RUN.
The picture marks my first exposure to (or at least vague understanding of) sociologically driven Science Fiction, and may also mark the first time I ever glimpsed a proper set of boobies. Thank you, Jenny Augutter. My crush has never waned.
I’ve recently stumbled across some vintage media relating to this project. I’m not sure that any of this is ‘new,’ but some of this material…I’ve never seen before. Thus, it’s new to me. So I’m sharing it here. Because it’s cool. It’s cool because it’s LOGAN’S RUN.
Below you'll find a promo reel featuring filmmakers talking about the challenges the faced bringing this picture to the screen. At the very end of this reel, you’ll glimpse a prototype Sandman costume. It’s modeled by David Hasselhoff.
You’ll also see a small gallery of BTS images which are quite a bit of fun, including a poster prototype I’m not sure I’ve ever seen before, and a few shots from deleted sequences.
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