WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Boy and His Dog, A
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 19 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards, Alvy Moore, The Voice Talent Of Tim McIntire

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2
Sound Rating: 1.5
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Director commentary is included as are extensive liner notes covering the interpretation of this faithful cult classic version.

DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Lumivision
(Catalog Number): LVD9529
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $49.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1975
(LD Release Date): 2/1/96
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): L. Q. Jones
(Screenplay/Written By): L. Q. Jones
(Story): NA
(Music): Tim McIntire & Jamie Mendoza-Nava
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ray Boyle
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Carolyn Moore
(Editor): Scott Conrad
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Alvy Moore

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Technirama
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.39:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, this off-beat science fiction film takes place in 2024, in the ruins of World War IV. Vic (Johnson) and his telepathic dog Blood (voice of McIntire) travel through the post atomic wreckage. But when Blood helps Vic find Quilla June (Benton)—a beautiful, yet stubborn young woman—Vic is lured, without his dog, into a strange underground world where he is scientifically used to impregnate dozens of young women.

LaserDisc Picture:
The Techniscope® frame is 2.35:1. The picture quality is poor in all imaging aspects, even though an archival internegatiave was the element. The contrast, though, between the visual interpretation of the two worlds is dramatic and sets the mood for this wonderfully unique cult classic.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is undistinguished mono.
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