Favorite 1970s MGM Sci-Fi Movie?

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What's your favorite 1970s MGM Sci-Fi Movie?

  1. Westworld (1973)

    22.2%
  2. Logan's Run (1976)

    38.9%
  3. Soylent Green (1973)

    5.6%
  4. Demon Seed (1977)

    11.1%
  5. Coma (1978)

    13.9%
  6. others

    8.3%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    They didn't release much sci-fi in the 70s, but the few they did were and still are great in my opinion. I did not include Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Rollerball as those were United Artists titles before the MGM fusion in 1980.
     
  2. MorallySound

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    Great poll! And you only missed two MGM sci-fi films from the '70s: No Blade of Grass (1970) and Futureworld (1976). No Blade is the only one I haven't seen, and the rest are pretty much all classics in my opinion so this was a tough vote! But I have to go with Logan's Run as I grew up watching it. The remaining I didn't see until after I was 18.

    I'd rank them the following:

    Logan's Run - A
    Coma - A
    Demon Seed - B+
    Futureworld - B
    Westworld - B-
    Soylent Green - F
     
  3. dave13

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    i haven't seen Logan's Run, but of the others i chose Coma. I've never been a fan of Westworld (hey, just realized that two of the entries up there were directed by Michael Chrichton), although Soylent Green is pretty good. I thought Demon Seed was pretty weak - but its based on a book by Dean (R.) Koontz, so what do you really expect?
     
  4. satans-sadists

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    I agree, great poll! Westworld is my favorite, with Soylent Green a pretty close second. Logan's Run is also good, but I don't care that much for Demon Seed (which was a $3 Big Lots pickup a few years ago). I saw Coma once a very long time ago.
     
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    Futureworld. Yep, I like it better than the first.
     
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    Another vote for Coma. Scary stuff, and a terrific performance from Bujold. I've always loved those low-key, slowly building thrillers of the 70's.
     
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    What, no Rollerball? :eek1:
     
  8. MorallySound

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    United Artists title, not MGM.
     
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    Definitely Logan's Run for me, but I really enjoy the others on the list as well. Haven't seen Demon Seed though. Just watched the TV remake of Coma last night and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
     
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    True, forgot about that. It's easy to get them mixed up, since MGM has always released it for years now...and even did the remake.
     
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    I totally agree. I caught it on streaming a couple of years ago and kind of loved it, while WESTWORLD left me slightly disappointed.
     
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    Tough choice but I went with Logan's Run
     
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    Love all these movies, but picked Westworld. It's just a fun movie from start to finish.
     
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    I love all of those films but I voted for LOGAN'S RUN in the end.Grew up with it,I even own the original one sheet !

    Anyone else ever notice that WESTWORLD and JURASSIC PARK (also by Chrichton) have essentially the same plot,fantastic resort,novelty attractions,computer failure,death and destruction and a chase all over the park.Switch out robots for dinosaurs and add the "Newman !" guy from SEINFELD and the're damn near the same picture.
     
  15. Hellbilly

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    Didn't know there was so much love for Futureworld. I always thought it was a given that Westworld was much better.
    I think Yul Brynner's Gunslinger in Westworld is one of the creepiest villains ever :nervous:
     
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    I like most of these on some level, but LOVE Logan's Run. I just finally bought the TV series, since it dropped so low in price on Amazon.
     
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    "Soylent Green" gets a nod for Mr. Heston's great "It's people!" quote, and Yul Brenner's gunslinger in "Westworld" is creepy as hell (just watched the Blu ray a couple nights ago). Gotta go with "Logan's Run" though- I was pretty obsessed with that movie as a kid. Actually haven't seen it many years, so I think I need to revisit it.
     
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    Might not be a good idea. It's pretty cheesy and doesn't hold up to well, although some may say that's part of its charm. One thing I liked about seeing it recently theatrically (but it was a DVD, not a 35mm print) was the complete lack of bras in the future.
     
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    Considering that everyone was going to get wacked when they reached the age of 30, the worry about preventing "sag" is significantly diminished.
     
  20. Erick H.

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    The tag line for the trailer to LOGAN'S RUN always cracked me up,"Logan's Run,it BEGINS where imagination ENDS !".It kind of implys that the film is UNIMAGINATIVE !
     

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