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Old 04-26-04, 04:32 PM
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A BOY and HIS DOG ....Good Blind Buy?

Haven't seen this considered sci-fi cult classic before. Good film to watch over and over? I know it was going for some bucks back in it's oop days.And i'ved heard the re-release is the exact with no improvements.
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Old 04-26-04, 05:10 PM
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It's a very quirky offbeat film pretty much low on the technology end with few special effects.

It has some strange scenes that are genuinely creepy and I would say it is closer to the horror genre than sci-fi.

The ending is both bizarre and shocking and not predictable. Not a feel good film I would say (unless you are a fanatical dog lover!).

Worth a viewing if you like the apocalyptic sub-genre, but with a low repeat viewing value IMHO.

I would rent only.
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Old 04-26-04, 07:34 PM
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Do you like low-budget, odd films? Social/cerebral sci-fi? If so, then yes.

This definitely isn't a film for everyone... but if you're curious enough to even ask the question, than I'd have to say you'd probably like it.

I enjoy it and have given it a spin every couple of years for a decade or two (on VHS, LD, and DVD). The commentary track is pretty darn good too... from back in the day when commentaries for this type of film were a pretty rare beast.
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Old 04-26-04, 08:03 PM
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Good film, not much rewatchability, except on rare occasions.
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Old 04-27-04, 08:46 AM
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It was ok. The video quality is absolutely horrible though, so that alone would prevent me from buying it. Might be worth a rental though. It's based on a short story by Harlan Ellison (I think, either him or some other old-school sci-fi writer) - you might want to just read the short story instead.
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Old 04-27-04, 11:21 AM
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Movie's pretty cheesy. DVD quality is terrible. Rental only.
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I'm a big Harlan Ellison fan and loved the story, but thought the movie was just okay. Pretty strange in places. I wouldn't say it had alot of re-watchability (if there is such a word.)
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Old 05-01-04, 05:51 PM
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Re: A BOY and HIS DOG ....Good Blind Buy?

Originally posted by davidlynchfan
...And i'ved heard the re-release is the exact with no improvements.
...it is indeed... and yet...

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Old 05-02-04, 12:17 PM
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Mr. Kimble from Green Acres is in it. What more can you ask for?
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Old 05-03-04, 02:10 AM
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I caught this once on late-night tv (anyone remember "night-flight" on the USA network back in the late 80s/early 90s? maybe I was just young and new to the world, but I haven't seen such a good job of programming since it went off the "air") and have wanted a copy ever since.

The savant's review does a good job of describing it and if you haven't seen
Spoiler:
Prizzi's Honor
or just forgot the end of it, then the end should be a quirky little surprise.
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Old 05-03-04, 12:20 PM
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Or if you haven't seen
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Old 05-03-04, 07:05 PM
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i love ABAHD. sure its cheesy and the quality isn't the best due to the extremely low budget, but i still think its a great sci fi/social commentary/ classicaly weird film.
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Old 05-04-04, 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by Jah-Wren Ryel
[B](anyone remember "night-flight" on the USA network back in the late 80s/early 90s? maybe I was just young and new to the world, but I haven't seen such a good job of programming since it went off the "air")
Yes! I loved Night-Flight. I was working nights at a cable station at the time and would watch the entire show every weekend. It had a great mix of music, comedy, and animation. I'd love to get some shows on DVD (but it was like 4 hours long, so that'll never happen.) I agree that it was one of the best programing blocks that I've ever seen.
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Old 05-08-04, 05:48 PM
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I definately don't see this as highly rewatchable, though I thought it was an interesting movie. I think you should rent it, or better yet, read the Ellison story with the same title.

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