#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him.
Plot: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War IV, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.
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Not totally satisfying but not without interest
After WW III Vic (Don Johnson) and his dog Blood (played by Tiger from “The Brady Bunch” TV show) travel around looking for women for Vic to rape and food for Blood. They talk telepathically–Vic hears Blood’s voice in his mind and talks aloud back to him. Eventually they meet Quilla June Holmes (Susanne Benton) who’s from an underground city called Topeka. She urges him to come down with her but Blood senses there is something wrong…
This is extremely low budget but not bad. The conversations between Vic and Blood are hilarious (and Blood’s face and movements totally match the dialogue). Love the bit when Blood asks Vic to name the presidents (remember, this came out in 1975). He responds “Nixon, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy…” When they meet Quilla (about an hour in) the film falls apart. The sequences down under are, at first, scary but get quickly repetitious. But it leads up to a twist ending which is great.
This was issued in 1975 with a horribly exploitive ad campaign. It showed a woman lying down on the ground. You don’t see her face–just her body and all she’s wearing is a shirt and covering her breasts and other parts. Blood has a paw on her and a proud look on his face and Vic is standing beside him holding a gun! The implication is obvious and the rape aspect of this bothered a lot of people. It was reissued in the early 80s (that’s when I saw it) with a totally different ad campaign. I understand why people are upset with the rape theme but this is a science-fiction fantasy–don’t take this too seriously.
The acting is good. Johnson was, surprisingly, dead perfect as Vic. Tiger was great:) Benton also is pretty good and Jason Robards pops up late in the proceedings.
Not a perfect film but an interesting one. I give it a 7.
Silly, pointles movie that suffers from poor direction
This movie is practically unwatchable. Save yourself some time and read the short story by Harlan Ellison of the same name. The short story is better. The movie suffers from terrible direction, starting with the annoying Technicolor bomb blasts flashed on the screen at the introduction. Mostly the movie is about bands of rapists who fight with each other. A young Don Johnson plays a “solo” (a rapist who wanders around by himself,) and he competes for victims with the “rovers” (bands of nasty boys.) The movie takes place in 2024, seventeen years after World War Four broke out (in 2007.) For some reason, everyone in the movie still has canned food and ammo and tobacco to smoke. Go figure. I guess the bombs didn’t hit all the Wal-Marts or something. Oh, and did I mention that dogs can talk in the future? The movie is very poor at explaining this point; there are telepathic dogs who can communicate intelligently with human beings. This is the main premise of the movie and the motivation for the final scene, which the director totally fails to set up properly. The short story by Ellison explains it all better: Ellison mentions that government researchers were able to genetically engineer attack dogs to fight along-side future soldiers. The dogs have a “sixth sense” and can detect other living things, both human and animal. The dogs communicate this information telepathically to the human beings they work with, and in many cases they have a higher IQ! This explains why Vic is always having psychic chats with his shaggy dog “Blood”, who corrects his grammar. Blood is a direct descendant of the military research dogs and is the best of his breed.
The beginning scene is a gratuitous rape scene, derogatory towards women, and completely pointless. Perhaps the director just wants to show how nobody in the post-apocalyptic future has any morals. The protagonist “Vic” is upset that he doesn’t get to rape anybody, so he goes to a porn movie with his dog. His telepathic dog senses that one of the “Solos” in the audience is a woman dressed up as a man.
Vic and Blood pursue the girl, and have a big fight scene in an abandoned YMCA with a local team of Rovers who also want to rape the girl. Vic “protects” her from the rape gang, and then gets it on with her in the boiler room of the YMCA basement.
The girl is from a “Downunder” town. This is a small city built in an underground bomb shelter. She lures Vic to the downunder, where Vic is captured by weird people wearing white-face makeup. (This wasn’t in the short story, it was purely an invention of the wacky director.) Jason Robards plays the mayor of the insane underground society, where the town council sentences people to “death by robot strangulation” if they have a bad attitude. The town mayor explains to Vic that for some reason, reproduction doesn’t work underground and all the babies born are girls. They are trying a little breeding-experiment and they need someone from above ground (Vic) to be a stud for the town’s ladyfolk.
Vic decides that the whole town is just too crazy for him, and escapes with the girl. There is a robot chase scene that is notable for its comic absurdity. Anyway, at the end both Vic and the girl escape to the surface. However, Vic finds that his poor dog is hurt and hungry, so Vic murders the girl and feeds her to the dog. Apparently Vic loves his dog more than his new girlfriend. The ending of the book is identical to the short story, shocking and pointless.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director L.Q. Jones
Writer L.Q. Jones (screenplay), Harlan Ellison (novel)
Actors Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards, Tim McIntire
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Sound Mix Mono, Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (2-perf)
Cinematographic Process Techniscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm