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Welcome to Blood City

An anonymous totalitarian organization kidnaps Keir Dullea. Via computer electronics, he is mentally transported to a fantasized oater settlement (Blood City) where a person's status accrues according to the number of people he/she can murder. Sheriff Jack Palance is classified as Immortal, having 20 killings to his score.

With:
Jack Palance Keir Dullea Samantha Eggar Barry Morse Hollis McLaren Chris Wiggins

An anonymous totalitarian organization kidnaps Keir Dullea. Via computer electronics, he is mentally transported to a fantasized oater settlement (Blood City) where a person’s status accrues according to the number of people he/she can murder. Sheriff Jack Palance is classified as Immortal, having 20 killings to his score.

Dullea’s progress through the city is monitored by program technicians Samantha Eggar (who also inexplicably lives in Blood City) and John Evans.

Although the film’s initial conception may have held traces of intelligence, swiss-cheese script strains coherence and interest with each development. Consequently, neither in their interdependence or individuality do the film’s sci-fi or western elements emerge as generically satisfying.

Welcome to Blood City

UK - Canada

Production: EMI/Herberman. Director Peter Sasdy; Producer Marilyn Stonehouse; Screenplay Stephen Schneck, Michael Winder; Camera Reginald Morris C.S.C.; Editor Keith Palmer; Music Roy Budd; Art Director Tony Hall

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: Jack Palance Keir Dullea Samantha Eggar Barry Morse Hollis McLaren Chris Wiggins

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