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Welcome to Blood City (1977)

A group of people find themselves as slaves in what looks like a Wild West town, but with no memory of who they are or how they got there. In this town, people advance through killing ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Sasdy

Writers:

Stephen Schneck (screenplay), Michael Winder (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Sheriff Friedlander
Keir Dullea ... Lewis
Samantha Eggar ... Katherine
Barry Morse ... Supervisor
Hollis McLaren ... Martine
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Gellor
Henry Ramer ... Chumley
Allan Royal ... Peter (as Allan Royale)
John Evans John Evans ... Lyle
Ken James Ken James ... Flint
Larry Reynolds ... Bates
Jack Creley ... Webb
Alan Crofoot Alan Crofoot ... Sarge
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Harry
Chuck Shamata ... Ricardo
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A group of people find themselves as slaves in what looks like a Wild West town, but with no memory of who they are or how they got there. In this town, people advance through killing others. One of the people decides to go for the top position. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1984 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nice idea, clumsily handled.
22 April 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The intriguing subject of virtual reality gets a rather unremarkable treatment in Peter Sasdy's sci-fi/western Welcome to Blood City, which sees a group of strangers unknowingly plugged into a computer simulation of a wild west town, the purpose being to identify natural fighters and leaders.

Keir Dullea puts in fine performance as Lewis, a recent arrival who gradually works his way up the social ladder, and Jack Palance is solid as the town's sheriff, but the film suffers from lifeless direction and a badly structured plot, which misses an opportunity for a neat twist at the end by revealing it's virtual reality angle way too early.

My copy was the dreadful pan and scan version, which didn't exactly help the viewing experience, but even cutting it some slack for this fact, Welcome to Blood City was decidedly mediocre. Westworld did the sci-fi/western thing so much better.


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