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Video Review: 'The Lathe of Heaven'

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The Lathe of Heaven

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
100 minutes
performer:
Kevin Conway, Bruce Davison, Margaret Avery
distributor:
New Video Group
author:
4002
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

The preachy tone and no-budget F/X only add to the brainy charm of this made-for-PBS adaptation of Ursula K. LeGuin’s novella The Lathe of Heaven, in which a young man (Davison), haunted by the realization that his dreams can alter reality, visits a psychiatrist (Conway) who sees those powers as a way of correcting society’s ills. The earnest performances in this compelling tale — never before on video — keep Heaven from falling into the Logan’s Run dustbin of high-minded ’70s sci-fi movies. B

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